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Trump administration to brief full Congress on North Korea policy

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The Donald Trump administration is scheduled to hold rare briefings for the full US Congress on the president’s policy toward North Korea amid rising tensions between the two countries. All 100 members of the Senate along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, …

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Most Trump, Clinton voters would still support them: Poll

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The majority of those who voted for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the US 2016 presidential election still voice support for the two, a poll shows. The News/Washington Post poll was released early Sunday as President Trump was approaching his 100th day mark in office. Ninety-six …

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US lawmaker pledges to defend rights of Muslim Americans

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) A US lawmaker pledged his support for Pakistani Americans and said he will work to ensure civil liberties of all American Muslims are upheld. Republican Congressman Daniel Donovan was addressing an audience largely filled with Americans of Pakistani origin at an event at the Pakistan Consulate in …

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Trump’s claim that Korea was part of China sparks outrage

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage in South Korea with remarks that the Korean peninsula “used to be part of China.” Trump made the remarks during an interview with the Wall Street Journal on April 12 following his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his …

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Obama to make first post-presidency public appearance

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) FORMER president Barack Obama will make his first public appearance since leaving office, breaking his post-presidency silence on Monday in Chicago just days before his successor marks his 100th day in office. Obama is scheduled to participate in a town-hall-style event with young adults at the University …

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Trump’s new visa policy part of his racist ideology: Analyst

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump’s new executive order meant to change a visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the US is rooted in Trump’s “racist ideology,” according to a Green Party politician in Baltimore, Maryland. “There is an economic argument for restricting visas in order to …

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Trump calls Erdogan, seeks support in Syria

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US Pres­dent Donald Trump has telephoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erd­ogan to congratulate him on his referendum victory and to discuss recent US missile attacks on Syria, the White House said. The brief statement — issued on Monday evening — underlines the US need for Turkey’s …

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Trump administration to review Iran sanctions relief: State Dept

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday he has told Congress of plans to review whether sanctions relief given to Iran as part of the 2015 nuclear deal was in US national security interests. The notification came as the White House certified that Iran was …

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Mental illnesses growing among Americans: Study

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) A new study has revealed that more Americans are suffering from serious psychological distress than in the past decades. The research, which was published in the journal Psychiatric Services on Monday, reported that scientists from New York University’s Langone Medical Center had analyzed adults aged 18 to …

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