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Pope visit to Egypt to go ahead despite blasts but security big concern

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt this month is expected to go ahead despite twin attacks on Christian churches that killed 44 people, Vatican officials said on Monday. However, diplomats and Vatican sources cautioned that the trip could be put in jeopardy or parts of it changed if the security situation worsened. The pope… Read More »

Despite Trump push, healthcare vote going to the wire

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump faces a reckoning on Thursday (Mar 23) as US lawmakers vote on his presidency’s biggest legislative test, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as conservatives vowed to kill it unless important last-minute changes are made. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump… Read More »

US commitment to NATO 'unwavering' despite Trump: Kerry

BRUSSELS: The US commitment to NATO will remain “unwavering” despite the change of administration following the election of Donald Trump as president, outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday (Dec 6). “The change of the administration will not change the unwavering commitment of the US to … our NATO obligations,” Kerry said… Read More »

Sydney, Vancouver mayors vow to fight climate change despite Trump

MEXICO CITY: Cities around the world can combat climate change without national government support, the mayors of Sydney and Vancouver said on Wednesday, amid fears that a Donald Trump U.S. presidency could undermine efforts to limit global warming. The two were in Mexico City for the C40 Mayors’ Summit, where nearly 50 mayors and deputies… Read More »

Kerry presses on with Russian talks on Syria despite Aleppo setbacks

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still pursuing an agreement with Russia on military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria despite major setbacks and scepticism from other administration officials and U.S. allies, U.S. officials with knowledge of the talks said on Friday. “We believe this approach is still worth pursuing,”… Read More »

Mexico keep faith with coach Osorio despite 7-0 humiliation

MEXICO CITY: Coach Juan Carlos Osorio has survived Mexico’s shock 7-0 pasting by title holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario after being confirmed in his position by the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) on Thursday. Mexico, among the favourites and counting on massive support in the tournament in the United States, were crushed by Chile… Read More »