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Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for NZ shooting res...

05 May, 2019 5:01 pm 5:01 pm

PARIS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook announced steps on Wednesday to temporarily block users who break its rules from broadcasting live video, in the wake of an international outcry after a gunman killed 51 people in New Zealand last month and streamed the attack live on his page. The tweaks to Facebook’s rules came as the … Read More

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US House panel escalates probe into disputed White House security clearance...

04 April, 2019 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings on Monday threatened to begin subpoenaing current and former White House officials as part of an investigation into two dozen disputed security clearances issued under President Donald Trump, including that of his son-in-law Jared Kushner. In a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on … Read More

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White House defers on Mueller’s report release

03 March, 2019 10:41 pm 10:41 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday it was up to the Justice Department to decide whether detailed findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation will be released, a day after the top US law enforcement official said President Donald Trump had been cleared of any conspiracy with Moscow. Mueller wrapped up … Read More

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Trump says to check Facebook block of White House social media chief

03 March, 2019 11:21 pm 11:21 pm

(Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will look into Facebook’s decision to block public comments by White House social media director Dan Scavino. Scavino posted a screen shot late on Monday of a message from Facebook saying he was temporarily blocked from making public comments because some of his comments had … Read More

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Protest held outside White House against Indian atrocities in Kashmir

02 February, 2019 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Protesters held outside the White House to condemn atrocities committed by the Indian forces in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir (IHK). According to the details, hundreds of Kashmiris and Pakistani overseas gathered outside the White House as Kashmiris call on world leaders and the United Nations (UN) to play their role in finding … Read More

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‘Don’t deal in Venezuelan gold,’ White House says, in ant...

01 January, 2019 8:35 am 8:35 am

CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House warned traders not to deal in Venezuelan gold or oil following its imposition of stiff sanctions aimed at forcing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power. National security adviser John Bolton tweeted that traders should not deal in gold, oil or other commodities “being stolen” from the Venezuelan people, as … Read More

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White House asked for options to strike Iran

01 January, 2019 10:55 am 10:55 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the US Embassy, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The source … Read More

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White House asked for options to strike Iran

01 January, 2019 8:57 pm 8:57 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the US Embassy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The request by the National … Read More

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Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans ‘total waste of time&#...

01 January, 2019 9:46 am 9:46 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting at the White House was “a total waste of time.” On the 19th day of a partial government shutdown caused by the dispute … Read More

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Trump, Modi discuss trade, Afghanistan: White House

01 January, 2019 11:38 am 11:38 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed reducing the US trade deficit with India and increasing their cooperation in Afghanistan in a telephone call on Monday, the White House said. “The leaders agreed to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership in 2019 and exchanged perspectives on how to reduce … Read More

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White House signals some compromise in ending US govt shutdown

01 January, 2019 10:30 pm 10:30 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Showing signs of compromise, the White House signalled on Sunday that talks to reopen the federal government could produce a deal in which President Donald Trump moves away from his demand that a proposed barrier along the southern border be a concrete wall. The possible concession, which comes days after Trump had … Read More

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White House mulls new year executive order to bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

12 December, 2018 4:43 pm 4:43 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut … Read More

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Trump says he is ‘comfortable’ as president despite political b...

10 October, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said in an interview that he was “comfortable” in the White House after almost two years in office, despite political storms over immigration, tariffs and his nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “It was a little surreal to say I’m the president of the United States, but I … Read More

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FM Qureshi, Mike Pompeo discuss bilateral ties, Afghanistan situation

10 October, 2018 12:01 am 12:01 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday called on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at US State Department on Tuesday. They discussed bilateral relations, situation in the region and Afghanistan. The minister also had an important meeting with US National Security Adviser John Bolton. Both discussed the regional security in … Read More

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New US, China tariffs set to take effect, no compromise in sight

09 September, 2018 8:58 am 8:58 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China are set to impose new tit-for-tat tariffs against each other’s goods on Monday, the latest escalation in a heated trade war between the world’s two largest economies. US tariffs on $200 billion (£153 billion) worth of Chinese goods and retaliatory tariffs by Beijing on $60 billion worth … Read More

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