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Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam

HANOI (Web Desk) Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have killed at least 43 people, left 34 others missing and damaged homes and crops in northern and central Vietnam, officials said on Thursday.The storm injured 21 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 houses, submerged 16,740 other …

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California prisoners fight wildfires for one dollar an hour

CALIFORNIA (Web Desk) Fresh out of prison, Alejandro Rangel longs to keep doing the job he did as an inmate for one dollar an hour: fight forest fires.For more than two years, he worked with one of some 200 crews of inmate-firefighters who in summer and fall spend more time …

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US House committee introduces new sanctions bill against Iran missile program

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives in Congress has introduced new legislation that would expand sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program.Today’s important bill requires a comprehensive investigation to identify and designate the companies, banks, and individuals both inside and outside Iran …

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The casino magnate losing in a Washington chess game: Analyst

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Washington is playing chess while US President Donald Trump acts as if he’s still the owner of casinos, says Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with  TV chanel on Friday while commenting …

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Trump’s Iran plans pushing EU toward Russia, China: Germany

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump’s reported plans to “decertify” the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is alienating Washington’s European allies, pushing them towards Russia and China, says German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.It’s imperative that Europe sticks together on this issue,” Gabriel, a Social Democrat, told the RND German newspaper …

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British jihadi ‘White Widow’ killed by US drone, says daily

LONDON (Web Desk) Sally Jones,a British jihadi who recruited online for the militant Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.A convert to Islam from southern England, Jones was nicknamed the “White Widow” by the …

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IMF sounds alert over debt in largest economies

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) For the first time in years the International Monetary Fund is optimistic about global economic growth. But it sees a new problem: mounting debt in the world’s largest countries.Debt levels are increasing in G20 economies,” Tobias Adrian, who heads the IMF’s monetary and capital markets division, said …

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Envoy says US cooperation helped reduce attacks in Turkey

UN (Web Desk) The United States (US) ambassador to Turkey says he hopes the two countries can quickly resolve a spat over the arrest of a US consulate staffer, stressing that cooperation between the two allies helped reduce terror attacks in Turkey.The US suspended most visa services for Turkish citizens …

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Iran’s ‘various scenarios’ awaiting Trump’s JCPOA move

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Iran is considering “various scenarios” in response to US President Donald Trump’s “probable withdrawal” from the international nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi made the remarks on Wednesday following a meeting with UK Foreign …

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