Monday , 19 November 2018

World News

Hurricane Michael strengthens to ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4

AFP   Washington Michael has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” Category Four hurricane as it rumbles toward the Gulf Coast of Florida, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. It said the storm is now packing maximum wind gusts of 130 mph (210 kilometers), could grow even more and is expected to make landfall later in the day along the Florida ... Read More »

Trump says his daughter Ivanka would be “dynamite” as US envoy at UN

PTI   Washington President Donald Trump said he is certain that his daughter Ivanka would be “dynamite” as the US ambassador to the UN, but conceded that he would be accused of “nepotism” if he selected her to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley. Haley, 46, announced Tuesday that she would resign from her post as the US ambassador to the UN ... Read More »

Key Madhesi party threatens to withdraw support to Oli

PTI   Kathmandu The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, a key Madhesi party which has been demanding amendments to Nepal’s Constitution, has threatened to withdraw its support to Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli-led government. The RJP-N leaders, who presented a memorandum to Prime Minister Oli on Monday, warned that if the government failed to address their demands, the party would withdraw ... Read More »

US seeks thorough probe into disappearance of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi

PTI   Washington The US has sought a thorough and transparent investigation into the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist after President Donald Trump expressed concern over the scribe’s whereabouts. Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, went missing after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. According to some media reports, Khashoggi, 59, has ... Read More »

Second Skripal poisoning suspect named as ‘Russian GRU doctor’

AFP   London Investigative group Bellingcat has identified the second suspect in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal as a doctor employed by Moscow’s GRU military intelligence service. The Kremlin has rejected past charges about its involvement in the case as fabrications aimed at discrediting Russia. Yet analysts will read Bellingcat’s latest publication for more clues into the ... Read More »

Trump apologises to Kavanaugh family

PTI Washington US President Donald Trump has apologised to new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the “terrible suffering” they had to endure, saying the “fair-minded” judge deserves a “dignified evaluation” and not a campaign based on “lies and deception”. Judge Kavanaugh, 53, was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday in a 50-48 vote following an acrimonious ... Read More »