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Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said the recovery of the Canadian-American couple from Taliban captivity by Pakistan’s was a “positive moment” for US relations with Pakistan. The Pakistan government’s cooperation is a sign that “it is honouring America’s wishes for it to do […]

Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report

Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report

  Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report US President Donald Trump tore into the press and questioned whether broadcasters should have their licenses revoked on Wednesday, after an unflattering story about his nuclear policy. “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write,” Trump fumed as he […]

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

WASHINGTON: As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale. By the close of business Friday, Trump is expected to declare that a landmark agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program […]

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

  HANOI:  At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said on Thursday. Heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, with northern Hoa Binh province the hardest hit with 11 dead and 21 missing. “We are mobilising all forces […]

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility. Trump is […]

Thirteen dead in Mexican prison as authorities put down riot

Thirteen dead in Mexican prison as authorities put down riot

By AFP Relatives of inmates wait for news of their loved ones outside the Cadereyta state prison after a riot broke out at the prison, in Cadereyta Jimenez, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico October 10, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS/Daniel BecerrilMONTERREY:  Mexican security forces used lethal force Tuesday to put down a prison riot in clashes that […]

Who’s the moron? Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test

Who’s the moron? Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test

By AFP WASHINGTON:  Donald Trump’s feud with top diplomat Rex Tillerson burst back into the open Tuesday, after the US president joked that he and his Secretary of State should compare IQ scores.Having loudly dismissed reports that Tillerson had once called him a “moron,” Trump refused to let the controversy go, renewing questions about Tillerson’s future. […]

Deadly Hurricane Nate hits southern US

Deadly Hurricane Nate hits southern US

NEW ORLEANS: Hurricane Nate slammed into the southeastern tip of the US state of Louisiana on Saturday and headed toward Mississippi after leaving dozens dead and causing widespread flooding in Central America. Officials urged residents to evacuate some vulnerable areas before the storm made landfall on Saturday evening, and residents scrambled to make last-minute preparations […]

Trump Expected to Refuse to Certify Iran’s Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Trump Expected to Refuse to Certify Iran’s Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Move would place key decisions about the deal’s future before Congress  WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is expected to refuse to certify that Tehran is complying with the 2015 international nuclear agreement, as part of a broader policy change on Iran to be set out as early as next week, people familiar with the deliberations said.   […]

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

  KARACHI, October 5: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on the Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House today. Matters of mutual interests were discussed at the meeting held in a very cordial manner.  

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

By AFP SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  China cannot use its economic power to dodge its international responsibilities in the South China Sea and in deterring North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday. After talks in Australia, Tillerson insisted Washington wanted a productive relationship with Beijing, but said China must pull its weight on important […]

CNN hosts makes ‘racist’ comment to 12-year-old Spelling Bee Champion

CNN hosts makes ‘racist’ comment to 12-year-old Spelling Bee Champion

By News Desk Alisyn Camerota, the host of a CNN show, has been accused of making a ‘racist’ comment when speaking to 12-year-old Ananya Vinay, winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee contest. Ananya, who is of Indian origin but was born and raised in Fresno, California, was recently named champion of the 2017 spelling bee competition, among […]

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