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No war-ending declaration with N.Korea before denuclearization: US


Washington, Aug 30: The US has said that North Korea should denuclearise before Washington signs a war-ending declaration with Pyongyang.In a press briefing on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency quoted State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert as saying: We believe that denuclearization has to take place before we get to other parts. US media had...

Trump rules out resuming military exercises with S.Korea for now


Washington, Aug 30: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that there is no reason to resume joint military exercises with South Korea for the time being, and insisted that China is not helping to ease tensions with Pyongyang.The President believes that his relationship with Kim Jong Un is a very good...

NAFTA talks with Canada going very well, says Trump


Washington, Aug 30: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that negotiations with Canada to incorporate it into the revised North American Free Trade Agreement are going very well, and he revealed that he spoke this week with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.I think they're going really well. I think Canada very...

Our troops not to be posted much longer in Afghanistan: US


Washington, Aug 29: The Pentagon repeated on Tuesday that the presence of US troops in Afghanistan will not last much longer, but stressed the importance of their deployment in the region to avoid further attacks on the US like those on September 11, 2001.We are there in order to ensure that America's security -...

Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall


Washington, Aug 29: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted that Mexico will pay for the border wall he wants to build to halt illegal migration, once again putting on the table the issue that has most soured relations between the two countries one day after a friendly telephone call with his Mexican counterpart,...

Trump, Merkel support US-EU trade improvement


Washington, Aug 28: US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed on the need to improve US trade relations with the European Union following the recent escalation in disputes.Trump and Merkel in a phone call on Monday strongly supported ongoing discussions between Washington and Brussels to remove barriers to a deeper...

Trump issues statement after ignoring McCain questions


Washington, Aug 28: US President Donald Trump offered brief praised for the late Republican Senator John McCain, who passed away on August 25, in a statement after responding only with silence to questions about the Vietnam War veteran turned politician.Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our...

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...