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Moody's downgrades Sri Lanka's rating to B2
Singapore [Singapore] | November 21, 2018 12:11:34 AM IST
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Sri Lanka's foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings from B1 to B2 and changed the outlook to stable from negative on Tuesday. ... read..


Ambassadors of India, China call on Maldives Foreign Minister
Male [Maldives] | November 21, 2018 12:11:33 AM IST
Akhilesh Mishra, the Indian Ambassador to the Maldives, called on the newly-appointed Foreign Minister of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, on Monday. ... read..


Jailed Bangladeshi photojournalist freed on bail
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:06 PM IST
A prominent Bangladesh photojournalist accused of criticising his country's government during a television interview was freed from the Dhaka Central Jail on Tuesday, four days after a court granted him bail, authorities told Efe. ... read..


Kabul: Suicide bomber kills 40, injures over 80
Kabul [Afghanistan] | November 20, 2018 11:11:33 PM IST
A suicide bomber targetted a wedding hall here on Tuesday, killing over 40 people and injuring around 80 others who were part of a large gathering assembled to mark Prophet Mohammad's birthday. ... read..


Ambassadors of India, China call on Maldives Foreign Minister
Male [Maldives] | November 20, 2018 11:11:29 PM IST
Akhilesh Mishra, the Indian Ambassador to the Maldives, called on the newly-appointed Foreign Minister of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, on Monday. ... read..


Pak issues over 3800 visas to Sikh pilgrims for Nanak's birth anniversary
New Delhi [India] | November 20, 2018 9:11:40 PM IST
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued over 3800 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the 550th birthday anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Pakistan from November 21-30. ... read..


India, Vietnam believe in freedom of navigation: MEA
Hanoi [Vietnam] | November 20, 2018 9:11:34 PM IST
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh on Tuesday said at a presser that India and Vietnam share the view that there should be freedom of navigation, over-flight and unimpeded economic interaction in the disputed South Chin ... read..


Maldives all set to rejoin Commonwealth of Nations
Male [Maldives] | November 20, 2018 9:11:31 PM IST
After leaving the Commonwealth of Nations in 2016, the Maldives is set to rejoin the organization under the new leadership of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. ... read..


Russia to open 3 billion credit line for North-South Transport Corridor, says Iranian minister
Tehran | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said Russia has decided to open a 3 billion credit line to finance the international North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) which connects India to Russia via Iran. Iranian minister will be ... read..


Constitutional committee for post-war Syria 'may not' be possible:UN
United Nations | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
It 'may not' be possible to form an inclusive and legitimate constitutional committee in Syria, a way out of the years long crisis plaguing the country, the United Nations negotiator for the conflict-ridden nation has warned. Briefing the Security Counc ... read..


UN Alliance of Civilisations is fundamental to 'world we need to build':Guterres
United Nations | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
The role of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations has never been more relevant to the 2030 Agenda objective of 'building more peaceful, just and resilient societies,' Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said on the opening day of the eighth annual ... read..


India will deepen defence cooperation with Vietnam: Kovind
Hanoi | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
India on Tuesday said it would deepen defence and security cooperation with Vietnam which appreciated the $100 million Indian credit line to build 12 high-speed patrol vessels for the Southeast Asian country. "India guarantees to deepen [Vietnam and Indi ... read..


Russian and Turkish defence ministers meet in Sochi
Moscow | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
Defence ministers of Turkey and Russia met at Russia's coastal city of Sochi and discussed about current situation in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday. Russian defence ministry said " Hulusi Akar and Sergey Shoygu examined the actions needed to be performed to "c ... read..


Ending inequality means ending 'global pandemic' against women:UN
United Nations | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair Mand equal, United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said, commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Agai ... read..


Sub-committee to ensure Vietnam-India atomic energy cooperation
Hanoi | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
Vietnam has decided to form a Sub-Committee in the Vietnam-India Joint Committee on Atomic Energy Cooperation. The sub-committee will help Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc coordinate the cooperation activities within the joint committee and strengthen part ... read..


