Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: US

North Korea calls US Vice-President Mike Pence ‘stupid’

PYONGYANG: A senior North Korean official has dismissed remarks by US Vice-President Mike Pence as “stupid”, casting further uncertainty about a planned meeting between the two countries’ leaders. Choe Son-hui said Pyongyang would not “beg” for dialogue and warned of a “nuclear showdown” if diplomacy failed. In recent days, both ...

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Venezuela’s Maduro expels US diplomats, rejects sanctions

CARACAS: Venezuela ordered the expulsion of the top two US diplomats in the country Tuesday, charging it was the victim of a “political and financial lynching” after Washington tightened sanctions over Nicolas Maduro’s re-election. Maduro announced the expulsions in a televised speech after being officially proclaimed the winner of Sunday’s ...

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Asian markets rise as China and US agree to avert trade war

BEIJING: Asian markets rallied Monday and the dollar extended gains after the US and China said they had agreed to hold off imposing tariffs, averting a potentially damaging trade war . After high-level talks in Washington the two economic superpowers revealed a deal had been hammered out, ending months of ...

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EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had “launched the formal ...

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At least eight dead in Texas school shooting

TEXAS: Police in Texas have arrested a suspect after at least eight people were shot dead at Santa Fe High School, in Santa Fe. A police officer and students were injured, after a gunman entered the school and started shooting in an art class. Parent Richard Allen told the Houston ...

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US hopes Pakistan will partner in safeguarding region

WASHINTON: The United States (US) on Friday expressed hope that Pakistan will be a partner in safeguarding the region and would “do more” to uphold regional peace in South Asia. The statement was passed by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Dana White during the regular briefing held at ...

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China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

BEIJING: The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the country. China, which is already Iran’s top trade partner and one of its biggest buyers of crude, has signalled that it ...

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EU leaders agree ‘united approach’ on Iran deal, trade

LONDON: European Union leaders agreed on a “united EU approach” to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact, a European source said after talks in Bulgaria. The 28 EU leaders also backed a plan for dealing with trade tariffs that Trump is ...

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North Korea threatens to reconsider summit with US

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PYONGYANG: North Korea on Wednesday abruptly postponed scheduled high level inter-Korean talks and threatened to pull-out of the summit with the US, taking issue with the ongoing South Korea-US joint military drill and “unfair” demands on denuclearization. According to Seoul’s Ministry of Unification, the North’s chairman of the Committee for ...

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US defe­nce attaché bid to fly out of Pakistan foiled

ISLAMABAD: US defe­nce attaché Col Joseph Hall involved in a fatal road accident was on Saturday stopped from flying out on an American military aircraft by the Federal Inves­tigation Agency (FIA). Col Hall had reached Nur Khan Air Base for boarding the aircraft that had come to take him but ...

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