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Russia accuses U.S. of violating bilateral nuclear disarmament treaty

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

MOSCOW, May 21 (Xinhua) -The United States continues testing its missile defense systems and producing missiles which are prohibited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty aimed at limiting strategic weapons, said a Russian military official on Monday. In an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, the head of the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergei Ryzhkov […]

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S.Korea’s military says to continue joint war games with U.S.

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL, May 21 (Xinhua) — South Korea’s military will continue the annual joint war games with the United States this year, Seoul’s defense ministry said Monday. Defense Ministry spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo told a routine press briefing that there has been no change in stance that the joint military exercises between South Korea and the United […]

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U.S., South Korean leaders say to work closely for success of Trump-Kim meet

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL, May 20 (Xinhua) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Sunday pledged to work closely to ensure the success of the planned Trump-Kim summit in a phone conversation. The two leaders have exchanged their point of views on the recent responses from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea […]

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Iran nuclear deal not perfect but better than no agreement: Merkel

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

MOSCOW (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal from it, visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday. “Although this agreement is not perfect, it is better than no agreement,” Merkel said at a televised press conference after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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Turkey to retaliate after U.S. refuses exemption on steel tariffs

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ANKARA (Xinhua) — Turkey will take steps against the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminium following Ankara’s attempt to seek exemption failed, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Friday. Tariffs will be imposed on a total of 1.8 billion-U.S. dollar imports from the United States by the Turkish government, said the report, citing […]

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Armed student opens fire in U.S. high school, killing 10 people

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

HOUSTON (Xinhua) — Ten people were killed and another 10 wounded on Friday when a student armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a high school in the U.S. state of Texas in the latest incident of gun violence against students. Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed the number of victims at Santa […]

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EU to activate statute to shield firms from U.S. sanctions against Iran

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Xinhua) — The European Commission on Friday proposed activating a dormant statute to shield European firms doing business with Iran from renewed U.S. sanctions. The commission, executive of the European Union (EU), also proposed to “remove obstacles for the European Investment Bank (EIB) to decide under the EU budget guarantee to finance […]

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Britain’s main stock market closes at record high

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

LONDON: Britain’s FTSE 100 index of leading shares has closed at a record high. The index ended Thursday’s session 0.7 percent higher at 7,787.97, surpassing its previous peak of 7,778 in mid-January. Since then, the index, like others around the world, has been hugely volatile. A bout of selling in February partly linked to fears […]

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Turkey to respond to US over steel, aluminum tariffs

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

ANKARA : Turkey will take measures against the U.S. over its decision to impose tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports, according to Economy Ministry sources. Ankara will apply counter-measures on Washington through $266.5 million in tariffs on the imports of U.S. coal, paper, walnuts/almonds, tobacco, unprocessed rice, whisky, automobiles, cosmetics, machinery and equipment, and petrochemical […]

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US trial of Turkish banker political: Turkish deputy PM

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ANKARA : The U.S. prison sentence given to a Turkish banker lacks any legal foundation, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag on Thursday, blasting it as a politically motivated decision. The District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday sentenced former Halkbank Deputy CEO Mehmet Hakan Atilla to 32 months in prison […]

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