WORLD

Top US senators scold Riyadh, vow action over Khashoggi debacle

Top US senators scold Riyadh, vow action over Khashoggi debacle

October 17, 2018 2:28 am

Washington: An influential US Senate ally of President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday that Congress would take decisive action against Saudi Arabia over a missing writer, calling for the ouster of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “This guy is a wrecking ball. He had this guy murdered in a consulate in Turkey,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham […]

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Writers group sues Trump for seeking to 'stifle' free press

Writers group sues Trump for seeking to ‘stifle’ free press

October 17, 2018 2:20 am

Washington: A writers group that promotes free expression sued US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, claiming he is abusing his authority to “stifle” the rights of the press. PEN America filed the complaint in New York federal court asking for a ruling that the president is engaging in “unconstitutional actions aimed at suppressing speech” under […]

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8 women dead as train hits rickshaw in Pakistan

8 women dead as train hits rickshaw in Pakistan

October 17, 2018 2:02 am

Karachi: Eight women were killed when a passenger train hit a rickshaw at an unmanned crossing in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Tuesday. The Khushhal Khan Khattak collided with the vehicle carrying 15 travelers at the Haibat Shaheed railway station in Kashmore at around 1:30pm. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed expressing his grief over the […]

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US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil from comes down to zero: Official

‘US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil comes down to zero’

October 17, 2018 1:48 am

Washington: The Trump Administration is working with countries on a case by case basis to ensure that their purchase of oil from Iran comes down to zero as soon as possible, a top US official said. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying it had “failed to […]

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Trump says Saudi prince vows 'full' probe into missing journalist

Trump says Saudi prince vows ‘full’ probe into missing journalist

October 17, 2018 1:43 am

Washington: US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and been assured that a “full” probe into the disappearance of a critical journalist was underway. “Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate,” […]

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Middle East

India, US have goal of denying Iran money it needs to destabilise Middle East: Official

October 17, 2018 1:36 am

Washington: The US and India have a goal of denying Iran the money it needs to destabilise the Middle East, a top American official said after his visit to New Delhi for talks over slashing India’s Iranian oil imports ahead of the November 4 deadline. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of […]

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian network for supporting child soldiers

US imposes sanctions on Iranian network for supporting child soldiers

October 17, 2018 12:38 am

Washington: Intensifying its pressure on Iran, the US imposed sanctions on Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar financial network that supports an Iranian paramilitary force, alleging it recruits and trains child soldiers for the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. The announcement came two weeks before the Trump administration reimposes some of the United States’ harshest sanctions against Iran, including its oil sector. Announcing […]

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Judge approves Elon Musk settlement with SEC

Judge approves Elon Musk settlement with SEC

October 17, 2018 12:37 am

New York: A federal judge is approving a settlement between Elon Musk and federal regulators over his infamous tweet about taking Tesla private. The Securities and Exchange Commission argued the tweet was misleading and harmed investors who bought stock in the electric car company as a result. The company is not going private. Tesla and […]

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Google staff discussed ways to fight Trump's Muslim travel ban: Report

Google offers solutions to avoid more EU Android fines

October 17, 2018 12:33 am

Brussels: Google formally offered its solutions to avoid more EU mega-fines Wednesday, after Brussels accused the US tech giant of illegally abusing the dominance of its Android operating system for mobile devices. The European Commission in July hit Google with its biggest ever fine, imposing a 4.34 billion euro (USD 5 billion) penalty, giving the […]

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Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her 'phony!'

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her ‘phony!’

October 17, 2018 12:23 am

Washington: President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” over what he claimed is “a scam and a lie” despite Warren’s proof. Trump called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize and […]

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