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Prosecutor charges Netanyahu’s wife with fraud: Justice ministry

Prosecutor charges Netanyahu’s wife with fraud: Justice ministry

Jerusalem, Jun 21:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara was charged today with fraud and breach of trust after a long police probe into allegations she falsified household expenses, the justice ministry said. “The Jerusalem district prosecutor a short time ago filed charges against the prime minister’s wife,” the ministry said. The allegations announced […]

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Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash

Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash

Nizhniy Novgorod, Jun 20 :  Argentina are rallying around captain Lionel Messi as the South American giants prepare for their crucial Group D clash with Croatia here tomorrow. Messi made an unhappy start to the World Cup on Saturday, missing what would have been a winning penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw […]

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North Korea’s Kim hails ‘unity’ with China in new visit

North Korea’s Kim hails ‘unity’ with China in new visit

Beijing, Jun 20 :   Kim Jong Un wrapped up today his third visit to China this year, declaring North Korea’s unstinting “friendship” with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. The two-day visit was designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect […]

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Ronaldo seeks encore against ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco

Ronaldo seeks encore against ‘battle-hardened’ Morocco

Moscow, June 19 : Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat. A hat-trick from the five-time world player of the year snatched a thrilling 3-3 draw for the European champions against Spain in a heavyweight Group […]

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Three dead, 200 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan’s Osaka

Three dead, 200 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan’s Osaka

Tokyo, Jun 18 : A powerful earthquake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka today, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 200, according to an official tally. Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing water after the quake, which struck at the height of rush hour in the city of […]

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Merkel gets ultimatum from hardline ally over migrants

Merkel gets ultimatum from hardline ally over migrants

Munich, Jun 18:  Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc today gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would also rattle Europe. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer’s CSU party at a meeting unanimously backed his call to give Merkel a fortnight to find a European […]

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IMF warns US fiscal, trade policies create risks to global economy

IMF warns US fiscal, trade policies create risks to global economy

Washington, Jun 14 :  President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade policies, and expansive tax cut at a time when the US economy is growing, are creating risks that could damage the domestic and global economies, the International Monetary Fund warned today. The tax cuts will generate a near-term boost to growth but also “will elevate the […]

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Argentina seek Messi magic against Iceland

Argentina seek Messi magic against Iceland

Moscow, Jun 15 :  Lionel Messi’s Argentina aim to put a shambolic World Cup build-up behind them and make a statement in their opening match against tournament debutants Iceland today. The two-time champions arrived in Russia dogged by poor form, injuries and controversy. But Messi is a man on a mission as he chases his […]

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120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence

120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence

United Nations, June 14:  The UN General Assembly has adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to put the blame on Hamas. At least 129 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire during protests near the border with Gaza […]

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North Korea’s Kim knows denuclearisation must be ‘quick’: Pompeo

North Korea’s Kim knows denuclearisation must be ‘quick’: Pompeo

Seoul, Jun 14 (AFP) Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen “quickly”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today, warning there will be no sanctions relief for Pyongyang until the process is complete. Washington remained committed to the “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearisation of North Korea, Pompeo added, after the historic US-North Korea […]

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