Day: April 10, 2019

Modi rides nationalist fervour ahead of election starting on Thursday

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister is rallying his nationalist base as the world’s biggest democracy begins a general election on Thursday, but it has become tighter than anticipated, thanks to dwindling incomes for farmers and scarce jobs. Polls predict Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) alliance will just […]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan sees better chance of peace talks with India if BJP wins election

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday. Khan said that if the next […]

Supreme Court to hear Dassault jet deal in setback for Modi

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will hear a request for an investigation into a $8.7 billion fighter jet deal with France’s Dassault Aviation, in a setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. As India heads into a general election on Thursday, the court […]

Social media a popular, yet not trusted, news source: poll

About half of Americans and Canadians get their news primarily from social media, yet most don’t trust this source of information, according to a survey released Tuesday. According to the Maru/Matchbox poll, 52 percent of Americans and 48 percent of Canadians said they find out what’s happening in […]

Colombian football rocked by allegations girls were sexually abused

A scandal is brewing in Colombian football as allegations of discrimination and sexual abuse targeting teenage girls has shocked the nation. Colombia’s own #MeToo movement is emerging following painful testimony from a former physiotherapist who worked with one of Colombia’s national age group teams. Carolina Rozo, 38, disclosed […]

Breaking the internet: new regulations imperil global network

Is the dream of one global internet still alive? Increasingly, moves by governments to filter and restrict content are threatening to fragment the system created with the promise of connecting the world with a largely unified body of content. China for years has walled off some western services, […]

Losses more than $1 bn in major US health fraud: investigators

One of the largest healthcare frauds in American history caused more than $1 billion in losses after hundreds of thousands of patients were lured into the scheme, US investigators said Tuesday, announcing charges against 24 people. The alleged scheme involved the provision of wrist, knee and other braces […]

Global executions at lowest level in a decade: Amnesty

Executions fell worldwide by nearly a third last year to their lowest levels in at least a decade, but several countries recorded a rise, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Use of the death penalty dropped in Iran — by an eye-popping 50 percent, following a change to its anti-narcotics […]

N. Korea convenes top-level meeting over ‘tense situation’: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called a full meeting Wednesday of a top committee of the ruling Workers’ Party to address what he described as the “prevailing tense situation”, state media reported. The gathering of the Central Committee comes after Kim’s Hanoi summit with US President Donald […]

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