Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Tag Archives: US

Trump blasts Macron ‘brain dead’ comments as ‘nasty’

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being “nasty” for saying Nato was “brain dead”. Trump is in London for a summit marking the Western military alliance’s 70th anniversary. The US president said Nato served a great purpose, and Macron’s remarks had been “very ...

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First phase of US-China trade deal ‘nearly complete’

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump declared that talks with China on the first phase of a trade deal were near completion after negotiators from both sides spoke by phone, signalling progress on an accord in the works for nearly two years. “We’re in the final throes of a very important ...

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Man pleads guilty to making false bomb threats to schools in UK

Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and U.K. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers intent on using the internet ...

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Trump fires US navy chief over handling of SEAL case

WASHINGTON:   Richard Spencer was ousted as Navy Secretary, a civilian position, in a case that has fueled reports of anger among US military leadership over Trump´s interference in discipline cases. “I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key ...

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Media mogul Bloomberg enters U.S. presidential race

WASHINGTON: Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of America’s largest city, jumped into the race for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination on Sunday as a moderate with deep pockets unabashedly aiming to beat fellow New Yorker Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Bloomberg’s belated entry into the ...

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United States backs sustained Indian role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday that it supported continued Indian involvement in Afghanistan, even as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw troops. India is one of the most enthusiastic backers of Afghanistan s government, contributing more than $3 billion since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, who harbored ...

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Iran condemns US show of support for ‘rioters’

TEHRAN: Iran condemned the United States’ support for “rioters” in a statement issued late Sunday, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike. The foreign ministry said that it was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “expression of support… for a ...

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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android

LONDON: The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android business, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The investigation, led by the Texas attorney general’s office, is known to have focused on ...

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Security experts find flaws in ATM machines

A pair of security researchers has discovered two vulnerabilities in cash machines widely used across the US that could allow a determined criminal to steal cash and customer data. Brenda So and Trey Keown, of New York-based Red Balloon Security, found the flaws in machines manufactured by Nautilus Hyosung America, ...

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