Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tag Archives: US

Trump says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WAHINGTON: US President Donald Trump says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, “any time they want to.” Speaking at a joint press conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, Trump asserted that he would “certainly meet” with Iranians with “no preconditions.” ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan warns Trump over sanctions threat

(AFP) ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the US in comments published Sunday that sanctions would not force Ankara to “step back” after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed. “You cannot make Turkey take a step back with sanctions,” Erdogan said in his ...

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UK halts cooperation with US over IS suspects

(AFP) LONDON : Britain has suspended cooperation with the United States over two Islamic State terror suspects, the government announced Friday, following concerns that they could face the death penalty. Britain said Monday it was sharing intelligence to help the United States bring to trial two fighters captured in Syria, ...

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Facebook just lost $120b in a 1-day

NEW YORK: Facebook has just lost billions of dollars in value, making it one of the biggest one-day corporate losses in US stock market history. The company dropped $120 billion (£91 billion) in shareholder value yesterday (July 26) after it disclosed that its quarterly revenue did not live up to ...

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Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran may soon issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to bypass new economic sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump. A plan to develop an “indigenous” cryptocurrency is currently on the agenda of the government’s Science and Technology Department, according to Iran’s official news outlet PressTV. Alireza Daliri, the department’s ...

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Iran supreme leader says ‘obvious mistake’ to negotiate with US

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an “obvious mistake” to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable. “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said in ...

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Russian agent arrested in Washington

WASHINGTON: A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with US citizens and infiltrating political groups, the US Justice Department said on Monday. Maria Butina allegedly worked at the direction of a high-level ...

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At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

FINLAND: President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home. The US and Russian presidents came out of their meeting in Helsinki Monday ...

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EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

BRUSSELS: The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could spiral into violent “conflict and chaos.” The comments from EU Council President Donald Tusk comes as Washington and Beijing stand on the brink of ...

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US lifts ban on suppliers selling to China’s ZTE

REUTERS: The U.S. Department of Commerce lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China’s second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business. The Commerce Department removed the ban shortly after ZTE deposited US$400 million in a U.S. bank escrow account as part of a settlement reached ...

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