• Both sides to be blamed for Charlottesville violence: Trump

    New York, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump blamed both neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups and leftist demonstrators who confronted them for the weekend violence in Charlottesville in the state of Virginia."You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that ...

  • Iraqi PM vows to free 'every inch' of land from IS

    Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged to liberate "every inch" of Iraq's land from Islamic State (IS), confirming that Iraqi troops are preparing for a new offensive."We will not leave a single inch of the land of Iraq in the hands of Daesh (IS) terrorists," Abadi said ...

  • Iran warns of quitting nuclear agreement

    Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned that the country could pull out of a nuclear agreement signed with the world's major powers within hours if the US imposes more sanctions.Rouhani delivered the warning during a live televised speech, reports Efe news.He added t...

  • Trump orders probe into China's trade practice

    Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive memorandum ordering an investigation to determine whether China's practices with regard to intellectual property are hurting US' companies."We will safeguard the copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and o...

  • New York welcomes Trump with protests, security measures

    New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered outside the Trump Tower here, waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive at his home, on what is his first overnight visit to his residence since he was sworn into office in January.In the midst of heavy security measures, protesters on Monday h...

  • Proud to stand with people of India, says US

    Washington/New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The US on Tuesday greeted India on its Independence Day and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious vision for India-US ties holds great promise for advancing their shared interests in the 21st century.In a statement released by his office, US Secretary of...

  • India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

    Washington: More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said.Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, in a media briefing on the release of the Country Reports on Terror...

  • Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow finally free

    Beijing: Liu Xia, the widow of late Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo, is finally free although under tight surveillance, IANS reported on Saturday.At a press conference, Shenyang Information Office spokesperson Zhang Qingyang said that the Chinese government would "protect her (Liu Xia'...

  • At least 16 US military personnel dead in plane crash in Mississippi

    Washington: At least 16 people have died in a US military plane crash in rural Mississippi on Monday evening. According to media reports, the incident happened in northern Mississippi's LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital.The US Marine Corps confirmed that a ...

  • India hands over Pakistani teen who inadvertently crossed border

    Chandigarh: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday handed over a Pakistani teen who had crossed into Indian territory inadvertently in the Abohar sector in Punjab, a BSF official said.The Pakistani national, Razak, aged around 15, hailing from Kasur district in Pakistan, was apprehended by BSF ...

  • Dave Bautista wants Craig to return as Bond

    Los Angeles: Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista is eager to see actor Daniel Craig reprise the role of James Bond.The 48-year-old starred opposite Craig in the most-recent 007 movie "Spectre", in which he played the villainous henchman Mr Hinx. Bautista says he would love to see the British actor r...

  • Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities

    San Francisco: A federal judge ruled that US President Donald Trump can not coerce "sanctuary cities" to cooperate with immigration officers by withdrawing federal funds, media reports said.The temporary ruling by Judge William Orrick of the US District Court for the Northern District of California ...