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CAA is internal issue of India: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 7:11:18 AM IST
Terming Citizenship (Amendment) Act an "internal issue" of India, Maldives Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed on Friday exuded trust in Indian democracy and said that the Bill was democratically passed through both the houses of the Parliament. ... read..


Indian-American Congressman appointed chairman of crucial US House subcommittee on Asia
Washington | December 14, 2019 5:11:17 AM IST
Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has been appointed as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. ... read..


US House panel approves 2 scaled-down charges against Trump
New York | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
A bitterly divided Judicial Committee voted on Friday to present two scaled-down charges against US President Donald Trump to the House of Representatives for impeaching him, setting in motion a historic process. ... read..


Look forward to working with Algeria's new president: US
Washington | December 14, 2019 4:41:18 AM IST
The United States on Friday congratulated Algeria on the conclusion of the presidential election and said Washington looks forward to working with President-elect Abdelmadjid Tebboune to promote regional security and prosperity. ... read..


Nations look for compromise options on finance at UN climate talks (Lead)
Madrid | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
In the final hours of UN climate change negotiations named COP25 in this Spanish capital, countries on Friday were looking for compromise options on finance and the carbon credit market mechanism. ... read..


China, US agree on text of phase one trade deal
Beijing | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
China and the United States have agreed on the text of a phase one economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect. ... read..


16-year-old seriously injured in Toronto shooting
Others | December 14, 2019 3:41:18 AM IST
Toronto [Canada], Dec 14 (Sputnik/ANI): An unknown assailant opened fire at pedestrians in the Canadian city of Toronto, leaving a 16-year-old boy seriously injured, Canadian media reported on Friday. ... read..


Jaishankar meets Maldives' Parliament Speaker
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 3:11:28 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Speaker of People's Majlis of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed. ... read..


CAA protests: US, UK France, Canada issue 'travel advisory', ask citizens to 'exercise caution'
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 3:11:18 AM IST
Amid protests in northeastern states of India against the amended Citizenship Act, many countries including US, UK, France and Canada have issued travel advisories for their citizens asking them to "exercise caution" while travelling to the region. ... read..


UN welcomes opening of Kartarpur Corridor
United Nations | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The UN General Assembly has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, calling it a manifestation of interfaith harmony. ... read..


Punjab: Cong leader urges Modi to amend CAB for Ahmadiyyas
Chandigarh (Punjab) | December 14, 2019 2:11:18 AM IST
Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyyas in Pakistan and urged that the recent Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 needs to be further amended so as 'to allow the Ah ... read..


US travel advisory for North East, urges citizens to 'exercise caution'
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 1:41:23 AM IST
The United States has issued a travel advisory for its citizens to "exercise caution" while travelling to the states in North East India and the US government has temporarily suspended "official travel" to Assam, amid reports of protests against the Citi ... read..


EU agrees to become carbon neutral by 2050
Madrid | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to make the 28-member bloc carbon neutral by 2050. ... read..


Smartphones in bed can ruin your sex life for sure
London | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The heavy use of smartphones is affecting our state of mind and now, the devices are ruining the sex lives of people too, a new study has found. ... read..


Maritime security multi-faceted issue, co-operation of other countries is necessary: Maldives Foreign Secretary
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | December 13, 2019 11:11:19 PM IST
Maritime security is not the responsibility of one state and the cooperation of other countries is necessary, said Maldives Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed here on Friday. ... read..


Emotionally intelligent students get better grades
Sydney | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
It's not enough to be smart and hardworking and students must also be able to understand and manage their emotions -- a skill known as emotional intelligence -- to do better at school than their less skilled peers as measured by test scores, says a study. ... read..


Khalilzad holds talks with Pak's Qureshi on Afghan peace
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here Friday on the Afghan peace process, officials said. ... read..


11th edition of Delhi Dialogue commences from today
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 10:11:21 PM IST
The 11th edition of Delhi Dialogue commenced with Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, giving a welcome speech at the ministerial meeting hosted by External Affairs Ministry (EAM) on Friday evening. ... read..


China to commit to trade deal if 'mutually beneficial'
Beijing | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The Chinese government on Friday said that it was "committed" to reach an agreement to resolve its trade dispute with the US only if it was "mutually beneficial" for both sides. ... read..


Microsoft hiring people for Pentagon Cloud project: Report
Washington | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Undeterred by Amazon's lawsuit, Microsoft is going the whole hog on recruiting people for the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project it won despite Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the favourite. ... read..


