US Senate rejects two proposals to reopen govt

Washington, Jan 25 The US Senate on Thursday rejected two proposals, one of them by Republicans and the other by Democrats, to fully reopen the federal government, which has been partially shut... Read more »

Billionaire Soros “President Xi is danger to freedom”

Davos, Jan 25 Billionaire investor George Soros has used his annual speech at the World Economic Forum here in Switzerland to launch a scathing attack on China and its President Xi Jinping.... Read more »

White House preparing draft national emergency order

Washington, Jan 25 The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the US-Mexico border and has identified more than $7 billion in... Read more »

Trump expresses desire to meet Imran Khan: Pakistani Official

US President Donald Trump has expressed his desire to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, spokesperson of Pakistan’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. Addressing the weekly briefing here, the spokesperson Mohammad Faisal... Read more »

Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates

Venezuela, Jan 24 Venezuela has plunged further into political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader. Maduro started a second term on January 10 following a widely-boycotted... Read more »

Kim expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over Trump’s letter

Pyongyang, Jan 24 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed “great satisfaction” after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump and spoke highly of the latter’s “determination and will” to resolve issues... Read more »

China blocks Microsoft’s Bing search engine

Beijing, Jan 24 The Chinese government has reportedly blocked Microsoft’s search engine Bing – the only global search platform that was open for use in the country, the company announced on Thursday.... Read more »

5 killed in shooting at Florida bank

Washington, Jan 24 At least five people were killed on Wednesday after a shooter opened fire in a bank in the US state of Florida, according to local police. “After an assessment of... Read more »

Delaying Brexit won’t solve anything, May tells MPs

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday told her MPs that moves to prevent the UK from leaving the EU will not “solve the situation” or rule out a no-deal Brexit in the... Read more »

Russia displays new missile, says it doesn’t violate INF treaty

Russia’s Defence Ministry on Wednesday showcased a new missile that the US claims violates a 1987 arms agreement aimed at eliminating intermediate and shorter-range missiles. Russia denies that its development of the... Read more »

Reported mass migrant drowning off Libya shocks UN agency

Geneva, Jan 23 The UN refugee agency has expressed “alarm” over the 170 people who reportedly drowned off Libya over the weekend, urging greater rescue efforts in the Mediterranean and a halt... Read more »

Chinese-Australian writer goes ‘missing’ in China

Canberra, Jan 23 The Australian government says it is investigating reports about a Chinese-Australian writer who has gone missing in China, prompting concerns that he may have been detained in his native... Read more »