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Tag Archives: US

Pentagon fails first-ever audit

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said, finding US Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve. Results of the inspection, conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on ...

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China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call

BEIJING – China said that it had never posed a threat to Europe as it responded to a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a “European army” to defend the bloc against China, Russia, and even the US. “We have never posed any threat to Europe,” Chinese foreign ministry ...

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‘Multiple injuries’ in California bar shooting

CALIFORNIA: US fire department officials reported multiple injuries in a shooting at a country music bar and dance hall in southern California late Wednesday. The incident was reported at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the town of Thousand Oaks, a quiet, upscale residential suburb of Los Angeles, as it ...

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White House bars CNN reporter after heated Trump exchange

WASHINGTON: The White House suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who earlier sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, in which the US president branded the journalist an “enemy of the people.” A visibly angry Trump had called reporter Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person,” after the ...

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High-level North Korea-US meeting postponed

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomacy to secure a potentially landmark peace deal. The talks between President Donald Trump’s top diplomat and the North Korean delegation, which had been due on ...

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US sanctions on Iran ‘destroy balance’ in world: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the US sanctions against Iran, calling it “a move to destroy balance in the world.” “US sanctions on Iran are wrong. These steps aim at destroying balance in the world,” Erdogan told reporters following a parliamentary group meeting. “We don’t want ...

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Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron called for a “real European army” to allow the bloc to defend itself against Russia and even the United States, a hugely sensitive idea amongst EU nations which jealously guard their defence. Macron, who has pushed for a joint European Union military force since his ...

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Tokyo stocks close higher as investors wait for US midterm elections

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher Tuesday on bargain-hunting as investors focused on US midterm elections and Toyota leapt more than two percent after upgrading its full-year forecast. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.14 percent or 248.76 points to 22,147.75 while the broader Topix index gained 1.16 percent or 18.96 ...

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Pakistan, Uzbekistan to work for Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan vowed to work jointly for regional peace, especially in Afghanistan. Speaking at a joint news conference here after a meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov said both the countries shared views on Afghanistan. They expressed the resolve to further enhance ...

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Oman says time to accept Israel in region

MUSCAT: Oman described Israel as an accepted Middle East state on Saturday, a day after hosting a surprise visit by its prime minister that Washington said could help regional peace efforts. Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, ...

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