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Trump will not be unfriendly towards Pakistan, says aide

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration, which assumes power on Friday, has no plans to “unfriend” Pakistan but its relations with India will be even closer than those of the Obama adm­i­­nistration, says Sajid Tarar, a prominent Pak­istani supporter of President-elect Donald Trump. Mr Tarar, who spoke at the Republican National Convention ...

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Kerry denounces Trump’s comments on Germany

Outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry says President-elect Donald Trump should not “step into” the politics of Germany or any other country. Kerry made the remarks in London where he was spending the closing stages of his final diplomatic tour on Monday, just four days before Trump takes office. Trump said ...

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Both US, Russia should cut nuclear arsenals: American author

Incoming US President Donald Trump should find a way where both the United States and Russia cut back their nuclear arsenals, otherwise no nuclear arms reduction deal with Moscow will work, says an American author and investigative journalist. In an interview with The Times of London published on Monday, Trump ...

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Maduro claims is committed to dialog with opposition

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says he remains committed to dialog and is ready to resume talks with the opposition to resolve matters in the country. During his annual presidential address on Sunday, Maduro reaffirmed “his commitment to dialog and to harmonious, balanced, constitutional solutions.” The opposition, which accuses the president ...

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Obama extends national emergency on Iran

US President Barack Obama has declared the continuation of his country’s national emergency against Iran, claiming that despite full commitment to its nuclear deal with the six world powers, the Islamic Republic still poses “an unusual and extraordinary threat” to America. The outgoing president informed Congress of his decision in ...

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US Justice Department slams Chicago police over violence

The US Justice Department has blasted the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for its systematic violation of people’s civil rights by resorting to excessive use of force. The department revealed the findings of its 13-month probe into Chicago’s police in a scathing report on Friday, amid reports that the city’s murder rate ...

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HRW slams police violence, prison abuse in Brazil

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized the Brazilian police for its excessive use of force against people while criticizing overcrowded prisons across the country which the rights group said have exposed inmates to violent gangs. HRW said in its 2017 world report published on Thursday that police in Brazil torture and ...

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Venezuela arrests substitute lawmaker over weapons charges

A member of the Venezuelan parliament has been arrested in what the opposition claims is part of a fresh wave of government repression to silence dissent in the country. Gilber Caro was arrested at a highway toll station on Wednesday, with police saying they found a gun and explosives in ...

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