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US to NATO members: Increase defence spending or face consequences

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US has warned that it will moderate its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) if the alliance members do not increase their defence spending, according to media reports. The ultimatum pronounced by new US Defence Secretary James Mattis almost echoed President Donald Trump’s demand that members raise their spending to meet a target […]

Toronto: Body of missing filmmaker found

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The body of missing Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart, 37 was discovered by volunteer divers with a Florida fire department at a depth of 220 feet, the U.S. Coast Guard tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, media reports said. For three full days searchers from the U.S. Coast Guard coordinated by Stewart’s family and friends, […]

US should lift measure suspending refugee resettlement, says UN chief Guterres

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Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, “should be removed sooner rather than later.” […]

UN agencies express hope US will continue long tradition of protecting those fleeing conflict, persecution

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The United Nations agencies dealing with global refugee and migration issues on Saturday expressed the hope that the United States will continue its strong leadership role and long tradition of protecting those who are fleeing conflict and persecution. “The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the US resettlement programme is […]

Afghanistan: At least 10 ISIS and Lashkar-e-Islam militants killed

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At least 10 ISIS and Lashkar-e-Islam militants have been killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. The militants died in separate operations carried out by the US and local forces. While an US airstrike killed at least two ISIS and five Lashkar militants on Friday, three were killed following a clash with the local police force in […]