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20 October, 2017 1:24 AM No problems with Iran despite Trump action: UN nuclear watchdog chief

Paris: The U.N. atomic watchdog chief said on Thursday his inspectors had yet to encounter problems with Iran a week after U.S. President Donald Trump refused to certify that Tehran was complying with a 2015 nuclear deal. In a significant U.S. policy shift on Oct. 13, President Donald Trump disavowed Iran`s compliance with the deal it sealed with world 38

17 October, 2017 1:34 AM North Korea says `a nuclear war may break out any moment'

Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to ``such an extreme and direct nuclear threat'' from the United States since the 1970s _ and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense. ``The entire U.S. mainland is within our firing 32

13 October, 2017 11:10 PM Trump won’t pull out of ‘worst’ Iran nuclear deal — for now

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main military wing with anti-terror penalties. But Trump, breaking his campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, did not pull the U.S. out or re-impose 36

12 October, 2017 8:23 PM US, Israel pull out of UN cultural body UNESCO over 'anti-Israel' bias

PARIS: The United States and its ally Israel said Thursday they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body in a move that underlined Washington's drift away from international institutions. The US decision, announced in Washington, follows years of tension at the organisation which it accused of having an "anti-Israel bias." "This decision 62

11 October, 2017 5:50 AM IMF: World economy is picking up speed

IMF: World economy is picking up speed The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018. For both years, the outlook is up 0.1 percentage points from the IMF's previous forecast in July and would mark the fastest growth since 2010. The world economy grew 3.2 percent in 2016. Just a year ago, the global 10

11 October, 2017 1:31 AM Wall Street rises with euro, Catalan fears ease for now

Stocks around the world rose on Tuesday as Wall Street eked out record highs ahead of earnings season, while US Treasury prices pared gains after Catalonia's leader allowed for talks with Madrid even as he proclaimed independence from Spain. Oil futures rose on signs of supply rebalancing, helping shares in energy companies. The dollar lost ground and the euro climbed 44

10 October, 2017 7:10 PM Catalan leader steps back from declaring immediate independence

BARCELONA: Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said today he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid. In a speech to regional lawmakers in Barcelona, Puigdemont stopped short of declaring an outright split but left the door to secession open, leaving 34

7 October, 2017 7:05 PM BJP ups the ante in CPM's backyard as it eyes electoral opportunity in Kerala

In August last year, a small event was held at the Constitution Club in Delhi. Branded Redtrocity, it was the brainchild of J Nandakumar, the then-national deputy chief of publicity of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the only person from Kerala in the organisation’s top echelon. Nandakumar who now heads Pragya Pravah, literally meaning the flow of intellect 257

6 October, 2017 4:28 PM India, EU fail to fix date to relaunch trade pact talks

New Delhi: India and the European Union (EU) on Friday failed to fix a date to re-launch negotiations on the proposed bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA), or a timeline to successfully conclude the talks that “were temporarily put on hold in summer 2013.” The negotiations on the FTA, known officially as the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement 9

6 October, 2017 9:47 AM ICAN: staunch campaigners for an end to nuclear weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, who won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, secured a significant victory in July when the U.N. adopted a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. With the nuclear threat at its most acute in decades, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which on October 6 won the Nobel Peace Prize, is urgently 28