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US issues ultimate warning to Turkey amid fears S-400 to ‘compromise’ NATO jets

WASHINGTON: US will stop its manufacturing support for F-35 fighter jets in Turkey if Ankara continues to pursue plans to acquire Russian long-range S-400 surface-to-air missile systems,  acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters. “If Turkey decides that the S-400 is a decision they want to go forward with, then we have to move work out of Turkey”, he ...

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Trump asks Senate to approve North Macedonia joining NATO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has approved North Macedonia joining the NATO alliance as its 30th member state and has sent the treaty protocol confirming entry to the US Senate for its ratification, the White House said in a statement. “I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the Senate to its ratification, ...

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US, Afghan forces killed more civilians than insurgents: UN

NEW YORK: Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed. The bloody milestone comes as the US steps up its air campaign in Afghanistan while pushing for ...

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Kim and Putin: Challenging US role in denuclearisation

MOSCOW: The Kremlin tried hard to present Kim Jong Un’s first ever visit to Russia as an historic event aimed at proving how important Moscow is in the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula – especially after the failure of US-North Korean talks in Hanoi two months ago. Kremlin-controlled media described ...

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US warns more attacks in Sri Lanka possible this weekend

COLOMBO: The embassy urged people to stay away from crowds and places of worship. Before the Easter attacks, foreign intelligence services warned Sri Lankan authorities about upcoming bombings, but country’s intelligence services failed to act on the warning. The US Embassy in Sri Lanka issued a statement warning about the possibility of more ...

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Trump to make state visit to Britain in June

LONDON: U.S. President Donald Trump is to make a state visit to Britain on June 3-5, just ahead of D-Day commemorations in France, officials said on Tuesday, as campaigners announced large-scale protests against him. Mr. Trump is a strong supporter of Brexit but has been highly critical of the way ...

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Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

KABUL: Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan’s national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women’s participation in sport is her “red line” as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban. Former politician Farkhunda Zahra Naderi tweeted that the protection of female leadership roles should be non-negotiable. ...

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Indian extradited to US from Singapore in call center fraud

AHMEDABAD: Hitesh Madhubhai Patel, 42, of Ahmedabad, India, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in a Houston, Texas federal court for his role in a case that was first announced in 2016, charging 60 people with wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. Patel ran the HGlobal call center, one of ...

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US-Turkey deadlock over S-400 deal shows no sign of resolution

ANKARA: Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said after his talks with Donald Trump in Washington that the US President has demonstrated “a reasonable approach” toward Ankara’s purchases of Russian S-400 air defence systems. The US and Turkey have failed to resolve an impasse in talks over Ankara’s plans to deploy Russian-made S-400 missile systems, ...

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