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France Warns US about Serious Consequences over Embassy Relocation

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PARIS: (Web Desk)- French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned of “extremely serious consequences” if US President-elect Donald Trump fulfills his election campaign promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem. “When you are president of the United States, you cannot take such a …

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Hijab-wearing US Muslim girl evicted from bus


LOS ANGELES: A 15-year-old Muslim American girl says she was evicted from a school bus by a driver twice because of her hijab prompting her family to demand an apology from the school district. Janna Bakeer, who attends Timpview High School in Provo City Utah, tried to ride a bus …

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32 killed as Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan


BISHKEK:  A Turkish Airlines cargo plane from Hong Kong crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people here on Monday. According to Kyrgyz government, the Boeing 747 crashed into homes near Manas airport, about 25km north of the capital. The plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near …

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Jimmy Carter Calls on Obama to Recognize Palestine Before Leaving Office


WASHINGTON:  Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is calling on President Obama to join 137 other nations in granting Palestine diplomatic recognition before he leaves office. The move would help Palestine win full United Nations membership. In a New York Times op-ed published Monday, Carter writes, “The combined weight of United …

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Myanmar Muslims Hope UN Envoy’s Visit Will Bring Change


NAYPYIDAW: Muslim villagers in western Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state said Sunday that they hope positive change will result from a U.N. envoy’s visit to the region. Muslim villagers in western Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state said Sunday that they hope positive change will result from a U.N. envoy’s visit to the region, …

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China again Rejects Trump’s Suggestion to Negotiate Taiwan

China again Rejects Trump's Suggestion to Negotiate Taiwan

BEIJING: China’s foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides. Spokesman Lu Kang said Sunday that the “one China” policy is “non-negotiable.” Since recognizing Beijing in 1979, Washington has maintained only unofficial …

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CIA chief warns Trump to watch his words


WASHINGTON: The outgoing Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan has warned Donald Trump to choose his words wisely, blasting the US president-elect for likening the intelligence community to Nazi Germany. “What I do find outrageous is equating intelligence community with Nazi Germany,” Brennan told Fox News on Sunday, …

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US defence secretary threatens to shoot down any North Korean missile

U.S. Secretary of Defence Ash Carter attends a press conference with Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon at the Foreign Office in London, December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter declared on Sunday that North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constituted a “serious threat” to the United States. He warned that the US military was prepared to shoot down any North Korean missile launched “if it were coming towards our territory or the …

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