Sunday, 22 April 2018

Tag Archives: US

Saudi Arabia seeks to end US lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

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WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has asked a US judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits filed against it in relation to its alleged support of the September 11, 2001 attacks, court documents filed late on Monday afternoon show. In a filing in US District Court in Manhattan, lawyers representing Saudi Arabia claim the ...

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China hits back after Trump’s North Korea tweets

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BEIJING: China said US should not link trade to discussions about North Korea s nuclear programme, after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to restrain Pyongyang despite profiting from business with America. “We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are two issues that are in two ...

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755 US diplomats must leave Russia: Putin

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that 755 US diplomats must leave his country, after Moscow announced it would expel American staff in retaliation for tough new sanctions from Washington. The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded the US cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 – ...

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US bombers fly over South Korea after North’s second missile test

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The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test. The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near ...

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Teen Drinking Liquid Meth at Border Crossing

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SAN DIEGO: Surveillance video shows U.S. Customs and Border officials watching a Tijuana teenager ingest liquid methamphetamine moments before the chemical led to the teen’s death. Cruz Marcelino Velazquez Acevedo, 16, of Tijuana was stopped by federal officials after he entered the U.S. from Mexico through the San Ysidro Port ...

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Putin says Russia will respond to US sanctions

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia. “We are behaving in a very restrained and patient way, but at some moment we will need to respond,” Putin said at ...

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Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign, claims US

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PARIS: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others ...

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Trump bars transgender people from military service

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WASHINGTON: President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives. Mr. Trump made the declaration on Twitter, saying that American forces could not ...

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Sadiq Khan Accuses Donald Trump Of Acting Like A 12-Year-Old

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LONDON: Sadiq Khan has spoken of his recent spat with Donald Trump, accusing the US President of acting like a “12-year-old” and breaking “basic” political rules. In an in-depth interview with The New Yorker the London Mayor discusses his now-infamous tussle with the US President in the wake of the London ...

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