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Donald Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To Meeting Theresa May

Donald Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To Meeting Theresa May
Donald Trump has confirmed he will hold his first meeting Theresa May this year. WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed he will hold his first meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May ┬áthis year, saying he was “very much” looking forward to it. “I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime US ally, is very special,”... 

Donald Trump picks wealthy activist Betsy DeVos for education secretary

Donald Trump picks wealthy activist Betsy DeVos for education secretary
Palm Beach: US President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he intends to nominate Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican campaigner for alternatives to public schools, as his education secretary. US President-elect Donald Trump with Betsy DeVos. DeVos is the second woman Trump has tapped to fill a cabinet position. He earlier named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be US ambassador to the United Nations. DeVos is a Republican megadonor... 

Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘Meaningless’ Without US: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘Meaningless’ Without US: Japan PM Shinzo Abe
The US and Japan are the biggest members of the massive trade deal BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: A Pacific-wide trade deal would be “meaningless” without the United States, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday, as Donald Trump vowed to abandon the agreement on his first day in office. The future of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been thrown into serious doubt after the US president-elect repeated a pledge to... 

US State Department warns about possible attacks in Europe during holiday season

US State Department warns about possible attacks in Europe during holiday season
The State Department on Monday issued an alert to US citizens about a heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. “US citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets,” it said in a statement, adding that there was credible information that Islamic State, al Qaeda and their affiliates continued to plan attacks in Europe. The department noted extremists... 

Donald Trump says he will cancel Paris climate deal if voted to power

Donald Trump says he will cancel Paris climate deal if voted to power
Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he will cancel the historic Paris climate deal if voted to power as the agreement would cost the US economy USD 5.3 trillion and “skyrocket” electricity prices. Donald Trump. Speaking at an election rally in Florida, Trump said he will create jobs all across America and provide cheaper energy to people, especially farmers. “I believe so much in the environment. Believe... 

Brics Summit: Where does China stand on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism?

Brics Summit: Where does China stand on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism?
The Brics Summit this weekend in Goa comes at a time when India-Pakistan relationship has hit a new low. Between Pakistan’s renewed intransigence in leveraging anti-India proxies to prosecute its Kashmir agenda and India’s signal that will meet the same using limited military options, the discussions in Goa will invariably be coloured by the recent events in South Asia. PM Modi and President Xi Jinping shake hands in the G20 summit, 2016. Of... 

Hillary Clinton Draws Record Crowd As Donald Trump Flounders

Hillary Clinton Draws Record Crowd As Donald Trump Flounders
COLUMBUS, UNITED STATES: An invigorated Hillary Clinton commanded a record crowd of more than 10,000 supporters Monday, leaving Donald Trump floundering as America’s top elected Republican all but conceded the White House. A day after the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Michigan and Ohio. The former secretary of state looking to make history as America’s first woman commander-in-chief held an evening rally... 

Mike Pence Calls For US Attacks Against Syrian Regime

Mike Pence Calls For US Attacks Against Syrian Regime
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence on Tuesday said the United States should attack Syrian government targets if Russia continues to support its campaign to retake Aleppo. Mike Pence said the US should attack Syrian government if Russia is to support campaign to retake Aleppo. “If Russia chooses to be involved and continue… in this barbaric attack on Aleppo, the United States of America should use military force to... 

Barack Obama Urges Unity On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary

Barack Obama Urges Unity On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary
Barack Obama spoke on the eve of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to remain united in the face of terrorist attacks, in a barely-veiled jab at Republican White House nominee Donald Trump 15 years after 9/11. “In the face of terrorism, how we respond matters,” Obama said in his weekly radio and online address, delivered on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terror... 

First US-Cuba Scheduled Flight In Decades Set To Depart

First US-Cuba Scheduled Flight In Decades Set To Depart
Cuba and the United States began normalizing relations in December 2014 after 18 months of secret talks FORT LAUDERDALE: The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century is set to depart on Wednesday, starting a new chapter in the Obama administration’s bid to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The first of several U.S. carriers to begin serving Cuba in the coming... 
 
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