Day: March 14, 2019

British ex-soldier charged with N.Ireland Bloody Sunday killings

A former British soldier was charged with murder on Thursday over the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings, one of the darkest chapters in the Northern Ireland conflict. The ex-paratrooper, identified only as Soldier F, was charged with murdering two people and the attempted murder of four others in what […]

US House unanimously demands Mueller report be made public

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to demand that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on his Russian election meddling investigation be made public. The House voted 420-0 on the non-binding resolution, signaling strong opposition to any move that President Donald Trump and his Attorney General […]

China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar; U.S., India vow to keep pushing

UNITED NATIONS/NEW DELHI – China prevented a U.N. Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir. India said it was disappointed at the block, which sparked calls for boycotts of […]

India’s February WPI inflation accelerates to 2.93 percent

NEW DELHI – India’s annual wholesale price inflation in February accelerated to 2.93 percent, government data showed on Thursday, pushed by a jump in the prices of food and fuel products, after falling to a 10-month low of 2.76 percent in January. The wholesale price inflation last month […]

Indian groups urge boycott of Chinese goods over stance on Masood Azhar

NEW DELHI – An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods after Beijing blocked a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a U.N. terrorist list following a suicide attack last month. Regarded by Pakistan as […]

Ethiopia crash black boxes arrive in France for analysis

HEJERE, Ethiopia — Flight recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as frustrated relatives of the 157 people killed stormed out of a meeting with airline officials in Addis Ababa. Sunday’s crash was the second fatal flight for a Boeing 737 Max […]

UK lawmakers gear up for vote on Brexit delay request

LONDON — British lawmakers faced another tumultuous day Thursday, as Parliament prepared to vote on whether to request a delay to the country’s scheduled departure from the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May struggled to shore up her shattered authority. A new round of Brexit tussles came […]

India, Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

NEW DELHI — Officials from India and Pakistan met Thursday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan. A Pakistani delegation crossed over to the Indian side of the land border at Wagah-Attari for […]

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood Azhar issue

New Delhi, Mar 14: As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday hit out at Prime Minster Narendra Modi, saying he was weak and scared of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Congress chief attacked the prime minister and […]

Responsible UNSC members may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat on Masood Azhar

Washington, Mar 14: Outraged by China blocking for the fourth time a move to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, responsible UNSC members warned they “may be forced to pursue other actions” at the Security Council if Beijing continued with this policy. “If China continues to block […]

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