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Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US video game maker Electronic Arts on Tuesday cancelled three tournaments of its Madden NFL 19 football game to review its security measures after a competitor who lost a Florida matchup shot dead two rivals and wounded 11 others.A Florida law firm said it planned to file …

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Trump alleges bias, warns Google, Twitter and Facebook

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on big tech firms Tuesday, warning Facebook, Google and Twitter to be “careful,” hours after slamming what he called “rigged” internet search results.Trump offered no details on what if any actions he might take, but a top White House aide …

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US has no plans to suspend more military exercises with South Korea

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said the United States has no plans to suspend more military joint exercises with South Korea, months after the US military indefinitely suspended major maneuvers with the Asian country.Mattis said on Tuesday the US had postponed some major exercises earlier as …

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Trump, under pressure to honour McCain, orders flags to half-staff

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Donald Trump bowed to pressure Monday to honour the late John McCain, ordering that flags be lowered to half-staff across the country, as the late senator fired a parting shot at the president in a farewell message to the United States.Trump’s about-face came after he found himself …

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Veteran US senator John McCain halts cancer treatment

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Veteran US senator and war hero John McCain a towering figure in American politics for decades has stopped treatment for brain cancer, his family announced Friday, one year after the Republican went public with his diagnosis.The announcement signals the beginning of the end of a tough battle …

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Trump calls off Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly cancelled his top diplomat’s planned trip to North Korea, publicly acknowledging for the first time that his effort to get Pyongyang to denuclearise had stalled since his summit with North Korea’s leader.Trump partly blamed China for his lack of progress …

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US official says EU aid for Iran sends ‘wrong message’

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The top US envoy on Iran criticized a European Union decision to give $20.7 million in aid to Tehran on Friday, saying it sent “the wrong message at the wrong time,” and he urged Brussels to help Washington end the Iranian threat to global stability.Foreign aid from …

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US welcomes Imran’s desire for peace with Delhi, Kabul

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) A key US official said on Monday that the United States welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement emphasising the importance of peace on both sides of Pakistan’s borders. Alice Wells, who heads the Bureau for South and Central Asian affairs at the State Department, said the main …

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Over 175 former officials criticize Trump on Brennan revocation

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) More than 175 former State Department and Pentagon officials added their names to a statement signed by national security officials criticising President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan. New signatories to the statement, which was initially issued …

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