Deadlock in UN talks on climate finance
Madrid | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
As the two-week long hectic UN climate change talks head to close with outcomes inadequate to address the climate emergency, negotiators and envoys on Friday are apprehensive of the increasingly contentious topics like climate finance -- a support to deve ... read..


Sharif may be considered for possible toxicology screen if platelet count does not respond: Pak media reports
Islamabad | December 13, 2019 9:11:18 PM IST
In a development likely to raise eyebrows, Pakistani media on Friday reported that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's toxicology screening for poisoning might be ordered 'if no cause or cure is found of his unstable platelets.' ... read..


NZ eruption: Search for final 2 bodies to resume on Sat
Wellington | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
A search operation to retrieve the last two bodies remaining on the Whakaari/White Island are expected to continue on Saturday, after six bodies were recovered from the volcano on Friday. ... read..


Maldives' FM meets PM Modi, conveys Male's commitment to further strengthen ties with India
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 8:41:18 PM IST
Maldives' Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and conveyed the "commitment of the leadership of the Maldives to its 'India First' policy" and to further strengthening the bilateral relations. ... read..


British pound surges to highest level since 2016
London | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The British pound on Friday surged to its highest level since 2016 against the euro as the country prepares to finally "get Brexit done", after the ruling Conservatives headed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured an overall majority in the general elec ... read..


Contrary to his wish, Zakir Naik was not allowed to come to Maldives, says Maldivian Parliament's Speaker
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 8:11:55 PM IST
Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik wanted to enter The Maldives but his request was turned down by the government of the island nation. ... read..


India, Maldives agree to strengthen cooperation to combat common threats arising from terrorism
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 8:11:22 PM IST
India and the Maldives on Friday agreed to hold the meeting of Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation at an early date to strengthen cooperation required to combat the common threats arising from terro ... read..


Johnson hails 'new dawn' after historic election victory
London | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he would work "night and day" to repay the trust of voters after he led the ruling Conservatives to a "historic" general election victory. ... read..


N.Korean economy contracted 4.1% in 2018, says Seoul
Seoul | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The GDP of North Korea, whose impoverished economy faces large international sanctions, contracted 4.1 per cent in 2018, according to estimates published on Friday by the South Korean government. ... read..


Committee postpones vote on Trump impeachment charges (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The US House Judiciary Committee has postponed a vote on the political charges against President Donald Trump until the next morning, thus delaying the last step necessary before the full body proceeds with an impeachment vote. ... read..


Bangladesh Home Minister cancels India visit amid protests
Dhaka | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
After Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, now Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has also cancelled his India trip amid protests in the country against a citizenship bill. ... read..


Obama addresses young leaders in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Former US President Barack Obama on Friday addressed young leaders at a plenary session here organized by his foundation. ... read..


Abe's visit to India to be postponed
Tokyo | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The Japanese government has planned to postpone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India, amid "intensifying violence in parts of the country" he was due to visit, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


UK's Liberal Democrat leader quits after losing own seat
London | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Jo Swinson, the leader of the UK's Liberal Democrats, stepped down on Friday after she was ousted from her own seat in Scotland in the general election held a day ago. ... read..


US military tests previously banned ballistic missile
Washington | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The Pentagon said that the US military has tested a ground-launched, intermediate-range ballistic missile, which was previously banned by the INF Treaty that Washington exited. ... read..


Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to vote
Washington | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
A US House of Representatives panel is expected to approve impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Friday in a historic day at the Capitol. ... read..


Trump 'signs off' on deal to pause US-China trade war
Washington | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has reportedly signed off on the terms to strike a trade deal with China in an attempt to avert a new round of tariffs, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


Traditional Thai massage added to Unesco heritage list
Bangkok | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The back-cracking traditional Thai massage has been added to a prestigious Unesco heritage list, it was reported on Friday. ... read..


UK's ruling Conservatives win overall majority in general election (2nd Ld)
London | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The UK's ruling Conservative Party on Friday won an overall majority in the general election as Prime Minister Boris Johnsons gambit to bolster his parliamentary support appeared to have paid off, while the opposition Labour Party earned its worst results ... read..


US President congratulates Boris Johnson on 'great win'
Washington D.C. | December 13, 2019 5:11:22 PM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his "great win" in the 2019 General Election and said that Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a "massive new trade deal" after Brexit. ... read..


People's Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed calls on PM Modi, reaffirms 'unwavering support' to 'India First' policy
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 5:11:18 PM IST
Speaker of People's Majlis of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and reaffirmed his government's unwavering support to the 'India First' policy. ... read..


