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Qatar isolated as Gulf nations cut ties

JOHANNESBURG – Qatar is finding itself increasingly isolated after four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Doha early Monday over Qatar’s alleged ties with Islamist groups. The diplomatic move follows leaked emails from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba, and a pro-Israel neo-conservative think tank collaborating on ways […]

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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 […]