Day: February 4, 2018

Alibaba deepens India push with BigBasket investment

open view web desk MUMBAI – China’s Alibaba became the biggest shareholder in India’s leading online grocer BigBasket after a $300-million funding round, stepping up its rivalry with Amazon in the country. Alibaba invested $146 million in the grocer, subscribing to compulsorily convertible preference shares, BigBasket said in […]

China accuses U.S. of “Cold War mentality” with new nuclear policy

open view web desk BEIJING- China urged the United States to drop its “Cold War mentality” and not misread its military build-up, after Washington published a document on Friday outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others. “Peace and development are irreversible global trends. The United […]

Sri Lanka eyeing longer talks with China on free trade agreement

open view web desk BEIJING – Sri Lanka wants a longer-time period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country, the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sunday. There has been rising concern […]

It’s when, not if: Singapore worries, and prepares, for militant attack

open view web desk SINGAPORE- Armed officers patrol a train station where television screens and giant posters warn of the threat from militants. Nearby, fake gunmen storm a shopping mall in one of many recent terror attack simulations. But this is not some war-ravaged country. It is one […]

Actor Uma Thurman accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

open view web desk LOS ANGELES – Actor Uma Thurman has accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her at a London hotel after they worked together on the 1994 hit film “Pulp Fiction.” In a New York Times article on Saturday by columnist Maureen Dowd, Thurman […]

Father of molested girls lunges at disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor in court

open view web desk CHARLOTTE, Mich. – The enraged father of three daughters who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and tried to attack him during a sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom on Friday. The father, Randall Margraves, […]

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