Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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China warns US over Uighur bill, raising doubts over trade deal

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China warned that US legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war. Expectations of a quick deal had receded already, after US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday ...

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Trump blasts Macron ‘brain dead’ comments as ‘nasty’

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being “nasty” for saying Nato was “brain dead”. Trump is in London for a summit marking the Western military alliance’s 70th anniversary. The US president said Nato served a great purpose, and Macron’s remarks had been “very ...

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First phase of US-China trade deal ‘nearly complete’

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump declared that talks with China on the first phase of a trade deal were near completion after negotiators from both sides spoke by phone, signalling progress on an accord in the works for nearly two years. “We’re in the final throes of a very important ...

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Man pleads guilty to making false bomb threats to schools in UK

Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and U.K. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers intent on using the internet ...

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Trump fires US navy chief over handling of SEAL case

WASHINGTON:   Richard Spencer was ousted as Navy Secretary, a civilian position, in a case that has fueled reports of anger among US military leadership over Trump´s interference in discipline cases. “I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key ...

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Media mogul Bloomberg enters U.S. presidential race

WASHINGTON: Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of America’s largest city, jumped into the race for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination on Sunday as a moderate with deep pockets unabashedly aiming to beat fellow New Yorker Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Bloomberg’s belated entry into the ...

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United States backs sustained Indian role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday that it supported continued Indian involvement in Afghanistan, even as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw troops. India is one of the most enthusiastic backers of Afghanistan s government, contributing more than $3 billion since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, who harbored ...

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Iran condemns US show of support for ‘rioters’

TEHRAN: Iran condemned the United States’ support for “rioters” in a statement issued late Sunday, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike. The foreign ministry said that it was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “expression of support… for a ...

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