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Global Internet Freedom Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

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WASHINGTON – Freedom House report finds more and more countries are cracking down online, Internet freedom around the world has declined for the eighth consecutive year, raising fears that state censorship online is becoming the norm rather than the exception, the Week reported Friday. The website says that a new …

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FBI Warns of New Mail Bombs

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WASHINGTON – US authorities are investigating at least ten possibly harmful devices and pipe bombs that have been mailed to prominent American politicians including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier in the week. The CNN news agency also was targeted, Sputnik said Friday. William …

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Everyone Going to Suffer from Trade War Between US-China: IMF


JAKARTA, Indonesia – International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Saturday cautioned that “everyone is going to suffer” from a trade-and-currency clash between the United States and China, AFP reported. Tensions have soared in recent months with US President Donald Trump’s administration rolling out billions of dollars in tariffs against China in …

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Turkey has Evidence that Khashoggi Killed Inside Consulate: Washington Post


ANKARA – The Turkish government has told U.S. officials it has audio and video recordings that prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post reported, citing unidentified U.S. and Turkish officials. Recordings show a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi — a contributor to the …

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Moscow to Washington; Sign Written Pledges on Mutual Non-Interference

MOSCOW – Russia on Friday has offered the United States to make written commitments about non-interference in each other’s affairs, Sputnik reported. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of North America, Georgy Borisenko, told Sputnik that Moscow is ready to give such guarantees “at any time,” but Washington …

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Pak FM to Meet US Secretary of State


WASHINGTON – Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is scheduled to hold a second meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and also hold talks with National Security Adviser John Bolton in Washington, a media report said on Monday. Qureshi arrived in Washington D.C. on Sunday for talks on …

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Turkey Could not Remain Silent Over Use of Sanctions as Weapons: Erdogan


NEW YORK – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday said that his country could not remain silent over the use of sanctions as weapons. The United States has called for the release of pastor Andrew Brunson, who was moved …

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US Says Denuclearization Talks Ongoing with North Korea


WASHINGTON – Talks with North Korea are ongoing over the country’s potential denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, despite the appearance that discussions had stalled. “We are still continuing to have many conversations with the DPRK about how to effectuate achieving all the commitments that were …

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China Warns to Hit Back if US Imposes New Tariffs.


BEIJING – China has warned of backlash if US President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties, Newbytes said Monday. The Warning comes after Trump on Friday said in a statement, that he …

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Russia Files Protest Note over Washington’s Breaking International Law

MOSCOW – Russia file protest note is related to Washington’s “continuous violation of international laws” in relevance to Moscow’s diplomatic missions, the Russian foreign ministry explained, Sputnik reported Friday. On the other hand, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the UN Secretary-General to pay attention to these violations. Following a …

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