Archive for September, 2017

The United States opens communication channels with North Korea: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

September 30, 2017 10:30 pm
The United States opens communication channels with North Korea: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) looks at Chinese President Xi Jinping walking to his seat during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States has opened channels of […]

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US President Donald Trump says Puerto Ricans ‘want everything done for them’

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US President Donald Trump says Puerto Ricans ‘want everything done for them’

US President Donald Trump (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has blasted the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for her “poor leadership” after Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz begged for help in handling the crisis and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. In a series of early-morning tweets on Saturday, […]

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Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu

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Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu

Turkish army’s Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar, center left, escorts Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre during an inauguration ceremony of the Turkish military base in Mogadishu on September 30, 2017. (AFP photo) Turkey has opened its largest military base in Africa, in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, as […]

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US Treasury Department increases financial sanctions on Russian banks, energy firms

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US Treasury Department increases financial sanctions on Russian banks, energy firms

An AFP file photo of the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC. The US Treasury Department has announced tighter financial sanctions on Russian banks and energy companies because of what Washington calls Moscow’s continued interference in Ukraine. The US Treasury on Friday cut the length of maturity of bonds issued […]

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Google cooperating with US probe of Russian meddling allegations

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Google cooperating with US probe of Russian meddling allegations

This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google in Vertou, western France. (By AFP) Google says it is digging into its vaults for evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, after Virginia Sen. Mark Warner slammed Twitter for a response to […]

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North Korea detected moving missiles out of Pyongyang facility: South Korean Media Report

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North Korea detected moving missiles out of Pyongyang facility: South Korean Media Report

This picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 3, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) looking at a metal casing with two bulges. (Via AFP) South Korean media say the North has been detected transferring several missiles out of a  research facility […]

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Shia Muslims marking Tasu’a worldwide

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Shia Muslims marking Tasu’a worldwide

Shia Muslims have begun marking Tasu’a, the eve of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), by holding mourning rituals the world over. The occasion falls on the ninth day on the lunar month of Muharram. It is marked annually by the Shia faithful in honor of the Third Shia Imam […]

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Tens of thousands Pro-independence Catalans hold large rally ahead of referendum

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Tens of thousands Pro-independence Catalans hold large rally ahead of referendum

Tens of thousands of secessionist Catalans have taken to the streets in Barcelona to promote the ‘Yes’ campaign in their final rally ahead of the controversial referendum on independence from mainland Spain. Organizers said around 100,000 Barcelona residents took part in the mass demonstration on Friday evening amid attempts by […]

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US President Donald Trump’s tax plan to benefit wealthy, cost $2.4 trillion: Study

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US President Donald Trump’s tax plan to benefit wealthy, cost $2.4 trillion: Study

National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn speaks about tax reform during a briefing at the White House September 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AP Photo) The broad-based US tax cuts proposed by US President Donald Trump this week would mostly benefit the very wealthy while lowering government revenues by $2.4 […]

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigns amid scandal over his costly private flights

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigns amid scandal over his costly private flights

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price speaks with reporters aboard Air Force One in flight during a trip with US President Donald Trump to Beaver, West Virginia, July 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price has been forced to resign […]

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