Saturday, 18 August 2018

Tag Archives: US

Pakistan’s anti-terror financing measures cause of concern: US

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has said the international community has concerns about the government of Pakistan not rectifying deficiencies in the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism strategies. In response to a question about a US motion to put Pakistan on a global terrorist financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering ...

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As gun debate rages, Trump changes the subject

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump acted as consoler-in-chief Thursday to a nation despondent over the latest mass shooting of school kids, with an address that aimed to assuage and steer debate away from the fraught question of gun control. After a day and night of intense debate inside the White House, ...

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Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

FLORIDA: A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at ...

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Jim Mattis to press European allies on military spending

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe. For the first time, NATO countries have submitted plans to show how they will reach ...

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Pakistan to Trump: Pay for Our Border Fence to Reduce Terrorism

A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil next to a newly fenced border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency.   ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan – and it wants the U.S. to help ...

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Trump orders Pentagon to plan Bastille Day-style military parade

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered Pentagon and White House officials to begin planning a military parade in Washington similar to the Bastille Day parade he witnessed in Paris in July, the Washington Post reported. At a meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 18 that included Defense Secretary Jim ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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UK judges block US extradition of hacker Lauri

LONDON: British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases. Lauri Love, 33, faces charges in the United States for allegedly hacking into the ...

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Donald Trump claims UK health care system “not working”

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has mischaracterized protests over health care funding in Britain to attack Democrats for “pushing for Universal HealthCare. ” In an early morning tweet, Mr. Trump claimed the British system was “not working,” however in spite of huge financial strain – which many say has been ...

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Trains collide in Carolina, At least two dead, 70 injured

WASHINGTON: At least two people were killed and another 70 injured after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train in the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina early Sunday, officials said. Local authorities confirmed that the two deaths occurred in the Amtrak train, not the freight train run ...

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