Donald Trump Agrees to Renegotiate NAFTA With Mexico, Canada
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he pulled back from the brink of killing the 23-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico after requests from their leaders and expressed optimism about winning better US terms in a renegotiated deal.
Ferrari Hit-and-run Case: Thailand to Seek Arrest Warrant For Red Bull Heir Yoovidhaya
Thailand's attorney general said on Thursday it would seek the arrest of an heir to the Red Bull fortune after he failed to meet prosecutors over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer five years ago.
Mahmoud Abbas Turns Screw on Hamas by Cutting Gaza's Electricity
The civil servants' pay is one of the few sources of steady income that trickle through the Gaza economy, and supports tens of thousands of extended families.
Macron Age Gap 'Unusual' to French, Titillates Abroad
Brigitte Macron, as the 64-year-old wife of the man tipped to become France's youngest-ever president, is getting used to being in the media spotlight.
Female Muslim Clerics in Indonesia Issue Rare Fatwas
They issued a series of fatwas at the end of the gathering, the most eye-catching of which was aimed at tackling child marriage. It urged the government to raise the minimum legal age for women to marry to 18 from the current age of 16.
Syrian Refugee Olympic Swimmer Becomes UNHCR Ambassador
"Of course I'm really hoping that in the next Olympics there will be a new refugee Olympic team, and I am sure that all the world is supporting that because it was a really good idea," she said.
Boris Johnson Says UK Likely to Strike Syria if Asked by US
Asked if Parliament would be asked to approve any new military deployment ahead of time, Johnson said "I think it would be very difficult for us to say no. How exactly we were able to implement that would be for the government, for the prime minister."
French Riot Police Clash With Youths Protesting Presidential Election
French riot police clashed with youths in central Paris on Thursday when a demonstration against far right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron turned violent.
Delta Airlines Passenger Removed From Flight For Going to Toilet
"The pilot came on and said, 'Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but we have to return to the gate and remove a passenger," Hamilton said.
German Soldier Arrested on Suspicion of Planning Attack
Sixteen buildings were searched in Germany, Austria and France in connection with the investigation, and multiple mobile telephones and other electronic devices were seized as evidence, Niesen said.
France 'Hiding Truth' on Suspected Chemical Attack: Syria
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault yesterday laid out what he described as scientific proof the regime was behind the alleged attack, including analysis of samples taken from the scene.
China Military Apologises For Mocked Photoshopped Navy Picture
The image was also mocked for looking cheap and unprofessional.
John F Kennedy's Post-World War II Diary Sold For Over $700,000
A diary kept by John F Kennedy, recording his premonitions of the Cold War and thoughts on German dictator Adolf Hitler during his stint as a young journalist in post World War II Europe, was auctioned for a whopping USD 718,750 - thrice its estimated price.
Merkel Wants Dialogue Before Brexit Negotiations
"We need to know how Britain sees its future relations with us," Merkel told the German parliament on Thursday.
US Test Launches Unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the US nuclear force.
Donald Trump Considers Action on NAFTA Ahead of 100-Day Mark
The discussion comes days after the administration announced it would slap hefty tariffs on softwood lumber being imported from Canada.
US Test Launches Unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
The launch command was issued via an air launch control system aboard a Navy E-6 Mercury jet.
Trump Executive Order to Quit NAFTA in The Works, Timing Uncertain
President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order to pull the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, senior administration officials said on Wednesday, although the timing of the action is uncertain.
Turkey Gave About 20 Minutes Notice Before Syria Strikes, Says US Officials
The Turkish attacks killed at least 20 Syrian Kurdish fighters in the People's Protection Units, or YPG. Another 18 were wounded, according to the group.
What a Macron Presidency Would Mean for Indo-French Relations
Macron is aware that India is France's first strategic partner in Asia and would like to maintain this good relationship.
Donald Trump Announces 'One of The Biggest Tax Cuts in US History'
President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing.
Iraqi Forces Say They Have Seized Hatra Antiquities Site
Hatra is believed to have been built in the second or third century BC by the Seleucid Empire. IS militants destroyed it along with other major historical sites in and around Mosul after seizing much of northern Iraq in the summer of 2014.
Russia Has Halved Aircraft at Syria Base: Military
Rudskoi said that despite having "a fraction" of the planes of the US-led coalition, Russia has "carried out three times more sorties" -- more than 23,000 -- and launched "almost four times more air strikes" -- around 77,000.
Swiss Cabinet Proposes Yes-or-No Vote on Immigration Curbs
Swiss voters look set to decide for a second time whether to impose curbs on immigration from the European Union after the cabinet proposed on Wednesday allowing a straight yes-or-no referendum on an issue that still bedevils ties with the EU.
