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Former US Treasury secretaries warn against Brexit LONDON: Eight former US Treasury secretaries urged Britain on Wednesday to stay in the European Union in a June referendum, the day before President Barack Obama visits with a similar message.The open letter signed by Democratic and Republican former secretaries echoed warnings by British Prime Minister David Cameron that leaving would be a "risky bet on the country's economic future"."A strong Britain, inside the European Union, remains the best hope in our view for securing Britain's future, creating a more prosperous Europe and protecting a healthy and resilient global economy," they said.The letter, published in The Times newspaper, was signed by Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson, John Snow, Paul O'Neill, Larry Summers, Robert Rubin, Michael Blumenthal and George Shultz.It was published the day before Obama arrives in Britain for a four-day visit, in which he is expected to make the case to stay in the EU in the vote on June ...

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Trump, Clinton score huge wins in New York primary NEW YORK: Billionaire Donald Trump and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton won sweeping victories in the New York primary Tuesday, bolstering their bids to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for the White House.It was the most decisive New York primary in decades and leaves self-styled democratic socialist Bernie Sanders with a tough decision on how to proceed as Clinton extends her overwhelming lead over the Vermont senator.US networks called the race for Trump ...

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Clinton wins New York Democratic primary: US networks NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in her adopted home state of New York on Tuesday, advancing her bid to clinch the party's presidential nomination, US networks projected.Television channels including CNN, NBC and Fox News, projected that the former secretary of state beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in a contest that was initially too close to call. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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UN council seriously concerned after S. Sudan's Machar fails to return UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council expressed serious concern on Tuesday over delays in the return of South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar to the capital Juba as part of a peace deal.The 15-member council met behind closed doors at the request of the United States to hear a report on the latest hurdle in the way of the agreement to end the two-year civil war. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Clinton, Trump tipped to win as New York votes NEW YORK: New Yorkers voted Tuesday in the state's most decisive presidential primary in decades with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump strong favorites in the race to clinch the Democratic and Republican nominations.Polls show that Clinton -- the former secretary of state, first lady and New York senator -- has a double-digit lead over her Brooklyn-born challenger, Bernie Sanders, even if nationwide surveys put them neck-and-neck.Trump, the 69-year-old Manhattan billionaire whose controversial campaign has appalled ...

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US imposes sanctions on opponent of Libya peace plan WASHINGTON: The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on a senior Libyan official and supporters accused of undermining the country's UN-backed peace process.President Barack Obama authorized the US Treasury to target all enemies of the plan and the agency named Khalifa Ghweil, who runs the Tripoli administration.The US decision follows a similar one taken by the European Union to impose costs on Libyans opposing the installation of a new UN-backed unity government.Ghweil was the only named ...

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UN slams terrorist attack in Kabul UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tuesday condemned the Taliban attack in Kabul that killed at least nine people and injured about 300 others. According to the Mission, provisional information indicates that at least two of those killed and the vast majority of the injured were civilians, including seven children and seven women. The civilian casualty toll was expected to rise. "This attack shows the devastation caused by the use of ...