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Trump Denies Knowing Everything About Wikileaks

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WASHINGTON – US president Donald Trump tried to distance himself from WikiLeaks following the arrest of its founder, Julian Assange, in London on Thursday, saying the site was “not my thing”, although it was not mentioned less than 141 times during the election campaign, the Independent reported Friday. According to …

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US Wants UN to Revoke the Powers of the Maduro Government

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WASHINGTON – US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday called on the United Nations to revoke the powers of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government and to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader, CGTN reported Thursday. He added that the United States had drafted a UN resolution …

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Sikhs Aim to Plant Million Trees as ‘Gift to the Planet’

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WASHINGTON – Sikhs around the world are taking part in a scheme to plant a million new trees as a “gift to the entire planet”, Daily Guardian reported Friday. The project aims to reverse environmental decline and help people reconnect with nature as part of celebrations marking 550 years since …

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Trump Demands More Defense Spending from NATO Allies

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WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump praised NATO nations for increasing their financial contributions to the Western alliance, but forced them to pay more, saying America still bears a disproportionate share of the protection cost of Europe, AP reported Wednesday. The President met on Tuesday with NATO Secretary General Jens …

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Whistle-Blower Behind White House Scandal is Immediately Back to Work for Trump

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WASHINGTON – Tricia Newbold, the Trump administration’s latest whistle-blower, did something unexpected just hours after a House committee released a statement that the White House had quashed the fact that career had refused security clearances: she had returned to work, daily Independent reported Tuesday. “As you can imagine,” Newbold, 39, …

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Washington Asks Pakistan’s Help for ‘Final Afghan Deal’

Washington Asks Pakistan’s Help for ‘Final Afghan Deal’

ISLAMABAD – The United States has asked Pakistan to help Washington in clinching a ‘final deal’ with the Afghan Taliban as the US and Taliban remain in contact for peace. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that the US wanted Pakistan to play a ‘more active’ role …

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US and China Resume Trade Talks in Beijing After “Productive Working Dinner”

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WASHINGTON – US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he had organized a “productive working dinner” the night before in Beijing, to begin a day of talks to resolve the bitter trade dispute between the two largest economies of the world, CNBC reported Friday. Mnuchin and US Trade …

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Trump Calls on Russia to Withdraw Its Troops from Venezuela

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WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Venezuela and warned that “all options” were open for this to happen, Al-Jazeera reported Thursday. The arrival of two Russian air force planes carrying nearly 100 Russian troops outside of Caracas on Saturday worsened the political …

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Pentagon Announces $1 Billion to Congress to Start Construction of New Wall

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WASHINGTON – The Pentagon informed Congress on Monday night that it had authorized the transfer of $1 billion for the construction of new walls along the US-Mexico border, prompting immediate objections from Democratic legislators, CNN said Tuesday. A Pentagon budget reprogramming notification sent Monday to Capitol Hill and obtained by …

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Khalilzad Meets Afghan Ambassador in Washington

Khalilzad Meets Afghan Ambassador in Washington

WASHINGTON – The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday met with Roya Rahmani, the Afghan Ambassador to United States. “Had my first meeting w/ #Afghanistan’s Ambassador to US @RoyaRahmani. We had a substantive discussion & talked next steps in the #AfghanPeaceProcess,” Ambassador Khalilzad said in …

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