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Suspected car bomb explodes in Northern Ireland
Londonderry (Northern Ireland) [UK] | January 20, 2019 8:11:30 AM IST
Police on Saturday said that they were investigating a suspected car bombing that took place outside a courthouse in Londonderry. ... read..


Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown (Lead)
Washington | Sunday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks. ... read..


22 killed in Bolivia road accident
La Paz | Sunday, 2019 7:15:04 AM IST
A head-on collision between two buses on the Oruro-Potosi highway in Bolivia has left at least 22 people dead and more than 30 others injured, police said. ... read..


US airstrike kills 52 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia
Mogadishu | Sunday, 2019 6:45:04 AM IST
The US Army said it has conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab terrorists in southern Somalia, killing 52 militants. ... read..


Trump offers temporary relief for migrants in exchange for border wall funding
Washington DC [USA] | January 20, 2019 5:11:30 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Saturday outlined his plans in a bid to end the nearly month-long partial government shutdown by offering temporary protections for undocumented migrants in exchange for the funding for his proposed border wall on t ... read..


US airstrike in Somalia kills over 50 al-Shabaab terrorists
Washington DC [USA] | January 20, 2019 5:11:30 AM IST
The US on Saturday said that more than 50 al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in an airstrike near Jilib, Middle Juba Region of Somalia. ... read..


Trump proposes extending DACA in exchange for border wall funding
Washington | Sunday, 2019 4:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has proposed extending protections for young people brought to the nation illegally as children in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for his long-promised border wall. ... read..


66 refugees apprehended in Turkey
Ankara [Turkey] | January 20, 2019 3:41:37 AM IST
As many as 66 illegal migrants were apprehended across Turkey, said security sources on Saturday. ... read..


Slain Polish mayor laid to rest
Gdansk [Poland] | January 20, 2019 3:41:34 AM IST
Hundreds of people bid an emotional farewell to slain Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was laid to rest, nearly a week after he was fatally stabbed during a charity event in the city. ... read..


Location for second meeting with Kim finalised: Trump
Washington DC [USA] | January 20, 2019 3:41:30 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday said that the venue for the second meeting between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been finalised and the same will be announced in the coming days. ... read..


Venue for second US-N.Korea summit picked: Trump
Washington | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump said the location for his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been picked and will be announced "in the future". ... read..


We should take leverage of globalisation, says Indian envoy in Nepal
Kathmandu [Nepal] | January 19, 2019 11:11:35 PM IST
Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri on Saturday stressed the need for taking leverage of globalisation by India and Nepal and move ahead. "It is up to us to take the leverage of globalisation and get benefitted," he said. ... read..


Death toll mounts to 66 in Central Mexico gas pipeline explosion
Mexico City [Mexico] | January 19, 2019 11:11:31 PM IST
The death toll in Friday's gruesome explosion caused due to the breaking of a gasoline pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, a town about 80 miles north of Mexico City, has surmounted to 66. ... read..


Trump to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border (Roundup)
New York | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
President Donald Trump has promised a "major announcement" about the shutdown as it enters its 29th day on Saturday, while his opposition received a blow when the special investigator looking into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election r ... read..


US-Turkey ties can't grow until MSB is "dealt with": Lindsey Graham
Ankara [Turkey] | January 19, 2019 9:41:39 PM IST
The United States cannot enhance its diplomatic relationship with Turkey until Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MSB) is "dealt with", US Senator Lindsey Graham said here on Saturday. ... read..


66 killed in Mexico pipeline blast (Second Lead)
Mexico City | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
At least 66 people have been killed and 76 others injured in a devastating oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico, authorities said. ... read..


Being bilingual may not benefit your kids
New York | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Do you think bilingualism will benefit your kid in any way? Think twice. A new study suggests that although speaking more than one language can provide social opportunities along the way, bilingual children are not necessarily more advantageous than monol ... read..


Saudi Crown Prince must be 'dealt with' to improve ties: US senator
Ankara | Saturday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become an obstacle in improving the US-Saudi ties and must be "dealt with", US Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said here on Saturday. ... read..


