Day: December 22, 2018

India, China discuss enhancing academic exchanges, tourism

NEW DELHI — The foreign ministers of India and China on Friday discussed steps to deepen ties through academic exchanges and tourism even as they vie for influence with their smaller neighbors. Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi at their meeting in New Delhi took up enhancing cooperation in […]

No party has courage to raise school, hospital issues: Kejriwal

Sirsa (Har), Dec 22: AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal Saturday lashed out at the Congress, BJP and INLD, accusing them of never paying attention towards improving schools and hospitals, adding it was only his party which improved the national capital’s education and health sectors in the past three years. Addressing […]

AAP has not sought Lamba’s resignation: Sisodia

New Delhi, Dec 22: Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia Saturday rejected party MLA Alka Lamba’s claim that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had “demanded” her resignation for not supporting a resolution in the assembly on revoking late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna. “Neither any resignation has been sought (from […]

Saudi prince’s reform: Car race, concerts, but no criticism

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Women, some without headscarves, drove themselves to a Formula-E car race where thousands of young Saudis and hundreds of international visitors partied into the night at concerts by Enrique Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas and DJ David Guetta. It’s a vision of Saudi Arabia […]

Gatwick flights operating after 2 arrested for using drone

LONDON — London’s Gatwick Airport took strides toward running a full schedule Saturday as police questioned a man and a woman in connection with the drone intrusions that caused mayhem for tens of thousands of holiday travelers. Police said Saturday the suspects are a 47-year-old man and a […]

Holiday-season gridlock in DC brings partial federal closure

WASHINGTON — Christmas-season gridlock descended on the nation’s capital Saturday liked an unwelcomed present just before the holiday as America’s elected leaders partially closed down the government over their inability to compromise on money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressional Democrats are refusing to accede to […]

Iraqi PM discusses U.S. withdrawal from Syria with Pompeo

CAIRO – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that the U.S. is still committed to fighting Islamic State in Iraq and other areas despite its planned troop withdrawal from Syria, Abdul Mahdi’s office said on Saturday. President Donald Trump has begun […]

Exclusive: Anti-Vedanta protesters killed by shots to head, chest; half from behind – autopsies

THOOTHUKUDI, India – Twelve of the 13 protesters killed when police opened fire on a demonstration against Vedanta’s copper smelter in Tamil Nadu in May were hit by bullets in the head or chest, and half of those were shot from behind, autopsy reports show. Two others died […]