• Sat, Feb 24, 2018
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  • China says new US sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea

    Updated: Feb, 24, 201809:23 PM

    China reacted with anger on Saturday to new US sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on nuclear-equipped North Korea, saying the unilateral targeting of Chinese firms and people risked harming...
    China says new US sanctions threaten cooperation over North Korea
    The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programmes, and President Donald Trump warned of a “phase two” that could be “very, very unfortunate for the world” if the steps did not work.In addressing the Trump administration’s biggest national security challenge, the US Treasury sanctioned one person, 27 companies and 28 ships, according to a statement on the US Treasury Department’s website.The sanctions’ targets include a Taiwan passport holder, as well as shipping and energy firms in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. The actions block assets held by the firms and individuals in the United States and prohibit US citizens from dealing with them.In a terse statement, China’s Foreign Ministry said the government had always...
  • German conservatives call for shift to right as Merkel decides cabinet posts German conservatives call for shift to right as Merkel decides cabinet posts
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201808:55 PM

    Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice...

  • Rescuers say cannot keep up with air strikes battering Syria's Ghouta Rescuers say cannot keep up with air strikes battering Syria's Ghouta
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201808:11 PM

    Rescuers in Syria’s eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

  • More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201808:07 PM

    A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace...

  • Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45 - government official Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45 - government official
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201805:34 PM

    The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday.

  • UN Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution UN Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201805:21 PM

    The UN Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the...

  • Pakistan land of saints, not terrorists: PM Abbasi Pakistan land of saints, not terrorists: PM Abbasi
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:23 PM

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Pakistan was the land of saints and not the terrorists, a Saturday report in the Dunya News said.

  • US to discuss trade disputes with China economic official next week US to discuss trade disputes with China economic official next week
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201801:30 PM

    Senior US officials will discuss trade disputes next week with a top Chinese economic official when he visits Washington, a senior US official said on Friday as President Donald Trump considers new...

  • Suicide bomber in Kabul kills one, injures six Suicide bomber in Kabul kills one, injures six
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201812:57 PM

    A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least one person, officials said.

  • Australian PM  Malcolm Turnbull declines to offer Trump any advice on gun control Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull declines to offer Trump any advice on gun control
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201812:34 PM

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to offer US President Donald Trump any advice on gun control days after the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school, despite Australia's success...