Thousands attend funeral of slain Polish Mayor
Warsaw | Saturday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Thousands of people on Saturday attended the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the Mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, who succumbed to his injuries earlier this week after being stabbed by an assailant while taking part in a public charity event. ... read..


Syria will be like 'Iraq on steroids' if US troops withdraw: Senator Lindsey Graham
Ankara [Turkey] | January 19, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
United States Senator Lindsey Graham on Saturday said he hoped that US will not withdraw from Syria until it formulates a proper plan, otherwise, it would lead to complete chaos in the Middle East, which will be then be similar to an 'Iraq on steroids'. ... read..


Taliban refute peace talks with US in Pakistan
Islamabad [Pakistan] | January 19, 2019 6:41:31 PM IST
The Taliban on Saturday refuted reports about their joining the second round of meeting with officials from the United States and Pakistan over Afghanistan peace and reconciliation process here in near future. ... read..


Winter storm threatens 115m people in US
Washington | Saturday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
A second wave of winter storms was expected to bring heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures across parts of the US Midwest and Northeast regions over the weekend, threatening about 115 million people, authorities said. ... read..


Thousands to protest across US on Saturday
Washington | Saturday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Thousands of demonstrators will take to the streets across the US on Saturday to protest against President Donald Trump and stand up for womens rights at the Womens March. ... read..


Ex-Chicago police officer jailed for shooting black teen
Washington | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The former Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014, sparking the national debate over race and law enforcement, has been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison. ... read..


Zabul: Residents call on Taliban to join peace
Zabul [Afghanistan] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Residents of Zabul province on Friday called on Taliban to join peace talks with the Afghanistan government to bring an end to conflicts and violence in the state. ... read..


Maldives's debt to China creates difficulties for Solih
Amsterdam [Netherlands] | January 19, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
The Maldives incurred huge debts under the regime of former president Abdulla Yameen, which has created difficulties for President Ibrahim Solih, stated European think tank European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) in a recently published report ... read..


21 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion (Lead)
Mexico City | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
At least 21 people have been killed and 71 others injured in an oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico, authorities said. ... read..


Trump, Kim to meet for 2nd summit in February (Second Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February as the both sides seek to jump-start denuclearization talks that have made little progress since their historic first meeting in Singapore last year. ... read..


Teasing your partner playfully can make lasting relationship
New York | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Are you always in a mood to tease your better half? Then there is good news. A new study suggests that couples who poke fun at each other, indicating humour, are more likely to stay together. ... read..


Mexico: 21 killed in gas pipeline explosion
Mexico | January 19, 2019 1:41:31 PM IST
As many as 21 people were killed in central Mexico after a broken gasoline pipeline exploded in Tlahuelilpan, a town about 80 miles north of Mexico City on Friday evening. ... read..


Trump to make 'major' announcement on government shutdown, border (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has promised a "major announcement" about the ongoing government shutdown as it entered its 29th day on Saturday, while Democrats hope to increase pressure on his presidency by pursuing allegations by his former lawyer that Trum ... read..


George W. Bush delivers pizza to unpaid Secret Service personnel
Washington | Saturday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Former US President George W. Bush delivered pizzas to his unpaid Secret Service personnel and called for the partial government shutdown to end. ... read..


Working with Indian government on repatriation of Tamil refugees, says new Lankan envoy
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:36 AM IST
The Sri Lankan government is working out with the Indian government ways and time frame for the repatriation of Tamil refugees living in India. ... read..


Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture
Brasilia | Saturday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. ... read..


20 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion
Mexico City | Saturday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
At least 20 people were killed and 54 others injured in a pipeline explosion in Mexico's Hidalgo state, authorities said. ... read..


Mueller disputes report that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress
Washington | Saturday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has disputed a BuzzFeed News story as "not accurate", after the outlet reported that President Donald Trump had directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. ... read..


Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report
Washington | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
Facebook is facing a "record-setting" fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its handling of user data and privacy violations. ... read..


Facebook testing 'LOL' app for kids
San Francisco | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
Facebook is testing a new app for kids called "LOL" that will let users share and post humorous meme content. ... read..


