Saturday, 20 April 2019

Tag Archives: US

Venezuela opposition leader declared himself President

The report comes a few days after US President Donald Trump tweeted that he “officially recognised” Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s Interim President. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s Interim President after he received a call on Tuesday from US Vice President Mike Pence, ...

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‘Get a loan,’ Commerce chief tells unpaid federal workers

WASHINGTON: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urged furloughed federal workers facing a second missed paycheck to seek loans to pay their bills while adding that he could not understand why they were having trouble getting by. In a CNBC interview, Ross, who made a fortune buying distressed companies, said it ...

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Trump’s wall plan fails in US Senate, shutdown continues

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Thursday blocked duelling plans to reopen shuttered federal agencies, a fresh setback in efforts to end a month-long government shutdown, but President Donald Trump signalled he could back a new proposal if it includes border security. The legislative deadlock left Congress and the president red-faced ...

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Sharapova heats social media up with post from chilly Russia

LONDON: The Russian tennis star, who’s lived in the US since she was a child, returned to her homeland to play at an international tournament in Saint Petersburg. She might have received a warm reception from her fans in Russia, but the weather there was less than welcoming with temperatures ...

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Venezuela breaks diplomatic ties with United States

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the United States had attempted to stage a coup in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that Caracas was breaking diplomatic and political relations with the United States , and gave American diplomatic staff 72 hours to leave. Maduro stressed that the ...

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Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid to put pressure on the militant group amid talks with the US, the media reported. Hafez Mohibullah, who served as Religious Affairs Minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan until 2001, was held in Peshawar, the BBC ...

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18 including 4 US troops killed in Syria suicide attack

DAMASCUS: A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw. The bombing, claimed by the militant Islamic State group, comes after US President Donald Trump’s shock announcement last month that he was ...

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I never worked for Russia: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against US interests. Trump also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian ...

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China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

BEIJING: A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too lenient. ...

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