Indian-American Doctor Running for Virginia General Assembly
"I ask for your vote on June 13 to be the Republican candidate to run for the 56th House of Delegate seat left vacant following the retirement of Delegate Peter Farrell," he said in an appeal on his website
Sarkozy Camp Eyes Power-sharing Role Under Macron
With Macron and his "En Marche!" movement at risk of being in a minority in parliament, the centre-right party, The Republicans, hopes to secure enough National Assembly seats to demand a government role despite the defeat of its presidential contender Francois Fillon, eliminated in a first-round vote on April 23.
China launches First Home-built Aircraft Carrier Amid regional tensions
The launch came three days after the 68th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy on Sunday, and against the backdrop of a rising China's efforts to beef up its navy to project the world's second largest economy's growing clout abroad.
Islamophbia Rose by 1000% After Trump Took Over Office, Claims Report
Islamophobic incidents at the US borders have risen by over 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to a Muslim activist group.
Indian Companies Boost Post-Brexit Growth in 2016 in UK: Report
With continued political stability and leadership on its reform programme, India is poised for significant economic growth and prosperity, Chande said.
No Inherent Objection to Free Trade Agreement With India: US
While there is no such move in this regard right now, the previous US administrations have been open to the idea of a India-US FTA.
S. Korean Presidential Hopeful Accused of Anti-Gay Comments
South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality.
Hundreds More Detained in Turkey over suspected links to Gulen
Anadolu Agency says as many as 803 people were detained in raids conducted in all of Turkey's 81 provinces early on Wednesday.
Indian Origin Man Held in US on Charges of Insider Trading
A 41-year-old Indian citizen has been arrested on charges of insider trading and making thousands of dollars using confidential information of a private equity firm's acquisition of a technology company.
Donald Trump Picks Trade Fight with Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the unexpected burst of tough rhetoric by vowing his government would be "very firm in defending Canada's interests."
Republicans Remove Mexico Border Wall From Budget Negotiation
Republican lawmakers removed the funds allocated for the Mexico border wall from their budget, given that the Democrats were unwilling to agree to back the budget with it and after President Donald Trump softened his stance on the matter.
US Judge Blocks Trump Order on Sanctuary Cities
Orrick noted that the government's lawyers had sought to avoid arguing the issue of whether the Trump administration had the right to take such steps.
US 'Deeply Concerned' by Turkish Strikes in Syria, Iraq
The strikes underscore the delicate political tightrope the United States is treading in Syria -- and to a lesser extent in Iraq -- where it is relying heavily on Kurdish forces to conduct the ground fight against the Islamic State group.
21 Dead as Boat Capsizes in Senegal
L'Observateur daily said the boat had capsized in high winds, while other newspapers said it had foundered because it was overloaded. Senegalese radio station RFM said some of the women were pregnant.
Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai
Clashes erupted last week between the militants and local tribes after IS fighters shot at a truck smuggling cigarettes into an area where the extremists have banned tobacco.
Pakistan Army Contacts Indian Army Over Safety of Census Workers
In a statement, the Pakistan army said that Indian army has been approached to inform about the movement of civil and military enumerators to civil populated areas lying close to LOC.
Israel Condoles Sukma Attack, Says Anti-terror Co-operation Should Deepen
"There is a fine line between how do we as governments, armies, paramilitaries, police forces or security forces maintain the very high important values of human rights which are predominant in the policies of democracies and how do we safeguard our citizens, which is the most important obligation of government and security forces," Carmon said.
N Korea Stages Large-scale Artillery Drill as US Submarine Docks in South
"They are at once perilously overestimating their own strength and underestimating the hazards they are brewing for themselves."
'Minimal But Necessary Force' Used on United Airlines Passenger: Official
Long lost control of Dao as he swung, causing Dao to fall and hit his mouth on the arm rest. Long then "assisted the subject by using minimal but necessary force" to get him off the aircraft, the report quoted Rodriguez as saying.
Thai Man Broadcasts Daughter's Murder Live on Facebook
Last week, Facebook said it was reviewing how it monitored violent footage and other objectionable material after a posting of the fatal shooting of a man in Cleveland, Ohio was visible for two hours before being taken down.
UN Chief Urges Countries to Step up to Prevent Famine in War-torn Yemen
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged countries on Tuesday to pitch in to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen, warning that children especially were already dying at an alarming rate.
China Bans Dozens of Muslim Baby Names in Xinjiang
Xinjiang authorities have recently banned dozens of names with religious connotations common to Muslims around the world on the basis that they could "exaggerate religious fervour," the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.
Iran Nuclear Deal Reviewed as Uncertainty Grows
Iran and major powers were set to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear agreement today, as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord's future under US President Donald Trump.
Taliban Kills 8 Policemen in Northern Province, Says Official
Timor says the Taliban have cut off the districts of Darqad and Khuja Bhawedin. The government sent in reinforcements and launched a counter-attack.
