Saturday, 21 April 2018

Tag Archives: US

IMF downgrades US and UK growth

UK

LONDON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecasts for US and UK economic growth this year, following “weaker-than-expected activity” in the first three months. The IMF says it now expects the UK to grow by 1.7% this year, compared with the 2% it was previously forecasting. The US ...

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Terrorism reduced in Pakistan for second straight year: US

PAK FORCES

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday acknowledged that terrorism has reduced in Pakistan in 2016 for second straight year and the country has taken constructive measures on nuclear safety and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). However, in its annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism’ for 2016, the US State Department kept ...

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Iran gets new sanctions from US over ballistic missile program

US sanctions Iran

WASHINGTON: The US slapped fresh sanctions on Iran Tuesday over its ballistic missile program, just hours after Washington admitted the Islamic Republic was complying with a landmark nuclear deal signed two years ago. Iran’s parliament retaliated by voting for extra funding for the missile program, a move that speaker Ali ...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation

Major General Mohammad Baqeri

BEIRUT: A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organization and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for US forces in the region. US officials said earlier this year that President Donald Trump’s administration was ...

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Australian woman killed by US police in Minneapolis

Justine Damond

MINNESOTA: The shocking final moments of how an Australian woman was shot dead by police in the US have been revealed. Justine Damond, from Sydney, was killed by police in south Minneapolis on Saturday night. Three sources said Ms Damond was in her pyjamas when a police car responding to ...

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Trump urged Theresa May to fix better UK welcome for him

Donald Trump with Theresa May

LONDON: Donald Trump has reportedly told Theresa May he won’t visit Britain until he get’s a ‘better reception’. The US President was scheduled to take part in a state visit to the UK later this year but no set date has been announced and there was no mention in the Queen’s ...

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Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

SEX

LONDON: Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing ...

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