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US diplomat Sondland says he followed president’s orders on Ukraine

11 November, 2019 8:22 pm 8:22 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US diplomat who is a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he worked with Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine issues on “the President’s orders.” Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, said in prepared remarks to the investigation that Giuliani’s … Read More

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Australia hails Pakistan for opening Kartarpur Corridor

11 November, 2019 1:04 pm 1:04 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Australia hailed the Pakistani constructive role in the Afghan peace process and in opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.  This was stated during the meeting between Pakistan’s Additional Secretary Asia Pacific Zahoor Ahmed while Australian Deputy Secretary Foreign Affairs department Richard Maude led their respective delegations. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Australia have … Read More

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PM welcomes release of US, Australian professors in Afghanistan

11 November, 2019 4:02 pm 4:02 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has welcomed release of the US and Australian professors Kevin King and Timothy Weeks in Afghanistan. “We appreciate steps taken by all involved to make it possible. As part of the international community working to bring peace and end the suffering of the Afghan people, Pakistan … Read More

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US backs Israel on settlements, clouding peace process

11 November, 2019 12:36 pm 12:36 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US effectively backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were “inconsistent with international law,” a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive. The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a victory for Israeli Prime Minister … Read More

China calls on US to ‘stop flexing muscles’ in South China Sea

11 November, 2019 4:08 pm 4:08 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – China on Monday called on the US military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding “new uncertainties” over Taiwan, during high-level talks that underscored tension between the world’s two largest economies. The remarks by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe to US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, … Read More

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US to extend license to continue business with Huawei

11 November, 2019 11:39 am 11:39 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing US companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said. The extension of around two weeks is far shorter than the prior 90-day extension and a longer extension is … Read More

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China, US had constructive phone call on trade

11 November, 2019 9:39 am 9:39 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and United States had “constructive talks” on trade in a high-level phone call on Saturday, state media Xinhua said. China’s Vice Premier Liu He, US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were on the call. The two sides discussed each other’s core issues for the first phase of … Read More

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Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL’s rank in war crimes ...

11 November, 2019 9:05 am 9:05 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated. The White … Read More

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UK, Japan welcome opening of Kartarpur Corridor

11 November, 2019 8:56 am 8:56 am

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – UK and Japan welcomed the fact the move would be enable Sikh pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan and promote the relation between the neighbouring countries. In a statement, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Secretary OHTAKA Masato has expressed hope that the opening of Kartarpur Corridor … Read More

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US House panel to hold impeachment hearings next week

11 November, 2019 8:33 am 8:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will hold public hearings for three days next week in its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, the panel’s chairman, Representative Adam Schiff, said. The witnesses for the committee’s hearings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week have already given closed-door depositions, Schiff, a Democrat, … Read More

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‘Turkey should scrap Russian missile system or face US sanctions’

11 November, 2019 10:33 am 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US is very upset about Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defence systems and could impose sanctions on Ankara if it does not “get rid” of them, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said. “Turkey will feel the impact of those sanctions,” O’Brien told CBS’s “Face the Nation” in an interview, … Read More

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US congratulates Pakistan, India on historic opening of Kartarpur corridor

11 November, 2019 8:49 pm 8:49 pm

WASHINGTON DC (92 News) – The United States on Saturday welcomed the historic opening of the Kartarpur corridor and described it as a step towards promoting greater religious freedom. In a video message on Twitter, US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that Washington sees the opening of the corridor as a positive example of … Read More

Erdogan says US not fulfilling Syria deal ahead of Trump talks

11 November, 2019 11:10 am 11:10 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the United States was not fulfilling its pledge to remove a Kurdish militia from a Syrian border region and he will raise the issue when he meets President Donald Trump next week. A month ago, Turkey launched a cross-border offensive with Syrian rebels against Kurdish … Read More

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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

11 November, 2019 10:16 am 10:16 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo, who used to … Read More

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US needs allies in fight against China

11 November, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US risks becoming increasingly isolated unless it works with allies to oppose predatory of China economic policies, according to a new report that maps out a comprehensive strategy of US partial disengagement from China. The report by the non-profit, non-partisan National Bureau of Asian Research calls for a four-part strategy to … Read More