Sunday, 15 December 2019

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US House panel probes foreign donations to Clinton foundation

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WASHINGTON: Members of a US House oversight committee grilled witnesses over the possibility that foreign powers that donated to the Clinton Foundation expected favours in return, a tactic also known as “pay-to-play.” Last week, committee member Congressman Mark Meadows said the panel had received hundreds of pages of documents revealing that donors ...

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Chinese court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering ...

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Pentagon accidentally refueled Saudi jets over Yemen for free

WASHINGTON-Sputnik: Amid a push by the Senate to vote on ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen this week, a new report indicates that American tankers have been refueling Saudi coalition jets with gas paid for by US taxpayers because of “errors in accounting.” Millions of dollars ...

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Trump agrees to reach trade deal with China in 90 days

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump in a tweet said he agrees with a statement issued by China expressing full confidence that a trade deal between the two countries can be reached within the next 90 days. Statement from China: ‘The teams of both sides are now having smooth communications and good cooperation ...

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Woman celebrates birthday in Costa Rica, goes missing

FLORIDA: A US tourist vanished while celebrating her birthday in Costa Rica – and her family fears she may have been kidnapped. The last time Florida resident Carla Stefaniak’s friends and family heard from her was the evening of Nov. 27, when she texted them to say the power in ...

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US, China agree to trade war ceasefire

BUENOS AIRES: US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place. Following more than two hours of dinner talks between the two leaders, the ...

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ECB launches real-time payments in challenge to tech giants

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank will on Friday unveil the first pan-eurozone instant payment service, hoping to become a dominant player in a field crowded by US and Asian tech giants. The so-called TIPS system will allow consumers and businesses across the 19-nation euro area to send and receive money ...

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US resorts to tear gas as some migrants try to breach border fence

WASHINGTON-AP: U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, and American authorities shut down the nation’s busiest border crossing from the city where thousands ...

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