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  • China striving for 'phase one' trade deal with US
    China striving for 'phase one' trade deal with US
    Beijing, November 21 (IANS): China on Thursday said it's striving for an initial "phase one" deal with the US as both sides continue to maintain close communication. "China is ready to work with the US side to properly address each other's core…
  • Lanka PM quits; new Prez set to form caretaker govt
    Lanka PM quits; new Prez set to form caretaker govt
    Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. (IANS File Photo)   Colombo, November 20 (IANS): With the victory of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Saturdays presidential election, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has…
  • China slams US over Hong Kong bill
    China slams US over Hong Kong bill
    Radical protesters confront with police officers in Tsuen Wan, in the western New Territories of south China's Hong Kong on August 25, 2019. (IANS File Photo)   Beijing, November 20 (IANS): China on Wednesday condemned the passing of the Hong Kong…
  • Pope Francis
    Pope embarks on Thailand, Japan visit
    Pope Francis. (IANS File Photo)   Vatican City, November 20 (IANS): Pope Francis on Wednesday began his visit to Thailand and Japan, where he will spread a message of peace and promote denuclearisation. This will be the 82-year-old pontiff's…
  • Photos show evidence of life on Mars, claims scientist
    Photos show evidence of life on Mars, claims scientist
    New York, November 20 (IANS): As scientists scramble to determine whether there is life on Mars, a researcher from Ohio University in US believes that there is evidence of insect-like creatures on the red planet.   Courtesy photographs from…
  • Johnson, Corbyn clash over Brexit in first TV debate
    Johnson, Corbyn clash over Brexit in first TV debate
    London, November 20 (IANS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn locked horns over several issues including Brexit in their first TV election debate.   Johnson on Tuesday promised to "end this national misery…
  • Gandhigiri by Iranian protesters gets Twitterati praise
    Gandhigiri by Iranian protesters gets Twitterati praise
    New Delhi, November 20 (IANS): A section of Iranians protesting against a sharp rise in petrol prices in their country embraced Gandhigiri to hand out flowers to troops deployed to control them, evoking support and praise from Twitterati. Amid an…
  • UN chief spotlights partnership to fight terrorism
    UN chief spotlights partnership to fight terrorism
    United Nations, November 20 (IANS): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded the counter-terrorism partnership between the world body and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.   At an event on the UN-SCO cooperation on peace on , security…
  • Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister
    Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister
    Tokyo, November 20 (IANS): Shinzo Abe on Wednesday became the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japan's history, reaching almost eight years in power.   The 65-year-old leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) marked 2,887 days as…
  • Impeachment sham completely debunked, says WH after third public hearing
    Impeachment sham completely debunked, says WH after third public hearing
    US President Donald Trump. (File Photo)   Washington, November 20 (PTI): US President Donald Trump has claimed victory as the Democratic Party-controlled House of Representatives concluded its third public hearing on the impeachment proceedings…
  • Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation against Assange
    Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation against Assange
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (IANS File Photo)   Copenhagen, November 19 (IANS): Sweden has dropped the investigation into the alleged rape involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Swedish prosecutors announced the closure of the…
  • Pakistan writes sixth letter to UN over Kashmir
    Islamabad, November 19 (IANS): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written another letter to the UN Secretary General and the President of the UN Security Council to draw their attention towards the "situation of Kashmir". Qureshi…
  • No talks until US drops hostile policy: N.Korea
    Pyongyang, November 19 (IANS): A senior North Korean official has put forward new conditions for talks with the US, saying Washington should give up its hostile policy before coming to the negotiation table with Pyongyang. "The US always calls…
  • Court reserves verdict in Musharraf treason case
    Court reserves verdict in Musharraf treason case
    Former Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf. (IANS File Photo)   Islamabad, November 19 (IANS): A special court in Islamabad on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the treason case against former Pakistan President retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.…
  • China rejects HK court ruling against anti-mask law
    China rejects HK court ruling against anti-mask law
    Rioters throw bricks on the road in Wan Chai of Hong Kong, south China on September 15, 2019. (IANS File Photo)   Beijing, November 19 (IANS): Chinese authorities on Tuesday expressed their opposition to a Hong Kong High court ruling against a law…
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