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Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons: Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Monday during a visit to Occupied Jerusalem that Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons while also denouncing Tehran’s support for “terrorists”. “Most importantly the United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon – never…

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10 key points from Trump’s address to Muslim leaders

1. Trump chose to make his first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia since he wanted to deliver a message of peace and hope “I stand before you as a representative of the American People, to deliver a message of friendship and hope. That is why I chose to make my first foreign visit a trip…

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WOW! Anil Kapoor to act in Hollywood web series

Anil Kapoor has been trying his acting skills in different genres of films. With starring in Hindi films and doing Television, the actor has really pumped up his game. Anil Kapoor last produced and acted in the 24 series in India, which was based on a Hollywood series with the same name. After featuring in…

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Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

KABUL: At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention as they were unable to get hold of senior…

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China killed CIA sources, hobbled US spying from 2010 to 2012: NYT

BEIJING: China killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA sources from 2010 to 2012, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach whose origin has not been identified, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Iran’s Rouhani draws fire from US after election win

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country’s long-standing foe the United States.

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Traveling abroad, Trump struggles to escape crisis

President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff – a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was “a nut job”. Officials on board the Riyadh-bound presidential plane scrambled to coordinate with staff in…

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US court rejects drone registry

WASHINGTON: A US appeals court struck down a ruling Friday aimed at forcing drone owners to register their tiny aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration.

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US veteran kills one in Times Square car crash, 22 hurt

NEW YORK: A US Navy veteran with a criminal past — but no apparent terror motive — rammed a car into a crowd of people in New York’s Times Square on Thursday, killing a young woman and injuring 22 other people.

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Security experts find clues to ransomware worm’s lingering risks

FRANKFURT: Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware attack were running Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by security ratings firm BitSight found.

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US-led warplanes hit Syria forces

BEIRUT: US-led warplanes hit a pro-regime convoy in Syria that ignored warning shots, weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration launched America’s first strikes against Damascus forces in the war-torn country.

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Turkey ready to retaliate against any threats, Erdogan warns

ISTANBUL: Turkey is ready to retaliate if it faces a threat from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and will not shirk from launching a military campaign if need be, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

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Sotheby’s withdraws $30-40mn Schiele from NY auction

NEW YORK: Sotheby’s dramatically withdrew from sale an early Schiele nude valued at $30-40 million, the star lot of its flagship impressionist and modern art auction in New York on Tuesday. The female nude, “Danae” which Austrian artist Egon Schiele painted when he was just 19 years old, had adorned the cover of the catalogue…

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US, Turkish leaders put best face on ties amid tensions

WASHINGTON: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday his country would not accept Syrian Kurdish fighters in the region but stopped short of directly criticizing a U.S. decision to arm them.

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Trump, Erdogan seek to mend strained ties at White House meeting

Fresh from securing his grip on Turkey with a referendum to centralize power, Recep Tayyip Erdogan met US President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday on a mission to restore frayed ties. Trump was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Erdogan on winning the April 16 vote to strengthen his office,…

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Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to share info with Russia

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted he had the right to share “facts” with Russia, saying he acted to help Moscow in its “fight against ISIS and terrorism.” His Twitter message came one day after news broke that he allegedly divulged classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to Washington during their visit…

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Global cyber attack slows; search on for hackers

WASHINGTON: The global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack slowed on Monday, with no major infections reported, as global law enforcement agencies shifted their attention to finding the hackers who unleashed it.

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North Korea’s latest missile launch suggests progress toward ICBM: experts

PYONGYANG: North Korea’s successful missile test-launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance key to targeting the United States, experts say. The isolated country has been developing a long-range missile capable of striking the mainland United States mounted with a nuclear warhead. That…

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Global cyber attack fuels concern about U.S. vulnerability disclosures

A global cyber attack on Friday renewed concerns about whether the U.S. National Security Agency and other countries’ intelligence services too often hoard software vulnerabilities for offensive purposes, rather than quickly alerting technology companies to such flaws. Hacking tools believed to belong to the NSA that were leaked online last month appear to be the…

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Kremlin says may retaliate against U.S. over expulsion of Russian diplomats

Russia may retaliate against the United States for the Obama administration’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats it said were spies, a top Kremlin aide said on Friday. Moscow is also waiting for the return of two diplomatic compounds seized in the United States during the same espionage scandal, Yuri Ushakov, a Kremlin foreign policy aide,…

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EU, US to discuss possible airline laptop ban

Top EU and US officials will hold talks on Friday over a possible US ban on carry-on computers on European flights to the United States, an EU spokeswoman said. The US Department of Homeland Security sparked deep concern in Europe on Tuesday when it said was close to a decision on extending to Europeans an existing…

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