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US President Donald Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first

Panmunjom, Jun 30: Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil Sunday as he met Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a first for any American president.

After shaking hands with Kim over the line that...

US firms can sell technology to Huawei, says Trump

Washington, Jun 29: In a much-needed respite to Huawei, US President Donald Trump on Saturday said US firms could start selling technology to the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant and its sub-brand HONOR as long as the sales did not involve equipment that threaten the national security.

According to the...

Pakistan rejects US report on ‘forced conversions of non-Muslims’

Islamabad, Jun 29: Pakistan has rejected the recent US report on religious freedom violations in the country, terming it "unsubstantiated" and "biased".

According to the report issued by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), religious freedom conditions in Pakistan "generally trended negative" in 2018.

"During the...

'Kithana acha he Modi!': Australian PM tweets selfie with Modi

Osaka, Jun 29: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday tweeted a selfie with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and praised him in Hindi, saying "Kithana acha he Modi!".

The two leaders are in Osaka, Japan for the G20 Summit.

The newly-elected Australian Prime Minister...

PM Modi, US President Trump discuss Iran, trade, defence, 5G

Jun 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held talks with US President Donald Trump and discussed various bilateral and global issues including Iran, 5G communications networks, trade and defence ahead of the G-20 Summit.

Modi thanked Trump for expressing his "love towards India" in a letter recently delivered...

Maggots ate organs of Indian toddler, US doctor unable to perform autopsy

Houston, Jun 27: When the body of 3-year-old Indian toddler Sherin Mathews reached the morgue, maggots had eaten her internal organs, the doctor who performed the autopsy on the toddler in 2017 has told jurors in Dallas, Texas.

The Indian-American foster father of Sherin, Wesley Mathews, in an unexpected...

Trump says India's recent tariff hike unacceptable

Singapore, Jun 27: U.S. President Donald Trump looks forward to speaking with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about a recent increase in its already high tariffs against the United States, he said on the social network Twitter on Thursday.

"This is unacceptable and the tariffs must...

UNSC non-permanent seat: India’s candidature receives unanimous endorsement by Asia-Pacific group

United Nations, June 26: In a highly significant diplomatic win, India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia-Pacific group at the world body.

Elections for five non-permanent members of the 15-nation Council...

Trump administration wants PM Modi to embrace fair and reciprocal trade, lower barriers

Washington, Jun 26: The Trump Administration wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lower trade barriers and embrace fair and reciprocal trade, the United States said Tuesday hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in New Delhi on a three-day visit.

"There is enormous potential to grow...

176 children lost parents in Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Report

Colombo, Jun 25: A total of 176 children have lost either one or both of their parents during the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people, a media report quoted the head of Sri Lanka's Catholic Church as saying.

A total of 7 suicide bombers carried out a series...