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Banks say they hold too much capital

WASHINGTION : (Web Desk) The nation’s biggest banks have a common gripe: They have too much money. Since the 2008 financial crisis, regulators have forced Wall Street to set aside larger financial reserves, enough capital for banks to survive losses they may suffer in an emergency — without the help of …

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Trump’s policies hurting the middle-class Americans: Warren

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has blasted President Donald Trump’s economic policies, saying they are hurting the middle-class Americans who voted for him. The Massachusetts senator made the remarks during a town hall event in New York while launching her new book “This Fight is Our Fight: …

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US army transfer ISIS terrorists to Nangarhar of Afghanistan

KABUL: (Web Desk) A senior Afghan legislator revealed that the US helicopters have transferred a large number of ISIS terrorists to the province of Nangarhar in the Eastern parts of the country. Last week, the US military helicopters transferred over 50 ISIS fighters to Barabad region of the town of …

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Trump confirms he is under investigation over Comey sacking

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was under investigation for firing the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The probe seeks to determine whether the former FBI chief James Comey was fired to stop him from holding an inquiry into alleged Russian …

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US announces inter-agency review of support to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while describing the aspersions of a congressman about Pakistan’s alleged links to terrorism as ‘well-founded’, has announced an inter-agency review of US funding and support to Pakistan. The remarks — at a budget hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this …

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Tillerson’s Statements Differ from U.S. Actions in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, announced that the U.S. mission in Syria remains focused on fighting ISIS and not on regime change. It should be mentioned that such a statement can hardly be considered plausible, since the U.S. policy in Syria is aimed exclusively at escalation of the current …

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Obama, Clinton speak up after GOPer is shot

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Former US President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speak up after a shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice, which has left five injured. Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake said Wednesday that Obama (pictured below) had sent his “best wishes and prayers” for the victims. …

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US, Qatar signs $12bn fighter jet deal amid Persian Gulf row

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The US has signed a $12-billion deal to sell F-15 fighter jets to Qatar amid a dispute engulfing the Persian Gulf region, which saw President Donald Trump siding with a Saudi-led bloc of nations facing off against Doha. Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the country …

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Mideast leaders asked Obama to bomb Iran: John Kerry

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Former US President Barack Obama was under pressure from certain Middle Eastern leaders to bomb Iran, former US secretary of State John Kerry has revealed. Speaking at an annual retreat of “mediators and peace process actors” in Oslo, Norway, Kerry said the landmark nuclear deal between Iran …

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