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Two presidents, not Trump, pay tribute to McCain at Washington funeral

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Two ex-presidents from opposing parties united on Saturday in homage to late senator and American patriot John McCain, in a momentous farewell ceremony that also rebuked the politics of toxicity and division trafficked by Donald Trump. As millions tuned in to the nationally televised memorial attended by …

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US sends new commander to persuade Taliban to join talks

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The new US commander for Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Austin S. Miller, takes charge of his command on Sunday, which requires him not only to fight the insurgents but also to persuade them to join peace talks. As the in-charge of the Nato-led Operation Support, General Miller will …

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Pentagon moves to scrap $300m aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The US military is seeking to reallocate $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s lack of “decisive actions” in support of regional American strategy, the Pentagon said on Saturday. The US has been pushing Pakistan to crack down on alleged militant safe havens in the …

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US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The United States is halting its funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, after determining that the organization is “irredeemably flawed,” the State Department said on Friday.The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which was formed …

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FBI arrests New Mexico compound members on new charges

TAOS (Web Desk) Five residents of a New Mexico compound were arrested on Friday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for violating firearms and conspiracy laws in what one of their lawyers described as a “bad development” for the group, who are accused of planning anti-government attacks.Jany Leveille, 35; …

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Trump offers to sing Canadian anthem after critical remarks emerge

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump stood by comments he made off the record in which he criticized Canada during an event named ‘Securing Americans’ Retirement’ in Charlotte, NC, on Friday.I gave an interview yesterday to Bloomberg Business and I said off the record and I made a statement …

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Seven dead in US state of New Mexico after bus collides with truck

NEW MEXICO (Web Desk) Seven people were killed in New Mexico on Thursday after a Greyhound passenger bus collided head-on with a semi-trailer truck that jumped a highway median strip, state police said.A tire blew out on the eastbound truck, which jumped the grass median to hit the bus traveling …

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Trump threatens to withdraw US from WTO: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump threatened in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday to withdraw from the World Trade Organization if “they don’t shape up,” in his latest criticism of the institution.Such a move could undermine one of the foundations of the modern global trading system, which …

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Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) More critics of US Donald Trump found themselves unblocked from his Twitter account on Wednesday, in keeping with a court ruling that he can’t shut out opposing viewpoints.A federal district court judge in May ruled that blocking people from the president’s @realDonaldTrump account violated First Amendment …

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US military chief to accompany Pompeo to Pakistan next week

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US Defence Secretary James Mattis has confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Joseph Dunford will visit Pakistan next week to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan.Speaking at a news briefing at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Mattis said Pompeo …

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