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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 […]

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.   […]

Indian army given freehand to deal with ‘Pakistan’s misadventure’: Rajnath Singh

Indian army given freehand to deal with ‘Pakistan’s misadventure’: Rajnath Singh

By News Desk The Indian army has been given a freehand to deal with “any attempt by Pakistani troops to disturb peace in the country”, India’s home minister Rajnath Singh has claimed. “Indian forces will not count bullets while replying to any provocation by Pakistan,” Singh said on Sunday as he warned Islamabad against any […]

Congress reaches spending deal, lowering odds of government shutdown

Congress reaches spending deal, lowering odds of government shutdown

Our Desk WASHINGTON–Congress has reached an agreement to fund the federal government until September in a bipartisan deal that rejected President Donald Trump’s demand for a border wall and non-defense domestic spending cuts, according to a senior congressional aide. The spending bill will allocate $1.5 billion for additional technology and infrastructure on the border, but […]

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

Web Desk WASHINGTON: In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal. For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the US House of Representatives that […]

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame Web Desk Lacking sufficient support, Republicans were forced to pull their bill to replace Obamacare from the floor of the GOP-controlled House. Speaking soon after accepting defeat, Trump didn’t shoulder the responsibility himself, nor did he pin the blame on House GOP leadership or any of […]

Turkey threatens EU on migrant deal as Erdogan blasts ‘spirit of fascism’

Turkey threatens EU on migrant deal as Erdogan blasts ‘spirit of fascism’

Turkey threatens EU on migrant deal as Erdogan blasts ‘spirit of fascism’ By: Agency Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has triggered European ire with Nazi jibes against The Netherlands and Germany. PHOTO: AFP ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday threatened to scrap a critical deal on halting the flow of migrants to the EU amid a spiralling war […]

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran’s defence minister said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic had tested a new missile, but added the test did not breach Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the pact. Iran has test-fired several ballistic missiles since the nuclear deal in 2015, but this is the first during US President […]

PSX stake sale deal to bolster Sino-Pak linkages: Ishaq Dar

PSX stake sale deal to bolster Sino-Pak linkages: Ishaq Dar

KARACHI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday spoke to media at the share purchase deal-signing event in Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). Lauding the progressive development in his speech, Dar said, “The sale of 40 percent stake of Pakistan Stock Exchange [to the Chinese Consortium] is a historical moment for the country.” The finance minister further […]

Syrian governor says deal to restore Damascus water

Syrian governor says deal to restore Damascus water

BEIRUT: Syria’s government has reached a deal for the army to enter a rebel-held area near Damascus and restore the capital’s water supply, the provincial governor said on Wednesday. Opposition sources denied there was any such deal, but a source inside the Wadi Barada region reported several hundred civilians were leaving under an agreement. State […]

Mexico villagers free gang boss’s mother in ‘kidnap deal’

Mexico villagers free gang boss’s mother in ‘kidnap deal’

Villagers in the Mexican state of Guerrero have freed the mother of a gang leader they were holding captive in exchange for the release of a local man the gang had kidnapped. The villagers formed a vigilante group on Sunday after local engineer Isauro de Paz Duque was taken by the gang. Mr de Paz’s […]