Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: US

Some US officials are ‘first-class idiots’:Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday dubbed some US officials “first-class idiots” as he ridiculed them for predicting the collapse of the Islamic Republic. “Some US officials pretend that they are mad. Of course I don’t agree with that, but they are first-class idiots,” he said in speech ...

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US fashion group calls for more diversity in model size

NEW YORK: A trade group representing hundreds of America’s designers has called on the fashion industry to showcase women of greater size diversity, such as plus-size models Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine. Graham, of Nebraska, in 2016 became the first plus-size model to make the cover of “Sports Illustrated.” She ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports. The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under ...

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US downgrades EU diplomatic status in Washington

BRUSSELS:  The EU says the US government has changed the bloc’s diplomatic status in Washington, in practice downgrading it. The Trump administration did not notify the EU about the change. The EU has asked the US to explain the move, EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic says. Previously it has been US ...

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Record number of Americans want to leave US: Gallup Poll

NEW YORK: More Americans than ever before, 16 per cent, want to leave the United States and permanently move to another country, according to a  poll. The new Gallup poll revealed that since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, record numbers of Americans, especially younger women, want to get ...

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Ideological Divide could make US govt shut down

NEW YORK-Sputnik: President Trump has threatened to veto legislative efforts by House Democrats to end the government shutdown, accusing them of ignoring “the Nation’s urgent border security needs” by refusing to grant to his request for $5.6 billion to build a border wall on the US-Mexico border. Trump and the ...

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India rebuffs Trump ‘Afghan library’ swipe

NEW DELHI: India rejected US President Donald Trump’s comments mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, saying that New Delhi has provided $3 billion in development assistance to the war-torn country. The US president took a swipe at what he claimed were Modi’s frequent comments on ...

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US House approves bills to end govt shutdown

WASHINGTON: Under the legislation, the US departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies will be funded through 30 September, the end of the current fiscal year, Reuters reported. Hours before the vote the White House said in the statement that the Democrats’ resolutions fund a number of unnecessary programs at levels ...

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Trump expresses willingness to meet Pakistan’s new administration

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said that he wants a good relationship with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan. The US President underscored that his administration has initiated peace talks with the Taliban. He also announced that a meeting with the new leadership of ...

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Indian Dad and son battle for billion-dollar empire

NEW DELHI: Vijaypat Singhania thought he was keeping his billion-dollar Indian textile empire in the family when he gifted control of the Raymond Group to his son Gautam three years ago. But their relationship has disintegrated spectacularly since, with the father accusing the son of cheating him out of a exclusive ...

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