Monday , 20 May 2019

World News

North Korea fires missiles as US envoy visits Seoul

Seoul: North Korea welcomed a US envoy’s visit to Seoul by firing two missiles Thursday, the South’s military said, in Pyongyang’s second launch in less than a week as it seeks to up the ante in deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Washington. It came after North Korea carried out a military drill and fired multiple projectiles on Saturday, when at least ... Read More »

Sri Lanka’s Catholic schools to reopen next week

Mass services would resume from Sunday Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church on Thursday announced that all the Catholic schools will reopen next week while mass services would resume from Sunday depending on the country’s security situation after the Easter bombings that killed 258 people.  The schools were shutdown and public mass services were suspended following fears of a repeat of ... Read More »

Europe rejects Iran ‘ultimatum’ but stands by nuke deal

Sibiu (Romania): European powers on Thursday rejected “ultimatums” from Tehran but vowed to fight to save the Iran nuclear deal, as tensions with the US soar. Iran said it would defy some restrictions agreed under the 2015 accord and threatened to go further if Europe, China and Russia fail to deliver sanctions relief within 60 days. Tehran says it is ... Read More »

Guaido’s deputy arrested in Venezuela

Caracas: Venezuelan intelligence agents Wednesday detained a senior leader of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, the first arrest of a lawmaker since the failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro last week. Edgar Zambrano said agents had towed him and his car to prison after he refused to get out of the vehicle. Zambrano is deputy to National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido, ... Read More »

End rocket attacks on Israel: Trump

Washington: The US supports Israel “100 per cent” in its defence against a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by militant groups in Gaza, US President Donald Trump has said, warning Palestinians that such actions would bring them “nothing but more misery”. Read More »

China slams US naval ships sailing through SCS

Beijing: China on Monday protested over two US warships sailing near islands claimed by it in the disputed South China Sea, saying it violates its sovereignty and also denounced a Pentagon report on Chinese military’s modernisation as an attempt to spread the “China threat theory”. Read More »

Lanka authorities warn of more attacks

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities on Friday warned that Islamist extremists, who carried out the country’s worst terror bombings on Easter Sunday could be planning more attacks in the capital Colombo. Read More »