Friday, 16 April 2021

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US climate envoy Kerry praises but prods coal-hungry India

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. File/AFP US climate envoy John Kerry has praised India as a “world leader” in renewable energy but said during a visit to the fossil fuel-dependent nation that the globe needs to phase out coal faster. India is the world’s third-biggest emitter of ...

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Iran’s authorities desires US to carry all sanctions

Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP TEHRAN – Iran’s authorities desires the US to carry all sanctions on its nation and rejects any “step-by-step” easing of the restrictions, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reported. The 2 nations stated on Friday (April 2) they might maintain oblique talks in Vienna from subsequent week as ...

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Top EU, US officials meet to discuss common challenges

BRUSSELS – The European Commission head and the US secretary of state met in Brussels to discuss common challenges and response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our most immediate priority is to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and to deal with its consequences on the economy, on people,” said Ursula von der ...

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UK, US sanction Myanmar junta entities as five killed

LONDON – The United States and Britain imposed sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates in Myanmar on Thursday as security forces were reported to have killed five more pro-democracy protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent. Thousands of people held protests against last month s coup in the commercial capital Yangon, central Monywa ...

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US President Biden vows to strengthen ties with Pakistan

WASHINGTON – United States President Joe Biden, on Tuesday, felicitated his Pakistani counterpart Dr. Arif Alvi on the occasion of 23rd March. Biden in a letter written to the Pakistan president congratulated Pakistanis on the 81st Pakistan Day. The US president further emphasized on strengthening ties between Washington and Islamabad. ...

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United States to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump vowed that he will sharply reduce the number of US forces deployed in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, but did not commit to a full withdrawal from the country’s longest war after facing fierce criticism from at home and abroad. ...

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U.S imposed sanctions on Iran’s banking sector

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration imposed sweeping sanctions on Iran’s banking sector, taking a major new step to cripple the arch-rival’s already struggling economy weeks ahead of US elections. The Treasury Department said it was designating 18 major Iranian banks, a move that could largely cut off the nation of 80 ...

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