Israeli intelligence agency thwarts Hezbollah terror plot against Jewish targets in Argentina
Jerusalem | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
Israel's intelligence agency Mossad thwarts a terror plot against jews in Argentina, Israel's Hadashot TV confirmed on Monday. A terror plot against Jewish targets was thwarted when the Mossad intelligence service passed information to Argentinian securit ... read..


Society faces much larger threat from climate change than perceived
Honolulu | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Society faces a much larger threat from climate change than previous studies have suggested. By 2100 the number of hazards occurring concurrently will increase, making it even more difficult for people to cope, a new study says. ... read..


4 key agreements signed during President Kovind's Vietnam visit
Hanoi [Vietnam] | November 20, 2018 6:11:30 PM IST
India and Vietnam on Tuesday signed four agreements- one each in the spheres of communications, foreign affairs, academics, and commerce during the visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to the South East Asian country. ... read..


Trump's asylum ban for migrants blocked by federal judge
California [United States] | November 20, 2018 6:11:30 PM IST
A United States federal judge on Tuesday nullified the President Donald Trump-led administration's decision of refusing asylum to immigrants who enter the US mainland from Central America. ... read..


MSF slams Italian prosecutors for ordering to seize Aquarius over toxic waste allegations
Moscow [Russia] | November 20, 2018 6:11:28 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Nov 20 (ANI/Sputnik): Humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) has condemned the decision of Italian prosecutors to seize the Aquarius migrant rescue vessel over accusations of alleged illicit ... read..


Iran unveils indigenous anti-mine armored military vehicle
Tehran | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
Iran's Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) on Tuesday received anti- mine armored vehicle which is maufactured by the Defence industries organisation (DIO). A mine-resistant armored military vehicle 'Toufan', was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Ir ... read..


Israeli police recommend inducting interior minister for fraud
Jerusalem | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
Israeli police and Israel tax authority have recommended to induct interior Minister Aryeh Deri for fraud and breach of trust, perjury, tax evasion and money laundering. The Israel Police's Lahav 433 Unit announced that it had completed its joint investi ... read..


UN middle east envoy urges Palestine factions to reconcile
United Nations | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
The UN's envoy for Middle East peace urged Palestinian factions Monday to immediately put aside their differences and reconcile following the latest episode of violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Counci ... read..


India & Vietnam have strong bilateral relationship based on mutual trust: Kovind
Hanoi/New Delhi | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday that as Comprehensive Strategic Partners, India and Vietnam have a strong bilateral relationship based on mutual trust, understanding, convergence of views on regional and international issues and strong cooperati ... read..


India for enhanced maritime ties with Vietnam: Prez
Hanoi | Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said India looked forward to enhanced bilateral cooperation with Vietnam in the maritime domain through the first Bilateral Maritime Security Dialogue to be hosted by Vietnam in early 2019. ''Maritime security, pirac ... read..


1 dead, 5 injured in Catalonia train accident
Catalonia [Spain] | November 20, 2018 3:11:53 PM IST
Catalonia [Spain], Nov 20 (ANI/Sputnik): At least one person died and five people have been injured in a train accident here in Catalonia on Tuesday morning. ... read..


India's cooperation model expands choices, opportunities: President Kovind
Hanoi [Vietnam] | November 20, 2018 3:11:36 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, while addressing the National Assembly of Vietnam here on Tuesday, said that "India offers a cooperation model that does not require its friends to make choices but rather expands choices and expands opportunities for all." ... read..


Judge halts Trump's asylum ban
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
A US federal judge has stopped President Donald Trump's administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the country's southern border illegally. ... read..


Bainimarama sworn in for second term as Fiji PM
Suva | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
Incumbent Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was on Tuesday sworn in for a second term after his ruling FijiFirst party won this year's general elections. ... read..


Vietnamese activist to stand trial for insulting national flag
Hanoi | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
A Vietnamese activist will be tried on Thursday for insulting the national flag, which is punishable in the country with up to three years in prison, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. ... read..


