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UN calls on US to remove Cuba sanctions

Washington (Web Desk) The United Nations has condemned US sanctions against Cuba, renewing decades-long calls on Washington to remove the unilateral bans against the South American country. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday that was signed by 189 nations and urged Washington to end the embargo that …

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Trump considering US State Dept spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was seriously considering naming State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to succeed Nikki Haley as the American ambassador to the United Nations, adding he would make a decision on the posting soon. “She is under very serious consideration,” Trump told reporters …

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Trump hints at sending 15,000 troops to border

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Presi­dent Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the US-Mexican border could reach 15,000 roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon says “more than 7,000” troops were be­­ing sent to the southwest …

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US synagogue massacre suspect ordered held without bond

PITTSBURGH (Web Desk) Shackled to a wheelchair, the man accused of shooting 11 worshipers to death at a Pittsburgh synagogue made a stony-faced and largely silent appearance on Monday in a federal courtroom, where he was ordered held without bond for the deadliest attack ever on America’s Jewish community.Robert Bowers, …

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US to deploy over 5,200 troops to Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The US military will deploy over 5,200 troops, including armed soldiers, to bolster President Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the border with Mexico as a caravan of migrants treks toward the frontier, a senior US general said on Monday.General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, the head of US Northern Command, …

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Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

LONDON (Web Desk) Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to curtail a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition.Often described as the world’s most powerful woman and Europe’s de facto leader, Merkel said …

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Nature under assault: key indicators

NEW YORK (Web Desk) The World Wildlife Fund and partners have tracked population changes in Earth´s animal species for decades. News from the latest “Living Planet” report, released Tuesday, is more grim than ever. Here are key findings: Populations crashing From 1970 to 2014, the number of animals with a …

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Quake rattles New Zealand as Harry and Meghan visit

NEW PLYMOUTH (Web Desk) A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of central New Zealand Tuesday, where British royals Meghan and Harry are on tour, but officials said it caused no major damage.The quake was felt in Wellington during a session of parliament, prompting lawmakers to stop deliberations and seek refuge …

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