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Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey

Protesting Turkey’s military offensive in northeast Syria, US President Donald Trump has announced sanctions against Turkish officials, raising of steel tariffs and ending negotiations on a $100 billion trade deal. Trump has signed an executive order that empowers his administration to slap sanctions on Turkey, reports Times of India. Trump in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the US ...

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14 police killed in attack in western Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an ambush in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and vigilantes. Local media reports said the state police were executing a warrant on the city outskirts when gunmen in armored four-by-four trucks opened fire. They torched at least ...

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Harold Bloom, author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ dies at 89

New York, OCT 15 : Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he continued to write books ...

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South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

Seoul, Oct 14 : South Korea’s justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul’s liberal government and spurred huge protests. Cho Kuk has denied wrongdoing. But the law professor who for years cultivated an anti-elitist reformist image said he couldn’t remain ...

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Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday. The typhoon – the worst storm to hit the country in decades – has left at least 37 dead, with 20 missing. Typhoon Hagibis also caused the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches but the key match between Japan and ...

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China’s trade with US shrinks again in September

Beijing,  OCT 14 : China’s trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. Exports to the United States, China’s biggest foreign market, fell 17.8% to $36.5 billion, a deterioration from August’s 16% decline, customs data showed Monday. Imports of American goods sank 20.6% ...

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Pakistan’s PM leaves for Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan. Photo: Collected Islamabad, Oct 13 : Pakistan’s prime minister is headed to the Iranian capital as part of his country’s ongoing efforts to ease tensions between archrivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. A foreign ministry statement says Imran Khan’s trip Sunday to Tehran will focus on “peace and security in the region.” Khan will meet Iran’s ...

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Japan launches major rescue after ‘immense’ typhoon floods

Photo: Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Tokyo, Oct 13 : Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon ...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi picks up trash from beach

Mamallapuram, Oct 12 : As part of his cleanliness drive, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked up trash Saturday from a beach in the southern temple town where he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi released a short video on Twitter showing him walking barefoot in the sand, collecting the trash in a bag on Saturday morning in Mamallapuram in ...

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Police: 4 dead, 3 injured in shooting in Brooklyn

New York, Oct 12 : Four people were killed and three others injured in an early Saturday morning shooting in Brooklyn, police said. Authorities responded to a call about shots fired just before 7 a.m. and found four men dead at the scene. A woman and two men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the shooting took place in the Crown ...

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