Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: US

Poker legend loses battle over £7.7m winnings from London casino

LONDON: US poker legend Phil Ivey has lost his UK Supreme Court appeal against Genting Casino, relating to a £7.7 million ‘edge sorting – Punto Barco’ dispute at London’s Crockfords Mayfair Casino. Ivey representatives wished to overturn a 2014 UK Civil Court ruling against the poker player, which deemed that ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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North Korea: Nuclear war may break out any moment

PYONGYANG: North Korea told other countries on Monday to avoid participating in military action with the U.S. to avoid retaliation and warned that a “nuclear war may break any moment.” The threat was issued at the United Nations where North Korean Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong prepared remarks for ...

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Death toll rises to 231 in Somalia bombing

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president declared three days of mourning Sunday as the death toll from a truck bomb blast in Mogadishu rose to more than 230, making the attack the most deadly in the besieged East African nation’s history. “Terror won’t win,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known popularly as Farmajo, said after donationg ...

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What’s at stake for business in Iran’s nuclear deal

If the Iran nuclear deal fails then all the countries involved have a lot to lose – and not just for political and security reasons. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he will not certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the deal, which could pave the ...

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US and Israel to withdraw from UN body

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a ...

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