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Mattis rejects reports he may be leaving Trump administration

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US Defense Secretary James Mattis has flatly dismissed a fresh round of rumors suggesting his days at the Pentagon might be numbered, saying, “I don’t think about leaving.” “How many times have we been through this, now, just since I’ve been here? It will die down soon, …

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Nobody could win a trade war, American journalist warns Trump

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) American journalist, writer and political analyst Stephen Lendman says nobody could win a trade war, because everybody loses in such wars. Lendman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on an escalating threat of trade war the trade war between Washington …

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U.S. State Department revokes PLO ambassador family visas

WASHINGTON (Web Desk): The United States revoked visas for the family of the Palestine Liberation Organization ambassador, the envoy said on Sunday, the latest development in the worsening relations between the Trump administration and Palestinian leadership. Ambassador Husam Zomlot, head of the PLO General Delegation to the United States, said …

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Trump’s decision on $200bn China tariffs expected ‘soon’

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump appeared poised to ratchet up his trade dispute with China, with punitive import tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods likely to be announced “soon,” a White House official said on Monday. Amid continued trade tensions with the world’s second largest economy, …

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Danger lurks for Trump court pick as assault accuser vows to testify

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ran into serious trouble on Monday after a woman who accuses the conservative judge of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago said she is willing to testify before Congress. Christine Blasey Ford said via a lawyer she is …

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US probably in for another recession late 2019 : Credit union chief

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The US may be in for another recession as soon as late 2019, warns Chief executive officer of the National Association of Federally-insured Credit Unions Dan Berger. “The recession could hit end of 2019 — maybe the first quarter of 2020, something Congress should take a look …

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Woman who accused Trump’s Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh goes public

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) A woman who had anonymously accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday, prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a committee vote this week.In an interview with the Washington Post, Christine Blasey Ford …

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US confirms further Palestinian aid cut

WASHINGTON  (Web Desk) The United States has cut additional aid to the Palestinians for programmes supporting conflict resolution with Israelis, an official said Sunday, adding to more than $500 million in other cuts.The latest cuts come from $10 million in programmes on reconciliation involving Palestinians as well as Jewish and …

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Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

ARCACHON (Web Desk) French researchers hoping to get an early warning on pollution in the ocean have found an unlikely ally in a mollusc more often destined for the dinner table.Their findings reveal that much like canaries in a coal mine, oysters stationed near offshore oil platforms can detect minute …

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