Monthly Archives: September 2019

US businesswoman admitted affair with Boris Johnson, UK report says

A US businesswoman who received thousands of pounds from a government agency that Boris Johnson controlled when he was mayor of London told friends that she and Johnson were having a sexual affair, according to a British news report this weekend. The revelation in The Sunday Times of London intensifies the scandal hanging over Johnson as he tries to navigate ...

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27 dead as rain batters India’s Bihar

Twenty-seven people have died in Bihar after incessant rain in the state left many parts, including capital Patna, flooded. The weather office has warned of more rain in the 24 districts in state in the next 24 hours. Schools in Patna are closed till Tuesday anticipating heavy rain, NDTV reports. Patna was brought to a standstill over the weekend after ...

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House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine documents

Democrats in the US House of Representatives who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump forged ahead with their probe on Friday, issuing a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents concerning contact with the Ukrainian government. Following a whistleblower complaint that Trump, a Republican, solicited a political favor from Ukraine’s president that could help him ...

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Pakistan’s Khan warns of ‘bloodbath’ when Kashmir curfew lifted

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Friday there would be a bloodbath when India lifts its curfew in disputed Kashmir and that any all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations would reverberate far beyond their borders. Khan made the remarks in an impassioned speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly after India last month removed the decades-old autonomy ...

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European powers back US in blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack, urge broader talks

Britain, Germany and France backed the United States and blamed Iran on Monday for an attack on Saudi oil facilities, urging Tehran to agree to new talks with world powers on its nuclear and missile programs and regional security issues. The Europeans issued a joint statement after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel ...

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Fire kills eight infants in Algeria hospital

Eight infants died in a fire in a hospital in Algeria’s El Oued early on Tuesday the fire service was quoted as saying on state media without giving any further details. The government has opened an inquiry into the causes of the fire, it added. The quality of government services has often been a cause of frustration and anger in ...

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After ‘Howdy Modi,’ Trump and India’s PM could sign trade deal

The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September, people familiar with the talks said A deal between the world’s most populous democracies would be a welcome victory for ...

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Hong Kong riot police curb airport protest after clashes

Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory. Protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying the arrivals hall, blocking approach roads and setting street fires in the nearby town of Tung ...

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Iran says US bases and aircraft carriers within range of its missiles: Tasnim

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday that US bases and aircraft carriers in the region were within range of Iranian missiles after the US accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants, raising tensions in the Middle East. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two Saudi Aramco oil plants on Saturday at the heart of Saudi ...

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