• 'Yellow vest' protest in France against Emmanuel Macron: 1,385 protesters arrested'Yellow vest' protest in France against Emmanuel Macron: 1,385 protesters arrested

    At least 1,385 protesters were arrested across France during the fourth weekend of "gilets jaunes" or the "yellow vest" demonstrations against the government of President Emmanuel Macron.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin agree to arrange security meeting
    World NewsBenjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin agree to arrange security meeting

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Saturday to soon arrange a meeting between security delegations of the two countries.

  • Mexico's Vanessa Ponce De Leon bags Miss World 2018 crown
    World NewsMexico's Vanessa Ponce De Leon bags Miss World 2018 crown

    India's Manushi Chhillar, who won the Miss World pageant last year, on Saturday passed the baton to Mexico's Vanessa Ponce De Leon at a glitzy ceremony, where the first runner-up title went to Thailand's representative and Femina Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas failed to make it even to the top 12.

  • We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US
    World NewsWe're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the US of "pushing Pakistan away" and said he would never want to have a relation with Washington where his country is treated like a "hired gun".

  • Cops conduct DNA test to catch thief who stole $2 yoghurt
    World NewsCops conduct DNA test to catch thief who stole $2 yoghurt

    In bizarre news, cops in Taiwan conducted a DNA test to identify the thief who stole $2 yoghurt drink. A local report states that each DNA test cost NT$3,000 ($98) and as six of them were carried out, a total of NT$18,000 were spent.

  • US military plane crash off Japan, five missing
    World NewsUS military plane crash off Japan, five missing

    Two American Marines were rescued from the ocean while another five remained missing after two US military jets collided mid-air during manoeuvres off the coast of Japan on Thursday, officials said.

  • Oil prices slide as Trump urges OPEC not to cut supply
    World NewsOil prices slide as Trump urges OPEC not to cut supply

    Oil prices have extended losses as US President Donald Trump once again tried to dampen OPEC's efforts to tackle falling oil prices amid market expectations on further output cut. "Hopefully OPEC will be keeping oil flows as is, not restricted. The World does not want to see, or need, higher oil prices!" Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • British PM Theresa May suffers three Brexit defeats in Commons
    World NewsBritish PM Theresa May suffers three Brexit defeats in Commons

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered three Brexit defeats in the Commons as she set out to sell her EU deal to sceptical MPs.

  • Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator
    World NewsKhashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator

    US senators say they are more certain than ever after a private CIA briefing that the Saudi crown prince had a role in the murder of a journalist.

  • Russia says US knows it strictly complies with INF Treaty
    World NewsRussia says US knows it strictly complies with INF Treaty

    Russia fully adheres to the provisions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which the US knows well, Russian Foreign Ministry has said in response to the latest statements by the US and its allies that urged Moscow to return to full compliance with the agreement. "Russia strictly abides by the provisions of the INF Treaty, and the American side knows this," the ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday, commenting on the statements by officials of the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on the matter, Xinhua reported. Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press conference in Brussels that the US would suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty in 60 days unless Russia returns to full compliance with the agreement. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg later urged Moscow to take the "last chance" to preserve the key arms control agreement by demonstrating its compliance as requested by Washington. The foreign ministers of NATO member countries said on Tuesday in a statement that they supported the US finding that Russia is in "material breach" of its obligations under the INF Treaty and called on Russia to return urgently to full and verifiable compliance. In October, US President Donald Trump said Washington would pull out of the INF Treaty on account of Russia's alleged breach of the agreement, which Moscow repeatedly denied. Echoing Zakharova's remarks, Vladimir Shamanov, head of the Defense Committee of Russia's State Duma lower house of parliament, refuted the "groundless" accusations by the US and the NATO. "Russia is not the kind of country one can give ultimatums. Russia, too, has questions for the US, ones that they have left unanswered. Hence, we are not going to reply to their false accusations," Interfax news agency quoted Shamanov as saying. Russian officials warned that Moscow would take retaliatory measures if Washington withdraws from the INF Treaty. "We will answer in a reciprocal way: if the US leaves the INF Treaty and deploys medium-range and short-range missiles in Europe, Russia will increase the number of such missiles in the European part of its territory," Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy head of the international affairs committee of Russia's upper house, was cited by Sputnik news agency as saying. It is also possible for Russia to deploy intermediate-range missiles, and primarily cruise missiles, in Latin American countries like Cuba, once the INF Treaty is terminated, according to Leonid Ivashov, former head of the Russian Defence Ministry's main department for international military cooperation. The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 between the Soviet Union and the US on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles. The deal marked the first-ever pact reached by Washington and Moscow on nuclear disarmament and a major step forward in restricting arms race. Moscow and Washington have been accusing each other of violating the agreement in recent years amid increasing tension between the two countries.

  • #MeToo side effects: Life gets harder for women across Wall Street
    World News#MeToo side effects: Life gets harder for women across Wall Street

    Men at the Wall Street are adopting a different set of strategies to combat #MeToo era, started on social media.

  • 'War not a solution', says Pak PM Imran Khan over Kashmir issue
    World News'War not a solution', says Pak PM Imran Khan over Kashmir issue

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Kashmir issue cannot be solved with a war, but can be resolved through talks.

  • Alaska hit by over 230 aftershocks after massive temblor
    World NewsAlaska hit by over 230 aftershocks after massive temblor

    More than 230 aftershocks have hit parts of Alaska since Friday, when a massive 7.0-magnitude quake knocked out power, ripped open roads and damaged buildings near Anchorage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

  • US consulate in Mexico attacked hours before Ivanka Trump's visit
    World NewsUS consulate in Mexico attacked hours before Ivanka Trump's visit

    Explosions were seen in the US consulate in Mexico hours before Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump were scheduled to visit the place, said authorities.

  • Xi, Putin, Modi agree to increase trilateral cooperation
    World NewsXi, Putin, Modi agree to increase trilateral cooperation

    Leaders of India, China and Russia at a trilateral meeting held here had an in-depth exchange of views on expanding mutual cooperation in international forums and to encourage greater interaction among the three countries under new circumstances.

  • Washington to give preference to US-educated workers for H1-B visas
    World NewsWashington to give preference to US-educated workers for H1-B visas

    The US government has announced plans to change the H1-B visa programme to give preference to workers with advanced American degrees, a move which could potentially have the effect of reducing visas for those educated elsewhere.

  • 7.0-magnitude quake damages roads in Alaska
    World News7.0-magnitude quake damages roads in Alaska

    A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska, damaged roads, buildings and also triggered a temporary tsunami warning, authorities said.

  • Ex-US President George H.W. Bush dies in Houston at 94
    World NewsEx-US President George H.W. Bush dies in Houston at 94

    George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the US and father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs, has died at the age of 94 in Houston, his spokesperson Jim McGrath announced.

  • Hong Kong tourist coach crash with taxi, 5 dead, 31 injured
    World NewsHong Kong tourist coach crash with taxi, 5 dead, 31 injured

    Breaking news from Honk Kong states that five people were killed and 32 were seriously injured after a coach collided with a taxi. The coach was on its way to Hong Kong's airport and police confirms that the accident was so deadly that passengers were thrown from the coach's window due to the strong impact.