US midterm elections

Women hold key to first major vote of Trump era

October 16, 2018 1:28 pm

Washington: Mobilised for or against Donald Trump, driven by the #MeToo movement or infuriated by a recent divisive Supreme Court confirmation, women voters will play a crucial role in upcoming US midterm elections featuring a record number of female candidates. “Maybe three years ago, I was just a voter. Now I am a voter who […]

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Saudis likely to admit journalist Khashoggi died during interrogation: Report

Saudis likely to admit journalist Khashoggi died during interrogation: Report

October 16, 2018 1:13 pm

Washington: Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which it is likely to admit that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, missing since October 2, died during an interrogation at its consulate in Istanbul, according to a media report. Khashoggi, 60, is feared to have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The incident has resulted […]

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New dating app for Trump fans leaks data

‘New dating app for Trump fans leaks data’

October 16, 2018 11:54 am

Washington: New dating app DonaldDaters was supposed to help lonely conservatives find each other discreetly. But the app leaked its database of users on launch day, a report said Monday. With the slogan “Make America Date Again,” the app targets the “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends, and Trump supporters alike,” its website says. The […]

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Stormy Daniels

US judge tosses out Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump

October 16, 2018 10:57 am

Los Angeles: President Donald Trump scored a legal victory Monday against porn star Stormy Daniels when a federal US judge rejected her defamation suit against him. Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — still has a separate lawsuit against the president linked to $130,000 in hush money she was paid by Trump’s lawyer […]

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Saudis likely to admit journalist Khashoggi died during interrogation: Report

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered journalist Khashoggi

October 16, 2018 2:38 am

Washington: In a comment that could give Saudi officials a route to climb down from outright denials, President Donald Trump has suggested that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who hasn’t been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Trump’s comment came […]

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US budget deficit

Annual US budget deficit hits USD 779 bn, highest since 2012: US Treasury

October 16, 2018 1:05 am

Washington: The US budget deficit hit USD 779 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, the highest since 2012 and USD 113 billion more than in the prior year, the Treasury announced Monday. The deficit is equivalent to 3.9 per cent of GDP, up from 3.5 per cent in the 2017 fiscal year, according […]

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Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanished

Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanished

October 16, 2018 12:38 am

Istanbul: A team of investigators entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday for what Turkish officials called a joint inspection of the building where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared nearly two weeks ago. The team arrived by unmarked police cars at the consulate and said nothing to journalists waiting outside as they entered the […]

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US Senator releases DNA test backing Native American ancestry: report

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test backing Native American ancestry: report

October 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Washington: A US Senator seen as a top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 has released a DNA test providing “strong evidence” that she has Native American ancestry after her claims had been mocked by Donald Trump, a report said Monday. Elizabeth Warren, a leading voice from the left of her party, has […]

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Trade talks with China unsatisfactory: Kudlow

October 15, 2018 1:43 am

Washington: The ongoing trade talks with China are unsatisfactory, the White House said Sunday, alleging that China is not playing by the rules. A trade conflict between Washington and Beijing has escalated as the countries slap mounting tariffs on imports. The Trump administration imposed duties on USD 200 billion worth of goods from China, prompting […]

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London, Paris, Berlin demand 'credible' Khashoggi probe

London, Paris, Berlin demand ‘credible’ Khashoggi probe

October 15, 2018 1:32 am

London: Britain, France and Germany insisted Sunday that “light must be shed” on the whereabouts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as they called for a credible investigation into his disappearance. In a joint statement, Britain’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian and Germany’s Heiko Maas said whoever was responsible for the Saudi […]

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