Pompeo's wife criticised for travelling during shutdown
Washington | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan has been criticised for embarking on an eight-day trip with her husband to the Middle East, amid the ongoing government shutdown, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her during the visit. ... read..


Trump, Pence give surprise addresses at anti-abortion march
Washington | Saturday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence surprised thousands of protesters demonstrating against abortion in a march here by making unannounced speeches. ... read..


Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid violent anti-fuel hike protests
Harare [Zimbabwe] | January 19, 2019 9:11:32 AM IST
Thousands of Zimbabwean citizens were unable to access the internet on Friday after the government had ordered the nation's biggest telecom operator to shut down its services again, amid the violent anti-fuel hike demonstrations that have rocked the Afric ... read..


Trump to make 'major' announcement over border, government shutdown
Washington | Saturday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that he will make a "major" announcement on Saturday about the border and the ongoing partial government shutdown. ... read..


Guterres calls for clear roadmap of denuclearization of Korean Peninsula
United Nations | Saturday, 2019 8:15:09 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for serious talks between the US and North Korea, and for a clear roadmap of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. ... read..


UNSC condemns car bombing in Colombian capital
United Nations | Saturday, 2019 8:15:09 AM IST
The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest possible terms" Thursday's car bombing at a police academy in the Colombian capital of Bogota, which caused heavy casualties. ... read..


US, N.Korean representatives meet in Stockholm
Stockholm | Saturday, 2019 8:15:09 AM IST
Senior representatives from Washington and Pyongyang have met here to prepare for a second summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has reported. ... read..


No timeframe for launch of Syrian constitutional committee: UN chief
United Nations | Saturday, 2019 8:15:09 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said there is no timeframe to launch the constitutional committee in Syria, but the work needs to be done as quickly as possible. ... read..


Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2019 8:15:09 AM IST
US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House has said. ... read..


Russian FM to hold talks with new UN envoy for Syria
Moscow | Saturday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said he will hold talks with the new UN envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen in Moscow on Monday next week. ... read..


Trump accuses Cohen of lying to reduce jail time
Washington | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has accused his former long-term personal lawyer Michael Cohen of "lying to reduce his jail time", following a not-yet-confirmed media report claiming the President himself directed Cohen to lie to Congress. ... read..


Swedish PM elected for second term
Stockholm [Sweden] | January 19, 2019 7:11:38 AM IST
The Swedish Parliament on Friday ended a four-month-long political uncertainty, electing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven for a second four-year term, following last September's general elections in which no political party won a majority. ... read..


Second Trump-Kim summit to take place in late February
Washington DC [USA] | January 19, 2019 7:11:38 AM IST
The second meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place "near the end of February", the White House announced on Friday. ... read..


Prince Philip exchanges 'well-wishes' with car crash victims
London [UK] | January 19, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, exchanged "well-wishes" with the two women in the car that was involved in an accident with him, the Buckingham Palace said on Friday. ... read..


ICC delays release of former Ivory Coast President until February
The Hague [The Netherlands] | January 19, 2019 7:11:35 AM IST
The International Criminal Court (ICC) appeals' judges have delayed the release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, despite being acquitted of all charges of crimes against humanity. ... read..


Haven't received requests to launch criminal probe into Khashoggi's murder: UN
New York [USA] | January 19, 2019 7:11:32 AM IST
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said that the world body has not received requests from other countries to initiate a criminal investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ... read..


Trump to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border security
Washington DC [USA] | January 19, 2019 7:11:32 AM IST
US President Donald Trump said that he will be making a "major announcement" on the partial government shutdown and the border security on Saturday. ... read..


5.6 magnitude quake jolts Peru
Lima [Peru] | January 19, 2019 7:11:32 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale rattled Peru on Friday. ... read..


Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end
Washington | Saturday, 2019 3:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House has said. ... read..


Trump to meet top N Korean official to discuss denuclearization
Washington DC [USA] | January 19, 2019 2:11:32 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Friday is expected to meet North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks, Kim Yong Chol at the White House, where they would discuss the issue of Pyongyang's dismantling of the nuclear weapons programme. ... read..


