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6 military bases identified for US Space Command

6 military bases identified for US Space Command

Washington: The US Air Force has identified the six military bases that could house the military’s newest combatant command, Space Command, according to a defence memo. Four of the proposed locations are located in Colorado — Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base Schriever[Read More…]

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela-related companies, vessels

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela-related companies, vessels

Washington: The US Treasury on Friday listed Venezuela-related companies and vessels as its designated targets in a new round of sanctions to pile up pressure on the Maduro government. The two companies blacklisted operated in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy and were accused of shipping oil to Cuba,[Read More…]

US disputes India's claim of hitting Pakistan's F-16

US disputes India’s claim of hitting Pakistan’s F-16

Washington: India’s claim that one of its pilots shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in an aerial battle in February “appears to be wrong” as US personnel counted Islamabad’s F-16s and found none missing, a US news publication has reported citing military officials. Foreign Policy publication said in a[Read More…]

US teen alleges escaping kidnappers after 7 years

US teen alleges escaping kidnappers after 7 years

Washington: Authorities in the US state of Kentucky have launched a probe after a 14-year-old who identified himself as missing Illinois boy Timmothy Pitzen told the police that he had escaped his kidnappers who held him for seven years, the media reported. The boy told the authorities in Campbell County,[Read More…]

Uber lays off 435 more employees; this time from engineering and product teams

US: Indian-origin Uber driver booked for abducting rider

Washington: An Indian-origin Uber driver in the US has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a sleeping passenger and driving her over 60 miles from her destination to boost his fare. Harbir Parmar, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of wire fraud in White Plains federal court[Read More…]

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

Washington: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that all US diplomats remaining in Venezuela have departed the South American country. Calling the withdrawal “temporary departure,” Pompeo said in a statement released by the State Department on Thursday that US diplomats will continue their work from other locations, Xinhua[Read More…]

US military to test banned missiles

US military to test banned missiles

Washington: The US military is readying to test missiles banned by a Cold War-era arms control pact with Moscow that is set to end formally this year after President Donald Trump withdrew from it over Russian violations. The US military plans to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range[Read More…]

US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Pompeo tells Gokhale

US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Pompeo tells Gokhale

By Arul Louis New York: The US stands with India in fighting terrorism, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during their discussions on the “urgency” of Pakistan taking action against terror groups, according to an official. In the first high-level face-to-face India-US encounter after[Read More…]

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

US-backed forces attack last IS stronghold in Syria

Damascus: Heavy fighting took place as US-backed forces attacked the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the terror group from the war-torn country. A CNN team in Syria witnessed airstrikes, explosions and mortar fire in Baghouz after the operation by the Syrian Defence[Read More…]

US revises visa policy for Pakistanis

US revises visa policy for Pakistanis

Islamabad: The US has changed its visa policy in different categories for Pakistanis, Geo TV reported on Wednesday. An official notification announcing a revision of the visa policy rules was issued by the US Consulate in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to Geo TV, while work and missionary visas have been[Read More…]

US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups

US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups

San Francisco: A day after Facebook was accused of exposing sensitive health data of its users in “closed” groups, US lawmakers have written a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to brief them about the latest privacy concerns. A complaint filed by a security researcher and others with the[Read More…]

Immediately end support to terror groups, US tells Pakistan

Immediately end support to terror groups, US tells Pakistan

Washington: The US has called on Pakistan to “end immediately” the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil as it strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 45 CRPF troopers dead. Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the Thursday[Read More…]

China-US trade negotiations underway in Beijing

China-US trade negotiations underway in Beijing

Beijing: The third round of negotiations between China and the US to end their trade war began on Thursday here as the parties planned to close their differences before the March 1 deadline, media reports said. Xinhua news agency confirmed the start of the high-level economic and trade consultations following[Read More…]

China angry after US sails warships in South China Sea

China angry after US sails warships in South China Sea

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing: China on Monday chided the US for sailing two warships in the disputed South China Sea, a move that comes ahead of the latest round of trade parleys between the countries this week. As the preparatory lower-level trade talks between the Chinese and US officials were[Read More…]

US sends additional 3,750 soldiers to border with Mexico

US sends additional 3,750 soldiers to border with Mexico

The US Department of Defence on Sunday announced they will send an additional 3,750 soldiers to the border with Mexico for three months, during which time they will build some 240 meters of fence and provide logistical support to the US Border Patrol agents. With this new deployment, the total[Read More…]

US Senator Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential bid

US Senator Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential bid

Washington, Cory Booker, a Democratic Senator from the US state of New Jersey, has announced that he is running for president in 2020. Booker, a former mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013, and the first African American senator from New Jersey, made the announcement on Friday on Twitter, Xinhua[Read More…]

Iran, Turkey to enhance cooperation to defy US sanctions

Iran, Turkey to enhance cooperation to defy US sanctions

In a meeting held in Tehran on Saturday, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Head, Gholam-Hossein Shafeie, and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (known as TOBB) President, Rifat Hisarciklioglu, also discussed issues of mutual concern, Xinhua news agency reported. The ICCIMA head mentioned[Read More…]

US partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply: Poll

US partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply: Poll

Washington, With the partial shutdown of the federal government entering its 26th day, Americans’ view on whether to expand the US-Mexico border wall has been more sharply divided along partisan lines, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday. Seventy-nine per cent Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say the shutdown[Read More…]





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