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Thousands hold rally against gun violence in Chicago

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -Thousands of demonstrators have marched in the US city of Chicago to pressure public officials to do more to stop gun-related violence. The protesters marched on Saturday on all five northbound lanes of Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway, bringing the interstate to a standstill to draw attention to ...

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Mike Pompeo urges North Korea to follow example of Vietnam

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged North Korea to follow the example of Vietnam, saying President Donald Trump believed Pyongyang could replicate Hanoi’s path to normal relations with Washington and to prosperity. Speaking to business leaders in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on Sunday, the ...

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Pompeo claims North Korea talks ‘very productive’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described his negotiations with officials in North Korea on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal as “very productive”. “These are complicated issues, but we made progress on almost all of the central issues, some places a great deal of progress, other ...

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US orders non-emergency personnel to leave crisis-hit Nicaragua

(AFP) – The United States on Friday ordered all of its non-emergency personnel to leave crisis-stricken Nicaragua amid a wave of anti-government protests and violence that has left 230 dead, the embassy in the capital Managua said. The US “ordered the departure of non-emergency US government personnel” and urged citizens ...

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US environmental chief Scott Pruitt resigns over ethics scandal

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, is “devastated” after he was forced to resign under heavy pressure over a series of ethics-related controversies, contradicting President Donald Trump’s account that the decision “was very much up to” Pruitt. Pruitt, who had been lauded by ...

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US, North Korea get down to ‘nitty gritty’ in nuclear talks

(Reuters) – US and North Korean officials have formed working groups to deal with “nitty gritty stuff,” including verification of efforts to achieve denuclearization, according to a US State Department spokeswoman. Heather Nauert made the remarks on Saturday, the second day of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

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Wildfires rage across Western US amid extreme heat

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Large wildfires grew across the American West on Thursday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on ...

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Dollar slides to three-week low after US jobs data, euro rises

(Reuters) -The US dollar fell to three-week lows on Thursday, as the euro gained on strong German industrial orders, while data showing jobs rose less than expected in June plus nagging concerns about global trade also reined in the greenback’s recent rally. Mazen Issa, senior FX strategist, at TD Securities ...

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