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Tag Archives: US

N.Korea warns US, Japan, South Korea against seeking sanctions

  Pyongyang: North Korea on Thursday warned the US, Japan and South Korea against seeking additional UN sanctions for its nuclear and missile programs. A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, a semi-official organ of North Korea, said in a statement that the US was “going desperate to apply fresh sanctions and pressure on North…

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Iran deal is not untouchable: Nikki Haley

  Washington:US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that President Trump has the authority and the justification to scrap the Iran nuclear agreement if he chooses. “The entire world thinks the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is untouchable, but it’s not,” said Haley here at an event. “If the president chooses not…

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Harry Styles defends young fans

London: Singer Harry Styles says his young fanbase does not get enough credit for its musical taste. The 23-year-old, whose debut solo album topped the charts here and in the US, has hit back at people who denigrate the music taste of younger fans, calling it “kind of rude”, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “The thing is, people stereotype…

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Tiger Woods arrested on drink-driving charge

  Washington: Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on a drink-driving charge in Florida in the US on Monday, police said. The golfer was released a few hours later, records from Palm Beach County police show, the BBC reported. He was arrested in the town of Jupiter, media reports say. He has not made any comment. The…

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Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Brussels. “My handshake with him, it’s not innocent,” Macron told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview published on Sunday. “It’s not the alpha and the omega of politics,…

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Trump to keep sanctions on Russia, says top economic adviser

  Taormina (Italy): US President Donald Trump favours keeping in place the sanctions Western nations imposed on Russia over Moscow’s role in the Ukrainian conflict, one of his top advisers said here. Speaking to reporters at the G7 summit, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn said: “We’re not lowering our sanctions on Russia. If…

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US appeals court upholds block on Trump’s visa ban

  Washington: A US federal appellate court upheld an injunction issued by a lower court blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring issuance of visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Virginia, voted 10-3 on Thursday to uphold a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland…

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US AG omits Russian details in security clearance form: Media

  Washington: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who lied during his confirmation about his alleged Russian ties, also omitted the meetings with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak from the Justice Department documents upon taking office, media reports said. Both CNN and ABC on Wednesday disclosed that Sessions did not mention his meetings with Kislyak in the security clearance…

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US Treasury urges Congress to raise debt limit before recess

   Washington: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has urged the Congress to raise the debt limit before its August recess to avoid a potential federal government default. “I urge you to raise the debt limit before you leave for the summer,” Xinhua news agency quoted Mnuchin as saying before the House Ways and Means Committee on…

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