Trump tours border, repeats threat to declare national emergency

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to be inching closer to imposing a national emergency that could allow him to bypass Congress to fund a controversial wall along the US-Mexico border that has led to a bitter political impasse and a 21-day government shutdown. Trump has asked for USD 5.6 billion from […]

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Trump declares end to US policeman in surprise Iraq visit

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump used a lightning visit to Iraq on Wednesday, his first with US troops in a conflict zone since being elected. The president spoke to a group of about 100 mostly special forces personnel and separately with military leaders before leaving a few hours later, an AFP correspondent said. A planned meeting […]

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Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif gets 7 year imprisonment in Corruption Case

NEW DELHI: An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for seven years in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills graft case while acquitting him in the Flagship Investments corruption case in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal. Accountability Court II Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik announced the verdict in the two remaining corruption […]

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Indonesia tsunami:Death toll climbs to 373

NEW DELHI: The death toll from Saturday’s  tsunami in Indonesia has killed 373 and was certain to rise with more than 1,400 people injured. 1,459 people are injured, while 128 remain missing,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency, said in a statement. However, the Indonesian Geological Agency said that they can’t […]

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Foreign Ministers of India and China hold talks in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: In yet another step towards improving ties,External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi  on Friday held extensive talks under a newly established framework to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two nations. In a tweet, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation in […]

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis resigns over differences with Trump

NEW DELHI: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be “retiring, with distinction,” in February. “Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defence whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position,” Mattis wrote in his letter […]

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I’ve not seen better player than Kohli says Former England skipper Michael Vaughan

NEW DELHI: Former England captain Michael Vaughan heaped praise on Virat Kohli and feels Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the best player in the world. Michael Vaughan believes India captain Virat Kohli is a better batsman across three formats and is a much better batsman than Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. Virat is a constant whenever a there is […]

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Trump Names Mick Mulvaney his acting chief of staff

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney as the acting White House chief of staff. It’s unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role. Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter, one week after his first choice for the job who is now Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff.  Mulvaney replaces John […]

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Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

NEW DELHI: Australia announced on Saturday that it now recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but says it will not move its embassy from Tel Aviv until a peace settlement is reached.   Australia now recognises West Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Prime […]

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