Day: December 1, 2018

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies; oversaw end of Cold War

WASHINGTON – Tributes to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94, poured in from around the world on Saturday as global leaders honored him for his role in helping to end the Cold War and reduce the danger of nuclear annihilation. Bush, […]

Putin, Trump briefly met on sidelines of G20 summit – Kremlin

BUENOS AIRES – Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump had a brief meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Friday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said. Ushakov said he met with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton. Russia and the United States were ready to […]

Employees of IL&FS held by Ethiopian staff say fears for safety

NEW DELHI  – Employees of Indian company Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) taken hostage by local staff in Ethiopia say they fear for their safety, with some confined to a company campus north of the capital Addis Ababa. India has asked the Ethiopian authorities to investigate and […]

Manipur journalist arrested under NSA

Imphal, Dec 1: An Imphal-based journalist has been arrested under the National Security Act (NSA) for allegedly uploading videos criticising the BJP-led governments in Manipur and the Centre for observing Rani Jhansi’s birth anniversary. Kishorechand Wangkhem is a journalist of a local TV channel and the videos which he […]

Sisodia hits out at Centre over denial of Austria visit

New Delhi, Dec 1: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday lashed out the Narendra Modi government for denial of permission for his Austria visit to speak about the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ introduced by AAP government in Delhi schools. “They did not give any reason for denying permission to my […]

Oppn parties to meet on Dec 10, says Naidu

Hyderabad, Dec 1: TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been making efforts to put together an anti-BJP front, Saturday said the parties would meet on December 10 to prepare an agenda for the coalition. Observing that there are many experienced leaders who are […]

Nirav Modi cannot return to India, afraid of getting lynched: lawyer tells court

Mumbai, Dec 1: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, a key accused in the USD 2 billion PNB fraud case, cannot return to India as he is afraid of “getting lynched” and is being compared to demon ‘Ravan’ , his lawyer told a special court Saturday, but the ED dismissed the […]

The Latest: 65 injured, 140 arrested in Paris protests

PARIS — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Paris police say that at least 65 people including 11 police officers have been injured in violent protests in the French capital. Police also say that 140 people have been arrested. Paris police […]

Trumps to attend state funeral for George H.W. Bush

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Saturday mourned the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, remembering him as a man of “sound judgment, common sense and unflappable leadership.” In a statement issued hours after Bush’s death on Friday night, the […]

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