Monday, 22 July 2019

Tag Archives: US

North Korea hails ‘amazing’ Trump Visit

SOUEL: North Korean state media have hailed US President Donald Trump’s impromptu visit to the country as “an amazing event”. Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea , accompanied by leader Kim Jong-un. Trump had earlier tweeted asking  Kim if he would like to ...

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Madonna defends ‘disturbing’ gun video

LONDON: Pop superstar Madonna has defended a graphic music video depicting a nightclub massacre, saying people need to understand “this is what happens when people shoot”. The Madonna’s song God Control calls for people to “wake up” about the reality of gun violence in the US. The scenes in the ...

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Trump warns any conflict with Iran ‘wouldn’t last long’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Wednesday he does not want a war with Iran but warned that if fighting does break out, it “wouldn t last very long,” even as Iran s president tried to tamp down soaring tensions. Trump also hinted that any conflict would be waged with air strikes, saying ...

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San Francisco first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths. The city’s legislature unanimously approved an ordinance suspending the sale in shops or online of e-cigarette products that lack approval by ...

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Hunt admits Britain could follow US into war with Iran

LONDON:Although the UK officials, including Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt have proclaimed de-escalation in the region, he admitted that London would consider Washington’s request for military support amid the growing tension between Iran and the US. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is running against Boris Johnson for the Conservatives’ ...

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Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of the ...

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US approves, then cancels, Iran strikes after drone shot down

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump approved but then scrapped strikes against Iranian targets on Thursday, The New York Times reported, after Iran shot down a US drone in what the president termed a “big mistake.” The US was planning to hit “a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries” Thursday ...

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US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales. In Washington, the Senate voted to prevent $8.1 billion in US arms in a symbolic bipartisan rebuke to the president and his ...

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Iran says has shot down US drone over its territory

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it had shot down a US “spy drone” over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television. “The US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force” in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan, the Revolutionary Guard ...

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US envoy to Iran refuses to rule out military action

WASHINGTON: The Trump envoy to Iran dodged questions as to whether the White House would use Washington’s 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) to go to war with Iran without Congressional approval, but assured lawmakers that the president’s administration does not seek a full-fledged military confrontation with Tehran. ...

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