Tuesday , 13 November 2018

World News

Death toll in Somalia car bomb attacks rises to 30

IANS   MOGADISHU The death toll in three car bomb explosions carried out outside a luxury hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 30, officials said on Saturday. The Somali terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place on Friday on a busy street near a checkpoint that controls access to Mogadishu International Airport. Mohamed Abshir, ... Read More »

Trump, Macron say Europe needs to ramp up military spending

IANS PARIS The French and US Presidents said on Saturday they agreed that Europe needed to increase its contribution to common defence spending and work towards reinforcing the continent’s military capabilities. Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump — who spoke with the former in Paris during his trip to attend commemorations of the end of World War I — reached the ... Read More »

Sri Lanka President dissolves parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday dissolved the parliament, paving the way for an early general election in the country which is grappling with unprecedented political crisis after the surprise sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. Please like & share: Read More »

171 children from separated families still in US custody

WASHINGTON: At least 171 children from separated families still remain in US custody more than four months after a judge ordered the American government to reunite the undocumented immigrant families it had split up at the border, according to court documents. Please like & share: Read More »

India keen to locally manufacture, export bullet train coaches

PTI   FUKUOKA (JAPAN) India has proposed to Japan that it is keen to manufacture and export the bullet train coaches which could bring down the cost of operating the Shinkansen trains in the country, a senior official of the Indian Railways said on Thursday. India is building the country’s first high speed rail corridor between Mumbai to Ahmedabad which ... Read More »

Pakistan delegation leaves for China to discuss quantum of bailout package

PTI   ISLAMABAD A high-level Pakistani delegation left for China on Thursday to finalise the quantum of a potential financial aid package for the cash-strapped country, even as a team of officials from the IMF is here for talks on a bailout plan. The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing grave economic challenges as it struggles to avoid ... Read More »

China no longer in race to supersede US as top economic power: Trump

PTI WASHINGTON China is no longer in a position to supersede America as the top global economic power, US President Donald Trump has said, attributing it to the policies initiated by him. China and the US are currently locked in an ongoing trade war as each country has introduced tariffs on goods traded between each other. Trump has promised to ... Read More »

Democrats take control of House, GOP retains Senate

WASHINGTON: Opposition Democrats captured the House of Representatives on Wednesday in the crucial midterm elections while President Donald Trump’s Republican Party retained its majority in the Senate, an outcome likely to intensify the political bitterness and fighting between the two major parties in the run-up to the 2020 presidential poll. Please like & share: Read More »