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U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 08:21 IST      
U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

Washington [United States], Dec.30 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's alleged interference in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

The State Department also has expelled 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco, giving them and their families 72 hours to leave the United States.

The diplomats were declared persona non grata for acting in a "manner inconsistent with their diplomatic status", reports the Dawn.

Obama said Russians will no longer have access to two Russian government-owned compounds in the United States, in Maryland and in New York.

Russian officials have denied the Obama administration's accusation that Moscow trying to influence the U.S. presidential election.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia's goal was to help Donald Trump win, an assessment Trump has dismissed as ridiculous. (ANI)

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has termed the white nationalists who, rallied in Charlottesville as 'clowns' and 'losers'.

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Two killed after van plows into crowd in Barcelona

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:36 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], Aug 17 (ANI): At least two persons were reportedly killed and 20 injured after a van plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona.

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London [UK], August 17 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson laid emphasis on the bigger picture of the India-UK bilateral ties by talking about safety, security and freedom in the Asian region.

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Trump denounces removal of Confederate statues as 'foolish'

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:51 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of Confederate statues and monuments in cities across the country as 'foolish 'and said he was sad to see the "history and culture" of the country being "ripped apart."

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Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has critisised fellow Republican and South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham's remarks about Saturday's deadly violence in Charlottesville as a "disgusting lie".

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to access to the confidential volume X of the final report compiled by six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif family's offshore wealth in relation to the Panama Papers leaks.

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Excited to go to Oxford: Malala

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:12 IST     

London[UK], August 17 (ANI): Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai has posted a tweet, announcing she is "so excited" after being accepted to study at the World's prestigious Oxford University.

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China submits proposal for petrochemical project in Karachi

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:05 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan],August 17 (ANI):China has submitted a proposal to set up a refinery along with a downstream petrochemical complex worth $4 billion near Karachi.

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Dutch radio station hostage crisis ends

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 16:18 IST     

London [U.K.], August 17 (ANI): A woman was taken hostage at a Dutch radio station in the Netherlands after a knife-wielding man forced his way into her office.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria reacted on the United States' decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and a specially-designated global terrorist group and termed it as "saddening".

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'Tackle White Supremacy first,'says Iran's Khamenei to U.S.

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 14:27 IST     

Tehran [Iran], August 17 (ANI):Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has advised the United States to get its own house in order in connection with tragic events in Charlottesville before meddling in the affairs of other countries.

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No war on Korean Peninsula: South Korea's Moon

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 13:23 IST     

Seoul [South Korea], August 17 (ANI):South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said there "will be no war on the Korean Peninsula ever again" and added that the United States will not take unilateral action against North Korea.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): An accountability court in Rawalpindi on Thursday will initiate day-to-day proceedings against the Pakistan People's Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari over his alleged illegal assets both in Pakistan and abroad.

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China sets up blood donation camps in Doklam area

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 12:06 IST     

Beijing [China], August 17 (ANI):China is stepping up preparedness for a possible military conflict with India on the Doklam standoff by reportedly setting up blood donation and collection camps in the area.

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Beijing[China], August 17 (ANI):With Doklam standoff still continuing between India and China, an ex-rear admiral of the Chinese Navy has warned that his country's foreign and defense ministries may issue an ultimatum to India before September to retreat to its side.

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Lahore[Pakistan],August 17 (ANI):A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet F7-PG crashed near Sargodha in Punjab province while on routine operational training mission on Thursday.

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Nawaz Sharif, sons to appear before NAB on Friday

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 11:08 IST     

Lahore[Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif and both of his sons to appear before it on Friday in connection with the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Aug.17 (ANI):Impoverished minority Hindus living in Pakistan's south-eastern Sindh province claim that they are in constant danger of being vilified and discriminated against on grounds of being non-Muslims, an editorial in the Express Tribune has opined.

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Beijing [China], August 17 (ANI): With India-China stand-off at Doklam approaching its second month, China's Foreign Ministry has reiterated that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops would continue to defend Dong Lang, which is Chinese territory, and India should withdraw all its troops and equipment from there.

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Philippine police kill 32 drug dealers

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 06:55 IST     

Manila [Philippines], August 17 (ANI): Philippine Police have killed 32 suspected drug dealers in a series of raids across Bulacan province near Manila.

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