US envoy defends sanctions on Iran amid doubts
Washington | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, has defended the American sanctions policy on Tehran when experts raised doubts about its effectiveness. ... read..


Mexico ratifies modified free trade deal with US, Canada
Mexico City | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The Mexican Senate has ratified the modified the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) after protracted negotiations for more than two years. ... read..


Media freedom will not be hindered: SL President
Colombo | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured that media freedom would not be hindered in any form during his tenure and said that opportunity was available for any reasonable criticism. ... read..


UN monitoring outcome of India's citizenship law: Spokesperson
United Nations | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The UN is closely monitoring the implications of India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the passing of which has led to widespread violent protests in the country's northeast region, according to a spokesperson. ... read..


25 injured in explosion in apartment building in Germany
Berlin | December 13, 2019 3:41:38 PM IST
At least 25 people sustained injuries after a powerful explosion rocked a multi-storey building in Germany's eastern town of Blankenburg on Friday morning, authorities said. ... read..


Possibility of finding Chile plane crash survivors ruled out
Santiago | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The Chilean Air Force said that authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding any survivors from the crash of an Antarctica-bound military plane with 38 people onboard. ... read..


FBI probes Jersey City shooting as possible terrorism
Washington | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The FBI is investigating the possibility that this week's deadly shooting in Jersey City, that claimed the lives of six people, was an act of domestic terrorism, the state's Attorney General said. ... read..


India, Maldives sign 3 pacts during Joint Commission Meeting
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 3:11:26 PM IST
India and Maldives signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and agreements during the sixth Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) held here on Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. ... read..


US Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide
Washington | Friday, 2019 2:45:08 PM IST
The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that formally recognizes the Ottoman Empire's mass killings against the Armenian people as "genocide", a move that might further strain relations between Washington and Ankara. ... read..


India, Japan defer Shinzo Abe's visit to mutually convenient date in near future: MEA
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 2:41:22 PM IST
India and Japan have decided to defer the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a mutually convenient date in the near future, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. ... read..


India, Maldives hold Joint Commission Meeting
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 2:11:26 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar co-chaired the sixth Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) with his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid here on Friday. ... read..


Bodies of six New Zealand volcano victims recovered
Sydney | Friday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
A New Zealand military team on Friday recovered six of the eight bodies that had lain on uninhabited Whakaari Island - also known as White Island - since earlier this week when the island's volcano erupted. ... read..


PM Modi congratulates Boris Johnson on 'thumping majority' in UK election
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 12:11:22 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson on his Conservative Party's victory in the 2019 general elections and said that he looks forward to working with him for closer India-UK ties. ... read..


UK elections 2019: Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secures majority
London | December 13, 2019 11:41:30 AM IST
Incumbent UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party on Friday secured a majority in the House of Commons, winning 329 seats so far in 2019 general elections, well ahead of Labour's 198 seats. ... read..


Khalilzad announces 'brief pause' in US-Taliban talks after suicide attack
Kabul | December 13, 2019 11:41:17 AM IST
The United States negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban in the wake of a suicide attack carried out by the group near a US airbase in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of 2 people, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Za ... read..


Will not lead party in future elections: UK Labour leader Corbyn
London | December 13, 2019 10:41:30 AM IST
Jeremy Corbyn announced on Friday that he will not lead the UK Labour party into another general election, following what he described as a "very disappointing night" for the main opposition party of the country. ... read..


Day after release from PIMS sub-jail, Asif Ali Zardari to be shifted to Karachi hospital
Islamabad | December 13, 2019 10:41:19 AM IST
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will be shifted to a hospital in Karachi on Friday, a day after he was discharged from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) sub-jail after being granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC), The News I ... read..


UK election 2019: First official results put Conservatives in lead
London | December 13, 2019 9:41:30 AM IST
The Conservative Party has gained a marginal lead over Labour in the UK general elections, local media reported on Friday, citing poll officials, as the exit polls have shown a landslide victory for Boris Johnson's party. ... read..


India-US 2+2 foreign affairs, defence ministerial next week
New York | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
The India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue of the top foreign affairs and defence leaders will be held on Wednesday, the State Department has announced. ... read..


New Zealand: 6 bodies recovered from White Island days after volcanic eruption
Wellington | December 13, 2019 8:41:19 AM IST
Bodies of six tourists, who died after a volcano erupted on New Zealand's White Island earlier this week, were recovered from the island by a team of country's police and military specialists on Friday morning (local time). ... read..


