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Merkel formally nominated for German election run

Merkel formally nominated for German election run

world February 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm 0 comments

Berlin: Angela Merkel’s conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party’s top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base. The dpa news agency reported that Merkel won the support of 95 per cent of delegates at a convention of theRead More

Jodie Foster leads anti-Trump protest

world February 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm 0 comments

Los Angeles: Actress Jodie Foster was among the “United Voices” that spoke up against US President Donald Trump at United Talent Agencys (UTA) rally outside its Beverly Hills office here. The rally took place on Friday, reports variety.com. According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, more than 1,500 people, includingRead More

Thousands protest in Manila as President Rodrigo Duterte jails top critic

world February 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Manila: Ex-Philippine leader Benigno Aquino joined thousands of people on the streets of Manila today as protests broke out against President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs. Demonstrators amassed near the national police headquarters, with some warning the Duterte crackdown foreshadowed a repeat of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship, which wasRead More

Saudi FM in landmark visit to Iraq: Officials

world February 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Baghdad: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was in Baghdad for talks on Saturday, the first such visit by a chief diplomat from the kingdom in years, Iraqi officials said. He met his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a foreign ministry official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Another government official saidRead More

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

world February 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Mexico City: Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico, BBC reported onRead More

Kansas shooting: UN chief denounces xenophobia, Islamophobia

world February 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres strongly denounces xenophobia and Islamophobia, his spokesperson said in the wake of the alleged racially motivated shooting of an Indian engineer in the US. “The Secretary-General, if you have listened to what he said in the last a few months, has spoken out forcefullyRead More

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo fires back at Donald Trump on unfavourable comments

world February 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

Paris: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hit back at US President Donald Trump for his comment “Paris is no longer Paris”, saying the French capital remains dynamic and open despite high terror alert. “To Trump and his friend Jim, in the Eiffel Tower, we celebrate the dynamism and the spirit ofRead More

US lawmakers say hate crime unacceptable after Kansas shooting

world February 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

Washington: US lawmakers publicly denounced the killing of an Indian engineer by an American navy veteran in an apparent hate crime in Kansas City, saying there is no place for these senseless acts of violence in the country. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old working at GPS-maker Garmin headquarters in Olathe, diedRead More

China promised Philippines will not build in disputed shoal: Perfecto Yasay

China promised Philippines will not build in disputed shoal: Perfecto Yasay

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world February 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

Manila: Chinese President Xi Jinping promised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing will not build structures on a rocky outcrop in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Thursday. Yasay said the Chinese leader made the pledge during his bilateral meeting with Duterte in Beijing inRead More

Israel appoints new right-wing supreme court judges

world February 23, 2017 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

Jerusalem: The Israeli Supreme Court has taken a lurch to the right with the appointment of a number of new judges considered deeply conservative. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, a member of the right-wing Jewish Home party, announced late Wednesday four new judges who would gradually replace those retiring in theRead More