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Pakistan hopes to 'refresh' US ties with PM Khan's visit

Islamabad - Pakistan expressed hopes Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's maiden trip to the White House later this month would help repair its acrimonious relationship with Washington as the US seeks its help in ending the war in Afghanistan.

N. Korea warns US-S. Korea drills will affect nuclear talks

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday said looming US-South Korea military drills could impact the proposed resumption of nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, and hinted that it could reconsider its moratorium on nuclear testing.

Bad sex and fake fur: Russians trash 'The Last Czars'

Moscow - From awkward sex scenes to cheap-looking robes and a shot of Red Square in 1905 with the Lenin Mausoleum already in place, Russians have found plenty to criticise in Netflix's new series "The Last Czars"."What's wrong with Netflix's 'The Last Czars'?

Beijing rebuffs Trump claims over economic slowdown

Bejing - China on Tuesday rejected claims from US President Donald Trump that it is being forced to make a trade deal because of its slowing economy, as the two sides prepare for more talks.

Democratic congresswomen hit back after 'racist' Trump tirade

Washington - Democratic congresswomen targeted in a xenophobic tirade by President Donald Trump hit back Monday, saying he was trying to distract attention away from his policies with his "blatantly racist attack.

Ryanair closing bases due to Boeing 737 MAX crisis

London - Ryanair said Tuesday it will close some of its bases because of problems with Boeing's crisis-hit 737 MAX jet, which has been grounded after two fatal accidents.

Thousands call for Puerto Rico governor to resign after chat leak

Miami - Thousands of people demonstrated Monday demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello following the leak of a group text chat in which he and other officials made obscene, sexist and homophobic remarks about political opponents and...

Iran's top diplomat warns US is 'playing with fire'

New York - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Monday that the United States is "playing with fire," echoing remarks by President Donald Trump as the two sides are locked in a standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.

New Zealand PM 'utterly' disagrees with Trump tweets

Wellington - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday joined international condemnation of US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen.

UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

London - The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".

Facebook needs 'very high standard' for Libra coin: US Treasury

Washington - Facebook must meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.

Shelters full, hopes dim for migrants in Mexico seeking US asylum

Tijuana - The giggles of children at play are about the only pleasant thing about a dark, crowded and stifling warehouse in Mexico that is home to some 150 migrants waiting for the United States to process their asylum claims.

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Washington - The Trump administration moved Monday to declare ineligible for asylum most migrants who cross the US southern border after passing through Mexico.

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Washington - The Trump administration moved Monday to block most migrants who cross the US southern border after passing through Mexico from seeking asylum.

Trump again attacks liberal US congresswomen

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out again Monday at progressive Democratic congresswomen he attacked over the weekend in tweets dismissed as racist.

Armed man dead after attacking US immigration jail

Los Angeles - An armed man who attacked a US immigration detention facility with "incendiary devices" has been shot dead after a confrontation with police in the northwestern city of Tacoma, authorities said.

Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends

New York - A power outage that gripped New York's Manhattan ended on Saturday after it plunged Broadway theaters into darkness, brought subways to a halt and flicked off billboards in Times Square.

Huge power outage plunges Manhattan into darkness

New York - A power outage gripped New York's Manhattan on Saturday, sending Broadway theaters plunging into darkness, subways grinding to a halt and flicking off billboards in Times Square.

UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destination

London - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sought to ease tensions with Iran on Saturday, saying a tanker held by Gibraltar would be released if Tehran guaranteed it was not heading to Syria.

US VP Pence visits overcrowded migrant camp, deplores 'crisis'

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence visited an overcrowded migrant camp in Texas on Friday, coming face to face with detainees held in horrific conditions and deploring an immigration crisis that he said was "overwhelming our system.

Hezbollah warns Iran able to bombard Israel if war started

Beirut - The head of Lebanon's Tehran-backed Hezbollah said Friday that US ally Israel would not be "neutral" if a war broke out between the United States and Iran.

Tropical Storm Barry pelts Louisiana, millions brace for flooding

Abbeville - Major storm Barry slammed into Louisiana on Saturday, pelting the region with heavy rain and ferocious winds as millions of Americans braced for the serious flooding expected to follow.

US trade negotiators will travel to China in 'very near future': official

Washington - US officials will soon resume face-to-face trade talks in China, a White House official said Friday, reviving negotiations that had verged on collapse in May.

Trump confirms immigration raids set for the weekend

Washington - US President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will launch raids across the country this weekend to round up thousands of undocumented migrants for deportation.

Pakistan joins US-led call for Afghan ceasefire, talks

Washington - Pakistan, which supported Afghanistan's former Taliban regime, on Friday joined the United States, Russia and China in a call on the insurgents to agree to a ceasefire and negotiations with Kabul.

Google launches review after leak of audio conversations

San Francisco - Google said it was conducting an internal review after it discovered confidential audio had been leaked by a contractor of private conversations with its digital assistant.

China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale

Bejing - China on Friday said it would impose sanctions on US companies involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to self-ruled Taiwan -- a move that has infuriated Beijing.

Turkey receives first Russian missile delivery risking deepening rift with US

Istanbul - Turkey received the first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defence system on Friday, sparking NATO "concern" and risking deepening tensions with the United States, which has repeatedly warned against the purchase.

Fights break out as Taiwan's President Tsai visits New York

New York - Police in New York had to break up fights between supporters and opponents of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday during a visit to the United States which infuriated Beijing.

Turkey receives first delivery of Russian S-400 missile system: Ankara

Istanbul - Turkey received the first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defence system on Friday, the defence ministry said, despite repeated warnings from its NATO ally United States against the purchase.
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