Pakistan Hangs Four Militants Convicted by Military Courts
The four prisoners have been identified by army as Rehman ud Din, Mushtaq Khan, Ubaid ur Rehman and Zafar Iqbal
24 Killed in Bus-tanker Crash in Kenya
Police said most of the passengers were families returning from Easter festivities and students preparing for the reopening of schools after holidays.
Turkey Bombs Kurdish Forces in Northeast Syria
Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria on Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.
North Korea Marks Military Anniversary With Firing Drill
Speculation had mounted that Pyongyang could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch to mark 85 years since the founding of its army.
Venezuela Protests Turn Deadly, Three Dead
Three people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in renewed violence, raising the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against leftwing President Nicolas Maduro to 24, officials said.
Indian-American Doctors Body Shocked Over Vivek Murthy's Sacking
A top body of Indian-American doctors has expressed shock and disappointment over the Trump administration's dismissal of physician Vivek Murthy as the US Surgeon General.
10 killed in Blast in Pakistan's Northwest Tribal Belt
The improvised explosive device (IED) blast targeted the van in Kontara village in central Kurram Agency.
Haiti PM's Motorcade Hits 2, Killing 1, Near Flooded Zone
It was not clear if the motorcade was speeding or if the boys were driving recklessly.
US Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue as Donald Trump's Agriculture Secretary
The US Senate has easily confirmed Sonny Perdue, the son of a farmer, as the next secretary of agriculture, filling one of the few remaining vacancies in President Donald Trump's cabinet after a long delay.
French Presidential Elections: Le Pen Steps Down as Leader of National Front
Le Pen brought the anti-establishment FN party into the country's political mainstream on Sunday's first round to elect new president for the next five years.
Chile Hit by 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake; None Hurt
The epicentre's shallow depth of 15.5 miles (25 km) below the sea allowed it to be felt hundreds of miles (km) away. Santiago office buildings swayed for about 30 seconds at the end of the workday.
Major Action on H1-B Visa Would Worry India: CEA
The Indian IT industry expressed serious concerns over this as these visas were mainly used by domestic IT professionals for short-term work in America.
Mexico Border Wall Very Important Tool to Stop Drugs, Says Trump
US President Donald Trump said that the border wall with Mexico is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.
Arkansas Carries Out First Double Execution in US Since 2000
Arkansas carried out back-to-back executions on Monday night, administering lethal injections to two men convicted of rape and murder to become the first U.S. state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day in 17 years.
H-1B Visa: US Says it Values Investments by Indian Companies
Toner said that it's been from the beginnings of this administration and certainly with respect to immigration and with refugee flows as well.
US Imposes Sanctions on 271 Syrian Workers After Chemical Attack
The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.
Man Fatally Shoots Boss, Kills Himself in Dallas
The Dallas police responded to a report of an active shooter in an office building in the 8300 block of the LBJ Freeway at around 10:45 AM (local time) on Monday.
Obama Delivers First Post-presidency Speech, Says Ready to Train New Leaders
Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to "prepare the next generation of leadership."
Dolls, Teddy Bears Return to Eastern Mosul After Islamic State Ouster
Toy shops are thriving in eastern Mosul, with Iraqi children once again able to buy dolls, teddy bears or action figures after Islamic State was driven out of the area.
Hollande Urges French to Reject Le Pen in Presidential Runoff Vote
France's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the runoff represented a "risk" for France.
Pakistani Court Allows Hindus to Worship at Shiva Temple
A Pakistani court on Monday allowed Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad district which had been off limits to them for 20 years.
Al-Qaida Leader Tells Fighters to Prepare For Long Syria War
The leader of al-Qaida urged his followers and other militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, in a recording released Sunday night.
Nikki Haley Won't Rule Out Strike Against North Korea For Nuke Test
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, isn't ruling out a US strike against North Korea if Pyongyang tests another nuclear device.
Dubai-bound Air India Flight Suffers Tyre Burst; Passengers Safe
Over 190 passengers and the crew of a Dubai-bound Air India flight had a miraculous escape on Monday as the plane veered off the runway after an engine failure during the take off and suffered a tyre burst at the Karipur airport.
Not Looking Someone in the Eye is Racist: Oxford Tells Students
Oxford University students who avoid making eye contact with their peers could be guilty of racism, according to the prestigious varsity's latest guidance.
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen by WHO to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine
Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organisation announced Monday.
Top French Politicians Back Emmanuel Macron in Runoff Against Le Pen
Leading politicians from across France's left-right divide on Sunday threw their weight behind Emmanuel Macron ahead of a presidential run-off between the pro-EU centrist and the far-right's Marine Le Pen.
