Friday, 21 September 2018

Tag Archives: US

Putin says Russia will respond to US sanctions

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

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

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

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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IMF downgrades US and UK growth

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

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

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

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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