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Tag Archives: US

German defence minister cancels US trip

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BERLIN: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has cancelled a visit to the United States to focus on the arrest of an army officer suspected of planning a racially motivated attack. Von der Leyen had planned to travel to New York and Washington today and tomorrow for meetings with ...

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Trump calls North Korea’s Kim a pretty smart cookie

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview. Trump s almost admiring remarks came amid soaring tensions with North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs, with an alarmed Washington looking to China for ...

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International Labour Day 2017

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Many people have today begun questioning if the left-right political axis really exists and is a useful political divide in practical politics, notably where ‘left’ means socialist, even communist, and ‘right’ means conservative and capitalist, even ultra-conservative with fascist resemblance. I believe it is useful to consider these issues in ...

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UK-based Liberty Group to buy ArcelorMittal’s US unit

Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman of Liberty House Group, center, arrives at the offices of the Department for Business, Skill and Innovation in London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Gupta plans to meet U.K. Business Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss potential purchase of Tata Steel Ltd.’s British steel operation, the BBC reported without attribution. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Sanjeev Gupta

LONDON: UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group announced an in-principle agreement to acquire ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown Steelworks in South Carolina. The proposed deal between Liberty House and NRI steel magnate Lakshmi N Mittal’s US steelworks includes a 540,000- tonne a year electric arc furnace and 680,000-tonne a year rod ...

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The 8 most elite special forces in the world

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Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other troops fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These are the best of the best. Though it’s extremely difficult to rank ...

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North Korea says ready to react to ‘any mode of war’ from US

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NORTH KOREA is preparing for “any mode of war” triggered by US military action, Pyongyang’s envoy to the United Nations warned, saying his country would respond to a missile or nuclear strike “in kind.” The statement from North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong, followed warnings ...

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US to mediate over Kashmir issue: Nikki Haley

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NEW YORK: Instead of waiting until “something happens”, the United States said it would try and “find its place” in efforts to de-escalate strains between Pakistan and India. “It’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see how ...

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Trump orders strikes on Syrian airfield

FILE PHOTO: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.  U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sharply escalating the US military role in Syria, two US warships ...

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