Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: US

Trumps host first state dinner


President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, pose for photographs as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON: There’s arguably nothing grander in the nation’s capital than a ...

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4 killed, 3 injured in Tennessee Waffle House shooting

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Waffle House shattered glass from gunfire. PHOTO: FOX 17 News NASHVILLE: Four people were killed and three others were wounded in a shooting inside a Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch near Pin Hook Road. Metro Nashville Police told Fox 17 News the shooting took place at approximately ...

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Rouhani to Trump: Iran ready for any scenario toward nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani

File Photo TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned U.S. President Donald Trump that Iran is ready for any scenario toward the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “We have done essential planning for the JCPOA months ago and people will not face problem,” Rouhani ...

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North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests


SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un announced his country will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North’s state media reported Saturday. The declaration, long sought by the US, will be seen as a crucial step in ...

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Former US first lady Barbara Bush dies

Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON: Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92. Bush was the wife of the 41st president, George HW Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W Bush. ...

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7 inmates killed, 17 injured in deadliest US prison riot


This image shows the Lee Correctional Institution on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) COLUMBIA: Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security prison, leaving seven of them dead, officials said. An inmate who witnessed the riot told ...

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US, Afghan forces expand air strikes on Taliban drug labs

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KABUL: American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue. Air strikes in Afghanistan, the world’s main heroin source, also threaten civilians, however, and may not be an effective blow to the Taliban militant group, an expert on the ...

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China to fight US tariffs ‘at any cost’ after Trump threat


Photo: Bloomberg BEIJING/NEW YORK: China yesterday said it would fight back “at any cost” with fresh measures to safeguard its interests if the US sticks to its protectionist actions, after US President Donald Trump threatened an extra US$100 billion of tariffs in a worsening trade dispute between the world’s two ...

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Pakistan: No threat to be placed on the FATF “black list”


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is under no threat to be placed on the Financial Action Task Force’s “black list” although it will be assigned to the “grey list” in June this year, the foreign ministry said. Addressing a weekly media briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said Pakistan would be ...

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US Supreme Court Rejects Trump Plea on Dreamers


NEW YORK: The “Dreamers” will continue to stay in the U.S. – for now. The Supreme Court has turned down the Trump administration’s plea to decide whether it is entitled to close a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The decision announced Monday leaves in place ...

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