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US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Washington, Aug 16 :  US newspapers big and small today hit back at President Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the news media, launching a coordinated campaign of editorials stressing the importance of a free press. Leading the charge was The Boston Globe, which had issued an appeal for this drive — accompanied by the hashtag […]

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US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking North Korea embargo

US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking North Korea embargo

Washington, Aug 16 :  The US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies for violating the economic embargo on North Korea as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. The Treasury accused China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co and its Singapore-based affiliate, SINSMS Pte, of falsifying documents […]

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China blasts US solar tariffs, takes WTO action

China blasts US solar tariffs, takes WTO action

Beijing, Aug 15 :  China has blasted US tariffs on solar panel imports, filing a complaint at the World Trade Organization in the latest salvo of the trade battle between the world’s two economic giants. US President Donald Trump approved steep tariffs on solar panel imports in January to protect US producers, triggering an outcry […]

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Taliban capture northern base as Afghan forces fight in Ghazni

Taliban capture northern base as Afghan forces fight in Ghazni

Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan), Aug 14:  Taliban fighters overran a northern Afghan army base, officials said today, killing at least 17 soldiers with dozens feared captured in a stinging blow to security forces already struggling to push insurgents from eastern Ghazni. The fall of the base in Ghormach district of volatile Faryab province came with security forces […]

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Iran’s Khamenei: ‘No war, no negotiations with the US’

Iran’s Khamenei: ‘No war, no negotiations with the US’

Tehran, Aug 13 :  Iran’s supreme leader today said there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread […]

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Six climbers, crew rescued in Tajikistan chopper accident

Six climbers, crew rescued in Tajikistan chopper accident

Dushanbe, Aug  13:  Six climbers and a crew member were rescued from the site of a helicopter accident in a remote mountainous region of Tajikistan while nine others remain missing after a “hard landing”, emergency services said. The Tajik Committee for Emergency Situations told AFP that a rescue helicopter reached the site in the east […]

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‘Suicidal’ mechanic steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

‘Suicidal’ mechanic steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

San Francisco, Aug 11 :  A “suicidal” mechanic stole an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, took it for a brief flight that included an aerial loop, then crashed it in an incident officials said was unrelated to terrorism. Two military F-15s were scrambled to chase the stolen plane, but “were not involved in […]

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Four killed in shooting in Canadian town: Police

Four killed in shooting in Canadian town: Police

Montreal, Aug 10 :  A suspect has been arrested after four people were killed today in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said. Authorities urged people in the Brookside neighborhood, where residents reported waking to the sounds of dozens of shots, to remain in their homes, describing it as an “active […]

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Yemen in shock after Saudi-led strike on bus kills 29 children

Yemen in shock after Saudi-led strike on bus kills 29 children

Dahyan, Aug 10 :  The remains of victims and children’s clothing were strewn across a market in northern Yemen today, as the US and UN called for an investigation into an air strike the previous day by a Saudi-led coalition that killed 29 children on a bus. Yesterday’s strike on a bus filled with children […]

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Washington demands probe into Yemen bus strike

Washington demands probe into Yemen bus strike

Washington, Aug  10 :  The United States called for a “thorough” investigation following the deaths of 29 children in northern Yemen in a strike on a bus carried out by the Saudi-led coalition. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US was “concerned” by reports of an attack resulting in civilian deaths. “We are calling […]

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