Algeria to hold Presidential polls on April 18
Algiers [Algeria] | January 18, 2019 10:41:35 PM IST
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday announced that the North African country would go for Presidential elections on April 18, this year, however, without clearing whether the incumbent President will stand for the fifth consecutive term or ... read..


Migrants coming to US are from 'many countries', says Trump
Washington [USA] | January 18, 2019 9:41:31 PM IST
Reiterating his demand for building a wall along United States' southern border with Mexico, President Donald Trump on Friday said that migrants coming to the US illegally not only belong to Central America but from different parts of the world. ... read..


India lodges protest with Pak over constitutional status to Gilgit-Baltistan
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:40 PM IST
India on Friday lodged a strong protest against a recent order by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the so-called "Gilgit-Baltistan" which is deemed as interference in India's internal affairs, by summoning the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan here. ... read..


Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France
Paris | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The wife of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol chief held in China since September, has sought asylum in France for herself and her twin children. ... read..


More animal species likely to get extinct: Study
London | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have found that more than a hundred species currently identified as non-threatened on the Red List of Threatened Species, are actually likely to be at risk of extinction. ... read..


Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan, pilots rescued (Lead)
Moscow | Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Two Russian Sukhoi Su-34 bombers accidentally collided over the Sea of Japan during a training exercise on Friday, with two pilots from the downed aircraft rescued from the sea in a "satisfactory" condition, the country's Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Democratic outcry over Trump's obstruction allegation
Washington | Friday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
US Democratic leaders have reacted with fury and demanded an investigation following a news report that claimed President Donald Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a potential real-estate development in Moscow in the ... read..


Turkey won't stop until terrorists drained out entirely from Syria
Ankara [Turkey] | January 18, 2019 7:11:37 PM IST
Turkey would not step back until it drives out the terrorists from Syria and 'until justice is served' to the Turkish people who have 'suffered more than their fair share' due to the terrorist attacks planned in Syria, Turkish Presidential communications ... read..


China asks its police to prevent 'coloured revolutions'
Beijing | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
The Chinese police must remain alert to any uprisings and defend the political stability of the country, the country's top security official has said. ... read..


2 Russian figher jets collide over Sea of Japan
Moscow | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Two Russian Sukhoi Su-34 bombers accidentally collided over the Sea of Japan while performing training flights on Friday, the country's Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Death toll climbs to 21 in Bogota terrorist attack
Bogota [Colombia] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
The death toll in Thursday's gruesome car bomb explosion at the police academy in Bogota has climbed to 21, police say. ... read..


Russia: 2 Sukhoi Su-34 fighter jets collide mid-air
Moscow [Russia] | January 18, 2019 3:11:35 PM IST
Two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber jets collided mid-air in Russia's Far East on Friday. ... read..


Australia: Arrest made in Israeli student's killing
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 3:11:32 PM IST
Law enforcement officials arrested a man on Friday in connection with the killing of an Israeli student who was on an exchange programme here. ... read..


Roads melting as Australian heat wave drags on
Canberra | Friday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Australia's heat wave dragged into its sixth day on Friday, with roads melting and heat records broken. ... read..


21 killed in Colombia car bombing
Bogota | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
At least 21 people were killed in a car bomb attack at a police academy in the Colombian capital of Bogota, authorities said. ... read..


Graffiti in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork
Tokyo | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Japanese officials have said that a piece of graffiti found at a monorail station in Tokyo could be the work of British anonymous artist Banksy, the media reported on Friday. ... read..


Trump announces space-based anti-missile defence system (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Declaring that "space is a new war-fighting domain", President Donald Trump has announced an ambitious plan to develop a space-based anti-missile defence system to track and destroy weapons-bearing rockets. ... read..


400 migrants detained after crossing under fence into US
Washington | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Nearly 400 migrants burrowed under a fence on the US-Mexico border earlier this week and crossed into the US, informed sources told CNN. ... read..


Man arrested over murder of Israeli student in Australia
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Israeli student in Australia's Melbourne city, police said on Friday. ... read..


Japan launches Epsilon-4 rocket with 7 satellites
Kagoshima [Japan] | January 18, 2019 1:11:33 PM IST
Japan on Friday successfully launched the Epsilon-4 rocket carrying seven satellites from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima. ... read..


