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I.N.F. Treaty, Explained – New York Times

MOSKVA – National Security Counselor John R. Bolton is in Moscow this week to explain to President Trump's decision to withdraw a 1987 arbitration agreement Mr.. Trump and his hard assistants, especially Mr. Bolton, have long expressed their dissatisfaction with the agreement, the intermediate range of the nuclear agreement, because they say Russia is breaking the terms and China is …

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John Bolton holds talks in Moscow over the fate of the nuclear pact

MOSCOW – National Security Adviser John Bolton held on Tuesday to President Trump's announcement that the US would withdraw from a landmark for weapons control talks in place since the Soviet era. Bolton gave no specific details of the next possible US step to withdraw the agreement to restrict nuclear weapons. But Bolton echoed Trumps claims of Russian violations of …

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Saudi Arabia agrees to $ 6bn in financial support for Pakistan

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday agreed to give financial support worth at least $ 6bn to Pakistan – half of which will come as loan and the other half as deferred payments for oil shipments until June next year – to help the south Asian country to avert a balance of payments crisis. "It was agreed Saudi Arabia will place a …

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Puerto Ricans fight for insurance money a year after Maria

Thousands of Puerto Ricans have been forced to drain their savings, close their businesses, or resign themselves to living with structural damage as they fight insurance companies over millions of dollars worth of claims that have gone unanswered or unpaid more than a year After Hurricane Maria. Experts say the Category 4 storm caught insurance companies off-guard and left them …

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SC ruling on fire cracks: The industry fears loss of sales

MUMBAI: The highest court that imposes strict rules on the sale and use of firecrackers before Diwali is likely to affect the sales of the most unorganized industry around Rs 20,000 crore per year. The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that only fireworks with reduced emission and decibel levels may sell at all festivals also with strict deadlines. On Diwali, …

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Queen Elizabeth II hosts the Dutch King and Queen at the Palace

LONDON (AP) – The Dutch king and queen on Tuesday began a state visit in Britain which will feature full ceremonial honors and a gala banquet. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in the Netherlands were welcomed Tuesday morning by Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Pavilion on horsemen in central London on a busy autumn day. The king kissed Elizabeth …

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Taiwan court: Excessive speed caused deadly train derailment

Rescue workers work at the site of a train derailment in Yilan county northeastern Taiwan Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Passengers were killed and injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. (Kyodo News via AP) (Associated Press) By Ralph Jennings | AP October 23 at 8:16 AM …

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On Jamal Khashoggi Killing, Trump Administration sends mixed signals

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration, confronted with further evidence of a cover in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ran on Monday between defending the value of his alliance with Saudi Arabia and pushing the Saudi government for response. [19659002] The White House sent the director of CIA, Gina Haspel, to Istanbul to assist the Turkish government in investigating the …

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