US Blocks Aid To Pak, Says Didn’t Take ‘Sufficient Action’ Against Terror

Published on Jul 22 2017 // World
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has decided that the Pentagon will not give Pakistan the remainder of a key U.S. military reimbursement fund allotted to the country for 2016, a move that could signal a burgeoning hard line approach by the Trump administration toward Islamabad. The Pentagon announced...

White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

Published on Jul 22 2017 // World
WASHINGTON — The White House is threatening “new and serious consequences” for Iran unless it releases all U.S. citizens who are detained there. The White House says President Donald Trump is prepared to act in an attempt to end Iran’s practice of using detentions and hostage taking as state...

Former Obama spy chiefs upbraid Trump for his remarks about his intelligence agencies

Published on Jul 22 2017 // World
ASPEN, Colo. — Two former senior Obama administration intelligence officials on Friday expressed anger at President Trump’s statements disparaging the intelligence community and disbelief at his embrace of Russia. In remarkably strong terms and in their first extensive remarks on the topic since...

USC moves to fire, ban from campus former medical school dean over ‘egregious behavior’

Published on Jul 22 2017 // World
Faced with mounting questions and anger on campus, USC announced Friday it was hiring an ex-federal prosecutor to investigate a report by The Times that the former dean of the university’s medical school associated with criminals and drug abusers and used methamphetamine and other drugs with them. “We...

Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

Published on Jul 22 2017 // World
Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former...

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Published on Jul 22 2017 // World
WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned Friday after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director. After offering Mr. Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, Mr. Trump asked...

Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Bhimbher Gali, Poonch; Indian Army retaliates

Published on Jul 18 2017 // World
Srinagar: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday resorted to shelling and firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bhimbher Gali sector and Poonch. Giving a befitting reply the Indian Army retaliated with full vigour. The firing from across the border started at 6:45 am. The exchange...

Now, China’s state-backed media threatens standoffs beyond Doklam

Published on Jul 18 2017 // World
NEW DELHI: China’s state-backed media has taken warmongering to the next level and is now threatening confrontation in not just Doklam+ but in other areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as well. China’s hardline Global Times declared that Beijing “doesn’t recognize the...

Second Australian senator forced to resign over dual citizenship violation

Published on Jul 18 2017 // World
(CNN)Two Australian senators have resigned within the space of a week following revelations they violated a law that bans dual nationals from standing for election. Larissa Waters, who represented Queensland and recently made headlines for becoming the first senator to breastfeed her child in Parliament,...

Trump Says Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal But Remains Dangerous Threat

Published on Jul 18 2017 // World
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it. It was the second time Trump...

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