Category: <span>International</span>

Joe Biden ‘bucked public mood over Bin Laden’ as he told Obama to WAIT for deadly raid
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Joe Biden ‘bucked public mood over Bin Laden’ as he told Obama to WAIT for deadly raid

The President-elect was targeted by a series of scathing Republican advertisements during this year’s highly contentious US election, which claimed Mr Biden, 77, was completely against the decision to raid, and kill, bin Laden. It had become a stick with which Republicans, such as current President Donald Trump, used to swing the public against the Democrat, despite conflicting...

Arrests in Washington as Trump supporters assemble, rejecting Biden victory
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Arrests in Washington as Trump supporters assemble, rejecting Biden victory

Donald Trump continued to rage against the dying light of his US presidency on Saturday, falsely claiming to be the victim of mass voter fraud and praising rightwingers and conspiracy theorists who gathered in Washington to echo his fabrication. Trump emerged from the White House to applause, cheers, waving and whistles from hundreds of supporters lining...

WW3 fears SURGE as Joe Biden ally warns US must be able to ‘sink all’ Chinese ships
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WW3 fears SURGE as Joe Biden ally warns US must be able to ‘sink all’ Chinese ships

Michele Flournoy, formerly an under-secretary of defence in the Obama administration, has been floated as a potential pick for Defence Secretary under the President-elect. But Ms Flournoy has previously suggested American forces should be placed in the South China Sea to increase deterrence. The contested waters have been central to the US’s involvement in the Indo-Pacific, with President Donald Trump’s senior staffers and Chinese officials sparring...

Syria’s Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees
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Syria’s Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

The Syrian government is working to secure the return of millions of refugees who fled war in their country but Western sanctions are hindering the work of state institutions, complicating those plans, President Bashar Assad said Wednesday. His comments came at the opening session of a controversial two-day international conference in Damascus on the return of refugees. The event, organized by...

Trump administration deporting women allegedly abused by gynaecologist, says attorneys: ‘I was abused, tortured, dehumanised’
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Trump administration deporting women allegedly abused by gynaecologist, says attorneys: ‘I was abused, tortured, dehumanised’

The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were mistreated by a Georgia gynecologist at an immigration detention center, according to their lawyers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has already deported six former patients who complained about Dr. Mahendra Amin, who has been accused of operating on migrant women without their consent or performing procedures that were...

Donald Trump labelled a ‘flight risk’ amid fears he could FLEE US ‘to escape prosecution’
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Donald Trump labelled a ‘flight risk’ amid fears he could FLEE US ‘to escape prosecution’

Incumbent President Donald Trump is a “flight risk” who could escape the country, according to a leading expert at Yale University. Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University, told Channel 4 News Mr Trump owes billions of dollars in financial debt and faces multiple “serious investigations”. He suggested that anyone looking at Donald Trump...

US imposes sanctions on Lebanon’s former foreign minister
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US imposes sanctions on Lebanon’s former foreign minister

The Trump administration has imposed Treasury sanctions on one of Lebanon’s most influential politicians as it intensifies attempts to defang the militia and political powerhouse Hezbollah. The move against Gibran Bassil for alleged corruption was announced on Friday as Trump’s chances of re-election continued to dip, and marks a sharp escalation of efforts to limit Hezbollah’s influence...