Monday, 9 December 2019

Tag Archives: US

Erdogan ‘threw Trump’s Syria letter in bin’

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump’s letter “in the bin”, the BBC has been told. In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Erdogan: “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” President ...

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Syrian Kurds defend key town as Pence, Pompeo sent to press Turkey

RAS AL-AIN: Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces in a flare-up of violence as US President Donald Trump sent his vice president and top diplomat to Ankara to demand a ceasefire. Russia, already the key foreign power in Syria, stepped into the void ...

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China to restrict visas for US nationals

SINGAPORE: China is planning tighter visa restrictions for US nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar US restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour. China’s Ministry of Public Security has for months been working on rules to limit the ...

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US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over rights violations

BEIJING: The US Commerce Department announced it is blacklisting 28 Chinese entities that it says are implicated in rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the move, which bars the named entities from purchasing US products, ...

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US wants to seize all money Edward Snowden makes from new book

The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and internet surveillance in 2013, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements. The Justice Department said Snowden published his memoir, “Permanent Record,” without submitting it to ...

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Australian leader says Trump wanted ‘point of contact’ for Russia probe

Australia’s prime minister played down the significance of a call from Donald Trump as “brief and uneventful”, despite mounting controversy over a politically fraught offer to help the US president. Scott Morrison said Trump had simply asked him to establish “a point of contact” within Australia’s government for an investigation ...

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Google doesn’t have to forget you, EU court rules

The US search engine Google has won a European Union court battle against plans to impose a global “right to be forgotten” law, which has tipped the balance in favour of the public’s right to know over privacy and protection concerns. Tuesday’s ruling means that the EU’s privacy standards don’t ...

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White House memo confirms Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Biden

KYIV: Donald Trump repeatedly prodded his Ukraine counterpart to probe political rival Joe Biden, according to an official memo summarising the call. But as the scandal swirls around the US president and potential impeachment, what’s the view from Ukraine? “There is a huge discussion in Ukraine about the scandal,” says ...

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35 US lawmakers urge govt to reduce tensions in South Asia

NEW YORK: Any US assistance to encourage bilateral discussions between India and Pakistan would help preserve global order and would serve to enhance the safety of Americans, says a letter signed by 35 US lawmakers. The letter, addressed to Kelly Craft, the US ambassador to the United Nations, also conveys ...

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