Day: June 9, 2019

Divided G20 admits worsening trade wars pose risk to world economy

The world’s top financial policymakers admitted Sunday that trade tensions had worsened and posed a risk for the global economy, after a G20 meeting that laid bare differences between the United States and other nations. Following 30 hours of wrangling in what one official described as a “tense” […]

‘Incredible’ dream: Nadal faces Thiem for 12th Roland Garros title

Rafael Nadal admits the prospect of winning a 12th Roland Garros title and 18th major on Sunday would have once just seemed liked an “incredible” dream in a career so often at the mercy of a succession of morale-sapping injuries. However, he knows he cannot under-estimate Austria’s Dominic […]

Hundreds held as Kazakhs vote for first new leader in decades

Police in Kazakhstan arrested hundreds of opposition protesters Sunday at polls to elect the country’s first new president in 30 years following the departure of historic leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. His hand-picked successor Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, 66 was a shoo-in to win the vote contested by six other candidates. But […]

Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Hong Kong witnessed its largest street protest in at least 15 years on Sunday as crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to China, a proposal that has sparked a major backlash against the city’s pro-Beijing leadership. At least 150,000 people marched in blazing summer heat through the […]

Editors Guild condemns police action against journalists

New Delhi/Lucknow, Jun 9: The Editors Guild Sunday condemned the “arrest” of a journalist, and the editor and the head of a television channel over alleged objectionable content related to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, describing the police action as an “authoritarian misuse of laws” and an effort […]

Rahul doubts PM’s “Kerala dear to me” remark

Thiruvambady/Mukkam (Ker), Jun 9: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday accused the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi of according step-motherly treatment to the states not ruled by the BJP, which he dubbed as a party “blinded by hate and anger”. The Congress president made the allegations, doubting Modi’s remarks […]

PM Modi meets top Lankan leadership; describes terrorism as a ‘joint threat’

Colombo, Jun 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday for the second time within 10 days and the two leaders agreed that terrorism is a “joint threat” that needs collective and focussed action. Modi is the first foreign leader to visit Sri […]

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Schwarzenegger are married

Los Angeles, Jun 9: Actor Chris Pratt and author Katherine Schwarzenegger are a married couple. The duo exchanged vows on Saturday during an intimate ceremony in Montecito, California, sources told People magazine. “You can tell today is the happiest day for Katherine. She hasn’t stopped smiling. And Chris seems […]

PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka on second leg of his first foreign visit

Colombo, Jun 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday on the second leg of his first foreign visit after re-election last month, reflecting the importance India attaches to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. Modi was received by his Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport […]

Got $50 million for a vacation? NASA to open space station to private citizens

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE – NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. The shift reverses a long-standing prohibition against tourists and private interests at the orbiting research […]

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