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United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

12 December, 2019 10:37 am 10:37 am

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office. Iran released Xiyue Wang, a US citizen who had been held for three years on spying charges, while the United States freed Iranian … Read More

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US to extend license allowing its companies to continue business with Huawe...

11 November, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is set to extend a license allowing US companies to continue doing business with Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the New York Times reported citing people familiar with the deliberations. An earlier reprieve issued by the US Commerce Department is set to expire on Monday, but the … Read More

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US-China trade deal in sight after progress in high-level talks

11 November, 2019 9:00 am 9:00 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China said they made progress in talks aimed at defusing a nearly 16-month-long trade war that has harmed the global economy, and US officials said a deal could be signed this month. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said the world’s two largest economies had reached “consensus on principles” during … Read More

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Trump hopes US-China trade deal will be signed by middle of November

10 October, 2019 10:43 am 10:43 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will provide Beijing’s perspective on the progress of the talks in … Read More


Star footballer Ronaldo ’embarrassed’ by rape allegations

09 September, 2019 6:05 am 6:05 am

92 NEWS – Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he felt “embarrassed” as he tried to shield his family from allegations he raped a woman in the United States. Ronaldo was accused of sexually assaulting Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009. The Portugal forward, a five-time Champions League winner, strongly denied … Read More


Facebook launches dating service in United States

09 September, 2019 12:35 am 12:35 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is launching its dating services in the United States, the social network said on Thursday, sending its shares up 2%. The company said users will be able to integrate their Instagram account with Facebook dating profile and add Instagram followers to their Secret Crush lists, a feature that allows users to … Read More


China backs US president’s conciliation offer on Kashmir dispute

07 July, 2019 10:34 am 10:34 am

BEIJING (92 News) – China has said it backs the mediation offered by US president Donald Trump to resolve Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India. Chinese foreign office further says it supports the constructive role of global community including the United States for bringing improvement in Pakistan-India relations through dialogue. In a regular news briefing … Read More

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Shakil Afridi can be released in exchange of Aafia Siddiqui: PM

07 July, 2019 9:42 am 9:42 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Shakil Afridi – a Pakistani physician who helped the CIA run a fake hepatitis vaccine program in Abbottabad – can be released in exchange of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist jailed in the US for almost a decade. In an interview with American … Read More

Pakistan wants peace in region, no one can isolate it now: FM Qureshi

07 July, 2019 10:55 pm 10:55 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan wants peace in the region and no one can isolate it now. Addressing a press conference before the coming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the United States on Friday, he expressed hope that the PM’s visit would improve Pak-US relations. … Read More

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Rapinoe double takes US past France into semi-finals

06 June, 2019 8:52 am 8:52 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Megan Rapinoe struck twice as the United States beat hosts France 2-1 in the women’s World Cup quarter-finals at the Parc des Princes on Friday to set up a last-four clash with England. Rapinoe, who was involved in a spat with US President Donald Trump during the build up to the game … Read More

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PM Imran Khan likely to visit US soon: sources

06 June, 2019 9:36 am 9:36 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to pay a visit to the United States during next month, reported by sources. According to the sources, high-level contact between both the countries was made on Thursday according to which PM Imran is expected to visit the US in the next month. It was … Read More

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Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with US

06 June, 2019 11:51 pm 11:51 pm

DUSHANBE (Reuters) – Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show “positive signals”, the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region. Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal … Read More

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US believes Russia conducting low-level nuclear tests: official

05 May, 2019 8:44 am 8:44 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters)  –The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear testing in violation of a moratorium on such tests, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday. “The United States believes that Russia probably is not adhering to its nuclear testing moratorium in a manner consistent with the ‘zero-yield’ standard,” Lieutenant … Read More

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UN Security Council considers demanding Libya ceasefire

04 April, 2019 9:57 pm 9:57 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The UN Security Council (UNSC) is considering a British-drafted resolution that would demand a ceasefire in Libya and call on all countries with influence over the warring parties to ensure compliance. Diplomats from the 15-member council are due to meet later on Tuesday to discuss the text that also calls for … Read More

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Assange arrested in London after seven years in Ecuador embassy, US seeks e...

04 April, 2019 7:07 pm 7:07 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum, paving the way for his extradition to the United States. The United States alleged Assange engaged in a 2010 conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, who … Read More