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  • I'm for women.. I'm for men, says Trump

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    United States President Donald Trump in the first International TV Interview says ‘I'm for everyone’, when asked whether he considers himself a feminist.

    He says ‘No’ to the question asked by British journalist Piers Morgan, also shared his happiness over women doing great.

    "No, I wouldn't say I'm a feminist. That would be, maybe, going too far. I'm for women. I'm for men. I'm for everyone. I think people have to go out... and they have to win, and women are doing great, and I'm happy about that," CNN reported the US president as saying to Morgan .


    Morgan first crossed paths with the US President Donald Trump on the 2008 series of the Celebrity Apprentice in 2008 and has regularly.


    The remarks also come just days after, when, in a bid to mark the one-year anniversary of the Women's March in Washington for protesting Trump's presidency and stance on certain issues, saw scores of marchers amassing in cities across the country.

    "You're always going to have marches. The march, I guess, was a lot smaller than it was last year." Trump said in response to a question about the movement by women.

     

    According to the Guardian, the interview was heavily trailed by both ITV and Morgan on social media. It gave some significant headlines, including the US president saying he was all set to sorry for retweeting inflammatory videos posted by the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First.

    (With inputs agency)

     
     
     
  • Pak new types of nuclear weapons worries US

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    Pakistan is up in making new types of nuclear weapon have become a worry for America's intelligence chief warned on Tuesday, which includes short-range tactical ones that bring more risks to the region.

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday that has killed 7 people including 6 soldiers.

    “Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons,” Coats told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats organised by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

    Pakistan continues to produce nuclear weapons and develop new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer-range ballistic missiles, he warned. “These new types of nuclear weapons will introduce new risks for escalation of dynamics and security in the region,” Coats said, reflecting on the risks involved in developing such types of nuclear weapons.

    Coats said North Korea will be among the most volatile and confrontational weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats to the US over the next year.

    North Korea’s history of exporting ballistic missile technology to several countries, including Iran and Syria, and its assistance during Syria’s construction of a nuclear reactor — destroyed in 2007 — illustrates its willingness to proliferate dangerous technologies.

    In 2017 North Korea, for the second straight year, conducted a large number of ballistic missile tests, including its first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tests. Pyongyang is committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a direct threat to the United States. It also conducted its sixth and highest yield nuclear test to date.

    “We assess that North Korea has a longstanding Biological Weapons (BW) capability and biotechnology infrastructure that could support a BW programme. We also assess that North Korea has a Chemical Weapons (CW) programme and probably could employ these agents by modifying conventional munitions or with unconventional, targeted methods,” he said.

    Coats said state efforts to modernise, develop, or acquire WMD, their delivery systems, or their underlying technologies constitute a major threat to the security of the United States, its deployed troops, and its allies. Both state and non-state actors have already demonstrated the use of chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria.

    Biological and chemical materials and technologies — almost always dual-use — move easily in the globalised economy, as do personnel with the scientific expertise to design and use them for legitimate and illegitimate purposes. Information about the latest discoveries in the life sciences also diffuses rapidly around the globe, widening the accessibility of knowledge and tools for beneficial purposes and for potentially nefarious applications.

    (With agency inputs)

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  • The US Travel Ban on six Muslim countries takes effect

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    Late Thursday, Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim countries finally took effect as the Supreme Court allowed it after a five month battle with human rights groups.  While Trump reasons the ban by saying that it would “block” terrorists from entering the country, immigrants have said that the ban blatantly singles out Muslims.

  • US blocks $350 million aid to Pakistan for not acting against Haqqani network

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    The United States has blocked 350 million dollars in coalition support funds to Pakistan as Islamabad failed to act against the dreaded Haqqani network.Pakistan-based Haqqani network is blamed for a number of high-profile terror attacks on US and Western interests in war-torn Afghanistan.

    US Defence Secretary James Mattis informed congressional defense committees that he was not able to certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient actions against the Haqqani network to permit full reimbursement of Coalition Support Funds.