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Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

02 February, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. President Donald Trump Read More

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Trump’s choice for UN ambassador withdraws: State Department

02 February, 2019 8:11 am 8:11 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said. Nauert was State Department spokeswoman when Trump chose her for Read More

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US President Trump receives update on China trade talks

02 February, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

PALM BEACH (Reuters) – President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal. Trump, at his Mar-a-Lago club, Read More

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Trump declares emergency US-Mexico border wall

02 February, 2019 12:00 am 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the US Constitution. Read More

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ICJ, Iran, $2bn, assets, frozen, US

ICJ rules Iran has legal claim to $2bn in assets frozen by US

02 February, 2019 9:35 am 9:35 am

HAGUE – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Iran has the right to recover two billion dollars in frozen assets in the United States, reported Aljazeera. In a ruling issued on Wednesday, the 15-member court said Tehran Read More

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Afghan Taliban to hold talks with US in Islamabad on Feb 18: spokesman

02 February, 2019 8:25 am 8:25 am

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban negotiators will meet their US counterparts in Islamabad on Feb 18 as part of accelerating diplomacy to end more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan, said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. But a US State Department Read More

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US still probing journalist Khashoggi murder: Pompeo

02 February, 2019 10:43 pm 10:43 pm

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The US government will continue investigating the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Hungary on Monday. “America is not covering up for a murder,” he said, adding Read More

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Iran cheers US ‘dismay’, vaunts military might as revolution tu...

02 February, 2019 3:49 pm 3:49 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Iranians held nation-wide rallies on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Shah and the triumph of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shi’ite cleric who led an Islamic Revolution that Read More

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Climate, change, US, power, worry

Climate change seen as top threat, but US power a growing worry

02 February, 2019 1:58 pm 1:58 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Climate change is the top security concern in a poll conducted by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, followed by Islamist terrorism and cyber attacks while respondents in a growing number of countries worried about the power and Read More

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Trump to press border wall fight in State of the Union speech

02 February, 2019 5:16 pm 5:16 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least Read More

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Trump says US military intervention in Venezuela ‘an option

02 February, 2019 10:42 am 10:42 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, while the troubled OPEC nation’s ally Russia warned against “destructive meddling.” The Read More

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Russia suspends nuclear arms treaty after US says to pull out

02 February, 2019 7:01 pm 7:01 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, after the United States said it would withdraw from the arms control pact, accusing Moscow of violations. Moscow’s relations with the Read More

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US says to withdraw from arms control treaty in six months

02 February, 2019 8:21 am 8:21 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced that it will withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the landmark 1987 arms control pact. The United States would reconsider Read More

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US suspends compliance on nuclear treaty with Russia

02 February, 2019 9:05 pm 9:05 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will suspend compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia on Saturday and formally withdraw in six months if Moscow does not end its alleged violation of the pact, Secretary of State Mike Read More

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US envoy raises prospect of US compromise in North Korea talks

02 February, 2019 8:27 am 8:27 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington is willing to discuss “many actions” to improve ties and entice Pyongyang to give up nuclear weapons, the US special envoy for North Korea said but set out an extensive list of demands for the North, Read More

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