Day: October 3, 2019

Pakistan and Taliban call for U.S. to resume Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR – Peace talks in Afghanistan must resume as soon as possible, Pakistan and the Taliban militant group urged on Thursday, after President Donald Trump broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States’ longest war. Trump halted talks with the group, aimed at striking a […]

India protectionist, but U.S. negotiating limited trade deal: Ross

NEW DELHI – India is among the world’s most protectionist countries but the United States is trying to negotiate a limited trade deal with the South Asian nation to resolve their differences, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said on Thursday. The United States and India have been […]

144 juveniles were detained in J-K after Article 370 abrogation: Report

New Delhi, Oct 2: The Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has told the Supreme Court that 144 juveniles were detained in the state after the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370, but 142 minors were later released. The committee, in its report filed in […]

BJP should first pursue path of truth and then talk about Mahatma Gandhi: Priyanka

Lucknow, Oct 2: Taking a swipe at the BJP, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday said it should first pursue the path of truth shown by Mahatma Gandhi and then talk about him. She made the remarks before participating in a silent march organised here by the Congress […]

Journalists in Kashmir protest curbs on press

NEW DELHI — Dozens of journalists in Indian-controlled Kashmir have held a sit-in to protest a communications blackout in the disputed Himalayan region, describing the blockade of the internet and mobile phones as a government-imposed gag. For the last two months, mobile phones and internet services have been […]

Britain’s Johnson sets out defence of new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to convince sceptical EU leaders to back his new Brexit plan. Johnson is racing against time and facing headwinds across European capitals as he tries to rally support for a […]

Malaysia threatens ride-hailing firm Grab with $21 million fine

Malaysia’s competition watchdog on Thursday threatened to hit Grab with a $21 million fine for practices that allegedly reduce competition, the latest problem for the ride-hailing giant. Grab is the biggest ride-hailing firm in Southeast Asia, and has strengthened its hold on the market since buying US rival […]

GOP veterans of Clinton’s impeachment urge caution on Trump

WASHINGTON — Some have regrets. A few can’t talk about it. Others would do it all again. But the Republicans who carried out President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are unanimous in urging caution and restraint as Congress embarks on yet another impeachment struggle, Former Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla., […]

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