Russia slams US for allegations of defence tech sale to N Korea
Beijing [China] | January 18, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
Russia slammed the United States on Friday for levelling allegations against Kremlin of selling missile and air defence technology to North Korea. ... read..


Shooting at Houston kills 1, probe initiated
Asia | January 18, 2019 11:11:36 AM IST
A 66-year-old woman was shot dead while a 31-year-old person is grimly injured in a shooting at the parking lot of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church here on Thursday (local time). ... read..


Trump cancels US delegation to Davos forum due to shutdown (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegations trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, due to the ongoing partial government shutdown. ... read..


Harassed at Facebook for criticising lack of diversity: Ex-employee
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
A Facebook engineering manager who quit her job this month has alleged harassment at the workplace after she criticised the social media giant for lack of diversity. ... read..


Journalist shot dead in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo calls for justice
Madina [Ghana] | January 18, 2019 10:41:34 AM IST
Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a journalist in Ghana who had exposed corruption in football here, was shot dead by two gunmen. ... read..


Senior Republican Senator blasts Trump-Pelosi 'sophomoric' exchange
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 10:41:31 AM IST
Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham slammed US President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "sophomoric" back and forth, which recently saw Trump postponing Pelosi's official travel to Brussels, Afghanistan, and Egypt. ... read..


Trump told me to have polls rigged: Cohen
New York | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has said that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. ... read..


New Twitter bug exposed Android users' private tweets
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST
A bug in Twitter exposed private tweets of some Android users for over five years when they made changes in their settings, like changing the email address linked to their accounts. ... read..


Trump hits back at Pelosi, cancels her foreign trip (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
In a tit-for-tat move, US President Donald Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to three countries, a day after she angered Republicans by suggesting the President should delay his State of the Union Asdress due to the impasse over th ... read..


Trump unveils plan to expand US missile defense
Washington | Friday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has unveiled at Pentagon this year's Missile Defense Review which contains the country's intention to expand its missile defence capabilities. ... read..


Taiwan holds military drills amid rising tensions
Taipei [Taiwan] | January 18, 2019 8:41:30 AM IST
Taiwan held military drills on Thursday near Taichung amid growing tensions with Beijing. ... read..


Trump cancels US delegation's trip to Davos summit
Washington | Friday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
The White House has said US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown. ... read..


Kosovo provocations break international law, destabilise Balkans: Putin
Belgrade | Friday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
Provocations coming from authorities in Serbia's unilaterally-seceded province of Kosovo and Metohija might destabilise the whole Balkans, visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin has said here, urging Pristina to respect the international law. ... read..


Brexit: France activates no-deal plan
Paris | Friday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks "less and less unlikely" and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it. ... read..


Top N.Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington
Washington | Friday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
One of North Korea's top negotiators has arrived in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. ... read..


Trump backs NATO, chastises allies on spending
Washington DC [USA] | January 18, 2019 7:41:34 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said that Washington remained committed to NATO and chided the member nations, asserting that they would need to do a better job of sharing costs. ... read..


N Korea's lead negotiator arrives in US to fix second Trump-Kim summit
Washington DC [USA] | January 18, 2019 7:41:34 AM IST
Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the United States, arrived here on Thursday, where he is likely to discuss with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo the prospects of a second summit between the two countries. ... read..


Imran Khan won't be able to complete 5-yr term, claims Zardari
Islamabad [Pakistan] | January 18, 2019 7:41:32 AM IST
Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government will not be able to last the full term of five years. ... read..


NATO head to attend EU defence ministers' meeting in Bucharest
Bucharest | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed his attendance at the informal meeting of defence ministers of the European Union (EU) member states, to be held here at the end of January, Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les said. ... read..


Trump postpones Speaker Pelosi's foreign trip over government shutdown
Washington | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her planned foreign trip has been postponed, a day after the top House Democrat asked him to delay the State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government shutdown. ... read..


Israel, Russia agree to continue coordination in Syria
Jerusalem | Friday, 2019 6:45:06 AM IST
Israeli and Russian military officials have agreed to continue the coordination of their military actions in Syria, the Israeli army said. ... read..


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