French Presidential Vote: International Media React
"His optimistic outlook on the future of the country and of Europe seduced voters at a time of rising populism, nationalism and xenophobia."
French Election Relief Sends European Shares Soaring
Asia also saw a risk rally. Japan's Nikkei jumped 1.5 percent as the yen retreated, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.3 percent.
Analysis: Emmanuel Macron Must Win Big Now to Have a Chance of Fulfilling Pledges
"His parliamentary majority could be extremely fragmented. We could find ourselves in a situation similar to what happened under the Fourth Republic, with an unstable majority," said political analysts Philippe Cossalter of Sarre University.
Afghan Defence Minister, Army Chief Resign Over Taliban Attack
Shah Hussain Murtazawi, acting spokesman for Ghani, told Reuters the resignations were because of Friday's attack in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
In Call With Donald Trump, Xi Jinping Urges 'Restraint' on North Korea
"(China) hopes that the relevant parties can maintain restraint and avoid actions that would increase tensions in the Korean Peninsula," Xi said, according to a statement from the foreign ministry.
Chinese Man Held for Making Derogatory Remarks Against Muslims
Xiong Kunxin, a professor of ethnic studies at Beijing's Minzu University of China, said that public products and services should not be differentiated in accordance with religion as long as they do not violate Islamic doctrines.
At Least 35 Killed in Drug Violence Across Mexico, Say Local Officials
At least 35 people were killed over the weekend in Mexico, according to local officials, amid a widespread surge in drug gang violence that has driven murders to a level not seen since 2011.
Americans Consider Russia as Greatest Threat: Survey
In addition, the poll found that compared with Republicans, Democrats are more likely to name Russia as the country to pose the greatest danger to the US, with 39 per cent Democrats holding this view, nearly twice as many as Republicans who think alike.
Polls Give 'Outsider' Macron Edge Over Le Pen in May 7 Runoff
It was the euro's highest level since November 10, the day after the results of the US presidential election.
Taliban's Brazen Attack on Afghan Army Base Eclipses Trump's 'Mother of All Bombs'
Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.
Donald Trump Slams Poll Showing Him With Low Approval Rating
The survey released on Sunday revealed that 53 per cent of Americans disapprove of Trump's leadership during his first 100 days in office. Just 42 per cent of Americans approve of the way the mogul is doing his job as President so far.
South Korea, Allies Brace For North Korea Follow-up Act
North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an ICBM around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday.
Donald Trump Denounces Anti-Semitism on Israel Holocaust Day
Earlier this month, White House spokesman Sean Spicer sparked outrage around the world after minimising the atrocities of Adolf Hitler in comments on Syria.
French Presidential Elections: France's Macron Vows to Fight 'Threat of Nationalists'
The French vote on Sunday was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as US President and Britain's vote to leave the EU.
Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'
For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.
Zardari looting Pak for years, will expose his graft: Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Sunday alleged that Asif Ali Zardari had been "looting" the nation's wealth for years and asserted that he would expose the former President's corrupt practices.
Britain Immigration Officials Detain 38 Indians for Overstaying Their Visas
Britain's immigration officials have detained 38 Indians, including nine women, for overstaying their visas or working illegally after conducting raids in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester.
Afghans Call For Resignations of Ministers And Army Chiefs After Taliban Attack
Afghanistan on Sunday observed a national day of mourning after 140 soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.
US Accuses TCS, Infosys And Cognizant of Violating H-1B Visa Norms
The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas by putting extra tickets in the lottery system, which the Trump administration wants to replace with a more merit-based immigration policy.
North Korea Detains US Citizen at Pyongyang International Airport
North Korea recently detained a US citizen, officials said on Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the country.
UK Far-Right Party to Make Burqa Ban a Manifesto Pledge
The far-right, anti-immigration UK Independence Party is set to announce a ban on burqas in public places in its manifesto pledge for the June 8 general election.
US Govt May Shut Down on Donald Trump's 100th Day in Office
Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatised by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.
French Presidential Elections: A Look at the Candidates
A far-right leader praised by Donald Trump; a scandal-hit conservative; a 39-year-old former investment banker; and a leftwing radical who campaigns by hologram — here are the leading figures bidding to become France's next president.
French Presidential Elections: What You Need to Know
Nearly 47 million French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the country's presidential election.
France Elections: 'Macron, Le Pen Through to 2nd Round'
France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.
Saudi King's Air Force Pilot Son Named US Envoy
Saudi Arabia has named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump.
Indian-American Amit Chakrabarti Named Dean of Kansas College
An Indian-American theoretical physicist with interests in soft matter and statistical physics has been named the dean of a top college in the US state of Kansas.
American Airlines Suspends Employee Who 'Hit' Mother of Twins With Stroller
American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child.
