Day: September 8, 2019

Marchers ask Trump to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong, as clashes erupt

HONG KONG — Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to “liberate” the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters vandalized […]

PNB puts up for sale 11 NPA accounts to recover dues of Rs 1,234 cr

New Delhi, Sep 8: State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has put up for sale nearly a dozen non-performing assets (NPA) to recover dues of more than Rs 1,234 crore. The lender has invited bids from asset reconstruction companies (ARCs)/ NBFCs/ banks/ financial institutions for 11 NPA accounts. The accounts […]

US-Taliban talks appear stopped for now, Afghan gov’t says

WASHINGTON — A startled Afghan government said on Sunday it believes U.S.-Taliban negotiations on ending America’s longest war will not continue “at this stage” after President Donald Trump said he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghan leaders and called off talks with […]

Huge crowd takes Hong Kong protest message to US consulate

A huge crowd of pro-democracy activists marched to the United States consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing following three months of huge and sometimes violent protests. Millions have taken to Hong Kong’s streets over the last 14 weeks […]

Hong Kong protesters appeal to Trump for help before clashes erupt in evening

HONG KONG – Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on U.S. President Donald Trump to “liberate” the Chinese-ruled city, before violence broke out in the latest in a three-month series of clashes and unrest. The protest started peacefully but fell […]

Afghan government urges Taliban to stop violence, hold direct talks

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged the Taliban on Sunday to end violence and talk directly to his government after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he had cancelled a planned meeting with the insurgent group over a draft peace accord. “Real peace will come when Taliban agree […]

‘Hustlers’ stars JLo and Constance Wu talk empowerment at Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO – The cast and crew of ‘Hustlers,’ a movie about strippers in New York City, hit the red carpet for the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, and their main message was the empowering experience of working on a female-led project. ‘Hustlers’ stars Jennifer […]

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