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US mayors back Paris climate goals
BRUSSELS: President Donald Trump’s pullout from the Paris climate accord has triggered a bipartisan push from US mayors to stick to the emissions cuts Washington had pledged to hit, a US official said on Tuesday. The mayor of southern US city Atlanta, Kasim Reed, said he wanted to send a signal of “optimism, passion and action” on fighting climate change to mayors worldwide after Trump announced the pullout this month.
Farc celebrates historic disarmament
BOGOTA: Colombia’s leftist Farc rebel force celebrates its disarmament on Tuesday after half a century of war against the state, ending Latin America’s oldest civil conflict. Farc leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timochenko, is scheduled to formally conclude the disarmament process at a ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in the central town of Mesetas at 1500 GMT. Part of a 2016 peace deal with the FARC, the move is a key
Temer set to counterattack graft charges
BRASILIA: Brazilian President Michel Temer prepared to counterattack on Tuesday after bribery charges against him sent Latin America’s biggest country into its latest bout of political turmoil. The first sitting president of Brazil to face criminal charges, Temer is accused of accepting bribes from a giant meatpacking company. He is also under investigation for obstruction of justice and belonging to a criminal organisation.
Trump breaking torture taboo, says UN official
GENEVA: The United Nations’ top rights official accused US President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants. Zeid Raad Al Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to
Republicans in fierce push for healthcare vote
WASHINGTON: Republican leaders were in a fierce push on Tuesday to shore up support for a healthcare bill in the US Senate after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said 22 million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the measure. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to travel to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to join Senate Republicans for a policy lunch before hosting a key conservative senator for
Trump slams ‘fake news’ about Russia
NEW YORK: President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility on Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund. CNN accepted the journalists’ resignations on Monday. Trump wrote in a Tuesday morning tweet, “Wow,
Global cyber attack hit Auchan payment terminals in Ukraine
PARIS: A global cyber attack on Tuesday hit the terminal payments of F..
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Big Bang Theory star Galecki’s home destroyed by wildfire
SAN LUIS OBISPO: The home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has..
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Emirates plans to introduce facial recognition technology at Dubai airport
DUBAI: Travellers departing from Dubai International Airport Terminal ..
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Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu
TAIPEI: Taiwan said on Wednesday that it was willing to offer cancer-s..
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Nepal holds landmark polls in troubled south
NEPALGUNJ: Nepal’s troubled south began voting on Wednesday in the fir..
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Chinese woman avoids jail after tossing coins at plane
SHANGHAI: An elderly passenger who threw coins at the engine of a plan..
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Official mascot of FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 unveiled
ABU DHABI: The long-awaited mascot of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017..
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No negotiations over demands on Qatar: Saudi Minister
WASHINGTON: There will be no negotiations over demands by the Kingdom ..
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Turkish forces returns fire against YPG militia in Syria
ISTANBUL: Turkish forces retaliated with artillery fire overnight and ..
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Indonesia imposes travel ban on Trump’s business partner
JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities have imposed a travel ban on tycoon an..
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