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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills
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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against the government suspending payment of their utility bills, the public prosecutor said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, the worlds top oil exporter, has introduced reforms that include reducing energy subsidies, introducing value-added tax and cutting some perks to royal family m...


Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would absolutely be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks between North Korea and South Korea. North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military ex...


'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses. The only nuclear plant in Massachusetts was shut just after 2 p.m. because of the failure of a line that connects the reactor to the power grid. Entergy Corp w...


North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea
Source: Reuters

North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea

North and South Korea will hold official talks next week for the first time in more than two years after Pyongyang accepted Seouls offer for dialogue, just hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a joint military exercise. The Souths unification ministry said North Korea had sent its consent for the talks to be held on Jan. 9 in a statement at 0116 GMT. The last time the two Korea...


Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trumps tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leaders mental fitness, not their presidents. On Tuesday, Trump responded to a New Years Day speech in which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he had a nuclear button on his desk by saying that his nuclear button is a much bigger more ...


Apple's battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales

Apple Incs offer to replace flagging batteries at a slashed rate could be a hurdle for iPhone unit sales in 2018 if more users take the deal over upgrading to a new device, Barclays analysts write in a note. Apples customers have not been very pleased since the company said last month it intentionally slowed down older iPhones with weakening batteries to prevent the handset from shutting off ab...


Helicopter with senior Kuwait officer crashes in Bangladesh

A helicopter carrying Kuwaits military chief of staff crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, but only one person on board suffered minor injuries, Kuwaits news agency reported. The chopper with Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Khadher aboard came down in trees because of thick fog, Kuwaits official KUNA news agency reported. A photo published on the agencys website shows the helicopter tilted forward on the g...


Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs, but doubts over further rises loom
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Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs, but doubts over further rises loom

Oil prices were stable on Wednesday, not far off mid-2015 highs reached the previous session, as strong demand and ongoing efforts led by OPEC and Russia to curb production tightened the market. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $60.40 a barrel at 0141 GMT, up 3 cents from their last close, and not far off the $60.74 June 2015 high reached the previous day. Brent ...


Trump and Twitter, both on fire

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Nepalese Voice. Trump on Tiwitter: Just dumb or a master manipulator? Do you follow Trump on Twitter? If not, you should it is the most unpredictable thing from making America great, to discrediting every media outlet in the world except his beloved Fox News, a...


U.S. threatens to withhold aid cash to Palestinians

U.S. President Donald Trump said in tweets on Tuesday that the United States may withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, accusing them of being no longer willing to talk peace with Israel. Trump said that Washington gives Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They dont even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel ... with ...


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