• Trump blasts 'stupid' trade practices with China

    Trump blasts 'stupid' trade practices with China

    World News

    More broadly, Xi repeated official promises to expand imports and to narrow China's trade surplus, which reached $423 billion past year - about two-thirds of that with the United States. During an eagerly awaited speech at a development conference on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan, Xi billed the planned cut in vehicle tariffs and a series of other measures as "a new phase of opening up".
  • 24 school kids among 27 die in HP bus accident

    24 school kids among 27 die in HP bus accident

    World News

    Few other details were immediately available Monday. Gandhi, for his part tweeted , "I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the bus accident in Himachal, that has claimed many lives, including those of 26 children". Some children are still trapped inside the mangled bus, news agency IANS reported. The bus fell about 200 feet, or 60 meters, to the ground below, said police officer Sunil Kumar.
  • Iran: US would 'regret' withdrawing from nuclear deal

    Iran: US would 'regret' withdrawing from nuclear deal

    World News

    Jahangiri made the announcement on Monday night following an emergency meeting of the government's economic taskforce headed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani . "If the deal breaks, they will surely regret it". Allies in the Middle East region, however, are urging America to get out and approach Iran in an aggressive, realistic way.
  • Spymasters prepare for US-NK summit

    Spymasters prepare for US-NK summit

    World News

    Quoting various USA officials, the report said a team at the Central Intelligence Agency, led by its Director Mike Pompeo , has been working through back-channels to make arrangements for the high-profile talks. North Korea has been under heavy UN Security Council sanctions since it staged a series of nuclear tests and missile launches in defiance of global pressure to abandon its atomic programme.
  • National museum in $3.7m Russell Crowe auction

    National museum in $3.7m Russell Crowe auction

    World News

    Conveniently falling on the same day as Crowe's 54th birthday and would-be 15th wedding anniversary, the bidding paused to bring out local singer Alisa Nasteski to serenade the star with "Happy Birthday". While six-figure sums were dropped for a handful of artworks - including $360,000 for a 1960 Charles Blackman - other items were far less orthodox.
  • Crash victims noticed swerving before bus overturned

    Crash victims noticed swerving before bus overturned

    World News

    The bus first ran off the right side of the road, and the driver then overcorrected to the left, causing the bus to turn over in the median, the state patrol said. out of Suwanee, Georgia. In total, the bus was carrying 19 passengers. Passengers told investigators the driver veered off the roadway twice before he swerved a third time and caused the bus to overturn.
  • Pakistani PM to visit Afghanistan in a bid to strengthen troubled ties

    Pakistani PM to visit Afghanistan in a bid to strengthen troubled ties

    World News

    They have made a decision to operationalize the five working groups under " Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity". Also on Thursday, Javid Faisal, deputy spokesman for Afghanistan's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, said that Pakistan's support was critical to talks with the Taliban and that Abbasi's visit would help improve the troubled Afghan-Pakistan relations.
  • Surrender by Friday or face arrest, judge tells Lula

    Surrender by Friday or face arrest, judge tells Lula

    World News

    Under Brazilian electoral law, a candidate is forbidden from running for office for eight years after being found guilty of a crime. "Regarding the convict and ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, I grant him, in consideration of the dignity of the post he occupied, the opportunity to voluntarily turn himself in to federal police in Curitiba by 5 p.m.
  • Turkey, Russia, Iran commit to Syria's unity

    Turkey, Russia, Iran commit to Syria's unity

    World News

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group that monitors the country's war through a network of sources, reported that there were divisions within Jaysh al-Islam, with many fighters unwilling to leave Douma. Since February 19, more than 1,600 people have been killed in attacks by the regime and its allies in eastern Ghouta, according to local civil-defence sources.
  • Trump declares DACA 'dead' while urging lawmakers to 'act now' on immigration

    Trump declares DACA 'dead' while urging lawmakers to 'act now' on immigration

    World News

    Trump says NAFTA is bad for the U.S. Wright noted that Trump rejected several Democratic offers to address DACA , including at one point a deal that would have provided $25 billion for his wall. And in 2014, as a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossed into the United States, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the activation of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border.
  • Israel says open-fire rules for Gaza unchanged for new protests

    Israel says open-fire rules for Gaza unchanged for new protests

    World News

    In 2015, the Israeli military confirmed to the rights group Gisha that it does use crop dusters to spray herbicide inside Gaza - a scene frequently recorded on video by Palestinian farmers whose crops are damaged or destroyed. The Israeli army claims that the militants were planning to lure the warship Israel and capture were on it military prisoner. The Israeli group B'Tselem, in a rare appeal, urged Israeli soldiers to refuse such orders.