Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tag Archives: US

North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

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PYONGYANG: North Korea said it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of “striking the whole US mainland”. Pyongyang claimed the nuclear-capable missile, known as Hwasong-15, is the most powerful weapon it has ever tested. In a broadcast on state television, the isolated state added that the new ICBM ...

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South Korea, Japan Back US’ ‘Terror Sponsor’ Tag For North Korea

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SEOUL: South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions ...

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New Zealand PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau’s wife

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week. Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern attended her first major forum since taking office last month when ...

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Thousands more US troops arrive in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON: Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump’s revised strategy for the war-torn country, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Pentagon had previously put the number of US forces in Afghanistan at about 11,000 but Trump in August authorized an increase requested by the ...

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At Least 5 Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting Spree In California

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RANCHO TEHAMA: At least five people are dead – including the gunman – following a shooting spree in Northern California. The violence erupted in Rancho Tehama Reserve, which is about 130 miles north of Sacramento. Seven people were also hospitalized in the incident, and three of them were children. Tehama ...

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Trump Asia tour

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When a president who boasted he could shoot someone in central New York and still get elected meets another president who boasts he has actually killed people, and remains popular and in office, you know not to expect much on human rights. And so it proved in the much-anticipated meeting ...

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Top Hackers help Pentagon fix cyber security glitches

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The Pentagon has fixed more than 2,800 security problems after hackers from more than 50 countries, responded to the department’s vulnerability disclosure programme launched a year ago. The programme opened on November 21, 2016 allowed good hackers from around the world to notify to the US Department of Defense, or ...

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Trump says he and China’s Xi to try to end opioid crisis

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BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would be focusing “very strongly” on the U.S opioid crisis, which he has declared a public health emergency. Trump said shortly before arriving in Beijing he would discuss as a “top priority” stopping the “flood ...

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Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

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PARIS: The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after reports that Syria is preparing to join the deal. The Paris deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations outside the deal when it was ...

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Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead

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TEXAS: A shooter killed 26 people at a Texas church and at least eight of those victims were members of the same family, according to a relative and a community leader who both spoke to media. The mass shooting, which happened during a Sunday morning service, shocked the small town ...

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