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  • CHRISTCHURCH/ WELLINGTON, March 17- As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine. Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder in relation to the killings, and police have said he will face...

  • CHRISTCHURCH/ WELLINGTON, March 17- As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine. Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder in relation to the killings, and police have said he will face...

  • CHRISTCHURCH/ WELLINGTON, March 17- As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine. Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder in relation to the killings, and police have said he will face...

  • CHRISTCHURCH/ WELLINGTON, March 17- As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine. Fifty people were killed on Friday and dozens more injured. But the police and eyewitnesses say a second attack by...

  • *Richardson International registration to ship to China canceled. *Move coincides with China- Canada tensions over Huawei executive. BEIJING/ KABUL, March 5- China has canceled Canadian agribusiness Richardson International Ltd's registration to ship canola to China, the company said on Tuesday, the latest sign of tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.

  • *Richardson is one of major canola exporters to China. *Move comes amid China- Canada tensions over Huawei. BEIJING/ KABUL, March 5- China has canceled Canadian agribusiness Richardson International Ltd's registration to ship canola to China, the company said on Tuesday, the latest sign of tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.

  • MOSCOW, March 3- Russia is ready to take part in bilateral talks with the United States over the issue of Venezuela, Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart late on Saturday. Russia and the United States have been at loggerheads over a U.S.-led campaign for international recognition of Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader who declared...

  • *India- Pakistan air corridor "very critical"- analyst. *Several airlines cancel flights to Pakistan, India. Airlines flying over India and Pakistan to Europe, the Middle East and Asia were disrupted and some flights were routed through Mumbai on India's western coast, so they could head further south and avoid Pakistan air space, an Indian government official told...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 27- Several airlines, including Emirates and Qatar Airways, suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after the South Asian nation closed its air space following heightened tensions with neighbouring India. Airlines flying over India and Pakistan to Europe, the Middle East and Asia were disrupted and some flights were routed through Mumbai on...

  • PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 16- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan's 17- year-old civil war. "Though it is top secret so far, there are strong indications representatives of...

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after...

  • A man counts Saudi riyal banknotes at his jewelry shop in Tiba market in the capital Riyadh on October 3, 2016.

    Apart from reputational damage, inclusion on the list complicates financial relations with the European Union.

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. EST before a joint session of Congress, Trump likely will stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. EST before a joint session of Congress, Trump likely will stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. EST before a joint session of Congress, Trump likely will stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to deliver a State of the Union speech challenging Democrats to approve funding for his long-sought border wall, but stopping short of declaring a national emergency over it, at least for now. At 9 p.m. before a joint session of Congress, Trump will likely stir contention with remarks on immigration...

  • Jan 24- World leaders and top CEOs meet at Davos in Switzerland this week to discuss how to steer policy amid worries of slowing economic growth, damaging trade wars and Brexit. >A gun in the face: Davos ploy to reshape refugee debate Pompeo voices optimism for good outcome on U.S.- China trade. >UK finance minister calls for business support after Brexit.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. Army pilot Shaun Perez spent ten hours flying an Apache helicopter over Afghanistan, providing gun cover for Special Forces soldiers on the ground as they hunted for high-value targets, guns and weapons. Perez took advantage of one of the tightest labor markets in the United States, created by years of slow hiring, a wave of pending retirements...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- As the partial U.S. government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on either side of the standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to help fund a U.S.- Mexico border wall. The Senate was expected to reconvene on Friday, but its exact plans were unsettled. After House Speaker Nancy...