Sunday, 19 November 2017

Tag Archives: US

China Warns U.S. Over Navy Patrol in South China Sea

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BEIJING: As the Trump administration pressed China to curb North Korea, Beijing issued its own warning over another festering dispute on Friday, saying that American naval operations in the South China Sea would only force it to deepen its military buildup there. The warning came after a United States Navy ...

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North Korea threatens strike on Guam

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NORTH Korea’s military is “examining the operational plan” to strike areas around the US territory of Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles, state-run news agency KCNA said early Wednesday local time. Specifically, the statement mentioned a potential strike on Andersen Air Force Base designed “to send a serious warning signal ...

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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, says no nuclear negotiations

North Korea

SEOUL: North Korea on Monday condemned the latest United Nations sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the United States. The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement ...

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Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima nuclear attack

Hiroshima nuclear attack

JAPAN on Sunday marked 72 years since the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima, with the nation’s traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus. The anniversary came after Japan sided last month with nuclear powers Britain, France and the US to dismiss a United Nations (UN) treaty banning ...

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Russia: New sanctions a ‘fully-fledged trade war’

Dmitry Medvedev

MOSCOW: The US has actually declared trade war on Russia by tightening sanctions against it, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a Facebook post. He is confident that these measures will have no sense and that Russia, nevertheless, will be able to develop. “A full-fledged trade war has been ...

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Afghanistan: Two US soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

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KABUL: A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, despite repeated refusals by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to say whether there were any deaths in the assault claimed by the Taliban. Navy Capt. Jeff ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks to end US lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

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WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has asked a US judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits filed against it in relation to its alleged support of the September 11, 2001 attacks, court documents filed late on Monday afternoon show. In a filing in US District Court in Manhattan, lawyers representing Saudi Arabia claim the ...

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China hits back after Trump’s North Korea tweets

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BEIJING: China said US should not link trade to discussions about North Korea s nuclear programme, after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to restrain Pyongyang despite profiting from business with America. “We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are two issues that are in two ...

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755 US diplomats must leave Russia: Putin

PUTIN

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that 755 US diplomats must leave his country, after Moscow announced it would expel American staff in retaliation for tough new sanctions from Washington. The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded the US cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 – ...

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