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Italy PM tells Bundesbank chief to fix Germany's bank problems NEW YORK: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday that Germany's central bank chief Jens Weidmann should concentrate on fixing the problems of his own country's banks, after Weidmann had urged Italy to cut its huge public debt. Renzi told reporters in New York that Weidmann needed to solve the problem of German banks which had "hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of billions of euros of derivatives" on their books. Renzi, who has staked his career on a referendum on constitutional reform this autumn, has repeatedly criticised other European leaders in the last few days over what he sees as an inadequate European Union response to the problems of the economy and immigration. In an interview with daily La Stampa published on Monday, Weidmann said Italy needed to consolidate its budget to avoid doubts emerging about the sustainability of its public debt. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Terms not yet met for US-Russia cooperation in Syria NEW YORK: US Secretary of State John Kerry declared Monday that Russia had failed to meet its side of a deal to enforce a seven-day truce in Syria, but that Washington was willing to keep working on it.Under the terms of an agreement struck earlier this month in Geneva, the US military would set up a joint cell with Russian forces to target Syrian militants if the ceasefire held.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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All 29 injured in NY bomb released from hospital NEW YORK: All 29 people who were injured in a bombing in New York have been released from hospital as investigators probed the motive of the attack, officials said Sunday."All 29 injured people have been released from the hospital and that's very good news," the city's fire department commissioner Daniel Nigro told a news conference the day after the attack in Chelsea."We do not know the motivation, we do not know the nature of it," ...

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Kaine accuses Trump of inciting violence against Clinton WASHINGTON: US Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on Sunday accused Donald Trump of inciting violence against Hillary Clinton after the Republican candidate said Clinton's security detail should be disarmed given her support for tighter gun rules. Kaine, speaking on Fox News Sunday, called Trump's remarks irresponsible. "When you look at a series of these comments that he's making, I do believe it is an incite or at a minimum an expression of indifference to ...

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Obama, Netanyahu to meet in New York: White House WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the White House said Sunday.Obama and Israel's prime minister will have a bilateral meeting Wednesday, with discussion topics likely to include the need for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "in the face of deeply troubling trends on the ground," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.Copyright ...

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Bomb caused NY blast, no international terror link: governor NEW YORK: A bomb that exploded in New York wounded 29 people and a second bomb that did not detonate was planted nearby, but there is no evidence of international terrorism, the state governor said Sunday."Whoever placed these bombs, we will find and they will be brought to justice," Andrew Cuomo told reporters the morning after the explosion that he said caused significant damage. "At this time there is no evidence of an international terrorism ...

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Ex-Pentagon chief Gates: Trump is 'unfit,' 'beyond repair' WASHINGTON: Former US defense secretary Robert Gates issued a sharp critique of both presidential candidates in the Wall Street Journal, but blasted Donald Trump as being "unqualified and unfit to be commander-in-chief."Gates - a Republican who was Pentagon chief under Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama - has worked with eight presidents and is among the most widely respected US voices on national security matters."I believe Mr. Trump is beyond repair. He is ...