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US to pay Iran $1.7b in debt, interest: Kerry

The United States is to repay Iran a $400 million debt and $1.3 billion in interest dating to the Islamic revolution, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. The repayment, which settles a suit brought under an international legal tribunal…

January 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Iran faces new US sanctions

The US and Iranian presidents on Sunday hailed the implementation of Tehran’s nuclear deal as historic, but new American sanctions threatened fresh tensions…

January 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, Middle East
The Afghan puzzle

The Afghan puzzle

JUST like Lazarus, there were reasons to believe the Afghan peace process might have stood a chance of being resurrected this past Monday in Islamabad, as four major players — Afghanistan, Pakistan, the US and China — sat together at the same table…

January 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

US pledges $4b to speed self-driving cars

The US administration pledged Thursday to help clear the way for autonomous vehicles with an investment of $4 billion to fund research and testing projects…

January 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
Philippines seeks joint patrols with US in South China Sea

Philippines seeks joint patrols with US in South China Sea

The Philippines has called for joint patrols with the United States in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has festering territorial dispute with Beijing, a defence department spokesman said Thursday…

January 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Anxious US to embrace change: Obama

Anxious US to embrace change: Obama

President Barack Obama told Americans nervous about terror and a changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address on Tuesday that drew sharp contrast with Republicans…

January 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Asian markets mostly up on China data and US, Europe gains

Shanghai fell Wednesday, bucking a regional trend that saw markets rise in the wake of upbeat Chinese trade data that provided some much-needed respite from a volatile start to 2016…

January 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Diesel cars’ prospects in US dim with VW scandal

Diesel cars have never been popular in the United States and hopes they could gain greater acceptance under tougher fuel economy standards are fading in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal…

January 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

NEWSLINE

North Korea said Tuesday its nuclear test was not intended to be a provocation or threat, as it laid out plans for a weapons system capable of obliterating the entire United States. A lengthy commentary by the official KCNA…

January 13, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Dhaka to redouble efforts to get duty-free market access in US

Dhaka will pursue Washington intensely at both bilateral and multilateral forums to get duty-free market access for its products after the US senate last month approved duty-free market access for Nepali apparel items…

January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, National, TOP STORIES
A US Air Force B-52 flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek.--Reuters photo

US flies B-52 over S Korea after North’s nuclear test

The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclear test last week…

January 10, 2016 · 0 comments · National

China must end ‘business as usual’ with N Korea: US

The United States called on China to end ‘business as usual’ with its ally North Korea after Pyongyang defied world powers by saying it had tested a hydrogen bomb, while South Korea prepared to retaliate by broadcasting propaganda across the border…

Plane landings in S China Sea raise tensions: US

China’s recent landing of aircraft on a contested reef in the South China Sea is raising tensions and promoting instability in the region, the Pentagon warned Thursday…

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

US missile winds up in Cuba

A US Hellfire missile has turned up in Cuba after going missing in a fiasco that has left American officials worried the technology may be shared with China, Russia or North Korea, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday…

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Strong US private payrolls data point to economy’s resilience

US private companies added workers at a brisk clip in December, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite signs that growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter…

January 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

ASIA PACIFIC REGION : US will continue to play critical role

The US would continue to play a critical role in the Asia Pacific to ensure stability in the region, the Pentagon has said as China became more assertive in the South China Sea generating much heat in the region…

January 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

US trade gap shrinks to 9-month low

The US trade deficit shrank in November to a nine-month low as a sharp drop in imports outpaced a decline in exports, the Commerce Department said Wednesday…

January 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

VW faces billions in fines as US sues for environmental violations

The US Justice Department has sued Volkswagen for up to $90 billion for allegedly violating environmental laws – five times regulators’ initial estimate and a reminder of the carmaker’s problems nearly four months after its emissions scandal broke…

January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

TERRORISM IN S ASIA : Countries must work together: US

The United States condemned the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, and ‘urged all countries in the region to work together to disrupt and dismantle terrorist networks and to bring to justice the perpetrators of this heinous act…

January 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Saturday.--AFP photo

US warns execution of Shia cleric could fuel tensions

The United States has expressed concern that Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could further exacerbate sectarian rivalry in the Middle East…

January 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Middle East

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