2,600 guests to attend new Japanese emperor's coronation
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
At least 2,600 guests will attend Prince Naruhito's coronation ceremony as the new Japanese Emperor in October 2019, six months after his father, Akihito, abdicates the throne, the government said on Tuesday. ... read..


Xi in Philippines for first Chinese Presidential visit in 13 years
Manila | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Tuesday for the first official visit of a Chinese President to the Philippines in 13 years, a sign of the close bilateral relations since the Southeast Asian country's leader assumed power. ... read..


16 Democrats to oppose Pelosi's election as new House Speaker
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
A group of 16 rebel Democrats have said that they will oppose Representative Nancy Pelosis bid for House speaker when the new Congress convenes in January 2019, the media reported. ... read..


US may give troops authority to protect border personnel
Washington [USA] | November 20, 2018 1:11:36 PM IST
United State President Donald Trump might grant new authority to US troops deployed on the Southwest border with Mexico to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel from migrants if they engage in violence, CNN quoted two defense officials and anoth ... read..


'US preparing to add Venezuela to list of terror sponsors'
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
The US is preparing to add Venezuela to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, the media reported. ... read..


Trump might authorise troops to protect border personnel
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump is expected to grant a new authority to American troops on the Southwest border with Mexico to protect border personnel from migrants if they engage in violence, according to defence officials. ... read..


Ivanka Trump used personal mail for government business
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter, sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, the media reported. ... read..


Expanding ties with Bhutan a priority for India: Foreign Secretary
Thimpu [Bhutan] | November 20, 2018 10:41:35 AM IST
Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale on Tuesday said that India attaches the highest priority to further expanding its unique ties of friendship and cooperation with Bhutan, based on the priorities of the Royal Government of Bhutan. ... read..


3 arrested in Australia for plotting 'IS-inspired' attack
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
Three men were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of plotting an "Islamic State (IS)-isnpired" terrorist attack in Melbourne, police said. ... read..


Despite massive protests French Government to hike fuel tax
Paris [France] | November 20, 2018 10:11:31 AM IST
Paris [France] Nov 20 (ANI/Sputnik): French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday informed that the French government, regardless of protests across the country last weekend, will stay strong on its decision to raise the tax on diesel and carbon fuel ... read..


4 killed in Chicago shooting (Lead)
Chicago | Tuesday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
Four people have died in a shooting at a Chicago hospital, including two female members of staff, a police officer and the gunman himself, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. ... read..


UN adopts 1st resolution on sexual harassment
United Nations | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on sexual harassment, the first of its kind at the the world body. ... read..


China urges US to make good on promise to support regional infrastructure
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
China welcomes the US' commitment to support regional infrastructure and hopes the promise won't fail in practice, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Monday when commenting on US Vice President Mike Pence's recent statement. ... read..


UN Security Council to consider draft resolution on Yemen
United Nations | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
A draft resolution on Yemen was circulated among all Security Council members on Monday for their consideration, diplomats said. ... read..


Massive anti-Pakistan protests held across Balochistan
Dera Gazi Khan/Quetta (Balochistan) [Pakistan occupied Kashmir] | November 20, 2018 8:11:29 AM IST
Slogans like "We want justice" and "Release all Baloch Missing Persons" echoed across Balochistan as a large number of women and children joined massive rallies against enforced disappearances in the Pakistani province on Monday. ... read..


President Kovind to address National Assembly in Vietnam
Hanoi [Vietnam] | November 20, 2018 8:11:28 AM IST
President Ramnath Kovind, who is on a three-day trip to Vietnam, will address the National Assembly here on Tuesday. ... read..


Instagram removes fake likes, comments to fight automated bots
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:05 AM IST
Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram has announced the latest step to purge inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that used third-party apps to boost their popularity. ... read..


Chicago shooting: Three critical, suspect shot
Chicago [Illinois] | November 20, 2018 7:11:28 AM IST
Three people including a police officer are critically injured after an unidentified man opened fire at the Mercy Hospital in Chicago. ... read..


Cameroon, Saudi to begin security cooperation
Yaounde | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:04 AM IST
Cameroon and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed to lay the groundwork for security ties between both countries, the president of Cameroon said in a statement on Monday. ... read..


