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US likely to postpone auto tariff decision

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The Trump administration plans to issue a deferral this week on its decision about whether to impose additional tariffs on imported cars, two industry sources told AFP Tuesday. The delay could last up to another six months, the sources said, with the announcement expected Wednesday or later. President Donald Trump “doesn’t have to make this decision tomorrow,” one of the sources said. trumpThe Trump administration has been threatening since last year to impose tariffs of perhaps 25 percent on auto imports to defend the US ...

Iran to hold talks if US lifts ban

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani delivers speech at a conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on June 15, 2019. — Reuters file photo Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday. IranUS president Donald Trump’s administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more far-reaching agreement on nuclear and...

62 killed in protests of US embassy in Jerusalem

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Palestinians followed through with their vow to protest massively along the Gaza border Monday with tens of thousands demonstrating and 62 killed by Israeli fire as clashes erupted over the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The death toll made it the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war, reports AFP. The 41, including a 14-year-old, were shot dead by Israeli forces as clashes broke out at five points along the Gaza border hours before the opening of the embassy. Mideast

200 years on, Marx is still relevant

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In September 1999, the BBC launched an online poll to find the greatest thinker of the millennium. Karl Marx, a great German philosopher and pioneer of the international communist movement, topped the list, leading Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and even Charles Darwin with a clear margin. Born in the Rhineland city of Trier on May 5, 1818, Marx lived in an era of drastic transformation. In that year, Britain was planning to build the world’s first railway, Prussia initiated the establishment of a customs union, and French peasants continued to flee their homes into cities because of heavy taxation, reports XINHUA. In the decades after his death, bourgeois governments introduced numerous reforms designed

Kazakhstan donates for Rohingya

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The Govt. of the Republic of Kazakhstan has donated USD 500,000 for the relief of Rohingya people. His Excellency Mr. Barlybay Sadykov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the Rohingya people at a camp in ShafiullahKata of MoinarGhona in Palongkhali village Photoof Ukhia Upazila of Cox’s Bazar recently and inaugurated the distribution of humanitarian aid through Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA). H.E. the Ambassador went around different sections, interacted with inhabitants of the camp and apprais...

Accused raping, killing Kashmir girl plead not guilty

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Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India’s streets in protest. Four police and a Hindu temple custodian are among those accused of gang raping and killing a Muslim girl from a poor tribe in Jammu and Kashmir state where the highly-charged case has stoked long-simmering religious tensions. The accused men appeared in court in the city of Kathua on Monday for the first time since being arrested in February for the girl’s murder.