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  • Raccoon scales St. Paul office tower, captivating public

    13 June, 2018 11:41 AM 47

    The animal has generated so much interest that a hashtag mprraccoon was created. A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter’s progress at it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday, interrupting

  • We will negotiate only with Taliban: Afghan official

    12 June, 2018 6:24 PM 187

    There are no good or bad terrorists and the international community should work together to remove terror infrastructure, said Dr. Arian Sharifi, Director of National Threat Assessment, National Security Council of Afghanistan. India too has been advocating a similar approach on terrorism while the international community tried to bring the “good Taliban

  • Greece, Macedonia close to deal on name dispute: Greek govt sources

    12 June, 2018 7:30 AM 17

    Athens and Skopje are very close to reaching a deal to resolve a decades-old dispute over the ex-Yugoslav republic's name, Greek government officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The row has blocked the tiny Balkan state's hopes to join the European Union and the NATO military alliance. Both sides have aimed at settling the dispute before an EU summit in late June. Greek

  • What’s for lunch? Trump, Kim summit menu a blend of Western, Asian flavours

    12 June, 2018 4:33 AM 19

    U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a working lunch that combines the flavours of East and West during their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. A menu released by the White House showed the two leaders will sit down to starters that include prawn cocktail and avocado salad, a Southeast Asian-flavoured

  • Trump’s top economic adviser suffers ‘very mild’ heart attack

    12 June, 2018 4:21 AM 19

    Larry Kudlow, top economic adviser to US President Donald Trump, on Monday suffered a “very mild” heart attack and has been admitted to a military hospital here. Mr. Ludlow (70), Director of the National Economic Council, White House, has been leading the Trump administration’s efforts in shaping the country’s economic policies and trade talks with other

  • SCO leaders make joint appeal to youth against terror

    10 June, 2018 12:16 PM 55

    India and other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday adopted a Joint Appeal to Youth under which they would organise comprehensive educational work as well as spiritual and moral education to counter attempts to involve young people in the activities of terrorist, separatist and extremist groups. The leaders of the eight SCO member

  • India, Uzbekistan to route their trade though Chabahar

    10 June, 2018 8:24 AM 66

    Part of New Delhi’s growing engagement with resource-rich Central Asia. India and Uzbekistan are set to route their trade through the Iranian port of Chabahar as part of New Delhi’s growing engagement with resource-rich Central Asia. Briefing the media on Saturday, Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said that during talks between Prime Minister Narendra

  • Rouhani criticises U.S. 'unilateralism' over nuclear deal

    10 June, 2018 6:11 AM 65

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticised U.S. “unliteralism” in withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and said he appreciated efforts by China and Russia to maintain the agreement. “The U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all,” Mr. Rouhani told the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

  • U.S. children learn ‘lockdown rhyme’ at school

    8 June, 2018 5:09 PM 55

    It is intended to be sung to the ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ tune The mother of a five-year-old girl in the U.S. shared a picture of a rhyme that teaches toddlers how to prepare for a mass shooting. Georgy Cohen shared the picture of the rhyme on Twitter. Within 24 hours, there were over 18,000 retweets. The “Lockdown” poem is intended to be sung to the tune of “Twinkle

  • Belt and Road is a revolutionary movement: Pakistan President

    8 June, 2018 4:33 PM 51

    Mamnoon Hussian praises China's initiative, says CPEC is nearing fruition Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has hailed China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a “global revolutionary movement” and said its $50 billion flagship project — the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — is reaching fruition. “The BRI is a revolutionary global movement connecting