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  • Saudi Arabia row may derail US plan to squeeze Iran

     NEW YORK: White House officials are worried that the apparent killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia’s changing account of his fate, could derail a major showdown with Iran and jeopardize plans to enlist Saudi help to avoid disrupting the oil market. Officials said the dilemma comes at a terrible moment for the Trump administration, which will re-impose harsh sanctions against Tehran on November 4,

  • Australia to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tuesday indicated that he is open to the idea of shifting Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognising the holy city as Israel’s capital. Morrison said he was “open-minded” about moving the embassy while insisting that he remains committed to a two-state solution. His statement came 10 months after US President Donald Trump in a controversial move said the US would recognise Jerusalem as the

  • ‘Mad Max’ actress Charlize Theron condemns US President Donald Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Fords

    Los Angeles: Actress Charlize Theron has condemned US President Donald Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Fords accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Ford accused Kavanaugh during his confirmation process. Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her memories of the alleged assault — testimony that Trump went on to mock during a rally in Mississippi. Theron had some strong words condemning Trump’s actions, reports “Extreme sadness because I can’t imagine if

  • North Korea slams US for evil sanctions push   

    Seoul: North Korea’s state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an “evil” attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.The declaration threatens to upset the negotiations between Washington and the nuclear-armed North, in which Trump is expected to hold a second summit soon with Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un.

  • Rogue killers may be behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance: Donald Trump

    Washington D.C. : United States President Donald Trump said he believes that “rogue killers” could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump had spoken to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz earlier in the day and had mentioned that the Saudi King had denied having “any knowledge” on what could have happened to the scribe.

  • US President Donald Trump mocked over White House painting

    Washington DC : United States President Donald Trump’s 60 Minutes interview with Leslie Stahl that aired on Sunday night gave a glimpse of a painting that left everyone baffled and amused at the same time.

  • Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump dismissed

    New York: A federal judge has dismissed pornstar Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against US President Donald Trump. Daniels sued Trump after he said in a tweet in April that her story of a man threatening her not to come forward with her story of her alleged affair with Trump was “a total con job”, CNN reported.

  • Donald Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh as Saudi King denies knowledge

    Washington: Donald Trump on Monday spoke with the Saudi King Salman over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and “immediately” dispatched his top diplomat to Riyadh to discuss the issue with the monarch who denied having any knowledge about the dissident who, Trump believes, could have been a victim of “rogue killers”.

  • US President Donald Trump says spoke to Saudi king, who denies knowing journalist’s fate

    Washington: US President Donald Trump said Monday he is sending his top diplomat to Saudi Arabia after speaking to Saudi King Salman, who denied knowledge of the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened ‘to our Saudi Arabian citizen,'” Trump said in a tweet, adding he was “immediately sending” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with the

  • In addition to Russia, China meddled in 2016 US presidential elections too, says Donald Trump

    Washington: President Donald Trump has alleged China, in addition to Russia, meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections. Last month, chairing a UN Security Council meeting on the sidelines of the UN general Assembly in New York, Trump had alleged that China was trying to interfere in the 2018 mid-term polls and that it did not want him to be the president. China has denied these allegations.

  • Saudis reject Donalad Trump’s threats as market dips

    Dubai : Saudi Arabia warned on Sunday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following US President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Trump made a point of visiting the kingdom on his first overseas trip as president and has touted arms sales to Saudi Arabia. But both the White House and the kingdom are under mounting

  • Only cream can enter US: Prez

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has said he wants people with merit to enter the United States, a move that can help technology professionals from countries such as India. “I’m very tough at the borders. We’ve been very tough at the borders. People have to come into our country legally, not illegally. Legally. And I want them to come in on merit,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday.

  • US wants to prohibit data localisation

    Washington: The US wants to prohibit data localisation to ensure that there is a free flow of information across borders, a senior Trump administration official has said, amidst reports that major American IT companies are up in arms against the latest Indian directive which kicks off next week. The RBI, in a circular said all system providers will have to ensure that the entire data relating to payment systems operated by them

  • Donald Trump vows action if scribe killed by Saudi Arabia

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia could be behind the disappearance of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned Washington would inflict “severe punishment” if he was murdered. The Saudi critic has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2, with Turkish officials accusing Riyadh of murdering him inside the diplomatic mission. “We’re going to get to the bottom of it and there

  • China-US trade surplus hits record

    Beijing: US President Donald Trump’s much-touted hefty tariffs on Chinese imports are yet to have a negative effect as the Communist nation’s trade surplus with America ballooned to a record high of $34.1 billion in September, data showed on Friday. Trump has been steadily hiking tariffs on Chinese exports to the US since June demanding Beijing to bring down the trade deficit amounting to $375 billion. The US escalated the trade war

  • Rapper Kanye West‘s iPhone password leaked, gets trolled for having weak password

    American rapper Kanye West met with President Donald Trump at the White House for lunch on Thursday, and held a press conference in which the duo touched upon the 13th and Second amendments, North Korea, bringing manufacturing to the US, and ending stop-and-frisk in Chicago, among other issues.

  • Turkey, US press Riyadh to explain fate of missing journalist

    Istanbul: Turkey and the United States on Thursday ratcheted up the pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain how a journalist vanished after entering its Istanbul consulate last week, with US lawmakers warning that military ties were at risk. President Donald Trump became more forceful in his call for answers from Saudi Arabia but he also rebuffed calls from the US Congress to show more resolve, saying he would not jeopardise arms sales

  • India’s decision on buying oil from Iran, defence system from Russia not helpful: US

     Washington: India’s decision to continue buying oil from Iran after November 4 and purchase the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia is “not helpful” and the US is reviewing it “very carefully”, the State Department has said. The US is trying to cut off all oil imports from Iran following President Donald Trump’s decision in May to pull out of the 2015 multilateral deal that eased global sanctions in exchange for

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