Tag: USA

US Dems Warren, Sanders called each other liars in post-debate spat: CNN

US presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders called each other liars in a heated exchange that could be seen but not heard unfolding onstage after the Democratic debate, CNN revealed Wednesday. The spat between two of the primary campaign's most progressive standard-bearers, played out...

US Treasury removes currency manipulator label on China

The United States on Monday removed the currency manipulator label it imposed on China last summer, in a sign of easing tensions between the economic powers after nearly two years of conflict. Just two days before President Donald Trump is set to sign a "phase...

‘Avenge his blood’: Iranians throng streets for Soleimani burial

by Amir Havasi Mourners thronged Qasem Soleimani's hometown on Tuesday, many of them baying for blood to avenge the assassination of the top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike. "No compromise, no submission, revenge!" they yelled as they tried to catch a glimpse of...

Iran army says US lacks ‘courage’ for conflict after Trump threat

Iran's army chief said Sunday that Washington lacked the "courage" to initiate a conflict after US President Donald Trump threatened to hit dozens of targets inside the Islamic republic. "I doubt they have the courage to initiate" a conflict in which the Americans threatened to...

US lawmaker says Trump treated worse than Jesus before crucifixion

A US Republican lawmaker said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, undergoing impeachment proceedings led by Democrats, has been treated worse than Jesus before his crucifixion, causing a stir on social media. "I want you to keep this in mind: When Jesus was falsely accused of...

China calls expulsion of diplomats for espionage from US a ‘mistake’

China on Monday called the expulsion of diplomats from the US a "mistake" following reports that Washington quietly expelled two embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military base in Virginia. The incident is the latest spat between the world's two biggest...

Blind man executed in US for killing ex-girlfriend

A blind man was executed by the US state of Tennessee on Thursday for burning his ex-girlfriend to death. Lee Hall, who was previously known as Leroy Hall, chose to be executed by electrocution rather than lethal injection, a choice that Tennessee has offered to...

China says in ‘close communication’ with US over trade deal

Beijing and Washington are "maintaining close communication" over a much-anticipated phase one trade deal, China's commerce ministry said Thursday, reiterating that tariffs must be reduced as part of any agreement. Hopes had risen that the two sides were close to reaching a mini deal, but comments from...

Singapore-based US hacker arrested over Thanksgiving for conspiring with North Korea

Singapore—Is Virgil Griffith a criminal or a hero? Opinions seem divided over the Singapore-based cryptocurrency enthusiast arrested in the United States at the Los Angeles International Airport on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. The 36-year-old Mr Griffith, who visited North Korea in April, is accused of conspiring...

Trump on quest for foreign wins — and drama — in election year

by Shaun TANDON President Donald Trump has shattered norms and niceties on the world stage in his nearly three years in office. Entering an election year, Trump is unlikely to slow down as he seeks what has largely eluded him -- a headline-grabbing victory. The tycoon-turned-president...