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China says Dalai Lama’s successor should have its approval

China says Dalai Lama’s successor should have its approval

Beijing, Apr 10 :  China on Wednesday asserted that any successor to the Dalai Lama should have its approval as the 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader was admitted to a hospital in India with a chest infection. According to the hospital in New Delhi, his condition was stable. Asked whether China has any plans to appoint […]

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Iran president says US ‘leader of world terrorism’

Iran president says US ‘leader of world terrorism’

Tehran, Apr 9 :  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the United States was the real “leader of world terrorism” after Washington blacklisted Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a “foreign terrorist organisation”. “Who are you to label revolutionary institutions as terrorists?” Rouhani asked in a speech broadcast live by state television. Speaking at a ceremony […]

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British MPs pass law to block no-deal Brexit

British MPs pass law to block no-deal Brexit

London, April 9 : British MPs on Monday passed a new law aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit this week by obliging the government to ask EU leaders for a delay. The law has been rushed through both chambers of parliament over the past week and was opposed by the government, which has said it […]

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UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

United Nations, April 9 :  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Libya. The appeal followed an air attack by the forces of commander Khalifa Haftar on the Mitiga airport east of the capital. Guterres “urges the immediate halt […]

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Libya clashes resume with 35 dead, thousands displaced

Libya clashes resume with 35 dead, thousands displaced

Tripoli, Apr 8 :  Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar pushed on with his assault on Tripoli Monday, defying international calls for a ceasefire days into a battle that has left dozens dead. At least 35 people have been killed in fighting since Haftar’s forces launched their assault Thursday, Libya’s unity government said, while the UN […]

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Trump sacks US Homeland Security chief Nielsen as border crossings surge

Trump sacks US Homeland Security chief Nielsen as border crossings surge

Washington, Apr 8 :  US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border. Nielsen’s exit marks the end of a difficult relationship with her boss, who was said to be unhappy with her […]

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China denies CPEC intensified Pakistan’s economic risks

China denies CPEC intensified Pakistan’s economic risks

Beijing, Apr 8 :  China on Monday refuted criticism that the USD 60 billion CPEC has intensified Pakistan’s economic risks, saying that less than 20 per cent of the current projects under the initiative are using Chinese loans. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the […]

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Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank settlements after vote

Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank settlements after vote

Jerusalem, Apr 7 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Saturday to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins the upcoming general election. His comments come just days before the closely-fought April 9 poll and could be seen as an appeal to rightwing voters, who do not believe in the feasibility of a […]

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Theresa May issues ‘stark’ warning of no Brexit at all

Theresa May issues ‘stark’ warning of no Brexit at all

London, April 7 : A cornered Theresa May issued a “stark” warning to the warring factions within the UK Parliament that the choice was between agreeing on a withdrawal agreement or risk no Brexit at all. In her latest statement from Downing Street on Saturday evening, the British Prime Minister sought to defend her move […]

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Trump says India charging US over 100 per cent tariffs on many products

Trump says India charging US over 100 per cent tariffs on many products

Washington, Apr 7 :  India charges America over 100 per cent tariffs on a large number of products while the US imposes nothing on the similar or same items, President Donald Trump has said, urging his administration to work on the “stupid trade”. His statement came days after he criticised India, saying it is one […]