Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: US

Trump tells Muslim world to confront Islamic extremism

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RIYADH: President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders on Sunday to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support ...

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Global alert to prepare for fresh cyber attacks

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LONDON: Businesses must brace for further cyber attacks this week on a potentially “significant scale”, British intelligence officials warned on Sunday, less than 48 hours after the debilitating WannaCry infection swept across the world. Current data show more than 1.3m computer systems are still vulnerable to infection by WannaCry, which ...

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US issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks

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WASHINGTON: The US State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying US citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent. In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Daesh and ...

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German defence minister cancels US trip

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BERLIN: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has cancelled a visit to the United States to focus on the arrest of an army officer suspected of planning a racially motivated attack. Von der Leyen had planned to travel to New York and Washington today and tomorrow for meetings with ...

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Trump calls North Korea’s Kim a pretty smart cookie

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview. Trump s almost admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs, with an alarmed Washington looking to China for ...

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International Labour Day 2017

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Many people have today begun questioning if the left-right political axis really exists and is a useful political divide in practical politics, notably where ‘left’ means socialist, even communist, and ‘right’ means conservative and capitalist, even ultra-conservative with fascist resemblance. I believe it is useful to consider these issues in ...

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UK-based Liberty Group to buy ArcelorMittal’s US unit

Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman of Liberty House Group, center, arrives at the offices of the Department for Business, Skill and Innovation in London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Gupta plans to meet U.K. Business Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss potential purchase of Tata Steel Ltd.’s British steel operation, the BBC reported without attribution. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Sanjeev Gupta

LONDON: UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group announced an in-principle agreement to acquire ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown Steelworks in South Carolina. The proposed deal between Liberty House and NRI steel magnate Lakshmi N Mittal’s US steelworks includes a 540,000- tonne a year electric arc furnace and 680,000-tonne a year rod ...

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The 8 most elite special forces in the world

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Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other troops fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These are the best of the best. Though it’s extremely difficult to rank ...

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North Korea says ready to react to ‘any mode of war’ from US

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NORTH KOREA is preparing for “any mode of war” triggered by US military action, Pyongyang’s envoy to the United Nations warned, saying his country would respond to a missile or nuclear strike “in kind.” The statement from North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong, followed warnings ...

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