Saturday, 24 August 2019

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7 inmates killed, 17 injured in deadliest US prison riot

This image shows the Lee Correctional Institution on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) COLUMBIA: Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security prison, leaving seven of them dead, officials said. An inmate who witnessed the riot told ...

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US, Afghan forces expand air strikes on Taliban drug labs

KABUL: American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue. Air strikes in Afghanistan, the world’s main heroin source, also threaten civilians, however, and may not be an effective blow to the Taliban militant group, an expert on the ...

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China to fight US tariffs ‘at any cost’ after Trump threat

Photo: Bloomberg BEIJING/NEW YORK: China yesterday said it would fight back “at any cost” with fresh measures to safeguard its interests if the US sticks to its protectionist actions, after US President Donald Trump threatened an extra US$100 billion of tariffs in a worsening trade dispute between the world’s two ...

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Pakistan: No threat to be placed on the FATF “black list”

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is under no threat to be placed on the Financial Action Task Force’s “black list” although it will be assigned to the “grey list” in June this year, the foreign ministry said. Addressing a weekly media briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said Pakistan would be ...

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US Supreme Court Rejects Trump Plea on Dreamers

NEW YORK: The “Dreamers” will continue to stay in the U.S. – for now. The Supreme Court has turned down the Trump administration’s plea to decide whether it is entitled to close a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The decision announced Monday leaves in place ...

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US threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

UN: The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover ...

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US Sanctions An Act Of War: North Korea

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SEOUL: North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest US measures against it as an “act of war”, after US President Donald Trump announced the “heaviest sanctions ever” on the nuclear-armed regime. The measures, which Washington says are aimed at forcing Pyongyang to roll back its banned nuclear and weapons programmes, ...

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Trump announces tough North Korea sanctions, China protests

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China has protested against Washington’s decision to impose sanctions against Chinese companies accused of conducting illicit economic deals with North Korea, the foreign ministry said. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced measures targeting more than 50 North Korea-linked shipping companies, vessels and trade businesses, hailing the package as ...

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Ivanka, N Korean general to attend Olympic closing

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged Thursday. The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts a charm ...

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North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence

PYONGYANG: US Vice President Mike pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in ...

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