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US to defend against Iran lawsuit over sanctions: Pompeo


Washington, Aug 28: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Washington will defend itself in a case brought up by Iran in The Hague to protest the US exit of the landmark Iran nuclear deal, and US re-imposition of sanctions that were lifted under the deal.In a statement, Pompeo said that...

US Senator John McCain dead


Washington, Aug 26: John McCain, a proud naval aviator who survived years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and going on to become a Republican congressman, senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for presidency, has died after a battle with a malignant brain tumour. He was 81.McCain, died on Saturday at 4.28...

Trump slams AG Sessions


Washington, Aug 26: US President Donald Trump has publicly slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying that Sessions does not understand what was happening under him at the Department of Justice.Jeff Sessions said he wouldn't allow politics to influence him only because he doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position, Trump tweeted on...

Twitter CEO to testify before US House panel


Washington, Aug 25: Facing the heat over alleged censoring of Republicans on Twitter, its CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before a US House panel about algorithms and content monitoring.According to a report in CBS News late on Friday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that Dorsey will present himself before the House Energy and...

Ex-Trump World Tower doorman reveals President’s new affair


Washington, Aug 25: A former Trump World Tower doorman has said that he knows of an alleged affair between President Donald Trump and a former housekeeper which resulted in a child out of wedlock, according to his attorney.On Friday, Marc Held -- the attorney for Dino Sajudin, the former doorman -- said his client...

US to cut $200 mn aid to Gaza and West Bank


Washington, Aug 25: US President Donald Trump has ordered more than $200 million in economic aid which was to be allocated to Gaza and the West Bank be redirected elsewhere.A State Department official said the decision was made after a review to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests, BBC...

Trump asks Pompeo to cancel N.Korea trip


Washington, Aug 25: US President Donald Trump has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel his upcoming trip to North Korea, citing the lacking of progress on the Peninsula denuclearization.Trump on Friday tweeted that I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I...

Entrepreneur DJ Sukhjinder makes a difference in South Richmond Hill


Richmond Hill, NY: Loud music and wild parties are probably what comes to mind when we hear the words disc jockey (DJ). Sukhjinder Singh is not one to argue against that, having worked as the DJ in the successful Punjabi Mela concert in New York last May. But try asking South Richmond Hill residents...

US appoints new special envoy for N.Korea


Washington, Aug 24: US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has named Stephen Biegun to be the new special envoy for North Korea.The appointment on Thursday aims to fill key posts regarding the Korean Peninsula so as to facilitate issues like bilateral negotiations over denuclearization, peace regime and economic sanctions, among others. In a speech to the...