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Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: Study

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: Study

AFP, Stockholm :Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a

US lawmaker pledges to defend rights of Muslim Americans

US lawmaker pledges to defend rights of Muslim Americans

A US lawmaker pledged his support for Pakistani Americans and said he will work to ensure civil liberties of all American Muslims are upheld.Republican Congressman Daniel Donovan was addressing an

US Defense Secy Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

US Defense Secy Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

AP, Kabul :U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.Kabul was the final stop

Trump`s approval rating hits record low

Trump`s approval rating hits record low

AP, Washington Post :Six days before marking his first 100 days in office, President Trump has the lowest approval rating of any president in more than 70 years, a pair

UN finds torture widespread in Afghanistan

UN finds torture widespread in Afghanistan

Reuters, Kabul :Torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan security forces is as widespread as ever, according to a U.N. report released on Monday, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf

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3 men attacked in New Delhi for transporting cattleAFP, New DelhiThree men who were transporting buffaloes in their truck to a slaughterhouse were attac­ked by vigilantes in New Delhi, the

Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab

Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab

PTI, Washington :A 16-year-old Muslim-American boxer, who wants to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, has won the right to wear a hijab and fully cover her arms

Conjoined twins refuse to be separated despite doctor`s warnings

Conjoined twins refuse to be separated despite doctor`s warnings

People :When Carmen and Lupita Andrade were born, doctors said they only had three days to live.The conjoined twins, now 16, originally born in Mexico and now living in

String of polls suggest May's party sweeping June elections

String of polls suggest May's party sweeping June elections

Reuters, London :Britain's Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50

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Saudi King names son as US envoy AP, RiyadhSaudi Arabia's King Salman has named one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

AP, Sydney :As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became

Russia tried to use Trump advisers to influence election: Report

Russia tried to use Trump advisers to influence election: Report

AFP, Washington :Rus­sian operatives tried to infiltrate Donald Trump's presidential campaign through his advisers, including foreign policy aide Carter Page, CNN reported on Saturday.CNN said this emerged through FBI

Russian FM presses Tillerson over Syria probe

Russian FM presses Tillerson over Syria probe

AFP, Moscow :Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced "regret" in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical

 Russian man sentenced to 27 years in jail

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in jail

AP, Seattle :A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the

Turkey oppon appeals over referendum result at top court

Turkey oppon appeals over referendum result at top court

AFP, Ankara :Turkey's main opposition party launched a legal challenge at a top court on Friday to last-minute changes to voting rules in the referendum that saw President Recep

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France on edge as presidential vote loomsAFP, Paris France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under

US states realign in legal battle over  Trump's travel ban

US states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban

Reuters, San Francisco :President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: Pence

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: Pence

Reuters, Sydney : Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully because of Washington's new engagement with China, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing

EU hopeful UK vote will smooth Brexit path

EU hopeful UK vote will smooth Brexit path

AFP, Brussels :Britain's snap election has sparked hopes in Europe that Brexit negotiations could run more smoothly with a leader who has a big mandate, analysts and diplomats say.In

Putin says Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box

Putin says Russian people will choose his successor via ballot box

Reuters, Moscow :Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that only the Russian people will choose who succeeds him as president, through the electoral process.Russia will hold a presidential election in

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

AP, Tel Aviv :Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again.At a news conference

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Trump invites Vietnam's PM to visit USReuters, HanoiU.S. President Donald Trump has invited Vietnam's prime minister to visit the United States, the Southeast Asian nation's government said on its

'Unchecked' Iran could become another North Korea: US

'Unchecked' Iran could become another North Korea: US

AP, Washington :US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has termed the Iran nuclear deal a failure and said an "unchecked" Tehran could become another North Korea, but stopped short

White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

AP, Washington :Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week.

Britain will lose more from Brexit than EU

Britain will lose more from Brexit than EU

Reuters, Beijing :Britain will lose more than the European Union from its decision to leave the bloc, the EU's top diplomat said on Thursday, and talks with London were

Watchdog says Yemen rebel land mines killed, maimed hundreds

Watchdog says Yemen rebel land mines killed, maimed hundreds

AP, Cairo :An international rights group on Thursday decried the use of land mines by Yemen's Shiite rebels in the impoverished Arab country at war, saying they have killed

Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election: Report

Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election: Report

Reuters, Washington :A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters' faith in

Japan, Australia to deepen ties

AP, Tokyo :Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged China on Thursday to do more to help out in the international effort to pressure and persuade North Korea to stop

China, Europe have interest in averting Korea crisis: Mogherini

China, Europe have interest in averting Korea crisis: Mogherini

AP, Beijing :EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed concern Thursday about rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, and said China and Europe have a common responsibility

Facing parliament vote, May says early election will boost her in EU talks

Facing parliament vote, May says early election will boost her in EU talks

Reuters, London :Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday an early election would strengthen her at the "most crucial point" in Britain's divorce talks with the EU, as she