Germany's Far Right AfD Party's Congress Marred by Protests
Germany's right-wing populist AfD held a party congress on Saturday marred by a bitter power struggle five months before a general election and disruptions by thousands of leftist demonstrators.
Over 2,800 Companies Breaking Air Pollution Rules in China
China's environmental authority on Saturday found over 2,800 companies in violation of standards during the first round of air pollution inspection.
Russian Operatives Tried to Infiltrate Trump's Campaign: Report
Russian operatives tried to infiltrate Donald Trump's presidential campaign through his advisers, including foreign policy aide Carter Page, according to a media report.
Anti-Mugabe Election Coalition Takes Shape in Zimbabwe
President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe's splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in next year's election could test his supremacy.
This Pakistani Man Has Survived On Leaves, Wood For 25 Years Without Falling Ill
Years later, as he took up work and could afford meals, he was strangely keen on maintaining his unique eating practice.
Bin Laden Successor al-Zawahiri in Karachi Under ISI Protection: Report
Wanted terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri is most likely hiding in Karachi under the protection of Pakistan's spy agency ISI, a US media report has said.
How Trump's Swamp-draining Words Compare With His Actions
As president, Donald Trump can now work to turn slogans into actions. Here's what he's done about the "swamp" in his first three months.
140 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Military Base in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif
As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said
Another Indian-American Out, Trump Admin removes Surgeon General Murthy
Indian-origin surgeon general Vivek Murthy has been asked to resign by the Donald Trump administration and will be replaced by his deputy Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, the New York Times has reported.
India-US Ties More Stronger, Matured, Says Arun Jaitley
The US-India ties have significantly improved over the last few decades, becoming more "stronger" and "matured" that defied changes in the governments in both the countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
South Korea on Heightened Alert as North Korea Readies For Army Anniversary
North Korea will mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday, as it concludes winter military drills at the same time as U.S. and South Korean exercises running until the end of April, South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng said.
Panama Papers Law Firm Partners Get Bail
The partners of the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal were given bail pending further legal action over allegations they helped launder money related to a huge Brazilian bribery case.
Russian Lawmaker's Son Gets 27 Years Prison in US Hacking Case
The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced on Friday by a U.S. federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of U.S. businesses, marking the longest ever hacking-related sentence in the United States.
US Braces for New Tax Rules as Trump Nears 100th Day in Office
President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage US companies from relocating overseas to cut their tax bills.
Dreamers Rest Easy, Criminals Beware, Says Donald Trump
Young immigrants brought to the US as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.
Donald Trump Says Paris Attack Will Help Marine Le Pen in French Elections
US President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections on Saturday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate.
Bashar-al-Assad Blames ex-Al-Qaeda Affiliate for Bombing Evacuees
In the interview translated into Russian, Assad denied there had been a chemical attack this month in the town of Khan Sheikhun, claiming there was "100 percent" certainty that rebels had obtained chemical weapons from Turkey.
Consular Access to Jadhav to be Decided on Merit Basis: Pakistan
“In all such cases…the request of this nature would be decided on the basis of merit,” he said at a media briefing yesterday. Zakaria said India had summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner over consular access to Jadhav but this was not something new.
26 Hostages, Including Qatari Royals Freed, Say Iraqi Officials
The transfer of thousands of Syrian civilians was also tied to another deal involving 750 political prisoners to be released by the Syrian government.
Kenyan Army Says it Killed 52 Al-Shabab Fighters in Somalia
Kenyan troops are part of an African Union mission supporting Somalia's weak central government against the al- Shabab insurgency. Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011, and al-Shabab has vowed retribution on Kenya for that.
General Raheel Sharif Leaves For Saudi Arabia to lead Islamic Military Alliance
He also said that the ToR and the aims and objectives of the alliance would be presented to Parliament before a formal decision would be made on whether Pakistan should become a part of it or not.
Turkey's Opposition Party Appeals Referendum on Erdogan Powers
Preliminary referendum results gave a narrow 51.4% approval for the biggest overhaul of Turkey's political system since the modern state was established nearly a century ago, but opposition parties said the poll was deeply flawed.
Donald Trump Says Paris Attack Will Influence French Presidential Election
President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly on a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on voters there.
No Violation of Law in Hafiz Saeed's Detention: Pak Govt Tells Court
The government also told the court that it has reasons to believe that Jamaat-ud Dawah (JuD) and its sister organisation Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) were engaged in activities which can be prejudicial to peace and security.
Pak SC Clears Nawaz Sharif's Daughter Maryam's Name in Panama Case: Report
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's media savvy daughter Maryam Sharif's name has been virtually cleared by the Supreme Court in the high-profile Panama case, according to a media report.
Russia Denies it is Moving Troops Close to North Korea
Gordeyev said the military hardware was on its way back from drills elsewhere and denied any connection to the tensions around North Korea's nuclear program.
