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US gives Saudis ‘few more days’ on disappeared journalist

WASHINGTON: The United States will give ally Saudi Arabia “a few more days” to probe its alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, again delaying a US response to the mounting scandal. Pompeo, who reported earlier to President Donald Trump on his trip to ...

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US Senators pushes Canada on Huawei 5G ban

NEW YORK: United States Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have reportedly told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Huawei from taking part in deploying the nation’s 5G mobile networks. According to a report by Reuters, Rubio and Warner cited “grave concerns” about using 5G equipment from the Chinese ...

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US must lift Iran sanctions on ‘humanitarian’ goods: ICJ

The UN’s top court ordered the United States to lift sanctions on “humanitarian” goods to Iran that President Donald Trump reimposed after pulling out of Tehran’s nuclear deal. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ruled that Washington “shall remove by means of its choosing any impediments arising from the measures announced ...

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Trump’s tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, escalating a trade war between the world’s top two economies that is clouding the global outlook. The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, ...

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US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

WASHINGTON: The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees after declaring the organization was “irredeemably flawed. Washington has long been the UN Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) largest donor but is “no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the ...

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Imran Abbas nomination for 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018

LOLLYWOOD: Pakistani heartthrob Imran Abbas is onto another feat as he has bagged nomination for the 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018. Sharing the delightful news with his fans, Imran took to Instagram to post: “Official Nominee for the 100 most handsome faces 2018. Honoured to represent Pakistan in WORLD’S ...

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China delegation will visit U.S. to address trade war

China’s commerce ministry said it will send a delegation to the United States this month for talks aimed at easing the contentious trade war. Commerce Vice-Minister Wang Shouwen will lead the delegation to meet U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Malpass, to discuss “economic and trade issues” at the invitation of the ...

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor. Deepening a spat that has rattled financial markets and threated to split a long-standing defense and political alliance, Mnuchin suggested the next ...

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