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Trump was a ‘change candidate’, do not underestimate him: Obama

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Trump was a ‘change candidate’, do not underestimate him: Obama

Washington, Jan. 16: United States President Barack Obama has said Donald Trump was a “change candidate” and cautioned people against underestimating the President-elect, even as he acknowledged that it was an “unusual” transition. “He was a change candidate,” Mr. Obama told CBS News in his final interview as the President. Asked if anyone can change […]

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‘China will take off the gloves, if Trump messes with Taiwan’

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘China will take off the gloves, if Trump messes with Taiwan’

Beijing, Jan. 16: China will not shy away from taking “off the gloves”, if the US wants to use Taiwan as a “bargaining chip”, a Chinese daily warned on Monday. An editorial in state-run China Daily called Taiwan a “Pandora’s box” which had “the lethal potential to upend” Sino-US ties. The hard-hitting article came in […]

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Bangladesh court sentences 26 to death in murder case

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Bangladesh court sentences 26 to death in murder case

Dhaka, Jan. 16: A Bangladeshi court on Monday sentenced 26 persons to death in a sensational seven-murder case in Narayanganj area of the country in 2014. Those given the death penalty included former Narayanganj councillor Nur Hossain who was extradited from Kolkata, and former Bangladesh Army Lt Col Tarek Sayeed for abducting and killing seven […]

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France wants JeM chief Masood Azhar to be declared as international terrorist by UN

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on France wants JeM chief Masood Azhar to be declared as international terrorist by UN

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PTI New Delhi, Jan 15: Days after China blocked India’s proposal in the UN, the world body’s key member France has pitched for designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist, saying there are “very strong arguments in favour” of such a move. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was on a four-day India […]

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Indo-US ‘strategic convergence’ at highest point: Obama admn

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Indo-US ‘strategic convergence’ at highest point: Obama admn

Washington, Jan 15: The Obama Administration has asserted that the Indo-US “strategic convergence” is at its highest point, as it hoped that the incoming Trump government would continue to prioritise the bilateral partnership of “paramount importance” to address global challenges.

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Protest in Washington ahead of Trump’s inauguration

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Protest in Washington ahead of Trump’s inauguration

Washington, Jan 15: Thousands of demonstrators gathered here on Saturday to protest against the xenophobic rhetoric and immigration policies of US President-elect Donald Trump who is set to take office on Friday. About 2,000 demonstrators marched through the streets here under the slogan “We’re here to stay” to protest against Trump’s inauguration, as well as […]

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18 Democratic lawmakers to boycott Trump’s inauguration

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on 18 Democratic lawmakers to boycott Trump’s inauguration

Washington, Jan 15: At least 18 Democratic lawmakers have said they will boycott US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week, after disclosure of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis, according to a media report today.

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‘One China’ policy is ‘non-negotiable’: China tells Trump

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘One China’ policy is ‘non-negotiable’: China tells Trump

Beijing, Jan 15: China today made it clear that the ‘One China’ policy is “non-negotiable” and “no one can change it”, in a strong rebuttal to President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the ‘One China’ policy is the political foundation […]

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US President Barack Obama declares January 16 Religious Freedom Day

By   /  January 14, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on US President Barack Obama declares January 16 Religious Freedom Day

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Washington, Jan. 14: Continuing a yearly tradition, outgoing US President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to declare January 16 Religious Freedom Day.

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‘Big Chill’ after asteroid strike likely killed dinosaurs

By   /  January 14, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘Big Chill’ after asteroid strike likely killed dinosaurs

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Berlin, Jan. 14: The well known asteroid impact resulted in long-lasting cooling on the Earth, which may have contributed to the sudden extinction of the land-living dinosaurs 66 million years ago, a new study suggests. Death of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind’s reign on Earth.

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