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  • Trump administration freezes foreign aid funds pending review

    Date: 2019-08-07 13:13:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:49 - ID:8055877

    WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (MENA) - The Trump administration has put a temporary hold on the majority of congressionally approved foreign aid funds, pending a review by the State Department and the US Agency for International Development, CNN ....

  • China to refocus on Russian market due to trade escalation with US, says minister

    Date: 2019-08-07 12:40:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:8055996

    MOSCOW, Aug 7 (MENA) - China may switch to the Russian market due to the worsening trade dispute with the US, Russia’s Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin said on Wednesday. "Unlike American partners, China considers Russia a reliable ....

  • Massive blast wrecks head offices of Danish Tax Agency

    Date: 2019-08-07 07:59:58 GMT - Denmark - World - SN:14 - ID:8055480

    COPENHAGEN, Aug 7 (MENA) - The headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency has been rocked by a major explosion which blew off its front door and shattered windows across its facade, according to Euronews network. Two people were inside the building ....

  • Pentagon chief urges Japan to mull joining Strait of Hormuz coalition

    Date: 2019-08-07 06:31:59 GMT - Japan - World - SN:8 - ID:8055394

    TOKYO, Aug 7 (MENA) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has urged Japan to consider taking part in a coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz as Washington struggles to garner support for its efforts to counter Iranian activities in the ....

  • US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns

    Date: 2019-08-06 18:52:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:101 - ID:8055075

    MOSCOW, Aug 6 (MENA) - US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman on Tuesday turned in his resignation letter to President Trump, The Hill reported. “American citizenship is a privilege and I believe the most basic responsibility in return is service ....

  • US envoy to Afghanistan: We achieved excellent progress in talks with Taliban

    Date: 2019-08-06 16:21:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:84 - ID:8054852

    KABUL, Aug 6 (MENA) - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said he has made “excellent progress” in his talks with the Taliban in Doha over the last few days. Khalilzad made the announcement in a tweet on ....

  • NATO Sect. Gen. says there is real chance for peace in Afghanistan

    Date: 2019-08-06 13:10:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:60 - ID:8054445

    KABUL, Aug 6 (MENA) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said a real chance exists for peace in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. He made the remarks during a press conference with the New Zealand prime Minister. Stoltenberg said ....

  • UN envoy hopes for Friday's meeting between rival Cypriot leaders to yield positive results

    Date: 2019-08-06 11:20:38 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:42 - ID:8054243

    NICOSIA, Aug 6 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute conveyed the wish that a meeting on Friday of rival Cypriot leaders will yield positive results and promised that she will return to the island in the next weeks. In a ....

  • Obama implicitly rebukes Trump with call to reject normalisation of racism

    Date: 2019-08-06 10:51:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:40 - ID:8054137

    WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (MENA) - Barack Obama has said Americans must “soundly reject language” from any leader who “feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments” in his first public statement since mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, ....

  • 57 dead, 18,000 taken to hospitals in week in Japan heat wave

    Date: 2019-08-06 10:35:35 GMT - Japan - World - SN:37 - ID:8054164

    TOKYO, Aug 6 (MENA) - Fifty-seven people died due to heat-related medical issues in Japan over the week starting July 29, the government said Tuesday, with the number of those taken to hospitals more than tripling from the previous week's 5,664 to ....

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