Day: October 5, 2018

S. Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

open view web desk Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years for corruption Friday, becoming the latest of the country’s ex-leaders to be sent to prison. The 76-year-old CEO-turned-president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement […]

West accuses ‘pariah state’ Russia of global hacking campaign

open view web desk LONDON/THE HAGUE/WASHINGTON – Western countries issued coordinated denunciations of Russia on Thursday for running what they described as a global hacking campaign, targeting institutions from sports anti-doping bodies to a nuclear power company and the chemical weapons watchdog. In some of the strongest language […]

India cuts fuel tax, refinery prices to ease pain of rising crude, weak rupee

open view web desk NEW DELHI – India is cutting prices of petrol and diesel by 2.50 rupees ($0.03) a litre, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, the government’s latest step to tackle the impact of a sharp rise in crude oil prices and a weak local […]

India, Russia likely to sign arms deal during Putin’s visit

open view web desk NEW DELHI— Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in India on Thursday for a two-day visit during which India is expected to sign a $5 billion deal to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems despite a new U.S. law ordering sanctions on any country trading […]

Mayawati’s decision to go alone in MP will not impact Cong prospects: Rahul

open view web desk New Delhi, Oct 5: Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday said BSP chief Mayawati’s decision not to have an alliance with his party in Madhya Pradesh will not impact its poll prospects in the state even as he suggested that the BSP may come on board […]

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