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As trade deadline looms, US and China sprint to seal a deal

As trade deadline looms, US and China sprint to seal a deal

The fourth round of negotiations between the world`s two biggest economies was extended through the weekend after both sides reported progress in narrowing differences.

Feb 23, 2019, 22:04 PM IST
Iran says it has many options to neutralise 'illegal' US sanctions: Reports

Iran says it has many options to neutralise 'illegal' US sanctions: Reports

"Apart from closing Strait of Hormuz, we have other options to stop oil flow if threatened," Secretary of Iran`s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told Tasnim.

Feb 23, 2019, 22:01 PM IST
Catholic nun scolds bishops on abuse: 'This storm will not pass'

Catholic nun scolds bishops on abuse: 'This storm will not pass'

Sister Veronica Openibo, a Nigerian who has worked in Africa, Europe and the United States, spoke with a soft voice but had a strong message for the prelates sitting before her.

Feb 23, 2019, 21:52 PM IST
Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect ahead of border aid operation

Venezuela protests flare, soldiers defect ahead of border aid operation

Four National Guard troops at the frontier disavowed Maduro`s socialist government on Saturday, following an appeal from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to let aid through.

Feb 23, 2019, 21:47 PM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begins train trip to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begins train trip to Vietnam for summit with US President Donald Trump

The Trump administration has pressed North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons programme, which threatens the United States, before it can expect any concessions.

Feb 23, 2019, 19:54 PM IST
Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and chemicals fuelled Bangladesh blaze

Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and chemicals fuelled Bangladesh blaze

"These are highly flammable so when the fire came in contact with these goods the fire spread rapidly," Rahman told Reuters. 

Feb 22, 2019, 19:32 PM IST
Pakistan army court-martials two senior officers for spying

Pakistan army court-martials two senior officers for spying

"Army Chief has ordered their court-martial," Major General Asif Ghafoor, the military`s main spokesman, told a news conference, adding that the two were individual cases.

Feb 22, 2019, 19:28 PM IST
FATF president says will hold Pakistan accountable if it doesn't fulfill commitments

FATF president says will hold Pakistan accountable if it doesn't fulfill commitments

A high-level delegation from the government of Pakistan attended the FATF plenary.

Feb 22, 2019, 18:43 PM IST
'No deal in the desert,' EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt

'No deal in the desert,' EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minsiter Mark Rutte are among more than 20 EU leaders expected to go to Egypt.

Feb 22, 2019, 16:55 PM IST
Pakistan says not preparing for war with India but will respond to war threats

Pakistan says not preparing for war with India but will respond to war threats

Pinning the blame on India, Major General Ghafoor alleged that it is India which is sending war threats. 

Feb 22, 2019, 16:51 PM IST
Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region: USGS

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region: USGS

There was no risk of a tsunami being triggered, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, and there were no initial reports of casualties or damage.

Feb 22, 2019, 16:45 PM IST
North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summit

North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summit

The official name for North Korea is the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK). 

Feb 22, 2019, 16:38 PM IST
Mention of JeM in UNSC statement only in general terms not a judgement: China

Mention of JeM in UNSC statement only in general terms not a judgement: China

The powerful UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" terror attack. 

Feb 22, 2019, 15:55 PM IST
2019 general elections could be world's most expensive: US expert

2019 general elections could be world's most expensive: US expert

The 2014 general elections costed USD 5 billion, Milan Vaishnav said it was not inconceivable that overall expenditure will double again this year.

Feb 22, 2019, 11:45 AM IST
EU debates how and when to start trade talks with Donald Trump

EU debates how and when to start trade talks with Donald Trump

The European Commission has asked the EU`s 28 countries to approve two negotiating mandates so that formal talks can begin.

Feb 22, 2019, 11:17 AM IST
US to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

US to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

The decision to retain peacekeepers could help Trump overcome criticism that he had ordered a precipitous withdrawal from Syria that could lead to Islamic State regaining strength.

Feb 22, 2019, 11:02 AM IST
US and China hold last round of trade talks before March 1 deadline

US and China hold last round of trade talks before March 1 deadline

Top trade officials from the US and China have started their latest, and possibly the last round of talks to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal before their self-imposed deadline of March 1.

Feb 22, 2019, 08:51 AM IST
Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the

Feb 22, 2019, 08:42 AM IST
No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values: Reuters poll

No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values: Reuters poll

Britain`s overvalued housing market will undergo a modest correction if the country leaves the European Union at the end of next month without a deal, a Reuters poll found, with London being

Feb 22, 2019, 07:47 AM IST
Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

The leaders previously met in Singapore last year.

Feb 22, 2019, 07:19 AM IST