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  World   Americas  12 May 2017

World, Americas, 12 May 2017

Trump threatens to cancel White House media briefings to ensure 'accuracy'

Describing himself as a ‘very active president’, the US president said it was very difficult for his surrogates to explain things.

12 May 2017 8:50 PM

US: Man disrupts Muslim family reunion, tells ‘Donald Trump will stop you’

The man was arrested last week and was charged with public intoxication.

12 May 2017 7:07 PM

Once male officer, Argentina’s first transgender police chief takes charge

Analia Pasatino was forced to take a leave of absence from the police department after coming out as a transgender woman in 2008.

12 May 2017 3:05 PM

James Comey's exit won't halt Russia probe, says president Trump

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Comey firing may hasten the FBI’s probe.

12 May 2017 1:46 PM

To disrupt Pak-based extremists, entity, US imposes sanctions

Abu Turab invited sanctions for providing material and financial support to JDQ.

12 May 2017 1:26 PM


US approves sale of $2 billion worth of missiles to UAE

The UAE government has requested the possible sale of 60 Patriot missiles with canisters and 100 Patriot guidance enhanced missiles.

12 May 2017 11:21 AM

Brazil says Zika emergency is over after dip in cases

'The Health Ministry and other organisations will maintain a policy of fighting Zika, dengue and chikungunya', the official said.

12 May 2017 11:20 AM

US approves USD 75 million high-tech chemical protective gear for Indian armed forces

The Indian Government, it said, intends to use these defence articles and services to modernise its armed forces.

12 May 2017 10:25 AM

Pak-based terror groups plan to attack India, Afghanistan: US

Coats said increasing numbers of cross-firing along the LoC might aggravate the risk of unintended escalation between the two countries.

12 May 2017 9:26 AM

Moscow releases Trump's photos with Russian envoy; White House fumes

The images -- issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media.

12 May 2017 8:46 AM


Trump asked FBI director thirce if he was target of investigations

Trump said he had asked Comey if he was the subject of counter-intelligence probes -- twice in conversations over the phone.

12 May 2017 8:12 AM

CIA special unit to focus on nuclear threat of North

The US has not ruled out a military strike to prevent Pyongyang from advancing its nuclear capabilities.

12 May 2017 3:16 AM