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US justice department sues Edward Snowden over new book

The US filed a lawsuit against former NSA contractor, Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked secret documents about US telephone and internet surveillance, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements. The US justice department said Mr Snowden published his book, “Permanent Record,” without submitting it to intelligence agencies for review, ...

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Iran rules out talks as Trump links Tehran to Saudi oil attack

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities that knocked out half the kingdom’s output. Trump said that it looked like Iran was behind the weekend strike at the heart of the Saudi oil ...

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Trump vows to hit Taliban ‘harder’ than ever as US marks 9/11

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban “harder” than ever as America marked the 18th anniversary on Wednesday of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan. Trump spoke after aborting what would have been a historic peace summit and as relatives remembered the victims ...

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US will delay some US tariffs on Chinese goods: Trump

WASHINGTON: The US will delay by two weeks a bump in tariffs on Chinese goods that were set to go into effect Oct. 1, President Donald Trump announced. The decision, Trump said, was made as a concession to Beijing as it prepares to celebrate at the start of October the ...

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Kabul ‘concerned’ about US-Taliban deal, seeks clarification

KABUL: The Afghan government expressed doubts about a prospective deal between the US and the Taliban, saying officials need more information about the risks it poses. US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in Kabul this week, when he shared with Afghan officials an agreement “in principle” that Washington has forged ...

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Meeting with Rouhani possible at UN assembly: Trump

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump signaled for a possible meeting with his Iranian counterpart at the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York. Asked whether it is possible to meet with Hassan Rouhani, Trump told reporters: “Sure, anything is possible.” “They would like to be able to solve their problem. ...

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Huawei denies US allegations of technology theft

PARIS: Beleaguered Chinese telecom giant Huawei denied accusations reported in the Wall Street Journal that it stole technology from a Portuguese inventor, accusing him of “taking advantage of the current geopolitical situation.” The US Department of Justice is looking into the claim, potentially adding to existing criminal cases against Huawei, ...

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Most Asian units slip as Sino-U.S. trade tensions spike

JAKARTA: Most emerging Asian currencies slipped on Monday, tracking the broader sell-off in equity markets, as investors scurried away from risky assets amid intensifying Sino-U.S. trade tensions. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday heaped an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods, just hours after China ...

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Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then talk

TEHRAN: Iran’s president back-pedalled on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the US president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhani’s change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday that there’s a “really good ...

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