16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump’s national emergency declaration

Washington, Feb 19 Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging US President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The group of states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. “We’re going to try to halt the President from violating the […]

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US discussing exchanging liaison officers with N. Korea

Washington, Feb 19  The US and North Korea were seriously considering exchanging liaison officers, an incremental step towards normalising relations while the two sides negotiate to curtail Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile forces, informed sources told CNN. The development comes ahead of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s second summit slated to take […]

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China’s Vice Premier to visit US for trade negotiations

Beijing, Feb 19  The Chinese Commerce Ministry on Tuesday confirmed that Vice Premier Liu He will visit the US for a new round of negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing. The talks are slated to take place on Thursday and Friday, reports Efe news. In a statement published on […]

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US airlines to add more gender options

Washington, Feb 19  US airlines will add more gender options for passengers who don’t identify as “male” or “female”, the media reported on Tuesday. The Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade group, and members of the International Air Transport Association recently approved a new international standard for non-binary passengers effective from June 1, CNN […]

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New round of US-China trade talks to kickstart on Tuesday

Washington, Feb 19  A new round of trade talks between the US and China will begin on Tuesday following those that were held in Beijing last week, the White House said. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Monday night that President Donald Trump had announced that the US will welcome […]

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Netanyahu to meet Putin to improve coordination on Syria

Jerusalem, Feb 18  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to strengthen the coordination of both countries’ armies in Syria. The meeting will be held on Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Xinhua reported. Speaking at the start of the […]

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Pakistan will be very important in future: Saudi Crown Prince

Islamabad, Feb 18  Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has expressed optimism about the economic future of Pakistan, saying his country had been waiting for a leadership like that of Prime Minister Imran Khan to partner with Islamabad in various areas. Addressing a reception dinner on Sunday night at the Prime Minister House hours […]

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Republican Senator in Colombia to supervise US aid for Venezuela

Bogota, Feb 18  Republican Senator Marco Rubio arrived in Colombia to supervise the humanitarian aid that is being kept on the country’s border with Venezuela, which is expected to be delivered to Caracas starting next week. “I arrived in #Colombia this morning. Today another huge delivery of humanitarian aid for #Venezuela will arrive. I will […]

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US Deputy AG offered to wear wire into White House: Ex-FBI official

Washington, Feb 18  Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “offered to wear a wire into the White House”, the media reported on Monday. In a TV interview on Sunday, McCabe said that Rosenstein had told him that he “never got searched” when he went into the White […]

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