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Trump to receive Kim letter as nuclear summit takes shape

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump was to receive a letter from his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un on Friday, a much-anticipated moment as preparations for a historic nuclear summit gain pace. Kim’s right-hand man, Kim Yong Chol, was due in the US capital a day after talks in …

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Trump hits China with $60 billion in tariffs

President Trump socked China with up to $60 billion in proposed trade tariffs, investment restrictions and plans for a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization, drawing immediate threats of retaliation from Beijing and sending the stock market into an epic nosedive Thursday over fears that the globe’s two biggest …

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No plan for boots on the ground in Pakistan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The United States has ruled out any plan to cross the international border in chasing the Taliban or any other terrorist group who flee Afghanistan. “To be clear, US military authorities are within the borders of Afghanistan only. We have no authority to go into Pakistan. If there is …

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Pakistan needed to do ‘a lot more’

WASHINGTON: The United States emphasised on Wednesday that while Pakistan was headed in the right direction, ‘a lot more needs to be done’ with regard to wiping out terrorism from South Asia. Addressing a weekly press briefing, Heather Nauert, the spokesperson for the US State Department, said, “We’ve certainly seen …

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White House senior aide to resign following abuse charges

WASHINGTON: White House staff secretary Rob Porter said on Wednesday he would resign following accusations of domestic abuse from two former wives. He did not say when his resignation would be effective. Porter, a senior adviser who is in charge of much of the documentation that goes to President Donald …

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US advancing towards first Guantanamo repatriation under Trump

The United States is advancing toward the first transfer of a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center under US President Donald Trump, the US military told Reuters on Monday, a move that would repatriate the detainee to Saudi Arabia. The transfer of 43-year-old Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi appeared to …

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