9 November, 2017 7:10 AM Venezuela’s PDVSA misses debt payments, used Russian bank to pay ONGC: sources
PDVSA has made no payment since April on what was a $540 million backlog of dividends owed to ONGC. Venezuelan state oil-firm PDVSA has not made debt payments to India's top oil producer ONGC for six months, and has previously used a Russian state-owned bank and another Indian energy company as intermediaries to make payments, two sources familiar with the transactions 41
6 November, 2017 10:36 AM Donald Trump says Japan could shoot missiles from North Korea 'out of the sky'
Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles with U.S. military technology, President Donald Trump has said. Trump said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be well-equipped for an attack from North Korea after buying equipment from the U.S. "He will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment 104 1
4 November, 2017 2:41 PM Russia responds to Canada curbs with tit-for-tat steps
Ottawa banned 30 Russians linked to rights violation Russia has reacted to Canada’s imposing sanctions on 30 Russian officials linked to human rights violations by announcing “mirror-image” measures. Canada on Friday banned and froze assets of 30 Russians linked to the case of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in prison after exposing a $230 million 30
2 November, 2017 3:02 AM In meeting, Donald Trump to push a reluctant Xi Jinping to rein in North Korea
President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing to squeeze 45
1 November, 2017 2:37 AM US pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Donald Trump rejection
WASHINGTON: The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite US President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. Using the so-called "New York channel," Joseph Yun, US negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats at Pyongyang's 61
31 October, 2017 2:28 AM Who Is George Papadopoulos, The Trump Adviser Who Pleaded Guilty To Lying To Federal Agents?
Former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has been thrust into a national spotlight after he pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents amid an investigation into President Donald Trump's ties with Russia. Papadopoulos, who was charged with making false statements, pleaded guilty this month to lying about his involvement with people he understood had ties to the Russian 56
30 October, 2017 9:35 AM China Hints At Blocking Resolution Declaring Masood Azhar A Global Terrorist
Beijing: China today once again hinted at blocking the US, France and UK's bid to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, harping on its familiar stand that there was no consensus among the UN Security Council members. China had in August extended by three months its technical 57
30 October, 2017 4:23 AM Nuclear deal won't stop Iran from producing missiles: Hassan Rouhani
Tehran, Iran has not stopped building missiles and has no intention of doing so, said President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani's remarks came on Sunday, three days after the US House of Representatives approved legislation that would impose new sanctions on Tehran for pursuing long-range ballistic missiles, the Los Angeles Times reported. In a speech carried 60
26 October, 2017 1:57 AM North Korea: Take our threat to detonate hydrogen bomb over Pacific 'literally'
A senior North Korean official has warned that the world should take literally its foreign minister's warning to detonate a hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean. In an interview to CNN, the official, Ri Yong Pil, said the world should not dismiss the North Korean threat as "it has always brought its words into action." "The foreign minister is very well aware 78
20 October, 2017 8:51 AM Google offers $1000 to find bugs in Android apps
San Francisco: Google has launched a new bug bounty programme for security experts where the company will pay $1,000 for finding security flaws in Android apps and then reporting it to Google researchers. "The Google Play Security Reward Programme recognises the contributions of security researchers who invest their time and effort in helping us make apps on Google 54