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UN peace envoy for Syria heading to Moscow, Washington UN peace envoy for Syria heading to Moscow, Washington
Geneva: The UN peace envoy to Syria said on Monday he was heading directly to Moscow in a bid to promote a political end to the conflict, as Russia intensifies its air strikes. "I am on my way tonight to Moscow," Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Geneva, acknowledging that the Russian air strikes in Syria had "introduced new dynamics" to the brutal conflict. Russia says its air strikes, w...
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Pentagon to make 'condolence payments' to Kunduz victims Pentagon to make 'condolence payments' to Kunduz victims
Washington: The Pentagon has announced it would make payments in compensation for those killed and injured by US airstrikes on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, has demanded an independent international investigation. It says 33 people are still missing after the October 3 attack, in addition to 12 MSF staff...
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Hillary Clinton opposes controversial Pacific trade deal Hillary Clinton opposes controversial Pacific trade deal
Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said she does not support the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, reached on Monday after marathon talks between the US and 11 Pacific Rim nations. "As of today, I'm not in favour of what I have learned about it," Clinton said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour, noting that she doesn't believe the deal...
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Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws
Washington: Following the latest deadly US campus shooting, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton offered proposals today to tighten the nation's gun laws, even threating to do so by decree. The cornerstone of the plan is to prevent violent criminals, people accused of domestic abuse, and the mentally ill from acquiring firearms, largely by expanding the background check system fo...
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Putin's Syrian strategy a recipe for disaster: Obama Putin's Syrian strategy a recipe for disaster: Obama
Washington: President Barack Obama has said that Russia's Syrian strategy is a recipe for disaster as President Vladimir Putin failed to differentiate between Islamic State militants and moderate groups who oppose the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad. Referring to his meeting with Putin early this week, Obama told a press conference yesterday that he told Putin that it is true that th...
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Obama, Putin clash over Assad`s fate in UN duel Obama, Putin clash over Assad`s fate in UN duel
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama sparred over Syria in duelling UN speeches on Monday, as Moscow and Tehran mounted a fierce defense of Bashar al-Assad. The Russian leader urged UN General Assembly members to unite to fight the Islamic State group and said it would be a disastrous error not to support Syria`s beleaguered president. Iran piled on behind Rus...
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Xi Jinping calls for concerted China-US effort to advance ties Xi Jinping calls for concerted China-US effort to advance ties
Washington: China is willing to join hands with the US to improve their relationship and push it forward on the right track, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Friday. The China-US relationship is one of the most important bilateral ties in the world, Xi said when holding talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House, reported Xinhua. Since it was established 36 years ...
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No Muslim should be US president: Carson No Muslim should be US president: Carson
Washington: Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said Sunday no Muslim should be president of the United States, adding a new twist to a controversy roiling the party`s White House nominating race. In an interview with NBC`s "Meet the Press," Carson, a retired brain surgeon who often refers to his own deep Christian faith, was asked whether a president`s religion should matter. "I gues...
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Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry
Berlin: Russia's military backing for the Syrian regime only risks sending more extremists to the war-torn country and could further hamper any effort at bringing peace, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier "and I agreed that continued military support for the regime by Russia or any other country risks the possibility of attracting more e...
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Trump targeted, Fiorina shines in US Republican debate Trump targeted, Fiorina shines in US Republican debate
Simi Valley, United States: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stepped into a hornet's nest in Wednesday's debate as rivals turned their sights on the billionaire, while Carly Fiorina showed she had earned her place on the main stage. Ten challengers flanked Trump on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, seeking an opening against the man who has defied a...
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