Monday, 22 July 2019

Tag Archives: US

Trump in new attack on London’s mayor Khan

LONDON: US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Saturday on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, backing a right-wing British columnist who has been widely accused of Islamophobia and once called migrants “cockroaches”. Trump attached his latest denunciation of the mayor to a retweet by Katie Hopkins about crime in “Khan’s ...

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Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world

LIMA/SHANGHAI: China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the ...

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US resident detained in Iran for years has been released

BEIRUT: US permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was imprisoned for years in Iran has been freed and is on his way back to his native Lebanon, an official in Beirut said. Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since 2015, was on a plane accompanied by the chief of Lebanon’s General ...

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Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

TEHRAN: Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension. Recent weeks have seen U.S.-Iranian confrontation sharply increase, a year after Washington abandoned ...

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EU failed to rescue 2015 Nuclear Deal: Iran

TEHRAN: Earlier, the US Treasury Department imposed new Iran-related sanctions, targeting the country’s petrochemical sector, which includes a petrochemical holding with a vast network of subsidiaries and sales agents. Iran criticized the European signatories of its 2015 nuclear deal for failing to save the pact after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of ...

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Boris Johnson would make ‘excellent’ British PM: Trump

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has said British former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister to replace Theresa May. Trump was speaking ahead of the start of a state visit to Britain on Monday, during which he will meet May. She is set to resign on ...

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May hopes Trump’s visit to UK to strengthen bilateral cooperation

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Theresa May is looking forward to the upcoming state visit of US President Donald Trump, hoping it will contribute to strengthening relations between the two countries, May’s office said Sunday. May said that Trump’s visit would be an opportunity to further strengthen the close partnership between the United ...

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US starts collecting 25% tariffs on Chinese products arriving by sea

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WASHINGTON: The move comes after earlier in the day, China also began collecting higher duties on almost $60 billion worth of American products in retaliation for a recent US tariff hike. The United States started collecting new 25 percent tariffs on a vast number of Chinese goods arriving in the country’s ports on Saturday, ...

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Iran warns any clash in Gulf would push oil prices above $100

LONDON: US military vessels in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries would push oil prices above $100 a barrel. Iran and the United States have been drawn ...

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Abbas rejects US economic plan for Israel-Palestine conflict settlement

WEST BANK: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that Palestinians rejected the “prosperity instead of peace” plan, referring to the US ” Peace to Prosperity” economic initiative for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “We are once again rejecting the ‘prosperity instead of peace’ plan for the solution of the Palestinian issue ...

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