Day: December 15, 2018

Scuffles with police in Paris but protest largely peaceful

PARIS — Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement. Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters who […]

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland. The 2015 Paris Agreement was a landmark moment in international diplomacy, […]

7 civilians, 4 combatants killed in Kashmir fighting

SRINAGAR, India — At least seven civilians were killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead on Saturday, police and residents said. Indian troops surrounded a village in the […]

Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister announced Saturday that he would step aside, paving the way for his sacked predecessor to regain the position and apparently ending a political impasse that has paralyzed the government for nearly two months. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation signals the end […]

‘Indira Gandhi 2.0’: RBI coup a sign of Modi’s authoritarian ways

NEW DELHI – When Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel abruptly resigned on Monday, it stunned many people in government and business circles. Patel’s decision, which came after months of bad blood between the central bank and the government, is the latest sign that the ruling […]

Eleven die, more than 90 fall sick after eating temple food in Karnataka

MUMBAI – Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalised after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in Karnataka, police said on Saturday, calling it a suspected case of mass food poisoning. Two people have been questioned in connection with the incident […]

US, Canada promise due process for arrested Chinese executive

The United States and Canada on Friday promised a fair judicial process for a Chinese executive arrested in Vancouver on a US request, as they appealed to Beijing to free two Canadians held in apparent retaliation. Foreign ministers and defense chiefs of the neighbors met in the US […]

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

A federal judge in Texas ruled late Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal. US District Judge Reed O’Connor’s 55-page ruling came in a lawsuit filed by several Republican state attorneys general opposed to […]

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