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World leaders ‘joke’ about Trump at NATO summit

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London/New Delhi, Dec 4 : US President Donald Trump apparently became the butt of jokes during a light conversation between certain NATO leaders in London.

The issue came to light when a video on the issue emerged. In the footage, UK’s Boris Johnson, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and France’s Emmanuel Macron can be seen attending a function at the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening.

The Guardian reported that Johnson asks Macron: “Is that why he was late?” before Trudeau interjects: “He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.”

Trudeau adds: “Oh, yeah, yeah yeah…” he announced before he is cut off by Macron, who speaks animatedly to the group. Macron’s back is to the camera and his words are inaudible.

Whom the group is talking about is not known, but it appears that the reference is to the US President, who is known for his long, rambling press conferences and who had an unscripted 50-minute back-and-forth with reporters on Tuesday, the report added.

The footage later shows an incredulous Trudeau telling the group, which also included Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and Princess Anne: “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.”

It is again not known whom the group are talking about. The leaders also do not appear to realise that their conversation is being recorded.

Meanwhile, President Trump on Wednesday abruptly canceled a press conference scheduled to cap his contentious trip to England for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary meeting.

Trump tweeted on @realDonaldTrump: ….When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!”

The post got 13.8K responses with 7,500 people talking about it.

The presser was scheduled to come after his series of meetings with NATO members like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

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Russian Deputy PM Yury Trutnev tests positive for COVID-19

Russia registered 5,102 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 902,701, the country’s COVID-19 response centre.

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Moscow: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev has tested positive for COVID-19.

Trutnev’s trip to the Far East as part of the visit of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been postponed so far, Xinhua news agency.

“Before the trip, Yury Trutnev was tested for coronavirus. He showed a positive result,” he said.

Russia registered 5,102 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 902,701, the country’s COVID-19 response centre.

The death toll stood at 15,231.

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Afghanistan: 4 police officers killed in bomb attack in Western Farah Province

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FARAH, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 : At least four police officers were killed and 16 people wounded after a bomb explosion took place outside a provincial police station in Afghanistan’s western Farah province on Wednesday, a local official confirmed.

“Four killed and 16 wounded were admitted to a provincial main hospital following a bomb explosion in Farah city, capital of Farah province this evening,” Dr. Abdul Jabar Shahiq from provincial health directorate told Xinhua.

Those among the wounded were child and a police officer, he added.

Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures.

The blast sent a column of thick smoke into the sky and triggered panic, Muhibullah Muhib from provincial police told Xinhua, adding the explosion damaged several vehicles and buildings.

Unofficial sources said the blast was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated a tricycle, targeting a passing convey of provincial intelligence official roughly at 6:40 p.m. local time.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Since the signing of a Taliban and United States peace agreement in late February, Afghan leaders, including President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, have frequently demanded the Taliban to reduce violence.

The militants, however, have intensified attacks, killing and injuring scores of combatants and civilians.

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5.5-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Philippines

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MANILA, Aug. 13 : An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 shook Batanes province in the northern Philippines on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said.

The institute said the quake, which struck at 6:32 a.m. local time, hit at a depth of 14 kilometers, about 49 kilometers southwest of Sabtang town.

The institute said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, will trigger aftershocks but will not cause damage.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific “Ring of Fire.”

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