Saturday , 23 March 2019

World News

NATO: Russia must release Ukrainian vessels, sailors

Brussels: The head of NATO said on Monday that Russia needed to take immediate action in order to comply with a 1987 arms agreement aimed at eliminating intermediate and shorter-range missiles and asked it to release Ukrainian sailors and ships amid tensions between Moscow and Kiev. Please like & share: Read More »

Air Force One arrives in Houston to carry Bush casket to Washington

Houston: President Donald Trump’s Air Force One, which has been redesignated as ‘Special Air Mission 41’ in a “special tribute” to George H W Bush, arrived here to transport the body of the former president to Washington for a state funeral at National Cathedral on Wednesday. Please like & share: Read More »

G20: Modi discusses economy, terrorism

IANS   BUENOS AIRES Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on cooperation among G20 countries on issues related to global economy, trade tensions, crude oil prices and terrorism and fugitive economic offenders, India’s G20 sherpa has said. Addressing the media here, Shaktikanta Das on Saturday said the current challenges being faced by the global economy, especially emerging economy space, were highlighted ... Read More »

Trump sending Air Force One to bring Bush casket to Washington

AFP   WASHINGTON Donald Trump announced Saturday he would send his presidential aircraft to bring the casket of his late predecessor George H W Bush from Texas to Washington, where he will lie in state this week. Trump said that after flying him home from the G20 summit in Argentina, the Boeing 747 plane would travel on to Houston — ... Read More »

Opposition mocks Imran for poultry based poverty alleviation programme

PTI   LAHORE Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan hit back his detractors for mocking his proposal to provide eggs and chicken to rural women as part of his government’s poverty alleviation programme, saying ‘colonised minds’ criticise him for the idea but will praise ‘wilayatis’ (foreigners) for the similar concept. At a ceremony to mark his government’s 100 days in office, ... Read More »

Nations gather in Poland to tackle climate change

AFP   KATOWICE (POLAND) With the direst environmental warnings yet still ringing in their ears, nations gathered in Poland on Sunday for a UN summit aimed at heading off the “urgent threat” of runaway climate change. The UN talks come at a crucial juncture in mankind’s response to planetary warming. The smaller, poorer nations that will bare its devastating brunt ... Read More »

Ex-US president George Bush Sr dies at 94

HOUSTON: George H W Bush, the 41st president of the US, who led America during the dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union and engineered the defeat of an audacious Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, died here on Friday. He was 94. Please like & share: Read More »

India, Russia, China hold meeting after 12 years

BUENOS AIRES: Leaders of India, China and Russia have called for reforming multilateral institutions, including the UN and WTO, as they underscored the benefits of a multilateral trading system and an open world economy for global growth and prosperity during a trilateral meeting they held after a gap of 12 years. Please like & share: Read More »

H1-B visas: US mulls to give preference to US-educated workers

NEW YORK: The US government has announced plans to change the H1-B visa programme to give preference to workers with advanced American degrees, a move which could potentially have the effect of reducing visas for those educated elsewhere. Please like & share: Read More »