Trump dismisses climate change at Davos, as Thunberg looks on

US President Donald Trump touted the success of the US economy in Davos yesterday, dismissing “perennial prophets of doom” on climate change to an audience that included Greta Thunberg. With his impeachment trial set to begin in Washington, Trump largely

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China virus spreads to US, curbing travel plans and spooking markets

The toll from the Wuhan coronavirus in China rose to six deaths yesterday and the first case was reported in the US, sending markets tumbling on fears of economic damage as tourists cancelled travel plans and airports stepped up screening.

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‘Nobody likes him’ – Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton criticised the campaign of her former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in a new documentary in which she says he was an ineffective US senator who accomplished little because “nobody liked him.” Clinton also weighed in on

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US Senate blocks bids for documents in Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON: The Republican-controlled US Senate rejected three Democratic efforts yesterday to obtain documents and evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance along lines favourable to Trump. As the third impeachment trial in US

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Iran seeks help reading plane’s black boxes amid pressure to hand them over

DUBAI: Iran has asked the US and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, a request that will add to international frustration at Tehran’s failure to send the recorders abroad for analysis.

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After SARS, the world is now under threat from another outbreak

Almost 20 years ago, a relatively unknown disease called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infected a person in Guangdong, south of China. Soon enough, the disease spread to more than two dozen countries such as North America, parts of South

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Islamic State has a new leader

Intelligence services have identified the new leader of the Islamic State (IS) group as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, British newspaper The Guardian reported yesterday. The paper, citing officials from two unnamed spy services, described him as one of

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Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes

BAGHDAD: Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities yesterday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks. Three

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Australian bushfires fires hit coal output, conditions to worsen

SYDNEY: Mining giant BHP Group (BHP.AX) said today that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia’s bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities cautioned a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions could end within days. The warning from the world’s

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Trump ally, McConnell comes up with rules that may acquit the president

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal. The 116-page Trial Memorandum

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