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Each side accusing other of giving no ground on US government shutdown

Each side accusing other of giving no ground on US government shutdown

Washington: A first round of talks between White House officials and congressional aides has made little progress toward ending the government shutdown, with each side accusing the other of giving no ground. More discussions were planned for Sunday, while President Donald Trump, who did not attend the negotiating session, was […]

Foreign students from top US colleges should stay on, help us: Trump

Foreign students from top US colleges should stay on, help us: Trump

Washington: Ruing that talented foreign students are leaving the United States after studying in the country's best educational institutions, President Donald Trump has said he wants people with merit to stay in America and help the growth of companies. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Trump said the US is […]

‘Major changes never seen in a century‘: Xi tells Army to be battle-ready

‘Major changes never seen in a century‘: Xi tells Army to be battle-ready

Shanghai: China's armed forces must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of top brass on Friday. China is keen to beef up its armed forces amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea and escalating tension […]

US says it does not believe in Saudi version of Khashoggi‘s killing

US says it does not believe in Saudi version of Khashoggi‘s killing

Washington: The United States does not believe the Saudi version of the October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has “hit that threshold of credibility,” a senior State Department official said on Friday even as Saudi Arabia prosecutes suspects. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will emphasise the need for accountability […]

‘Prepared‘ to force govt shutdown for more than a year: Trump

‘Prepared‘ to force govt shutdown for more than a year: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump said Friday he was prepared to keep the US government closed for a year or more, as he stood firm on his contentious demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico. Trump confirmed he said as much in a meeting earlier Friday […]

Donald Trump threatens US government shutdown could last ?months or even years?, as talks with Democrats fail again

Donald Trump threatens US government shutdown could last ?months or even years?, as talks with Democrats fail again

US President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders failed to strike a deal in sometimes combative talks on Friday to end a partial shutdown of the US government. After fighting to no avail over his request for US$5 billion to fund his signature wall on the Mexican border, Trump said he […]

Bail revoked: former chemistry student Yukai Yang is jailed for ?trying to flee to China to evade US poisoning case?

Bail revoked: former chemistry student Yukai Yang is jailed for ?trying to flee to China to evade US poisoning case?

Yukai Yang, a former chemistry student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania who is accused of slowly poisoning his roommate, was ordered held without bail on Friday over allegations he sought to flee to his native China by orchestrating his own deportation to avoid prosecution. Yang must remain in Northampton County […]

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testified to US grand jury about fugitive Jho Low and Malaysia?s 1MDB scandal

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testified to US grand jury about fugitive Jho Low and Malaysia?s 1MDB scandal

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio made a secret appearance before a US District of Columbia grand jury in recent months to testify as part of the Justice Department?s expansive investigation into a multibillion-dollar fraud surrounding Malaysia?s 1MDB investment fund, according to people familiar with the case. The furtive appearance by the […]

Tesla urges tariff exemption for Chinese-made computer car ?brain?

Tesla urges tariff exemption for Chinese-made computer car ?brain?

Tesla has asked the Donald Trump administration to exempt the Chinese-made computer ?brain? of its new Model 3 car from 25 per cent tariffs imposed in August, saying they threaten the electric carmaker?s bottom line. ?Increased tariffs on this particular part cause economic harm to Tesla, through the increase of […]

US sends small military force to Africa amid DR Congo?s post-election tension

US sends small military force to Africa amid DR Congo?s post-election tension

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that American military personnel had been deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in […]