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India blasts Pak, says UN must focus on eliminating terror safe havens

United Nations | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

India has blasted Pakistan for its "mindsets" vis-a-vis terror and urged the United Nations to focus on eliminating terrorist safe havens in Pakistan. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's good

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Indian American Manisha Singh sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State

Washington |Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Indian American Manisha Singh, a lawyer and Congressional staffer, has been sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for economic and business affairs in the Trump administration. She is the first

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Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount

By Yi-Mou Lee YANGON | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the p

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EU aims to bring in Serbia, Montenegro by 2025

Brussels | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Serbia and Montenegro are likely to be the next countries to join the European Union, possibly by 2025. After years of stop-start progress, the EU is making a new push to bring in the Western Balkan

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US govt shutdown begins after spending bill fails

Washington | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

The US Government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border sec

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Trump signs bill renewing foreign surveillance programme

Washington |Saturday, 2018 5:45:37 AM IST

US President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law to renew a controversial foreign intelligence surveillance programme.

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Moscow favours collective world leadership: Russian FM

United Nations |Saturday, 2018 5:45:28 AM IST

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said his country is in favour of collective leadership instead of US global leadership.

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EU: Env Comm Vella calls Ministerial Summit on 30 January

Brussels | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

In a final push to find solutions to address the serious problem of air pollution in the European Union, Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from 9 Member States to conve

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Syria: 'devastating' impact of surging violence on civilians

United Nations | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Concerned over the devastating impact of escalating violence in Syria, where several people in eastern Ghouta have been killed in recent airstrikes, and schools and hospitals are being deliberately de

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Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march

BANGKOK | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Hundreds of police in Thailand on Saturday blocked protestors planning to march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen in the northeast of the country in a rare display of public discontent in the junta-ruled coun

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US government faces shutdown as Senate rejects funding bill (Lead)

Washington |Saturday, 2018 11:15:05 AM IST

The US Senate has not approved the new funds necessary to finance the government ahead of midnight, and pushed the Donald Trump government towards a partial and indefinite shutdown.

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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

UNDATED | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russ

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