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Hillary Clinton defends Israel on Gaza

Hillary Clinton defends Israel on Gaza

Hillary Clinton on Monday repeatedly stressed that Israel was “provoked” by Hamas in the current conflict roiling the Middle East, offering among her strongest statements yet concerning the hostilities in Gaza, reports Washington-based news organisation POLITICO. The former secretary of state and possible 2016 Democratic front-runner delivered those comments during a question-and-answer session at...

US sharpens criticism of Hamas

US sharpens criticism of Hamas

The United States on Sunday sharpened its criticism of Hamas and urged the militant Palestinian group to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting with Israel. Calling it an "ugly" situation, Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel has a right to defend itself against frequent rocket attacks by...

Pilots warned about Ukraine airspace dangers

Pilots warned about Ukraine airspace dangers

Aviation safety authorities in the United States and Europe warned pilots in April about potential risks flying in or near Ukraine airspace, where a Malaysian Airlines passenger airliner went down on Thursday. The US Federal Aviation Administration on April 23 issued a "special notice" regarding Ukrainian airspace to US aviators and air carriers advising...

US in South Asia: Declining influence

THE US' influence in South Asia is fast diminishing and this trend is likely to continue deep into the future. In the aftermath of World War II, South Asia was considered a strategic backwater by the US policymakers. Additionally, South Asia offered little economic opportunities to the US corporate sector. With the solitary exception of turning Pakistan into an alliance partner, the US cared little about this region. Even in the realm of alliance politics, the US had little to...

US loses trade spat to China, India

US loses trade spat to China, India

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has found the United States violated global trade rules when it imposed tariffs on products from China and India. In response to a 2012 complaint, the WTO said the US improperly imposed tariffs on Chinese steel and solar panels. In a separate ruling, it said the US must change the...

We have grown indeed…

THINGS change. Ever since the US signaled that Bangladesh has to do a lot more for labour in the RMG sector, your columnist has been losing her sleep. More? In less than one year, labour laws have changed, minimum wages have shot up, factories are being inspected, retailers are tightening their grip on compliance … and yet we need to do more? Look at Myanmar, which suffered sanctions from the US way back in 2003 and is a star...

6 shot dead in US house shooting

6 shot dead in US house shooting

Six people, including four children, have been shot dead at a house near the US city of Houston, police say. One woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head, but she was able to identify the suspect and direct police to him. After a chase, his car was surrounded and following a...

THE ASIAN CENTURY

Asia's Military Revolution

Asia's Military Revolution

A vast revolution in military affairs is taking place across East Asia. The latest signs are Chinese President Xi Jinping's purge of General Xu Caihou, an ex-Politburo member and former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, on charges of corruption, and Japan's “reinterpretation” of Article 9 of its constitution to permit the country...

US man chokes to death during hot dog eating contest

US man chokes to death during hot dog eating contest

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota of the United States turned tragic when a contestant choked to death, reports the Guardian. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County sheriff Rick Wheeler told the...

US-bound flights must turn on phones

US-bound flights must turn on phones

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday. The TSA said it is requiring some overseas airports to have passengers turn on devices such as cellphones before boarding. It says devices that...

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