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September 1, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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The United States is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, the US State Department says. It described the organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), as “irredeemably flawed”. The US administration has “carefully reviewed” the ...
In World
June 19, 2018 4:10 am gmt |
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The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S. officials said on Monday (June 18), following President Donald Trump’s pledge to end “war games” after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last ...
In America
April 14, 2018 3:54 am gmt |
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The United States on Friday (April 13) blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As the prospect of U.S.-led military action that could lead to confrontation with Russia hung over the...
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March 24, 2018 10:47 am gmt |
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The Chinese defense ministry on Friday condemned the United States for serious political and military provocation after one of its warships entered waters near an island claimed by China in the South China Sea. U.S. navy destroyer USS Mustin sailed close to the Chinese island in the South China Sea e...
In Football
January 20, 2018 3:48 am gmt |
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Mexico City formalised its part of a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup alongside Canada and the United States on Friday (January 19), putting aside politics to host the world’s most popular sports tournament. The United 2026 bid members has been touted as an ideal choice for FIFA with the three ...
In India
January 12, 2018 10:41 am gmt |
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India launched its 100th satellite on Friday (January 12) as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space. A total of 31 small satellites were launched into space on Friday. More than half of the micro and nano satellites were for the Un...
In America
January 11, 2018 3:58 am gmt |
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Flanked by a group of bipartisan lawmakers who supported the legislation, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Interdict Act into law on Wednesday (January 10). The law provides Customs and Border Protection agents with the latest screening technology to prevent the smuggling of illicit synthetic o...
In Technology
January 8, 2018 7:03 am gmt |
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Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading acti...
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January 2, 2018 5:04 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving the United States while receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid. In his first tweet of the year, he also alleged Pakistan harboured terrorists. Pakistan reacted angrily to the tweet, saying all the funding was accounted for and t...
In Asia
November 29, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of continental United States. State television claimed that Pyongyang had now achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state. North Korea has fired its highest-ever intercontinental...
In Canada
November 20, 2017 8:20 am gmt |
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A top Canadian trade union leader accused the United States of bullying tactics and wanting NAFTA to fail amidst reports from Mexico City on Sunday (November 19) that the three countries have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact. Officials from the United S...
In Canada
September 2, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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Mexican officials met with trade negotiators from Canada and the United States at a Mexico City hotel on Friday (September 1) to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the mood darkened by U.S. President Donald Trump’s persistent threats to pull out. Teams from the three countrie...
In World
July 28, 2017 5:34 am gmt |
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The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. Having passed through both chambers, it will be sent to Preside...
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April 21, 2017 9:13 am gmt |
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday (April 21) an attack in central Paris is the latest reminder that terrorism can strike anywhere and at anytime, and the United States would not relent in its efforts to end terrorism. Pence made the remarks at the start of a roundtable with businessmen in...
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February 23, 2017 10:52 am gmt |
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Mexico has condemned new guidelines issued by the United States, under which almost all illegal immigrants can be subject to deportation. The new rules include sending undocumented people to Mexico, even if they are not Mexicans. But Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says his country cannot ...
In World
February 3, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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An Iranian man who was barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration even though he had a valid visa arrived back in Los Angeles Thursday (February 2). Ali Vayeghan walked into an LAX terminal in the early afternoon, becoming the first pers...
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January 4, 2017 4:36 am gmt |
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The United States swept to a 3-0 win over Spain in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday (January 3) in Perth, Australia as players gear up for the Australian Open. 25 year-old Coco Vandeweghe put the U.S. into the lead by defeating Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 6-4. Jack Sock then faced a tough test against Feliciano ...
In Asia
November 7, 2016 12:14 pm gmt |
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President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation on Monday (Nov 7) of the Philippines’ planned purchase of police rifles from the United States, after U.S. senatorial aides said last month that Washington was halting the sale due to concerns about human rights violations. “We will not i...
In Technology
October 15, 2016 4:27 am gmt |
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are being banned from aircraft in the United States starting on Saturday at noon EDT (1600 GMT) under an emergency order, regulators said on Friday (Oct 14) after numerous reports of the devices catching fire. Peter Hertz from Boston said: “I think it’s a...