US Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

November 23, 2017 11:37 am
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledges the audience during an event on November 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after the US Air Force admitted its failure to […]

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Texas Republican lawmaker Joe Barton apologizes for lewd photo on Twitter

November 22, 2017 11:05 am
Texas Republican lawmaker Joe Barton apologizes for lewd photo on Twitter

US House Representative Joe Barton Texas Republican lawmaker Joe Barton has apologized after release a nude photo of him on Twitter, further acknowledging that he has been engaged in sexual relations but only with “mature adult women.” US House Representative Barton said Wednesday that he wished he had used “better […]

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The United States says attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is ‘ethnic cleansing’

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The United States says attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is ‘ethnic cleansing’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. (Photo by AFP) The United States has described the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as “ethnic cleansing”, accusing the country’s forces of perpetrating “horrendous atrocities” against Rohingyas. The statement on Wednesday […]

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US President Donald Trump’s blacklisting of North Korea justifies need for nukes: Pyongyang

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US President Donald Trump’s blacklisting of North Korea justifies need for nukes: Pyongyang

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un (Photo by AFP) North Korea has denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to re-designate it as a so-called state sponsor of terror, saying the move amounts to a “serious provocation” that justifies Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons. The country’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) […]

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Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

10:57 am
Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

The file photo shows Russian powerful oil and metals magnate billionaire Suleiman Kerimov in Moscow. (AFP photo) Russia has protested the arrest of a billionaire Russian lawmaker in France as the authorities summoned a French diplomat over the case. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service said that the charge d’affaires […]

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Turkey, Russia ink deal for two S-400 air missile defense systems

10:55 am
Turkey, Russia ink deal for two S-400 air missile defense systems

This file photo shows a Russian S-400 air defense missile system. (Photo by AFP) Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli says Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement for the purchase of two S-400 missile defense systems, stressing that the first delivery of the anti-aircraft weapon system to the Turkish military is […]

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