India Will Pay if it Plays Dalai Card: Chinese Daily
India will pay "dearly" if it continues to play the Dalai Lama card against China, a Chinese commentator warned on Friday.
France Mobilised for Election Security After Paris Attack
France said its security forces were fully mobilised for a presidential election at the weekend after the killing of a policeman by an Islamist militant threw a dark shadow over the last day of an unpredictable campaign.
Have Lawful Right to Standardise Names in Arunachal: China
India on Thursday hit out at China for giving Chinese names to six areas of Arunachal Pradesh, saying assigning invented names to towns of the neighbour does not make illegal territorial claims legal.
Imran Khan to Hold Protest Rally to Demand Nawaz Sharif's Resignation
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Friday announced that he will hold a protest rally in Islamabad on April 28 to demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation on the Panamagate issue.
MH370 'Mostly Likely' Lies North of Search Zone, Say Experts
Missing flight MH370 "most likely" lies north of a former search zone in the remote Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said Friday, in a new report that offers hope the plane may one day be found.
North Korea Warns of 'Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike' as US Plans Next Move
North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.
Iran's Ahmadinejad Disqualified From Presidential Election
Ahmadinejad, who remains a deeply polarizing figure even among Iranian hard-liners, had shocked the country by registering last week. Khamenei had previously urged him not to run.
2 Seattle Police Officers Shot After Robbery, 1 Suspect Dead
Investigators closed off several blocks as police cruisers flooded the area, closing streets, and officers warned people to stay away.
Boko Haram Raid Killed Nine Nigerian Soldiers
Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources said Thursday.
Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Paris Shooting, One Policeman Killed
Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said the man had been identified, but investigators were still assessing if he had accomplices.
Arun Jaitley Takes up H-1B Visa Issue With US Commerce Secretary
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has "strongly raised" the H-1B visa issue with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, highlighting the important role played by highly skilled Indian professionals in America, officials said.
Venezuelans Stage New Mass Demostrations After Deadly Unrest
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents took to the streets on Thursday vowing a new day of huge protests, upping the ante after deadly clashes in the beleaguered oil-rich nation.
A Le Pen Victory Would Mean 'Major Disorder', Says IMF's Lagarde
The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday said a victory by the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential elections this year could cause political and economic upheaval.
China Successfully Launches First Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft
China on Thursday successfully launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft, taking another great leap towards realising the Communist nation's ambition to have a permanently manned space station by 2022.
Access to Besieged Syrian Areas Even Worse This Year: UN
Of nearly 5 million Syrians living in besieged or hard-to-reach areas, agencies have only been able to reach 564,000 this year, according to Egeland.
Bangkok Bans Street Food Leaving Foodies Fed up, Vendors in a Pickle
"We would like the consumers, tourists or even the Thai patrons to be entitled to sanitary food, so far I don't think we have achieved that," Wallop Suwandee, chief adviser to Bangkok's governor, told Reuters.
Pak SC Verdict: Understand What it Means For Sharif, And its Impact on India
The Kulbhushan Jadhav case was seen by many as an attempt by the new Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to assert himself.
Dawn Leaks: Nawaz Sharif's Special Advisor Held Responsible
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Assistant on Foreign Affair Tariq Fatemi is expected to be removed from his position due to his alleged role in "leaking" to Dawn newspaper vital information from a National Security meet alleging a confrontation between the civil and military leadership, the media reported.
Pakistan Supreme Court Orders JIT Probe, Nawaz Sharif Won't Quit
The court has ordered the setting up of a joint investigation team which has to submit its report in 60 days.
Japan and Australia to Deepen Ties Amid North Korea Tension
While supporting the US government's shift to a tougher stance, Bishop said further effort for dialogue and economic sanctions are necessary.
H1B Visa Important Tool to Attract Best Minds: US Lawmaker
The H-1B visa programme is an important tool to attract the best and the brightest from across the world to contribute to the US economy, a lawmaker has said, cautioning the Trump administration against kicking out those who can become competitors.
Nawaz Sharif Case: Military Intel Part of SC-Ordered Team to Probe Sharif Family
The Supreme Court in Pakistan will deliver its verdict today in the high-profile Panama Papers case involving the country’s Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and his family. Elections in Pakistan next year have increased the significance of the verdict for Sharif and his PML-N party.
Panama Papers Case: Pakistan SC to Decide Nawaz Sharif's Fate Today
The Supreme Court in Pakistan will deliver its verdict in the high-profile Panama Papers case involving the country’s Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and his family. Elections in Pakistan next year have increased the significance of the verdict for Sharif and his PML-N party.
After Scrapping Visa Scheme, Australia Makes Citizenship Tough With New Test
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced sweeping changes to Australia's citizenship laws, introducing tighter requirements for new applicants, a move that follows the scrapping of the 457 visa schemes for foreign workers.
