Global confidence in US leadership at new low: Poll

Washington, Jan 19 Global confidence in the US leadership under President Donald Trump has fallen to a new low and the country now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings, according to a new Gallup poll released on Thursday.

The survey of opinion in 134 countries showed a record collapse…

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Trump names winners of his controversial 'Fake News Awards'

Washington, Jan 19US President Donald Trump has announced the winners of his so-called “Fake News Awards” for 2017 in a gimmick to escalate his attacks on major media outlets, with the top prize going to a New York Times article.

The article by renowned economist Paul Krugman, which won…

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9 killed in Myanmar police firing

Naypyidaw, Jan 18 At least nine people were killed and 12 others injured during overnight clashes with police trying to clear a protest in restive southwest Myanmar, from where hundreds of thousands of members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority have fled an Army campaign.

The police fired on the…

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Afghan forces kill 14 IS militants in Nangarhar

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Jan 18  Security forces during overnight operations killed 14 Islamic State (IS) terror group militants in the eastern Nangarhar province, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said Wednesday.

According to the official, units of security forces raided the hideouts of IS fighters in parts of Chaparhar district late Tuesday…

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White House supports short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown

Washington, Jan 18 :  The White House expressed its support for a short-term spending bill proposed by House Republicans, in a bid to avoid a government shutdown by Friday if the US Congress fail to pass a funding bill for the federal government.

“We do support the short-term C…

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