Suu Kyi urges ICJ to drop Rohingya genocide case, warns it may undermine 'reconciliation' efforts
The Hague | December 13, 2019 7:41:24 AM IST
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to drop the genocide case filed against her country, warning that any action could "undermine the ongoing reconciliation" efforts between the country's ... read..


Pound surges as exit poll predicts sweeping win for Boris Johnson in UK elections
London | December 13, 2019 7:41:21 AM IST
The pound shot up after an exit poll predicted a sweep by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the recently held election in United Kingdom. ... read..


US reaches 'trade deal in principle' with China
Washington D.C. | December 13, 2019 7:41:18 AM IST
American and Chinese negotiators have agreed in principle to the "phase one" trade deal, a source familiar with the talks told CNN on Thursday. ... read..


Republicans fail to eliminate abuse of power charge against Trump
Washington | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
The Republican minority on the House Judiciary Committee has tried - but failed - to eliminate the "abuse of power" accusation against President Donald Trump in the debate before the vote on the articles of impeachment against him for exerting improper pr ... read..


Terror attack on Niger military base leaves 71 soldiers dead
Niamey | December 13, 2019 6:41:18 AM IST
At least 71 soldiers were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a deadly terror attack that targeted an army base camp in the western part of the country near the Mali border on Tuesday. ... read..


German FM rejects planned US sanctions over Nord Stream 2
Berlin | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has rejected the planned sanctions by the United States against companies working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that runs from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. ... read..


US firm hands out $10mn in Christmas bonus for employees
Washington D C | December 13, 2019 6:11:17 AM IST
A Baltimore-based real estate company surprised its employees with a total of $10 million in Christmas bonuses at the firm's annual holiday party over this weekend. ... read..


We don't comment on bilateral agreements : US State Dept on reports of Pakistan misusing F-16 jets
Washington D.C. | December 13, 2019 5:41:17 AM IST
The US State Department on Thursday said it does not disclose details of any bilateral agreements involving defence technologies or communications, apparently in connection to a media report that a top American diplomat had reprimanded chiefs of Pakistani ... read..


UK exit poll shows Boris Johnson's Conservative Party heading for clear majority
London | December 13, 2019 4:41:19 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to remain in power with an exit poll on Thursday showing his Conservative Party headed for a clear majority in parliament in the 2019 general election. ... read..


US-India 2+2 important for security talks, expanding ties in science, counter-terror: State Dept
Washington D.C. | December 13, 2019 4:41:17 AM IST
The Department of State on Thursday said that the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue scheduled to be held next week between the United States and India will serve as an important platform for discussing critical diplomatic and security issues and expand cooperation ... read..


Pay attention to minority issues in Pak: India to Imran Khan
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 2:41:19 AM IST
Reacting to comments made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, New Delhi on Thursday said that he should pay attention to the condition of minorities in his own country instead of commenting on internal matters ... read..


New Jersey shooters fueled by anti-semitism, say officials
Washington D.C. | December 13, 2019 2:41:18 AM IST
Authorities investigating the deadly kosher market attack in New Jersey that killed six people earlier this week, believed that the attackers held views of hatred for the Jewish people, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal told CNN on Thursday. ... read..


Good samaritan deed for UK pensioner wows Twitterati
London | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A good samaritan act by a TV host for a septuagenarian pensioner won the hearts of Twitterati, who praised the kind act when Christmas is around the corner. ... read..


Indian Embassy signs agreement for reconstruction of Nepal's 11 cultural heritage sites
Kathmandu | December 12, 2019 11:41:20 PM IST
Indian Embassy on Thursday signed an agreement with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), India for the post-earthquake reconstruction of 11 Cultural Heritage sites in Nepal. ... read..


Las Vegas pigeons in cowboy hats evoke Twitter mirth
Las Vegas | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A video clipping of several pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats in a Las Vegas parking lot has been amusing Twitterati. The clipping posted by a media house has received 308.9K views, with 1K retweets and 2.8K likes. ... read..


Post-Balakot, US reprimanded Pak for misusing F-16: Report
Washington | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A top American diplomat had sent a written reprimand to the chiefs of the Pakistani Air Force in August accusing them of misusing the US-supplied F-16 fighter jets and jeopardising their shared security, a media report said citing official documents as sa ... read..


Senegalese migrant rescues disabled man from fire in Spain
Denia (Spain) | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A Senegalese migrant living in Spain has become an unlikely hero after rescuing a disabled person from a burning building here on the Costa Blanca in Spain. ... read..


