Friday, 6 December 2019

Tag Archives: US

Venezuela breaks diplomatic ties with United States

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the United States had attempted to stage a coup in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that Caracas was breaking diplomatic and political relations with the United States , and gave American diplomatic staff 72 hours to leave. Maduro stressed that the ...

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Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid to put pressure on the militant group amid talks with the US, the media reported. Hafez Mohibullah, who served as Religious Affairs Minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan until 2001, was held in Peshawar, the BBC ...

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18 including 4 US troops killed in Syria suicide attack

DAMASCUS: A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw. The bombing, claimed by the militant Islamic State group, comes after US President Donald Trump’s shock announcement last month that he was ...

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I never worked for Russia: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against US interests. Trump also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian ...

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China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

BEIJING: A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too lenient. ...

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Wife of unpaid U.S. federal employee wins $100,000 on lottery

WASHINGTON: Her husband is one of thousands of federal employees who haven’t been paid due to the US government shutdown – but a Virginia woman snagged her family some extra income, winning $100,000 and a car in the state lottery. “I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls said, recalling ...

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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

LONDON: Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the company, Huawei said Saturday it had fired an employee in Poland ...

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US govt shutdown enters 22nd day, breaking record

WASHINGTON: As the clock struck midnight, the U.S. partial government shutdown over disputed congressional funds for President Donald Trump’s border wall entered its 22nd day on Saturday, marking the longest government closure in U.S. history. There is still no compromise in sight, no deal, and no easy alternative. The president ...

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Trilateral dialogue to help improve Pak-Afghan relations: Karzai

BEIJING: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said he believed the trilateral dialogue mechanism between China, Afghanistan and Pakistan will play an important role in easing the situation in Afghanistan, improving relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and promoting regional peace by controlling terrorism and extremism. Afghanistan sees China as having an ...

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