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  • Pompeo makes West Asia debut after NATO talks

    28 April, 2018 3:00 PM 40

    Secretary talks to staff, vows to bring ‘swagger’ back to the State Department Washington’s newly appointed Secretary of State set off on a tour of the U.S.’s key allies in the West Asian region on Saturday, vowing to bring some “swagger” back to U.S. diplomacy. After attending NATO talks in Brussels, Mike Pompeo was to embark on a three-day trip to Saudi

  • Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses

    28 April, 2018 2:44 PM 37

    Recreational use of marijuana remains illegal A government notice issued by the health minister says individuals and corporations can apply for licenses to grow marijuana, whose production and possession had brought up to 12 years in prison. The decision is a marked shift from the traditionally tough stance on marijuana in the largely conservative country

  • Trump admin ends special protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

    27 April, 2018 11:59 AM 48

    To allow for an orderly transition, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M Nielsen has determined to delay the termination for 12 months. The Trump administration has decided to terminate the temporary protection status for nearly 9,000 Nepalese immigrants with authorities asking them to leave or find another way to stay in the U.S. to allow for an orderly

  • Chinese air force has increased deployment in Tibet: IAF chief

    26 April, 2018 7:03 PM 109

    Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to land in China in an attempt to reset ties with the communist neighbour, the Indian Air Force chief said the Chinese air force had significantly increased its deployment in Tibet across the border from India. Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said he had told his Chinese counterpart that they should frequently

  • Macron defends new Iran nuclear plan, Trump outreach

    26 April, 2018 9:58 AM 32

    France’s Emmanuel Macron has defended discussions with U.S. President Donald Trump for a new plan to curb Iranian nuclear weapons. Speaking to reporters before leaving Washington on Wednesday night, the French President said the new four-pronged agreement would be a “very important complement” to the existing 2015 accord. The plan announced during Macron’s

  • A real 'Donald-ganger': See pics

    25 April, 2018 1:35 AM 120

    NEW DELHI: The Internet has found United States President Donald Trump's doppelganger in Dolores Leis Antelo, a farmer from Nanton, La Coruna. A snap of Antelo holding a hoe and gazing into the distance on her farm has gone viral after an interview with a local newspaper, La Voz de Galicia. According to the Spanish news outlet, Antelo has been branded

  • ‘Iran may quit NPT if Trump scraps deal’

    24 April, 2018 4:33 PM 144

    A senior Iranian official said on Tuesday that Tehran might quit a treaty designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons if U.S. President Donald Trump scraps the nuclear accord Iran signed with world powers in 2015. Mr. Trump has said that unless European allies fix what he has called “terrible flaws” in the accord by May 12, he will restore U.S. economic

  • Seoul halts propaganda broadcasts into N. Korea

    23 April, 2018 4:02 PM 133

    It wants to set a positive tone for meet South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea on Monday, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders. The gesture came after North Korea said on Saturday that it would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap

  • Conservative Mario Abdo Benitez wins Paraguay presidential poll: Reports

    23 April, 2018 6:14 AM 109

    Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents Paraguay`s long-dominant Colorado conservatives, won Sunday`s presidential poll, landing the top job in one of Latin America`s poorest countries, election officials said. The US-educated son of a senior aide to the country`s late dictator, Abdo Benitez won 46.49 percent of the vote, with his centrist opponent Efrain

  • Still a long way to go on North Korea crisis, says Trump

    22 April, 2018 5:29 PM 33

    U.S. President Donald Trump said the North Korean nuclear crisis is far from conclusion on Sunday, striking a cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits with South Korea and the U.S. North Korea said on Saturday that it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and scrapping its nuclear test site, and instead