'Carbon footprint in India can be reduced by 20%'
Madrid | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The carbon footprint of the use and production of cars in G7, China or India would decline by 20 per cent if one in four journeys in these countries is a shared ride, the leading global scientific panel working on the sustainable management of natural res ... read..


Carbon-neutral world can create 65 mn jobs: Guterres
Madrid | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said the world was losing the climate race and shifting to a low-carbon economy offered opportunities that could create 65 million new jobs by 2030. ... read..


Pay attention to condition of minorities in Pakistan: India snubs Imran Khan over his comments on CAB
New Delhi | December 12, 2019 9:41:23 PM IST
Reacting to comments made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, New Delhi on Thursday said that he should pay attention to the condition of minorities in his own country instead of commenting on internal matters ... read..


Human remains found where Chilean military plane went missing
Santiago | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Human remains have been found near the area where an Antarctica-bound Chilean military plane with 38 people onboard disappeared this week, an official said. ... read..


Khaleda Zia's bail plea in corruption case rejected
Dhaka | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A Bangladesh court on Thursday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in a corruption case. ... read..


UK votes in historic, decisive general election (2nd Ld)
London | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Voters across the UK on Thursday voted in one of the country's most historic and decisive general election which will determine the nation's future course of action in light of its exit from the European Union (EU). ... read..


German Ambassador summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry
Moscow | Thursday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geyr was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday for the announcement of tit-for-tat measures in response to the expulsion of the Russian diplomats. ... read..


UK general election: Johnson first party leader to vote
London | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday became the first leader of a major political party in Britain as he cast his ballot in one of the country's most crucial and decisive general election. ... read..


Evacuation at HK station after 'rioters' hurl petrol bombs
Hong Kong | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Police were hunting for six suspects after petrol bombs were hurled at a Hong Kong metro station on Thursday, forcing the rail operator to immediately evacuate the area and close the site. ... read..


Environmentalists barred from UN climate talks after protest
Madrid | Thursday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference, it was reported on Thursday. ... read..


NZ to import skin to treat volcanic eruption survivors
Wellington | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
New Zealand will import 118 sq.ft of skin from the US to treat the severely burnt survivors of the Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption which is believed to have claimed 16 lives, a government official said on Thursday. ... read..


UK goes to polls in historic general election (Lead)
London | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Voters across the UK headed to the polls on Thursday to vote in one of the country's most "historic" general election, which has been deemed crucial for the nation's future in the European Union (EU) if the ruling Conservatives were elected to power again ... read..


Volcano tourism in the spotlight after NZ eruption
London | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The deadly eruption of a New Zealand volcano, which has killed 16 people so far, has drawn a spotlight on how active volcanoes draw crowds of tourists each year, a report said on Thursday. ... read..


Russian gas pipeline project to face US sanctions
Washington | Thursday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The US House of Representatives has approved a bill which will direct President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions against a Russian gas pipeline project beneath the Baltic Sea. ... read..


No updates at this stage: MEA on reports of Modi-Abe summit to be shifted out of Guwahati
New Delhi | December 12, 2019 6:11:23 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that there is no update to share on the reports that the venue of the India-Japan summit is likely to be shifted out of Guwahati. ... read..


US House of Representatives passes Space Force bill
Washington | Thursday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The US House of Representatives has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020, allocating $738 billion for a new space force. ... read..


Joe Biden denies one-term pledge
Washington | Thursday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden has denied ever discussing with his campaign whether he would only serve one term if elected in the 2020 US election, it was reported on Thursday. ... read..


71 soldiers killed in Niger militant attack
Niamey | Thursday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
At least 71 soldiers were killed when armed militants attacked an amry camp in Niger, the West African country's Defence Minister said. ... read..


Bangladesh Minister has given explanation for cancelling his visit: MEA
New Delhi | December 12, 2019 5:41:34 PM IST
Commenting on the cancellation of Bangladesh Foreign Minister's visit to India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that AK Abdul Momen has given his explanation regarding the same, and asserted that relations between the two countries ... read..


Iran foiled very big organized cyber attack: Minister
Tehran | Thursday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Iran had recently foiled a major "organized" cyber attack against the countrys e-government infrastructure, a Minister said here. ... read..


US imposes new sanctions on Iranian airline, shipping industry
Washington/Tehran | Thursday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iran, including an airline and the country's shipping industry, the media reported. ... read..


'Russian FM's talks with Trump, Pompeo constructive'
Moscow | Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's talks with US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Washington this week were pragmatic and constructive, a government official said here. ... read..


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