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28 June, 2017 5:26 PM Is Venezuela at War? Protesting Helicopter Pilot Oscar Perez Is an Actor Known as the Venezuelan James Bond

A Venezuelan police pilot flew a helicopter over the country’s highest court in an apparent act of protest on Tuesday just after President Nicolas Maduro threatened to take up arms to stay in power. The police helicopter was stolen by pilot Oscar Alberto Perez and dropped “at least four grenades” over the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, according to the Venezuelan 29

28 June, 2017 3:40 PM Fighting like Mahatma, says Meira Kumar

Former LS speaker files nomination as Opposition candidate for presidential poll Filing her nomination as the Opposition’s candidate for the post of President, Meira Kumar said here on Wednesday that the Opposition was fighting the same battle that Mahatma Gandhi had waged all his life. Asked before leaving Parliament soon after noon what the fight for secularism 19

28 June, 2017 1:13 PM Meira Kumar Reacts To Sushma Swaraj's Video Against Her: 'We Are Friends'

Meira Kumar is the candidate chosen by a group of 17 parties, led by the Congress, for the Presidential election on July 17. Meira Kumar, who is running for President of India, says she's not upset with Union Minister Sushma Swaraj, who recently tweeted a video to suggest Ms Kumar, 72, is not president material. "During elections, some people get insecure 15

28 June, 2017 12:59 PM On China, Modi Won Unexpected Support From Trump

There is a lot to analyse, and possibly over-analyse, about the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump. There were some notable surprises, including the strong language used when condemning Pakistan for its refusal to crack down on terrorist groups operating across borders. There were also some welcome signs 28

28 June, 2017 12:56 PM China defends Pakistan, says it is at frontlines of anti-terror fight

BEIJING: A day after India and the US asked Pakistan to stop cross-border terror, China on Wednesday put up a strong defence of its 'all-weather' ally, saying Islamabad was at the frontlines of the fight against terrorism. "China thinks that the international cooperation against terrorism should be enhanced and stepped up. The international community 8

28 June, 2017 12:41 PM PM Modi's US visit turns out profitable for India: Chinese media

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com BEIJING: India-US relations touched new heights following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Donald Trump with a lot of "key takeaways", Chinese official media commented today. It was the first working dinner with a head of government since Trump took over as the US president 48

28 June, 2017 11:43 AM Barack Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

Yogyakarta: Former President Barack Obama and his family have wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogjakarta. Yogyakarta's air force base commander says Obama, his wife Michele and daughters Malia and Sasha drove to a luxury hotel in downtown Yogyakarta on Wednesday after arriving 14

28 June, 2017 11:43 AM Turkey, Kurdish militia clash in northern Syria: Military

The Turkish military launched artillery fire on the YPG in retaliation, destroying several targets belonging to the group.   Ankara: The Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish militia have exchanged fire in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on Wednesday, amid growing tensions in the border region. The army said in a statement that forces of the Kurdish 15

28 June, 2017 11:24 AM UN-hosted Cyprus talks resume in Swiss Alpine resort

Turkey today has over 35,000 troops in Cyprus. Sticking points include security guarantees and hopes among Greek Cypriot leaders for the removal of those forces.  Geneva: A new round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders has opened in a Swiss Alpine resort, aiming to reunify their Mediterranean island after a decades-long 16

28 June, 2017 11:21 AM Azam Khan accuses Indian Army of excesses: A look at his past controversial statements

Speaking at an event in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said, "Soldiers have been beaten by women in Kashmir, Jharkhand and Assam and their private parts were chopped off." Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan makes being in the eye of controversies look like his favourite exercise. Azam Khan stirred up a controversy storm 22