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Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Democratic US senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.President Donald Trump bowed to pressure from moderate Senate Republicans on Friday and ordered …

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Three killed in rare US car blast

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Autopsies are expected Monday on the bodies of three men killed in a US car blast, a rare event which tight-lipped police called a criminal case.The explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania late Saturday, turned the car into a fireball and before it was reduced to twisted metal.It burst …

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FM warns India of matching response to deter cross-LoC adventure

NEW YORK (Web Desk) Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has warned India that if it did any venture across the Line of Control (LoC), or acted upon its doctrine of limited war against Pakistan, it will evoke an effective, strong and matching response.Talking to media persons in New York, he …

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US Senate to hold procedural vote on Kavanaugh later today

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The second-most-powerful Republican in the US Senate, John Cornyn, said Friday the chamber would meet on Saturday at noon to vote on a procedural motion on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.The Senate will vote on a motion to proceed, one of the steps …

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Palestine files complaint over US Embassy in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The International Court of Justice on Friday said it has received a complaint from the “State of Palestine” against the United States, arguing that the US government’s placement of its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem violates an international treaty and it should be removed, Reuters reports.The ICJ, known …

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Key quotes from Supreme Court pick at fraught hearing

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday angrily denied sexual assault accusations made against him by university professor Christine Blasey Ford, calling the process to appoint him to the high court a “national disgrace.”The following are key quotes from the federal judge during the combative hearing …

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At least 1,100 civilians killed by US in anti-IS fight: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) More than 1,100 civilians have been killed in US-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the US military said on Thursday.The coalition fighting Islamic State militants said in a statement that during the month of August it had …

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FM Qureshi reaffirms support for peace in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s support for political initiatives to achieve peace in Afghanistan.At a meeting with the United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in New York, the foreign minister emphasized that Pakistan regards peace and stability in Afghanistan vital for its …

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New allegations against US Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (Web Desk)new woman came forward on Wednesday with explosive revelations about Brett Kavanaugh, saying she witnessed sexually abusive behaviour by the Supreme Court nominee and claiming that she was gang-raped at a party he attended in the early 1980s.Lawyer Michael Avenatti sent the allegations made by his client, Julie …

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Unhappy with NAFTA talks, Trump rejects to meet Canada’s Trudeau

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump said he rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s request for a meeting during the UN General Assembly this week.The US President said as bilateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks are going poorly and the United States is unhappy with Canada’s negotiators.Trump …

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