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Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks

Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks

February 16, 2019 9:21 pm

Munich: The US and European powers voiced sharply differing views on issues from Mideast security to trade Saturday, laying bare a deep trans-Atlantic rift in the era of President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders at a three-day international security conference voiced dismay at a range of Trump decisions deemed hostile to America’s NATO allies. In one awkward moment […]

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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

February 16, 2019 4:12 pm

Vatican City: Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, who resigned from the Vatican’s College of Cardinals in July, is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse. He was found guilty in January by […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman's first visit to Pak delayed by a day

Saudi Crown Prince Salman’s first visit to Pak delayed by a day

February 16, 2019 12:12 pm

Islamabad: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrival in Pakistan on his first official visit to the country has been delayed by a day for “unknown reasons”. He was scheduled to reach Islamabad on Saturday but due to a slight change, he will arrive on Sunday, according to the Foreign Office. However, the programmes of his stay in Pakistan will remain unchanged, it said. Prince Mohammad, who […]

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Pulwama terror attack mastermind Kamran killed, 4 army men martyred

Top US lawmakers rally behind India; say Pulwama attack won’t weaken resolve of Indians

February 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Washington: Describing the Pulwama terrorist attack as a despicable act of violence, top US lawmakers have rallied behind India’s effort to fight terrorism and said that such heinous crimes will not weaken the resolve of its people. So far, more than 70 American lawmakers including 15 Senators have condemned the attack. At least 40 CRPF personnel were […]

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Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

February 16, 2019 11:15 am

Chicago: Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a giant manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois — a small suburb 65 kilometers […]

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UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

Maduro blasts US for ‘stealing’ billions and offering ‘crumbs’

February 16, 2019 11:06 am

Caracas: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday for “stealing” billions of dollars and offering “crumbs” in return as humanitarian aid. Tons of US aid is piling up in Colombia close to the border with Venezuela as opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to defy Maduro’s efforts to block the supplies from entering the country. “It’s a booby trap, they’re putting on a […]

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Pulwama terror attack mastermind Kamran killed, 4 army men martyred

US asks Pak to immediately end ‘support’ and ‘safe haven’ to all terrorist groups

February 15, 2019 10:02 am

Washington: The White House asked Pakistan to immediately end “support” and “safe haven” to all terror groups as it strongly condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday that left at least 37 personnel dead and many critically wounded. “The United States calls on Pakistan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to […]

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UK condemns 'senseless' Pulwama attack

US experts suspect ISI role in Pulwama terrorist attack

February 15, 2019 9:57 am

Washington: The involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir has raised serious questions about the role of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, in it, American experts on South Asia have said. The Pakistan-based JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack that left at least 37 personnel dead and many critically wounded. The experts said the terror strike shows […]

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Trump to declare 'emergency' to fund border wall

Trump to declare ’emergency’ to fund border wall

February 15, 2019 9:53 am

Washington: US President Donald Trump will sign a spending bill averting a government shutdown but will also issue an emergency declaration to fund his controversial border wall, the White House and lawmakers said Thursday. Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell told colleagues that he spoke by phone with Trump, who “indicated he’s prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at […]

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BJP holds candlelight rally for Pulwama victims

US denounces Pulwama attack, calls on countries to deny safe haven to terrorists

February 15, 2019 9:51 am

Washington: The US Friday strongly condemned the terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Kashmir’s Pulwama district and called on all countries to deny safe haven and support for terrorists. In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s three decades of militancy, a Jaish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district, killing at least […]

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