'Don't Mess With Us': Kim Jong-Un's Response to Donald Trump's Next Move
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear programme as North Korean state media warned the Americans of a "super-mighty preemptive strike", saying don't "mess with us".
Eight Terrorists Killed in Pakistan's Punjab Province
Pakistani security forces on Thursday killed eight Jammat-ul-Ahrar terrorists in the country's Punjab province.
Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Former Pak Envoy Blames Islamabad's 'Spy Games'
While criticising the death sentence awarded to retired Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, former Pakistan ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani said Islamabad's "spy games" are making it tougher for the two South Asian neighbours to even explore peace.
Pakistan Army Chief Signs Death Warrants of 30 Hardcore Terrorists
The process of punishing terrorists was expedited during operation Radd-ul-Fasaad launched in February, he said , adding that the military courts had decided 274 cases and awarded death sentence to 161 militants so far.
Go Back to India: Woman Screams at Asians on Irish Train
The woman then targeted another passenger who appeared to stand up for the people she was abusing, saying: "look at the ugly head of that fella.
Chinese President Asks PLA's Newly-formed Military Units to Prepare for Combat
Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the PLA's newly-formed 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and give priority to building "new-type" fighting capabilities in electronic, information and space warfare.
North Korean Mock-up Birthday Video Shows Missiles Blowing up US
The singing was followed by footage of its test-firing of a missile in February which, in the video, was joined by other missiles shooting into sky, passing over the Pacific and exploding in giant balls of flames in the United States.
Le Pen's FN Party Calls EU Flag 'Oligarchic Rag'
"You'll see, we'll soon stuff your oligarchic rag in the cupboard," Le Pen's second-in-command, Florian Philippot said of the EU flag in a message on Twitter.
Approval For Duterte's Drug War Slips in Philippines
Reuters was unable to independently verify if the police are behind vigilante killings.
Trump Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Sanctions
The development of the US reviewing the sanctions relief for Iran comes as Washington also asserted that Iran remains a "leading sponsor" of terrorism.
Bernie Sanders Most Popular Active Politician in US: Poll
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the US' most popular active politician, viewed favourably by 57 per cent of registered voters, according to a new poll.
New Zealand Tightens Immigration Rules in 'Kiwi-first' Crackdown
New Zealand said on Wednesday it will tighten access to its skilled work visas, just a day after the United States and neighbouring Australia announced similar restrictions on immigration.
US Vice President Pence says to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'
From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the US military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.
US 'Facebook Killer' Takes Own Life After Police Chase
A US gunman accused of murdering an elderly grandfather and posting the footage on Facebook killed himself after a brief police chase, bringing to a close a frantic nationwide manhunt.
Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Tightening H-1B Visa Rules
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the US visa programme for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead.
Indian-American CEO Mistreated Former Worker; Ordered to Pay $135K
Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International and IT Staffing, will have to pay her former live-in domestic service worker back wages and damages under the terms of a consent judgement entered into the US District Court for the Central District of California.
At UN, US Warns on Human Rights in Iran, Cuba, North Korea
The United States has singled out North Korea and Syria over human rights violations and warned at the United Nations that new conflicts could be triggered by abuses in Iran, Cuba and North Korea.
Indonesia Capital Votes For Governor After Divisive Campaign
Residents of the Indonesian capital are electing a governor on Wednesday after a polarising campaign that undermined the country's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.
IS Claims Egypt Attack; 1 Policeman Dead, 3 Injured
A policeman was killed and three others were injured after suspected Islamic State terrorists opened fire on a security checkpoint near Saint Catharine monastery in Egypt's South Sinai, the Ministry of Interior has said.
Gunman Targeting White Men Kills Three in California
A 39-year-old man went on a shooting spree in a California town, killing three people and injuring another before turning himself in to police, authorities said.
Missing Thai Democracy Plaque Sparks Outcry, Junta Threats
Now the disappearance of the small but symbolic memorial has rekindled fears among democracy campaigners that ascendant arch-royalists are trying to rewrite Thai history.
UN Rights Chief Slams 'Rape Chants' by Burundi Youth
The youth wing, whose name means "those who see from afar" in the local Kirundi language, has come under scrutiny since Burundi spiralled into crisis two years ago when President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a bid for a third term in office, sparking street protests and a failed coup attempt.
Pakistan SC to Rule on Panamagate Case Involving Nawaz Sharif on Thursday
The petitioners claim that the prime minister lied about the investments made by his children in offshore companies, which led to the acquisition of four apartments in Londons upscale Park Lane neighbourhood.
285 Killed, 1073 Injured During Myanmar's Four-day Thingyan Water Festival
A total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured across Myanmar during a four-day water festival, media reports said.