White House restores CNN reporter Acosta's credentials
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | November 20, 2018 6:11:27 AM IST
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials were fully restored on Monday after the White House backed down from the legal battle with CNN. ... read..


White House restores CNN reporter Acosta's press pass
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 AM IST
CNN on Monday ended its lawsuit against US President Donald Trump after the White House returned reporter Jim Acosta's press pass, media reported. ... read..


UN urges all parties work to ensure calm between Israel, Gaza
United Nations | Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 AM IST
The UN on Monday urged all parties to work to maintain the "precarious" restoration of calm reached between Israel and Palestinian authorities in the Gaza Strip after the escalation of violence last week, warning of the potential eruption of a new armed c ... read..


Multiple people reported shot near hospital in Chicago
Chicago | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 AM IST
Police said that multiple people were shot on Monday afternoon near Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at south side of Chicago. ... read..


US slaps sanctions on individual related to DPRK
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 AM IST
US Treasury on Monday announced that it has imposed sanctions on a South African national for his alleged action of helping Pyongyang "evade US sanctions." ... read..


Malaria cases declined by 24% in India: WHO report
Geneva [Switzerland] | November 20, 2018 4:41:28 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a report stated that India is the only country to have recorded a substantial decline in malaria cases in 2017 out of the 11 highest burden countries worldwide. ... read..


Morocco, UK discuss ways to strengthen military cooperation
Rabat | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:05 AM IST
Senior military leaders from Morocco and the UK discussed measures to strengthen bilateral military cooperation, the Moroccan army said on Monday. ... read..


US Treasury imposes sanctions on Libyan militia leader Salah Badi
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 20, 2018 2:41:32 AM IST
The United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in coordination with the United Nations Security Council's Libya Sanctions Committee on Monday imposed financial sanctions on Libyan militia leader Salah Badi. ... read..


N Korea, US officials to meet on Tuesday
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 20, 2018 2:41:29 AM IST
The United States Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will meet with Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon in Washington on Tuesday. ... read..


More expected to happen on India-Vietnam bilateral ties: President Kovind
Hanoi [Vietnam] | November 20, 2018 12:12:34 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind said India and Vietnam "made significant achievement no doubt, but a lot more is waiting to happen." ... read..


Need electronic voting in Parliament: Prez Sirisena
Colombo (Sri Lanka) | November 20, 2018 12:12:21 AM IST
President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday said in the Parliamentary that a no-confidence motion in the House should be held electronically or a division by name in order to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the island nation. ... read..


Germany bans 18 Saudi nationals from Europe's Schengen zone
Brussels [Belgium] | November 20, 2018 12:11:30 AM IST
Germany has banned the entry of the 18 Saudi Arabian nationals linked with the murder of former Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Europe's border-free Schengen zone, an area comprising 26 nations which have abolished the use of passports and o ... read..


India seeks more cooperation with Vietnam in four key sectors
Hanoi | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday called for more cooperation between India and Vietnam in the areas of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles and IT. ... read..


Saudi king urges action against Iran's nuclear missile programme
Riyadh | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Addressing the Middle Eastern issues, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said on Monday that the international community should stop Tehran from continuing its nuclear and ballistic missile programme. The Saudi king blamed Iran for creating ... read..


India, Vietnam share economic vision, approach, :Kovind
New Delhi/Hanoi | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said India and Vietnam were not just special friends but also have similar economic vision and approach. ''Like Vietnam, India too has been focused on reforming its economy, increasing its growth rate, and realising the ... read..


Astana : International meet on Syria from Nov 28
Astana | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
To resolve the situation in Syria, an international meeting will take place from November 28 to 29 in Astana, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday. The foreign minister said "The guarantors of the 'Astana process' - the Russi ... read..


'Very careful' with China's loan deals, says Philippines budget secretary
Manila | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Following United States Vice President Mike Pence's warning against China's offer of loans to poorer countries, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the Philippines is "very careful" on the matter. On Monday, at the Pandesal Forum Benjamin Diokno said "W ... read..


