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Cautious hopes before new round of US-China trade talks

US trade negotiators return to China this week for a fresh round of talks in a new city, but experts warn a change of air is unlikely to quickly solve an impasse between the world´s two biggest economies.The meetings in

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Saudi arms sales to proceed as Senate fails to override veto

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Monday failed to prevent the  sale of $8.1 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia, after President Donald Trump vetoed congressional resolutions blocking the deal. Despite bipartisan votes this month that served as a rebuke to

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Trump nominee sparks worries of intelligence politicization

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump´s choice of a lawmaker with limited experience to oversee the massive US intelligence community has sparked concerns over the possible politicization of crucial national security decisions. Trump announced the nomination Sunday of Republican Representative John Ratcliffe

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US approves sales to support Pakistan’s F-16s after PM Imran’s visit

WASHINGTON: Washington approved $125 million worth of support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes, and also $670 worth of support for India’s C-17 transport planes.Approval to support US-built aircraft for the two south Asian rivals were approved by the US State Department,

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US terms PM Imran, Donlald Trump’s talks successful

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus has termed talks between Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump as successful. Briefing the newsmen in Washington on Thursday, Ortagus said:”Now we think it is time to make progress on the

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World. Iran frees nine Indian crew from seized tanker

New Delhi: Iran has freed nine of 12 Indian crew from a Panama-flagged tanker seized on July 14, India´s foreign ministry said Friday. Iran had accused the MT Riah ship of smuggling contraband fuel when it was detained, amid mounting

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Erdogan says Russian S-400 operational by April 2020

Ankara: Turkey´s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that it planned to start using the Russian S-400 missile defence system — a bone of contention with the United States — in April 2020. “In the coming spring, God willing in

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China backs Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir issue

BEIJING: While backing the US President Donald Trump’s mediation offer to help resolve the Kashmir issue, China said it supported the international community including the United States in playing a constructive role in improving Pakistan-India relations through dialogue. “We support

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Boris Johnson to Succeed Theresa May as Uks Prime Minister

LONDON – Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson will succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the party’s leadership contest. The former mayor of London, who has long

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Breaking News Iran Announces Arrests Death Sentences as CIA Spy Ring Busted

TEHRAN – Iranian intelligence has uncovered a spy network working for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on the country’s territory and detained 17 suspected spies, Iranian media reported on Monday, citing the director of the Intelligence Ministry’s counterespionage department.

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