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Canada PM: ‘What’s going on in the US is wrong’

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

TRENTON, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his criticism Wednesday to the global outcry condemning the U.S. policy of separating undocumented children from their parents. On his way to Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa, Trudeau did an impromptu session with reporters and left no doubt where he stood on the issue of […]

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UK PM May calls US images of of migrant children ‘deeply disturbing’

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

LONDON: British Prime Minster Theresa May on Wednesday said images from the United States of migrant children being held in cages were “deeply disturbing” and that she would press President Donald Trump on the issue. “On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages […]

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No clear US plan yet on how to reunite children with illegal immigrant parents

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

MCALLEN, Texas: Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the US illegally is criminally prosecuted. “This policy is relatively new,” said Steven Wagner, an acting […]

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Arvind Subramanian to quit as CEA, return to US

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Arvind Subramanian to quit as CEA, return to US

New Delhi: In a Facebook post Arun Jaitley writes of Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian’s decision to go back to the United States on account of family commitments. He adds that he had no option but to agree with Subramanian. This is what Jaitley, who is recuperating after his kidney transplant, wrote today on Facebook. […]

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Best job I ever had or will ever have: Arvind Subramanian

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  India  /  Comments Off on Best job I ever had or will ever have: Arvind Subramanian

New Delhi: CEA Arvind Subramanian’s press conference on his decision to quit ahead of his term ending May 2019. Some excerpts: “It has been the best job I ever had or will ever have. It was enriching and exciting. I will go back with the happiest best memories of this tenure. I will always be […]

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US tech giants: Stop border separation of families

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Joining the growing chorus against the Donald Trump administration’s policy of enforcing separation of children from parents at the US-Mexico border, CEOs of prominent tech giants in the US have called for a change. Google CEO Sundar Pichai urged the government to find a “more humane” solution. “The stories and images […]

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North Korea’s Kim in China; US, South Korea suspend military drill

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BEIJING/SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with US President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise. This is Kim’s third trip to China this year, coming less than […]

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Recording of crying children at US border adds to outrage

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BROWNSVILLE, Texas: An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping in the […]

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Iraq slams US raid on Hashd al-Shaabi near Syria border

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned a U.S. airstrike on a post of the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi forces near border with Syria. “We condemn the act of targeting forces fighting the Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq,” the ministry said in a statement. “Targeting forces that battle terrorism, regardless of their name, means [providing] […]

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3-month timetable set in US-Turkey Manbij deal: Bozdag

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

YOZGAT, Turkey: Turkey and the U.S. have set a three-month timetable to complete the tasks agreed in a deal on Syria’s Manbij, Turkish government spokesman said Tuesday. “We have a 90 days’ timetable. [It schedules] what will be done within a week, in two weeks, in a month, and so on,” Bekir Bozdag told reporters in […]

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