Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tag Archives: US

Thousands more US troops arrive in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump’s revised strategy for the war-torn country, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Pentagon had previously put the number of US forces in Afghanistan at about 11,000 but Trump in August authorized an increase requested by the ...

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At Least 5 Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting Spree In California

RANCHO TEHAMA: At least five people are dead – including the gunman – following a shooting spree in Northern California. The violence erupted in Rancho Tehama Reserve, which is about 130 miles north of Sacramento. Seven people were also hospitalized in the incident, and three of them were children. Tehama ...

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Trump Asia tour

When a president who boasted he could shoot someone in central New York and still get elected meets another president who boasts he has actually killed people, and remains popular and in office, you know not to expect much on human rights. And so it proved in the much-anticipated meeting ...

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Top Hackers help Pentagon fix cyber security glitches

The Pentagon has fixed more than 2,800 security problems after hackers from more than 50 countries, responded to the department’s vulnerability disclosure programme launched a year ago. The programme opened on November 21, 2016 allowed good hackers from around the world to notify to the US Department of Defense, or ...

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Trump says he and China’s Xi to try to end opioid crisis

BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would be focusing “very strongly” on the U.S opioid crisis, which he has declared a public health emergency. Trump said shortly before arriving in Beijing he would discuss as a “top priority” stopping the “flood ...

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Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

PARIS: The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after reports that Syria is preparing to join the deal. The Paris deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations outside the deal when it was ...

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Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead

TEXAS: A shooter killed 26 people at a Texas church and at least eight of those victims were members of the same family, according to a relative and a community leader who both spoke to media. The mass shooting, which happened during a Sunday morning service, shocked the small town ...

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US bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump’s Asia visit

PYONGYANG: Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. News of the drills was first reported by North Korean state news ...

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Iran meeting nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief

ABU DHABI: Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and inspectors are not facing any problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s director-general said on Monday. “The IAEA can state that such nuclear-related commitments are being implemented,” Yukiya Amano told a news ...

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Taliban Kill 28 Afghan Police as Attacks Escalate Nationwide

KABUL: Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints late Saturday and before dawn Sunday in three provinces of Afghanistan, killing 28 policemen in the latest in a series of attacks across the country. Tens of heavily equipped insurgents, including holders of night-vision rifles, initially began sporadic shooting at three police checkpoints and ...

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