Xi Jinping Calls on Philippines to Enhance Dialogue on South China Sea Issue
Beijing | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing and Manila should intensify dialogue on settling territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Chinese President said in an article published in The Philippine Star, that both the countries should intesify dialogue ... read..


Indian-origin professor in US used 'students as servants'
Washington | Monday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
An Indian-origin professor in the US compelled his students to act as his personal servants, a daily said. ... read..


Nawaz dismisses findings of JIT probe, calls it 'biased'
(Rptg | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif on Monday dismissed the findings of a joint investigation team (JIT) investigation, claiming that the probe was biased and politically motivated. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader issued this statement as ... read..


Jeremy Hunt to discuss nuclear deal, bilateral issues with Iran officials
London | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has arrived in Tehran for the first time to hold talks with Iranian authorities on issues including the future of the 2015 nuclear deal. Earlier in May, US President Donald Trump abandoned the deal, negotiated with ... read..


Turkish coast guard rescue forty irregular migrants in Aegean sea
Ankara | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Turkish Coast Guard began an operation to rescue 40 irregular migrants stranded in Yumurta island in Aegean sea, sources said. At least ten of the migrants were rescued on Monday during the operation in northern Aegean off the coast of Turkey's Balikesir ... read..


Nawaz dismisses findings of team JIT probe, calls it 'biased'
Islamabad | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif on Monday dismissed the findings of a joint investigation team (JIT) investigation, claiming that the probe was biased and politically motivated. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader issued this statement a ... read..


Afghan peace: Khalilzad hopes for peace deal with Taliban before April '19
Kabul (Afghanistan) | November 19, 2018 2:41:32 PM IST
The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad has expressed hope that a truce would be reached with Taliban before Afghanistan's presidential elections due next year in April. ... read..


President Kovind reaches Hanoi
Hanoi (Vietnam) | November 19, 2018 2:41:30 PM IST
President of India Ram Nath Kovind and the First Lady Savita Kovind arrived at the Noi Bai International Airport here on Monday afternoon. ... read..


EU is 'prepared' in case of no-deal Brexit says ECB's Villeroy
Tokyo | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau has said that EU is prepared in case of no-deal Brexit. According to him, it would be better if Britain had a deal for its withdrawal from the European Union but that the EU was ready in cas ... read..


New tech regulation 'inevitable' ,says Apple CEO Cook
Washington | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Apple CEO Tim Cook has predicted that the new regulations of tech companies and social networks to protect personal data are "inevitable." He also said on Sunday that he expected that the US Congress would take up the matter at some point,reports Arab N ... read..


California wildfires toll hit 80, over 990 missing
San Francisco | Monday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
The death toll from the destructive wildfires have reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. ... read..


Hong Kong democracy protesters plead not guilty
Hong Kong | Monday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Three of Hong Kongs most high-profile democracy activists on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of public nuisance for their involvement in the 2014 street protests. ... read..


Two pilots injured in Helicopter crash in Southwest China
Beijing | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Two pilots were slightly injured after a sightseeing helicopter crashed into a road in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said. The injured pilots were sent to a local hospital for treatment after the crash which took place in the Mount ... read..


"Don't Want To Hear The Tape, It Was Terrible" says Trump
Washington | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump said that he has decided not to listen to the "terrible" audio tape of murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. During an interview on Sunday,he said,"I don't want to hear the tape ... read..


US-China trade war shadows APEC; No joint statement
Port Moresby [Papua New Guinea] | November 19, 2018 12:41:29 PM IST
An Asian economic summit, which was being held in Papua New Guinea, ended on Sunday without a joint statement because of US-China differences over trade. ... read..


Macron urges EU to show strength to avoid global chaos
Berlin | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
The French president Emmanuel Macron has said that there is a need for a stronger Europe to prevent the world from slipping into chaos. While delivering his speech in Germany's parliament on Sunday ,he said,''Europe and, within it, the Franco-German coup ... read..


