Friday, 14 August 2020

Tag Archives: US

Sexual assaults rise at US military academies

WASHINGTON: The number of sexual assaults at America´s military academies rose by almost 50 percent over the past two years, despite extensive efforts to combat the problem, a Pentagon report said. About 12,900 cadets attend the Army, Navy and Air Force academies that train future officers to lead America´s vast ...

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Canada receives formal request to extradite Huawei executive to U.S

TORONTO/BEIJING/WASHINGTON: Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on 28 January that the Justice Department had unsealed two indictments with a total of 23 charges against Huawei, its subsidiaries and Meng Wanzhou for conspiring to steal trade secrets and sanctions violations. China’s tech giant Huawei has said in a statement that ...

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US-Bangla crash: Nepal says pilot had ‘emotional breakdown’

KATMANDU: The plane caught fire after making a dangerous landing attempt in Kathmandu last March The pilot of a plane that crashed in Nepal last March “seemed to have an emotional breakdown”, according to a final report into the disaster. The flight carrying 71 people from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught ...

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Asian stocks rise after U.S. government reopens for now

TOKYO: Asian stocks advanced on Monday as Wall Street rallied after a deal was announced to reopen the U.S. government following a prolonged shutdown that had shaken investor sentiment. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.2 percent. South Korea’s KOSPI edged up 0.2 percent, New Zealand stocks ...

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Venezuela opposition leader declared himself President

The report comes a few days after US President Donald Trump tweeted that he “officially recognised” Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s Interim President. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s Interim President after he received a call on Tuesday from US Vice President Mike Pence, ...

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‘Get a loan,’ Commerce chief tells unpaid federal workers

WASHINGTON: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urged furloughed federal workers facing a second missed paycheck to seek loans to pay their bills while adding that he could not understand why they were having trouble getting by. In a CNBC interview, Ross, who made a fortune buying distressed companies, said it ...

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Trump’s wall plan fails in US Senate, shutdown continues

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Thursday blocked duelling plans to reopen shuttered federal agencies, a fresh setback in efforts to end a month-long government shutdown, but President Donald Trump signalled he could back a new proposal if it includes border security. The legislative deadlock left Congress and the president red-faced ...

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Sharapova heats social media up with post from chilly Russia

LONDON: The Russian tennis star, who’s lived in the US since she was a child, returned to her homeland to play at an international tournament in Saint Petersburg. She might have received a warm reception from her fans in Russia, but the weather there was less than welcoming with temperatures ...

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Venezuela breaks diplomatic ties with United States

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the United States had attempted to stage a coup in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that Caracas was breaking diplomatic and political relations with the United States , and gave American diplomatic staff 72 hours to leave. Maduro stressed that the ...

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Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid to put pressure on the militant group amid talks with the US, the media reported. Hafez Mohibullah, who served as Religious Affairs Minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan until 2001, was held in Peshawar, the BBC ...

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