Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Tag Archives: USA

Trade wars cost US, China billions of dollars each in 2018

CHICAGO : The US-China trade war resulted in billions of dollars of losses for both sides in 2018, hitting industries including autos, technology – and above all, agriculture. Broad pain from trade tariffs outlined by several economists shows that, while specialized industries including U.S. soybean crushing benefited from the dispute, ...

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Pentagon opposes Trump’s troop withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defence has informed Congress that it wants to continue to apply direct and indirect military pressure on the Taliban, while supporting nascent efforts for peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The Pentagon’s strategy paper, submitted to Congress this week, clearly differs with President Donald Trump’s plan to ...

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Serbian President accuses UK, USA, Germany of helping create Kosovo Army

SPUTNIK: Earlier, the Serbian president requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on the issue of the self-proclaimed Kosovo Republic creating its own army. He stated that Pristina’s actions could disrupt peace in the western Balkans. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic accused the US, UK, and Germany of aiding the self-proclaimed Kosovo ...

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Pakistani businessman arrested by Scotland Yard on US request

LONDON: Scotland Yard has said that it arrested Pakistani businessman Jabir Motiwala on the extradition request filed by the American government in relation to allegations of conspiracy to commit blackmail, import class A drugs and money laundering in the USA. The police told this scribe that the arrest of 52-years-old ...

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Swiss exports hit new record

BERN: Swiss exports for the second quarter of 2018 totalled 55.7 billion francs (€47.8 billion), a new quarterly record, states a communication from the Swiss Federal Customs Administration. Pharmaceuticals, machinery, precision instruments and watchmaking were some of the sectors that registered new heights, thanks in part to record exports to ...

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US doctor gets 175 years in jail for abusing more than 150 girls

LANSING, Michigan: A former USA Gymnastics team doctor has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over 150 young girls under the guise of medical treatment. More than 150 women and girls accused Larry Nassar of a pattern of serial abuse dating back two decades. ...

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor

MICHIGAN: Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s ...

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Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, after it reported he wanted to boost America’s nuclear arsenal almost tenfold. Mr Trump labelled ...

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Trump bars transgender people from military service

WASHINGTON: President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives. Mr. Trump made the declaration on Twitter, saying that American forces could not ...

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