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US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton

WASHINGTON: The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to…

Major world events of the year 2018

From a spy drama that poisoned ties between Russia and the West to major US turnarounds under President Donald Trump, here are some of the major events that marked 2018. Russian spy poisoning saga On March 4, Russian former double…

Turkish train crash in Ankara kills nine, injures 47

ANKARA: Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey when a high speed train collided with a locomotive and crashed into a station platform and overpass in an Ankara suburb early on Thursday, officials said. Rescuers worked to…

China says two Canadians suspected of harming state security

BEIJING: China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that two Canadian nationals detained in China are suspected of engaging in activities endangering national security, and that both cases are under investigation. Ministry spokesman Lu…

UK PM Theresa May survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a confidence vote by her own MPs but lost the support of one third of her colleagues, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through parliament. May…

‘CIA still investigating killing of Khashoggi’

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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration’s handling of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday, stressing Saudi Arabia’s importance as a US ally. Pompeo repeated his assertion…