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US House approves Washington, D.C., statehood in historic vote

06 June, 2020 8:23 am 8:23 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four decades after launching its drive for US statehood, Washington, D.C., was poised to take a step toward becoming the 51st state as the House of Representatives on Friday approved its admission. The initiative passed in the Democratic-controlled House by a vote of 232-180, with no Republicans supporting it. The Republican-controlled Senate … Read More

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North Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election

06 June, 2020 8:55 am 8:55 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Thursday the United States has no standing to comment on inter-Korean affairs, and it is in Washington’s interest to stay quiet if it wants the upcoming presidential election to go smoothly, state media reported. The statement comes after the US State Department said it was disappointed at North … Read More


Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington: official

06 June, 2020 9:39 am 9:39 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump told his advisors at one point this past week he wanted 10,000 troops to deploy to the Washington DC area to halt civil unrest over the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police, according to a senior US official. The account of Trump’s demand during a heated … Read More

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US decreases troops presence in Afghanistan to nearly 8,600 before schedule

05 May, 2020 6:04 pm 6:04 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – US and NATO officials have said the number of troops in Afghanistan are down to 8,600, after a February deal between Washington and Taliban agreed to reduce American forces in the country. A key provision of the February 29 agreement between the Taliban and the United States — to which the Afghan government … Read More

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India has always supported traitors in Afghanistan: Taliban leader

05 May, 2020 1:02 pm 1:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – India should speak with the Taliban if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan’s envoy to Washington said, but a senior Taliban leader seems to have dismissed the idea, saying India has supported traitors in the past. In an interview with an Indian newspaper ‘The Hindu’ US Special Representative … Read More

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PIA first special flight carrying 200 Pakistanis stranded in US departed

05 May, 2020 10:37 am 10:37 am

KARACHI (92 News) – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started its operation to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in the US as first special flight carrying 200 countrymen from Washington has departed for Islamabad on Monday. Pakistani Envoy in US Asad Amjad inspected the arrangements at the airport and extended his best wishes to the countrymen … Read More

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Fresh evidence busts reports of Kim Jong Un’s death

04 April, 2020 1:39 pm 1:39 pm

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, according to satellite images reviewed by a Washington-based North Korea monitoring project, amid conflicting reports about Kim’s health and whereabouts. The monitoring project, 38 North, said in its report … Read More

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Pompeo says US may never restore WHO funds after cutoff over pandemic

04 April, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID-19 pandemic shows the need to overhaul the World Health Organization, warning that Washington may never restore WHO funding and could even work to set up an alternative to the UN body instead. As Pompeo launched fresh attacks on the WHO, Democrats in the … Read More

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IMF Executive Board to meet in Washington today

04 April, 2020 2:46 pm 2:46 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board will meet in Washington on Thursday (today) for approving third installment of loan to Pakistan. The meeting will also approve an additional $40 billion package to prevent form current corona’s situation and economic pressure. With the approval of package, the total program for Pakistan … Read More

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Washington AG sues Facebook over political ads

04 April, 2020 10:06 am 10:06 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Washington state’s attorney general filed a second lawsuit against Facebook Inc over political ads on Tuesday, saying the social media giant once again failed to make disclosures required under the state’s campaign finance laws. Facebook already paid $238,000 in 2018 to resolve a previous dispute over political advertising in Washington state. … Read More


Trump re-election campaign, backers raise over $212 million in first quarte...

04 April, 2020 11:28 pm 11:28 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee raised more than $212 million (£171.15 million) during the first three months of this year, the committee said on Monday. The committee’s statement on fundraising suggests the Trump campaign is still growing its re-election war chest despite a national health crisis that … Read More


With hospitals stressed, US enters ‘peak death week’ in coronav...

04 April, 2020 11:15 pm 11:15 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States entered what an official called the “peak death week” of the coronavirus on Monday while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients. The US. death toll, now at more than 9,600, was rapidly closing in on Italy and Spain, … Read More

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Pompeo says Afghan negotiating team looks ‘pretty inclusive’

03 March, 2020 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday praised an Afghan government negotiating team identified to hold talks with the Taliban as appearing to be fairly broad and inclusive. “We have seen a team identified. It looks like it’s pretty inclusive, pretty broad,” Pompeo told a news conference, adding that he was … Read More

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Consular services hours for Pakistani Embassy in US being reduced

03 March, 2020 10:47 am 10:47 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – In the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the consular services hours for the Pakistani Embassy in US are being reduced. In a tweet, Pakistani Ambassador in US Asad Majeed said that in the wake of COVID-19 related emergency measures announced by the US government and to ensure the safety of all. … Read More

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California issues ‘stay home’ order; US death toll hits 200

03 March, 2020 9:59 am 9:59 am

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – California issued a statewide ‘stay at home” order on Thursday for its 40 million residents and Washington warned Americans to return home or stay abroad indefinitely, with the number of coronavirus deaths in the country hitting 200. Governor Gavin Newsom said modeling has shown that 56 percent of California residents were … Read More