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25 May, 2017 6:18 AM In challenge to Beijing, US Navy warship sails close to South China Sea

Washington: A US Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, US officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since US President Donald Trump took office. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Dewey travelled close 22

25 May, 2017 4:55 AM In first under Donald Trump, US warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

The US Navy conducted its first freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea under the Trump administration, according to a US officials. A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic 27

25 May, 2017 2:29 AM In first under Trump, US warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

The USS Dewey traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors. WASHINGTON: A US Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, US officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge 38

24 May, 2017 10:51 PM US Treasury Chief Steven Mnuchin Says Reviewing Iran's Aircraft Licenses

Washington: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that his department is reviewing licenses for Boeing Co. and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran, telling lawmakers he will increase sanctions pressure on Iran, Syria and North Korea. "We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria and North Korea to protect 18

24 May, 2017 7:03 PM US President Donald Trump Calls North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un 'Madman' Who Cannot Be Let On The Loose

Washington: In a call last month with the Philippines' president, U.S. President Donald Trump described North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as a "madman with nuclear weapons" who could not be let on the loose, according to a leaked Philippine transcript of their call. Trump told Duterte in the April 29 call that the United States would "take care of North 86

22 May, 2017 3:48 AM North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test 'successful'

Marks an advance as solid-fuel missiles can be fired faster and more secretly than those using liquid fuel. North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile on Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed Monday the missile 19

21 May, 2017 11:02 PM North Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance

North Korea has said it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead. KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test. North Korea said on Monday it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage 28

21 May, 2017 5:12 PM Table tennis: India wins all gold medals on offer

India added six more gold on the concluding day to take home all the 10 gold medals on offer in the South Asian junior table tennis championships at Mount Lavinia, near Colombo, on Sunday. India also claimed four silvers for a total of 14 medals. India and Sri Lanka booked their berths in the Asian junior championships to be held at Ansan, Korea from June 29 to July 4. Top seed Manav 13

18 May, 2017 2:51 PM Paytm deal puts Softbank's Son on course to become king of Indian e-commerce

Softbank's USD 1.4 billion investment for a 20% stake in Paytm could open a plethora of opportunities for the Noida-headquartered mobile payments and commerce company.   We were meeting with Balvinder Singh Arora, Assistant Vice President-Operations at Paytm, in central Delhi on Thursday. At the same time, a few kilometres away at the Noida office 30

18 May, 2017 8:32 AM GM To Stop Selling Cars In India But Not Pulling Out

The decision was announced as part of a series of restructuring actions from the Detroit automaker on Thursday, and marks a significant blow to India's strategy of encouraging domestic manufacturing. GM says it would no longer market its Chevrolet brand - its only brand of cars marketed in India - despite India's promise as a market set to overtake Japan 28