Britain’s May offers lawmakers some scrutiny of Brexit process

Britain’s May offers lawmakers some scrutiny of Brexit process

LONDON, October 12 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered to give lawmakers some scrutiny of the process to leave the European Union on condition they did not “undermine” her negotiations with 27 other members of the bloc.   May has said she will trigger the formal EU divorce by the end of […]

U.S. sees mounting evidence of Houthi role in strike on U.S. warship

U.S. sees mounting evidence of Houthi role in strike on U.S. warship

WASHINGTON, October 12 (Reuters) – The United States is seeing growing indications that Iran-allied Houthi rebels, despite denials, were responsible for Sunday’s attack on a Navy destroyer off the Yemen coast, U.S. officials told Reuters.   The rebels appeared to use small skiffs as spotters to help direct a missile attack on the warship, said […]

Facebook, Twitter feeds helped police track protesters in US

Washington, October 12 (IANS) Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram provided user data access to a developer of a social media monitoring product that helped police monitor racial protests in US’ Baltimore city, an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California report said.   Chicago-based Geofeedia helped police track the protesters after the death of Freddie […]

Trump slams Republican Party, House Speaker Ryan

Trump slams Republican Party, House Speaker Ryan

Washington, October 12 (IANS) Presidential nominee Donald Trump slammed the Republican Party as leaders continued to distance themselves after his leaked lewd comments on women. He particularly trashed House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying he did not care about his support.   “I don’t want his (Paul Ryan) support,” Trump said on Tuesday in an interview […]

‘China-Bangladesh ties may put pressure on India’

Beijing, October 12 (IANS) Closer ties between China and Bangladesh may put pressure on New Delhi to rethink its strategy in South Asia and encourage it to better its relations with Beijing, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.   However, state-run Global Times in its editorial did not elaborate what India’s strategy in the region was. […]

Dawn stands by Pakistan military-civilian divide story

Islamabad, October 12 (IANS) A leading Pakistani newspaper on Wednesday said it stood by its story that exposed a divide between the country’s civilian and military leadership over terrorists.   A Dawn editorial also urged the government to immediately remove the name of Cyril Almeida, who wrote the story, from the Exit Control List (ECL), […]

Putin vows to reform Russia’s anti-doping system

Putin vows to reform Russia’s anti-doping system

Moscow, October 12 (IANS) Russia is ready to reform its anti-doping system in order to better fight against drug use as the country has been caught in a whirlpool of alleged doping violations, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.   Putin on Tuesday vowed to bring new formats to the country’s sports management system, and […]

Trump’s lewd women comments ‘sexual assault’: White House

Trump’s lewd women comments ‘sexual assault’: White House

Washington, October 12 (IANS) The White House said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s recently disclosed lewd comments about women could amount to “sexual assault”.   “The president found the tape as repugnant as most Americans did,”said White House spokesman Josh Earnest to reporters on Tuesday, adding that bipartisan criticism following the disclosure proved that Trump’s […]

Trump slams Republican Party establishment

Trump slams Republican Party establishment

Washington, October 12 (IANS) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unleashed vitriol at Republican party establishment, as party leaders distanced themselves after his leaked lewd comments on women.   “Disloyal R’s (Republicans) are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides,” said Trump on Twitter on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Michelle Obama urges girls to be ‘hungry’ for education

Michelle Obama urges girls to be ‘hungry’ for education

Washington, October 12 (IANS) Michelle Obama has urged all girls everywhere to be “hungry” for education, not to fear failure and to do what they can to help each other, as she announced new private funding for her programme “Let Girls Learn”.   “We have all this technology, all these tools. Use them to educate […]

Samsung suffers ongoing losses in Seoul Stock Exchange

Samsung suffers ongoing losses in Seoul Stock Exchange

Seoul, October 12 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Wednesday continued to suffer losses in the Seoul Stock Exchange, with stocks down nearly 3 per cent after the withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over cases of spontaneous combustion.   Samsung shares fell 8.04 per cent after the company announced that sales of […]