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US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

Photo: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from left, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, speak with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, as he departs the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Friday, May 10, ...

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US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

Photo: Worshippers chant slogans against the United States and Israel during a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 10, 2019. Washington, May 11 : The U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East to ...

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IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

Photo: Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 9, 2019. An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has attacked a marketplace in Baghdad’s Sadr City suburb, killing ...

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In Varanasi, it’s all about Modi’s margin of victory

Varanasi, Benares, Kashi. The same city by different names. Where the spiritual meets the political this election season in India – a confluence of faith and power. Narendra Modi’s advent in this city of temples as a star candidate in ...

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South Africa votes with corruption, jobs as big issues

Photo: Electoral commission agents start counting the votes in Wednesday May 8, 2019 general elections in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg, May 9 : South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with signs of a relatively low turnout and ...

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Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

Photo: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong smiles after a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  Singapore, May 9 : Singapore reportedly has passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and ...

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NKorea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

Seoul, May 9 : North Korea has described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches. Pyongyang’s state media ...

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Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

Photo: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Federalist Society’s annual Executive Branch Review Conference, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Washington. Washington, May 9 : Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right ...

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Christian acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan

Photo: A Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan. Islamabad, May 8 : Pakistani media say Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has left ...

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Suicide bombing outside Pakistan shrine kills 8

Photo: Pakistani security personnel surround a damaged police van in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Lahore, May 8 : A suicide bomber attacked security forces guarding a famous Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing ...

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