Wednesday , 21 November 2018

World News

Knife-wielding woman injures 14 children at China kindergarten

PTI   Beijing A woman armed with kitchen knife on Friday attacked children at a kindergarten in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing, injuring at least 14 of them before she was stopped by teachers and guards, in the latest such incident on children in the country. Police in the Chongqing city said, the children were slashed by the 39-year-old woman ... Read More »

US investigators search for person who sent mail bombs, motive

AP   Washington US investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analysing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election Day. Three more devices were linked to the plot Thursday — two ... Read More »

As political strain grows, pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN

AP   Washington Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, in an unnerving wave that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections. None of the seven bombs detonated Wednesday, and nobody was hurt as authorities in New York, Washington, D ... Read More »

NATO’s biggest peacetime drill kicks off, angering Moscow

AP   Copenhagen NATO’s biggest military maneuvers since the Cold War kicked off Thursday in Norway in a hypothetical scenario that involves restoring the Scandinavian country’s sovereignty after an attack by a “fictitious aggressor.” Russia, which shares a border with Norway, was briefed by NATO on the Trident Juncture 2018 drill and invited to monitor it, but Moscow is still ... Read More »

Abe in China to mend ties

AP Beijing It’s taken nearly seven years, but a Japanese leader is making an official visit to China for bilateral talks forA the first time since late 2011. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing on Thursday as both countries try to repair ties that have been riven by disputes over territory, military expansion in the Pacific and World War ... Read More »

Israel to supply missile defence systems to India for $777 mn

PTI   Jerusalem India has awarded an additional US$ 777 million deal to a leading Israeli defence firm for supplying Barak 8 LR-SAM Air and Missile Defence Systems to seven ships of the Indian Navy, the company announced Wednesday. The Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) system is an operational Air and Missile Defence (AMD) system used by Israel’s navy as well ... Read More »

Turkey shares ‘evidence’ with CIA chief over Khashoggi murder

AFP   Istanbul Turkish intelligence has shared “all the evidence” over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the CIA chief during a visit, pro-government media reported on Wednesday. CIA Director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks with officials about the killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate. Video images ... Read More »

C V Wigneswaran resigns from TNA, forms new Tamil alliance

PTI   Colombo The first chief minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran on Wednesday resigned from the country’s main Tamil party and formed a new political alliance, as he slammed the Sirisena government and the party for failing to address the issues of war-affected Tamils. Wigneswaran, who completed his five-year term as the northern council’s first chief ... Read More »

Pompeo warns Pakistan to curb terrorism

PTI Washington Pakistan will be held responsible if it did not make sincere efforts to curb terrorism and their safe harbour on its western border with Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned. He made the comment as he welcomed the holding of long-delayed election in war-torn Afghanistan in which around four million people exercised their franchise. Talking ... Read More »

China refuses to list Azhar as terrorist

PTI   Beijing China on Tuesday made it clear that there is no change in its position on India’s request to list Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN and said it will decide on the issue on the “merits of the matter”. China also shrugged of allegation of sheltering hardline United Liberation Front Of ... Read More »