Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: US

US House approves bills to end govt shutdown

WASHINGTON: Under the legislation, the US departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies will be funded through 30 September, the end of the current fiscal year, Reuters reported. Hours before the vote the White House said in the statement that the Democrats’ resolutions fund a number of unnecessary programs at levels ...

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Trump expresses willingness to meet Pakistan’s new administration

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said that he wants a good relationship with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan. The US President underscored that his administration has initiated peace talks with the Taliban. He also announced that a meeting with the new leadership of ...

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Indian Dad and son battle for billion-dollar empire

NEW DELHI: Vijaypat Singhania thought he was keeping his billion-dollar Indian textile empire in the family when he gifted control of the Raymond Group to his son Gautam three years ago. But their relationship has disintegrated spectacularly since, with the father accusing the son of cheating him out of a exclusive ...

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Four people detained in US after stealing tequila worth $500,000

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY: US police detained four people who are suspected of stealing tequila worth some $500,000, the Sheriff’s Office of the US Hillsborough County said in a statement. “There were approximately 966 cases of the tequila with a retail value of $507,105. This remains an active investigation and all the ...

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Huawei announces securing 25 5G commercial contracts

DONGGUAN: Huawei Rotating Chairman Ken Hu held a press conference with leading global media at the company’s new campus in Dongguan. The journalists visited R&D labs showcasing materials and thermal management technologies developed for 5G equipment, as well as an independent cyber security lab. Hu delivered strong messages of confidence ...

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Pennsylvania lets Uber self-driving cars back on roads

SAN FRANCISCO: Authorities in the US state of Pennsylvania have given Uber the green light to resume testing self-driving cars, the ride-sharing giant said Tuesday, after a fatal crash in Arizona prompted a pause. Uber said it had received authorization to put autonomous cars back on the road in Pittsburgh, ...

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Trump bans ‘bump stocks’ used in mass Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said it had banned the high-power gun attachments used in last year’s Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people, giving the owners of “bump stocks” 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them. President Donald Trump’s ...

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Melania Trump’s spokeswoman lashes out at FLOTUS

NEW YORK-Sputnik:  Although the First Lady has largely stepped away from her husband’s war or words with American mainstream media, she is no stranger to frequent criticism coming from news outlets. Her supporters claim, however, that the media put the spotlight on the trivia, while missing out the most important ...

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US govt’s biological warfare response team may be leaking its secrets

WASHINGTON: The US government’s program for coordinating responses to bioterrorism is still suffering from a number of security vulnerabilities, despite efforts to address many of them, according to a new report. The US government’s bioterrorism response group, BioWatch, has 600 sensors in more than 30 US cities that are checked daily to see ...

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US, Saudi behind Middle East instability, says Iranian FM Zarif

DOHA: Iran’s Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif rejected accusations that Tehran is sponsoring terrorism in the region, suggesting that the actions of Saudi Arabia and the US have led to “dangerous escalations” in the Middle East . Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Zarif dismissed claims ...

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