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Ready to shut government for months or even years: Trump

Ready to shut government for months or even years: Trump

A defiant President Donald Trump said Friday he was prepared to keep the for as long as it takes — months or even years — to force Congress to provide billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico. “This is national security we‘re talking about. We‘re not playing games,” […]

Trump says confident in US trade deal with China

Trump says confident in US trade deal with China

President Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Washington and Beijing will reach a deal to bring to a close the months-long trade dispute that has roiled global financial markets. “I think we will make a deal with China,” Trump said at the White House, and noted that talks are […]

Pompeo equating  YPG terror organisation with Kurds shows worrying lack of knowledge: Turkey

Pompeo equating YPG terror organisation with Kurds shows worrying lack of knowledge: Turkey

Turkey on Friday hit out at for saying Washington will ensure Ankara does not “slaughter” Kurds in Syria as American troops withdraw. “Pompeo equating the YPG terror organisation with Kurds, (even) if it is not intentional, shows a worrying lack of knowledge,” Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said. Ankara […]

Democrats want to impeach me because they know they can’t win 2020 elections, tweets Trump

Democrats want to impeach me because they know they can’t win 2020 elections, tweets Trump

As the US government shutdown continued hanging in the air, President Trump in a tweet said the Democrats want to impeach him because they can‘t win the next US elections. “They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020,” the president said, adding,”As I have stated […]

Resolve Kashmir according to UN resolutions: Turkey

Resolve Kashmir according to UN resolutions: Turkey

Turkey on Friday said the Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the UN resolutions, after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish stand appeared in a joint statement issued at the end of a two-day visit by Imran Khan to Turkey on the […]

Release activist Nabeel Rajab: UN human rights body to Bahrain

Release activist Nabeel Rajab: UN human rights body to Bahrain

The United Nations human rights office called on Bahrain on Friday to release activist Nabeel Rajab, saying that the upholding of his five-year jail sentence by the top court this week showed “continued suppression of government critics”. An outspoken critic of the Bahraini government who played a prominent role in […]

Individuals should not be used as pawns for diplomatic leverage:  British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt to Russia

Individuals should not be used as pawns for diplomatic leverage: British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt to Russia

Britain cautioned Russia on Friday that individual citizens should be not used as pawns in a diplomatic chess game after a dual US/UK national was detained in Moscow on espionage charges. British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was extremely worried about Paul Whelan, who was detained by Russia‘s FSB […]

China has built own 'Mother of All Bombs' to counter US: Report

China has built own 'Mother of All Bombs' to counter US: Report

China has developed a answer to the US-built ‘Mother of All Bombs‘, the most powerful non-nuclear weapon, official media reported on Friday.  China‘s defence industry giant the aerial bomb, the country‘s largest non-nuclear bomb, state-run Global Times reported. It is dubbed as the Chinese version of the “Mother of All […]

Data of politicians leaked, including of Chancellor Merkel: German government

Data of politicians leaked, including of Chancellor Merkel: German government

Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been released online, the government said Friday. The information, which comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents, was published via Twitter in December but inexplicably only came to light this week. […]

Travel advisory issued by US does not hold water: China

Travel advisory issued by US does not hold water: China

The China travel advisory issued by the , said a spokesman of China‘s ministry of foreign affairs on Friday. The spokesman, Lu Kang, made the remarks when commenting on the renewed travel advisory by the US State Department earlier on Thursday. The advisory says that US citizens must exercise caution against China‘s […]