Day: June 17, 2020

Flirting with danger: Message apps add to China marital woes

Echo couldn’t figure out why her Shanghai businessman husband routinely came home well past midnight, straining their 10-year marriage — until she looked at his phone. Flirtatious messages from other women revealed a pattern of affairs facilitated by WeChat, China’s top messaging app. WeChat and other platforms have […]

Facebook says to block foreign state media ads for US election

Facebook says it will block ads from foreign state media during the US election, as well as allowing users to hide all paid-for political messages. The move comes with the social media giant under growing pressure over its hands-off approach to misinformation and inflammatory posts — including from […]

China says it agrees with India to peacefully solve tensions

BEIJING — China said Wednesday that it is seeking a a peaceful resolution to its Himalayan border dispute with India following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the most violent confrontation in decades. “Both sides agree to resolve this matter through dialogue and consultation and make efforts […]

Trump signs order on police reform, doesn’t mention racism

WASHINGTON — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order he said would encourage better police practices. But he made no mention of the roiling national debate over racism spawned by police killings of black people. Trump met […]

Explainer: Why are Chinese and Indian troops fighting in a remote Himalayan valley?

NEW DELHI/BEIJING – The Indian army has said at least 20 of its soldiers were killed after hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops at a disputed border site on Monday night, in the deadliest clash between the two Asian giants in decades. China said its troops were engaged in […]

China says it does not want to see any more clashes on border with India

BEIJING – China said on Wednesday it does not want to see any more clashes on the border with India following a clash on Monday that killed at least 20 Indian soldiers, adding that both countries are trying to resolve the situation via dialogue. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman […]

India awaits Modi’s response to China after 20 killed in clubs and stones border clash

NEW DELHI/BEIJING – India impatiently awaited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response on Wednesday to the death of at least 20 soldiers in a border clash with Chinese troops as the country’s media vented its fury and political rivals goaded Modi over his silence. Modi, in a Twitter message, […]

English rendering of PM’s opening remarks during Interaction with Chief Ministers on Covid-19

open view news desk New Delhi, June 16, 2020 Namaskar friends! It has been two weeks since the Unlock-One. It is necessary to review the issues and the experiences that have come in the forefront during this period.  In today’s discussion, I will get the opportunity to learn […]

India set for comfortable victory in UN Security Council elections

By Yoshita Singh United Nations, Jun 17: India is expected to register a comfortable victory in the Security Council elections on Wednesday that will bring the country to the UN high-table as a non-permanent member for the 2021-22 term. The 193-member UN General Assembly will hold elections for President […]

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