France Foils 'Imminent, Violent' Attack Ahead of Presidential Vote
Fekl said police were carrying out searches and that security surrounding the elections and the candidates had been strengthened.
Donald Trump to Seek Changes in H-1B Visa Program to Encourage Hiring Americans
he order he will sign on Tuesday will call for "the strict enforcement of all laws governing entry into the United States of labor from abroad for the stated purpose of creating higher wages and higher employment rates for workers in the United States," one of the senior officials said.
Turkey PM Binali Yildirim Calls on Opposition to Respect Referendum
The new system takes effect at the next election, currently slated for November 2019. Other changes are to be implemented sooner, including scrapping a requirement that the president not be a member of any political party.
Indians Can Visit Russia's Far East Without Visas
"We are pro actively forming the modern infrastructure and creating special regimes in the far east; the law on visits to the Vladivostok free port was approved in March," he said.
British PM Theresa May Calls For Snap Polls on June 8
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying the government had the right plan for negotiating the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union and she needed political unity in London.
Pakistan Not Employing Proxies From its Soil: Pak Army Chief
Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Tuesday rejected allegations that Pakistan has been employing proxies from its soil.
Trump Congratulates Turkish President Erdogan After Contentious Referendum Win
Ignoring concerns raised by international monitoring groups, President Donald Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to congratulate him on the country's contested referendum greatly expanding presidential powers.
Sikh Cabbie Assaulted, Turban Snatched by Drunk Passengers in US
Last week, Sikhs in the US launched a million-dollar awareness campaign aiming to inform Americans about the Sikh faith amid continuous incidents of hate crime against the community.
China Says CPEC has 'No Direct Link' with Kashmir Issue
China on Tuesday sought to allay India's concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying it has "no direct link" with the Kashmir issue and New Delhi was welcome to participate in the One Belt One Road project.
At 117, Jamaica's Violet Brown is Now Oldest in the World
Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids porkand chicken, and celebrated her 117th birthday last month.
US to Hold UN Human Rights Meeting After Deal With Russia
US Ambassador Nikki Haley was determined to hold a Security Council meeting on the importance of human rights to international peace and security and it will happen on Tuesday but only after the US addressed objections from Russia, China and other council members.
Will Get Down to 'Serious Business': Trump on Meeting With Xi Jinping
On April 6 and 7, Trump and Xi would meet at the President's Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, often described as the 'Southern White House'.
H-1B Visa Applications See First Fall Since 2013, Says US Agency
Applications for the coveted H-1B work visas saw a decline for the first time since 2014, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced amid a move to tighten rules that allow skilled workers, especially from India, to seek employment in the US.
Pence Visits Tokyo to Reaffirm Ties as N Korea Tensions Rise
Pence's Japanese hosts will likely be cautious about any US military action that could trigger a broader regional conflict.
Golan Druze March For Syrian Independence Day
Hundreds of Druze on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marched Monday for Syrian independence day, carrying portraits of President Bashar al-Assad and chanting anti-Israel slogans.
US Varsity Supports Indian Students Post Trump's Travel Ban
Against the backdrop of immigration rules proposed under US President Donald Trump, the Missouri State University in the US on Friday announced its support for Indian students and said that it wants Indian students to "stay on in the university".
UK Says no Decision Taken Yet on Location of EU Agencies Post-Brexit
The future location of the two European Union agencies based in London will be a matter for Brexit negotiations, the British government's Brexit department said on Monday, but EU officials said there was no doubt they would be moved.
No Concrete Evidence Against Mashal Khan to Register Case Under Blasphemy: Pak Police
Police in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday said there was no concrete evidence yet to register a blasphemy case against Mashal Khan who was lynched by a violent mob, as it arrested 22 people and opened a hate speech probe against two clerics in the case.
Former President Karzai Says US Using Afghanistan as 'Weapons Testing Ground'
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that the US is using Afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb "an immense atrocity against the Afghan people."
Clashes Erupt Between Tribes And IS Militants in Egypt's Sinai
Egyptian security officials say three people have been injured in clashes between militants and local tribes in the Sinai peninsula.
Balochs Will Never Become India's Slaves: Balochistan CM
He said that if the suspected militants shun violence and come down from mountains, they would be welcomed by the government, the report said.
India Should Not Use Dalai Lama to Undermine Beijing, Says China
China said on Monday that the recent visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh had a "negative impact" on Sino-India ties and New Delhi should not use the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to "undermine" Beijing's interests.
Use Diplomacy, Not Proxy, Trump's National Security Adviser Tells Pak
“And there are other indications that the United States may be weighing a tougher stance on Pakistan, among them General McMaster’s reported pick of a point person on the country who has strongly advocated that the United States stop treating Pakistan as an ally and condition any future military aid on fighting terrorist groups,” the report added.