Tag archive for ‘Washington’
By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
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Saudi Arabia ‘categorically rejects’ US claims about Khashoggi killing, as Washington stops short of sanctioning Crown Prince MBS

Riyadh has rejected the US intelligence report blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as “abusive and incorrect,” even as the Kingdom is unlikely to face More...

By admin On Friday, February 26th, 2021
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China denies it made US diplomats take anal swab tests for Covid-19 despite Washington saying Beijing admitted testing ‘error’

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said it has no knowledge that US diplomats were being subjected to “undignified” anal probing in order to test for Covid-19 in China, refuting reports published by Vice on Wednesday. “To More...

By admin On Friday, February 19th, 2021
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Iran would ‘immediately reverse’ its nuclear program if US lifts sanctions, but Washington & allies want Tehran to make first move

Tehran has urged the US to “unconditionally” lift its sanctions, promising to “immediately reverse” all its actions regarding its nuclear program. Washington and its allies, however, are demanding that Iran More...

By admin On Monday, February 15th, 2021
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Philippines denies trying to ‘extort’ US after Duterte demands Washington pay for its troops staying in the country

The presidential spokesman has denied allegations that the government is trying to extort money from the US in exchange for a new Visiting Forces Agreement, but is upset that Washington gives more defense aid to More...

By admin On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Washington and Seoul to resume drill simulating war with North Korea after break due to Covid-19 and Trump-Kim talks – media

The US and South Korea will bring back their annual military exercise aimed at defense from the North, reports say. The drill was suspended due to Donald Trump’s talks with Kim Jong-un, and, later, because of More...

By admin On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Houthis step up drone attacks on Saudi Arabia after Washington says it will remove militant group from terrorist list

The Houthis have carried out a drone attack on an airport in Saudi Arabia, following similar attacks that have coincided with the Biden administration’s decision to lift the group’s terrorist designation. A More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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India defends digital tax opposed by Washington & US tech giants

India’s trade secretary has defended the country’s recently introduced digital tax, maintaining that online commerce and other revenues must be taxed in some form. The tax has been objected by US-based More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
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Beijing hopes Washington will follow China’s lead and invite WHO to the US in search for origin of Covid-19

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged Washington to invite the WHO to conduct traceability testing in the US, citing the fact the American authorities found Covid-19 antibodies in blood donations as early as December More...

By admin On Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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Common interests of Beijing and Washington ‘outweigh’ their differences, says China’s vice president, as tensions remain high

China’s Vice President Wang Qishan has stressed that the mutual benefits from focusing on “win-win” cooperation with the US have a stronger influence than their disagreements on the world stage have. The senior More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Eeriness hangs over Washington as Biden takes office

Eeriness hangs over Washington as Biden takes office Soldiers, journalists and a few curious observers replaced large crowds of jubilant Americans who usually descend on Washington on inauguration day  More...