Jordan, Macedonia discuss potential to broaden cooperation
Amman | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
Jordan's King Abdullah and President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov held talks on Sunday and covered the potential to bolster bilateral ties in the economic, political, security, and military fields. The two sides also stressed the importance of strengthenin ... read..


Khalilzad eyes peace agreement with Taliban
Kabul | Monday, Nov 19 2018 IST
The US Special Adviser for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad eyes a peace agreement with the Taliban group ahead of presidential elections. Ambassador Khalilzad cautiously expressed optimisms regarding the reconciliation between the A ... read..


14 killed in Vietnam floods
Hanoi | Monday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
At least 14 people were killed in floods and landslides caused by typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam, authorities said on Monday. ... read..


Scientists send electrons through vacuum
Canberra | Monday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
Revolutionising transistor technology by sending electrons through a vacuum, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist in Australia has unveiled a device that eliminates the use of semiconductors, making it faster and less prone to heating up. ... read..


President Kovind visits ancient Hindu Temple heritage site in Vietnam
Da Nang [Vietnam] | November 19, 2018 11:11:33 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind visited the Museum of Cham sculpture in the city of Da Nang on Monday morning on the second day of his three-day visit to Vietnam. The first couple also visited the My Son temple sanctuary that dates fr ... read..


ASEAN Summit: Is India serious about regional trade pact?
Singapore | November 19, 2018 11:11:32 AM IST
If you were here in Singapore for the first time on a brief visit last week, you could be excused for wondering if it's normal for thousands of police officers to be patrolling the streets and for scores of Special Operations Command and other police vehi ... read..


Did not listen to Khashoggi murder tapes: Trump
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 19, 2018 7:41:36 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump stated that he did not listen to the tapes of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi which were sent by Turkish administration. ... read..


Mohajir leader commends Trump's comments about Pakistan's role in promoting terrorism
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | November 19, 2018 7:41:30 AM IST
Lauding the United States President Donald Trump's statement on Pakistan's role in promoting terrorism, the Voice of Karachi (VOK) chairman and Mohajir leader, Nadeem Nusrat said that Trump deserves an applaud for taking a strong stand and publicly discus ... read..


Sri Lanka: All-party meeting ends with no solution for political crisis
Colombo [Sri Lanka] | November 19, 2018 7:41:28 AM IST
The all-party meeting called by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday ended with no solution for the ongoing political crisis in the island nation. ... read..


Will not get involved: Trump on Mueller investigation
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 19, 2018 5:41:28 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he will not get involved in the decisions taken by the newly-appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in the Mueller investigation. ... read..


Houthi rebels announce halt of missile attacks on Saudi, UAE
Sanaa | Monday, 2018 5:15:04 AM IST
Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday night announced halt of ballistic missile attack against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), media reported. ... read..


93 African children freed from human trafficking networks
Algiers | Monday, 2018 4:45:04 AM IST
Algerian authorities on Sunday said that 93 children of different African nationalities were freed from human trafficking networks, media reported. ... read..


I didn't know interim AG had criticised Russia probe: Trump
Washington | Monday, 2018 4:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he did not know about the criticism that recently-appointed interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker made in the past about the Russia probe, in which investigators are examining possible interference by the Kre ... read..


Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 in Fiji
Lambasa [Fiji] | November 19, 2018 3:41:28 AM IST
A high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hit the town of Lambasa of the island nation Fiji on Sunday. ... read..


British Foreign Secretary to visit Iran
Tehran | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt will visit Iran on Monday for talks on key issues of mutual interest, official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. ... read..


Israeli PM takes over defence ministry
Jerusalem | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced that he will serve as defence minister amidst efforts to prevent the collapse of his government. ... read..


If he misbehaves we will throw him out: Trump on Jim Acosta
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 19, 2018 2:41:28 AM IST
In an exclusive interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace, United State President Donald Trump stated that restoration of press credential of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after White House had banned him from attending press briefings is not a big deal and added ... read..


Trump refuses to hear tape of Khashoggi's killing
Washington | Monday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that while Turkey has shared with US an audio purported to be of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has no plans to listen to the recording. ... read..


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