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Asian stocks slide as Trump troubles rattle investors

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock benchmarks skidded lower Thursday following Wall Street’s worst day in months as Washington’s political chaos made investors more nervous about risky assets and the outlook for President Donald Trump’s business-friendly proposals. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 19,479.84 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.7 […]

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Trump fires FBI director who is investigating him

Washington (dpa) – Donald Trump on Tuesday unexpectedly fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into potential collusion between the US president’s campaign team and Russia. The Trump administration blamed multiple mistakes Comey made in his handling of the investigation into former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s emails for the sacking. […]

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Venezuela official blames US for pressure and ‘threats at a structural level’

BEIRUT, May 3 (Sputnik) – The United States is responsible for imposing pressure on Venezuela, Venezuela’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Tarek William Saab told Sputnik on Wednesday, referring to possible US sanctions against the country. On Tuesday, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Fitzpatrick told reporters that Washington might consider imposing […]

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US Vice President praises world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia’s democracy and moderate form of Islam after meeting Thursday with the president of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. The comments, though routine, had significance for Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who a day earlier suffered a serious political setback when a political ally was […]

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US Vice President warns North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. commitment to South Korea is “iron-clad and immutable” in the face of North Korea’s work to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile program. Pence is noting in a statement alongside South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn that President Donald Trump recently launched airstrikes in Syria. Pence says, “North […]

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WATCH: Trump praises his military for dropping the biggest non-nuclear bomb in history

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons […]