Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tag Archives: US

World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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California woman killing daughter to ‘remove demons’

CALIFORNIA: A California woman has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing her three-year-old daughter, who was left in a hot car for nearly 10 hours to cleanse her of demons, officials said. Angela Phakhin had been convicted in June of the first-degree murder of Maiya ...

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Trump vetoes bans on arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump in multiple letters to Congress said he rejected resolutions that call for prohibiting weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other countries. In June, Congress passed several resolutions to block the Trump administration from executing pending arms sales to ...

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China says US ‘power politics’ undermines global stability

BEIJING: China accused the United States of undermining global stability with unilateral policies and “power politics” as the Defence Ministry issued the first comprehensive outline of its policies since President Xi Jinping came to power more than six years ago. The US was the first country mentioned in the document’s ...

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Afghan president seeks ‘clarification’ after Trump war comments

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn’t “want to kill 10 million people”. Trump had made several controversial statements a day earlier alongside Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ...

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India denies Modi asked Trump to mediate Kashmir issue

NEW DELHI: India’s foreign minister was forced to issue a strenuous denial to an infuriated opposition in parliament on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited him to mediate in the conflict with Pakistan over Kashmir. While Pakistan has often sought third-party mediation in ...

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Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies and sentenced to death

DUBAI: Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country’s nuclear and military sites, and that some of them have already been sentenced to death. The arrests took place over the past months, and those taken into custody ...

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US House votes to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments’

The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants, as the president denied accusations of racism. Top Republican leaders rallied around Trump, but four members of the president’s party voted with the 235 Democrats to ...

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Trump digs in amid censure of racist tweets about lawmakers

WASHINGTON: Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of colour should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S. His attack ...

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Immigration raids across US spark anxiety, anger and protests

NEW YORK: Immigration raids conducted by the Trump administration were expected in major US cities on Sunday, a prospect that sparked vigils, protests, anger and fear. On Saturday night, it was reported that raids had been attempted in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet that Immigration ...

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