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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

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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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Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

WASHINGTON: Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. The “March for Our Lives” will take place on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the ...

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US indicts 13 Russian for 2016 election tampering

WASHINGTON: Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice has announced. In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and ...

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‘Bajwa doctrine’ helps Pakistan stand up to US: British think-tank

LONDON: Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think-tank, in an analysis stated that the Pakistan Army under the “Bajwa doctrine” Pakistan appears far more confident than it was when the US threatened then president General (r) Pervez Musharraf and coerced the country into cooperating. In a report published on ...

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Pakistan’s anti-terror financing measures cause of concern: US

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has said the international community has concerns about the government of Pakistan not rectifying deficiencies in the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism strategies. In response to a question about a US motion to put Pakistan on a global terrorist financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering ...

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As gun debate rages, Trump changes the subject

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump acted as consoler-in-chief Thursday to a nation despondent over the latest mass shooting of school kids, with an address that aimed to assuage and steer debate away from the fraught question of gun control. After a day and night of intense debate inside the White House, ...

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