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‘Hope we can keep it’: Trump touts Saudi arms deal while talking sanctions over Khashoggi death

US President Donald Trump has again warned that Saudi Arabia will face consequences if it was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi – but he also suggested that Washington will not be axing its arms deal with Riyadh. When a reporter, employing some lingo previously used by the president, asked Trump what “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia would entail, ...

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‘No deal’ behind pastor Brunson’s release from Turkey – Trump

No deal was struck between Washington and Ankara for releasing pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish prison, US President Donald Trump said. The freed cleric is en route to the US and will visit the Oval Office upon arrival. “We got him out,” Trump told reporters upon his arrival to Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, where he is scheduled to speak at ...

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Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile after India cancels talks & signs S-400 deal with Russia

Pakistan has successfully test-launched its nuclear-capable missile system just after its archenemy India refused peace talks with Islamabad and bought billions-worth of weapons from Russia. The missile system, which can fire both nuclear and conventional projectiles to a distance of 1,300km, was tested on Monday by the Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC). The test of the Ghauri Ballistic Missile was ...

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Russian police fire air shots after Ingushetians gather to protest new Chechnya border deal

Security forces fired into the air to disperse thousands of demonstrators in the main square of Magas, capital of Russia’s Caucasian republic of Ingushetia, protesting what they say is an unfair border deal with neighbor Chechnya. Police said that 2,000 people gathered for Thursday’s unsanctioned demonstration outside the regional government building, some on horseback and carrying Ingushetia flags, in opposition ...

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Signing S-400 deal & defying US: Putin heads to New Delhi to meet Indian PM

Vladimir Putin heads to India for a two-day visit, during which he will meet PM Narendra Modi. All eyes will be on the $ 5-billion deal to purchase S-400s from Russia, which Delhi approved in defiance of a US threat of sanctions. The Russian leader is due to arrive in India on Thursday. There won’t be time for chit-chat, however, ...

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Canada, US secure revised NAFTA deal in last minute effort

Canada and the US have agreed on the basis of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), reaching a compromise in late night talks on Sunday after months of standoff. In a joint statement, issued by Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the parties have revealed the name of ...

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Ukraine’s Poroshenko accepts American patrol boats after claim the deal was deliverately stalled

The US Coast Guard has handed over two patrol boats that it no longer needs to Ukraine. The move is meant to boost Ukraine’s pathetic fleet, but was reportedly stalled for years due to corruption in the government. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday took a break from complaining about Russia to the UN General Assembly in New York and ...

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‘Manifestation of hegemony’: China slams US sanctions over its Russian arms deal

China has hit back at US attempts to force it out of multiple billion-dollar arms deals with Russia, with a defense spokesperson stating that Washington has “no right to interfere” in the dealings of two sovereign states. Wu Qian’s comments come after the US State Department imposed sanctions on Thursday against Beijing’s defense procurement agency, the Equipment Development Department (EED), ...

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Turkish drones & extra troops to patrol Idlib after deal with Moscow – FM

Ankara will boost its presence in Syria’s militant-held Idlib after a breakthrough deal with Moscow on Monday. Extra lookout posts and border patrols manned by Turkey and Russia will be deployed, while drones will patrol the sky. “Russia and Turkey will carry out joint, coordinated patrols here, around the Idlib border. We will need to make additional troop deployments here,” ...

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India clears way for $2.2bn Russian frigate deal after similar agreement with US

India has cleared the way for its biggest deal yet with Russia, with Delhi reportedly set to sign a deal to purchase $ 2.2 billion worth of Russian ships. It comes despite US sanctions aimed at deterring business with Moscow. After revitalizing defense ties with the US earlier this month, India has now turned to Russia to acquire four new ...

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