Day: October 10, 2019

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

STOCKHOLM — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke — two writers whose works are deeply intertwined in Europe’s religious, ethnic and social fault lines — won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday.Full Coverage: Nobel Prizes The rare double announcement came after no […]

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town and sent panicked civilians scrambling to get out. Residents […]

India pursues China-led trade deal despite domestic opposition

NEW DELHI – India is pressing ahead with talks to join a China-led free trade pact, officials said on Thursday, despite the fears of some domestic producers that the country would be flooded with cheaper Chinese imports. Negotiators for the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are in […]

India’s inflation surged in Sept but won’t ‘bring tears’ to RBI: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – Indian retail inflation probably reached a 12-month high in September, but still leaving room for further interest rate cuts because it’s expected to remain below the Reserve Bank of India’s target, according to a Reuters poll. An extended monsoon has delayed harvests and interrupted the supplies […]

China complains about US visa restrictions

Beijing, Oct 10: China says the US has been harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the denial or revocation of visas. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says the actions have “infringed upon the safety and lawful rights and interests of the Chinese personnel involved.” His […]

Journalist killed in UP’s Kushinagar

Gorakhpur (UP), Oct 10: Unidentified miscreants killed a 55-year-old journalist by slitting his throat near Dubouli village in Kushinagar district on Thursday morning, police said. The victim, Radheyshyam Sharma, was associated with a local Hindi newspaper, they said. Sharma, a resident of Siktiya Tola in Hata area of Kushinagar, […]

Flute festival to pay tribute to wind instruments

New Delhi, Oct 10: National and international artistes will come together to celebrate various genres of music with the flute at the core of their renditions at the 10th edition of Raasrang World Flute Festival. The annual festival, organised by Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust, Indian Council of Cultural Relations […]

Ecuador oil output hit as protests worsen

Protesters in Ecuador fought a running battle with security forces Wednesday in a second day of violent demonstrations over a fuel price hike that forced the government to suspend most of the country’s deliveries of crude. The violence broke out as thousands of people representing indigenous groups, farmers, […]

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