Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tag Archives: US

Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

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MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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UK judges block US extradition of hacker Lauri

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LONDON: British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases. Lauri Love, 33, faces charges in the United States for allegedly hacking into the ...

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Donald Trump claims UK health care system “not working”

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 27:  British Prime Minister Theresa May with U.S. President Donald Trump in The Oval Office at The White House on January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. British Prime Minister Theresa May is on a two-day visit to the United States and will be the first world leader to meet with President Donald Trump.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has mischaracterized protests over health care funding in Britain to attack Democrats for “pushing for Universal HealthCare. ” In an early morning tweet, Mr. Trump claimed the British system was “not working,” however in spite of huge financial strain – which many say has been ...

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Trains collide in Carolina, At least two dead, 70 injured

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WASHINGTON: At least two people were killed and another 70 injured after an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train in the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina early Sunday, officials said. Local authorities confirmed that the two deaths occurred in the Amtrak train, not the freight train run ...

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China accuses US of ‘Cold War mentality’ over nuclear policy

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BEIJING: China firmly opposes the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) published by the United States Department of Defense, a spokesman of China’s National Defense Ministry said Sunday. The U.S. document presumptuously speculated China’s intention of development and played up the threat of China’s nuclear strength, spokesman said. China will resolutely stick ...

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12-year-old girl in custody after school shooting

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LOS ANGELES: A shooting at a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday that left one boy in critical condition, injured four others and had panicked parents in tears was an accident, police said. The shooting was reported just before 9 a.m. and within minutes a 12-year-old girl was taken into ...

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

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KABUL: Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The ...

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EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures

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LONDON: The European Union has said it stands ready to hit back “swiftly and appropriately” if US president Donald Trump takes unfair trade measures against the 28-nation bloc. The EU’s warning comes less than 24 hours after Mr Trump expressed his annoyance with EU trade policy, saying this irritation “may ...

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Trump ready to apologise for UK far-right group retweet

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DAVOS: Donald Trump has said he is prepared to apologise for retweeting controversial social media posts about Muslims from a British far-right group, prompting a diplomatic row with the UK. If you are telling me they’re horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise Donald Trump US President Speaking from the ...

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