Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: US

Huawei founder: We will shift our investment from the US to the UK

LONDON: BEIJING: The founder of Huawei commented on the arrest of his daughter, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei chief financial officer, noting that he believes that arrest was politically motivated. In his first international broadcast interview since his daughter arrest, Ren accused the US of forcing other countries into the campaign against Huawei. “There’s no way ...

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EU signatories of Nuclear Deal are deceiving Tehran: Khamenei

TEHRAN: At the same time, European signatories to the deal, striving to preserve the accord, were recently slammed by US Vice President Mike Pence, who stated that they were “undermining the US sanctions”. A day before, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the EU’s current efforts are insufficient to ...

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Trump urges Venezuelan military to accept Guaido’s amnesty offer

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump has called on Venezuelan military to accept opposition leader Guaido’s offer of amnesty. US president Donald Trump also claimed that Washington seeks a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela, noting however that all options remain open. The US president also claimed that the Venezuelan military officers who ...

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German Chancellor Merkel wins applause confronting Pence

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated preserving the Iranian nuclear treaty and multilateralism, while US Vice President Mike Pence rolled out demands to European allies, including a demand to pull out of the 2015 JCPOA and ditch Russian gas. Merkel’s speech clashed dramatically with Pence’s during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. In ...

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Spain dismisses US appeal for NATO personnel in Syria

MADRID: Two months ago, US President Donald Trump made a surprise decision to bring American troops back home from Syria, having declared victory over Daesh. Washington’s European allies, however, seem to disagree with the move. Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has dismissed a US appeal for NATO member-states to fill the void ...

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Top UN court rejects US claim to throw out Iranian suit

UNITED NATIONS: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there. The Hague-based court’s ruling opens the way for the ...

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US lawmakers reach deal to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON: US House and Senate legislators have reached an agreement “in principle” to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexico border, a figure far lower than the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump had demanded, to stave off another government shutdown. The agreement which was ...

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South Korea Agrees to Pay More for US Troops

MOSCOW-Tommy Yang: Seoul agreed to demands from Washington to share more of the cost for maintaining the US forces stationed in South Korea because the option remains cheaper than boosting its own defence spending to cover the deterrence capabilities the US military presence offers, experts told Sputnik. On Sunday, top ...

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Iran slams US as huge crowds mark 40 years since revolution

TEHRAN: Iran’s President on Monday blasted a US “conspiracy” against the country as vast crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic revolution at a time of heightened tensions with Washington. “The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran… means that the enemy will never reach its ...

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How Venezuela turns its useless bank notes into gold

EL CALLAO: Venezuela’s most successful financial operations in recent years have not taken place on Wall Street, but in primitive gold-mining camps in the nation’s southern reaches. With the country’s economy in meltdown, an estimated 300,000 fortune hunters have descended on this mineral-rich jungle area to earn a living pulling ...

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