Monday, 21 October 2019

Tag Archives: US

Boris Johnson would make ‘excellent’ British PM: Trump

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has said British former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an “excellent” prime minister to replace Theresa May. Trump was speaking ahead of the start of a state visit to Britain on Monday, during which he will meet May. She is set to resign on ...

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May hopes Trump’s visit to UK to strengthen bilateral cooperation

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Theresa May is looking forward to the upcoming state visit of US President Donald Trump, hoping it will contribute to strengthening relations between the two countries, May’s office said Sunday. May said that Trump’s visit would be an opportunity to further strengthen the close partnership between the United ...

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US starts collecting 25% tariffs on Chinese products arriving by sea

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WASHINGTON: The move comes after earlier in the day, China also began collecting higher duties on almost $60 billion worth of American products in retaliation for a recent US tariff hike. The United States started collecting new 25 percent tariffs on a vast number of Chinese goods arriving in the country’s ports on Saturday, ...

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Iran warns any clash in Gulf would push oil prices above $100

LONDON: US military vessels in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries would push oil prices above $100 a barrel. Iran and the United States have been drawn ...

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Abbas rejects US economic plan for Israel-Palestine conflict settlement

WEST BANK: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that Palestinians rejected the “prosperity instead of peace” plan, referring to the US ” Peace to Prosperity” economic initiative for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “We are once again rejecting the ‘prosperity instead of peace’ plan for the solution of the Palestinian issue ...

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Huawei calls for quick end to US ban

SHENZHEN: Huawei has called for a speedy end to the conflict between itself and the US government. The firm’s legal chief has said adding Huawei to a blocked “entity list” sets a “dangerous precedent”, with other companies now potentially at risk of similar bans if they upset the US. Speaking ...

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Iran was ‘almost certainly’ behind attacks on UAE ships: Bolton

WASHINGTON: According to Bolton, the tankers which witnessed explosions two weeks ago off the coast of Fujairah, UAE were damaged by “naval mines almost certainly from Iran”. Previously, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the same charges, claiming that Tehran might be behind the incident. The Islamic Republic, however, repeatedly denied the allegations, stressing that ...

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Trump greenlights Japanese PM Abe’s visit to Iran

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

The Japanese Prime Minister reportedly discussed his intention to visit the Iran with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. US President Trump reacted positively to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to visit Iran in June in an effort to mediate tensions between Washington and Tehran, says a report ...

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China prepares law that may ban US tech firms

BEIJING: China’s Cyberspace Administration has proposed a set of cybersecurity measures which, if signed into law, would require operators of China’s critical information infrastructure to “evaluate national security risk” when acquiring foreign products and services, the South China Morning Post reports. China’s internet watchdog is said to have published the draft regulation online for public feedback ...

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