Thursday, 22 February 2018

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North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence

Mike Pence

PYONGYANG: US Vice President Mike pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in ...

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Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Florida students

WASHINGTON: Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. The “March for Our Lives” will take place on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the ...

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US indicts 13 Russian for 2016 election tampering

Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON: Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice has announced. In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and ...

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‘Bajwa doctrine’ helps Pakistan stand up to US: British think-tank

General Qamar Javed Bajwa

LONDON: Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think-tank, in an analysis stated that the Pakistan Army under the “Bajwa doctrine” Pakistan appears far more confident than it was when the US threatened then president General (r) Pervez Musharraf and coerced the country into cooperating. In a report published on ...

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Pakistan’s anti-terror financing measures cause of concern: US

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has said the international community has concerns about the government of Pakistan not rectifying deficiencies in the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism strategies. In response to a question about a US motion to put Pakistan on a global terrorist financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering ...

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As gun debate rages, Trump changes the subject

Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump acted as consoler-in-chief Thursday to a nation despondent over the latest mass shooting of school kids, with an address that aimed to assuage and steer debate away from the fraught question of gun control. After a day and night of intense debate inside the White House, ...

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Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

shooter opened fire at florida high school

FLORIDA: A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at ...

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Jim Mattis to press European allies on military spending

Jim Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe. For the first time, NATO countries have submitted plans to show how they will reach ...

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Pakistan to Trump: Pay for Our Border Fence to Reduce Terrorism

PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN-BORDER

A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil next to a newly fenced border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency.   ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan – and it wants the U.S. to help ...

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Trump orders Pentagon to plan Bastille Day-style military parade

Bastille-Day military parade

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered Pentagon and White House officials to begin planning a military parade in Washington similar to the Bastille Day parade he witnessed in Paris in July, the Washington Post reported. At a meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 18 that included Defense Secretary Jim ...

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