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Pakistan Made ‘Counterproductive’ Moves Risking Nuclear War: US


WASHINGTON: US Vice President Joe Biden has singled out Pakistan along with Russia and North Korea and others for making “counterproductive” moves that only increased the risk that nuclear weapons could be used in a regional conflict. “Not just North Korea, but Russia, Pakistan, and others have made counterproductive moves that only increase the risk that nuclear weapons could be ... Read More »

Trump Says He Turned Down $2 Billion Deal In Dubai – But Didn’t Have To


While touting his commitment to avoiding conflicts of interest, President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he recently turned down a sweet offer: A $2 billion deal from the Middle Eastern mega-developer of the “Beverly Hills of Dubai.” That man, Hussain Sajwani, is the billionaire chairman of Damac Properties, a Dubai-based development giant that has paid Trump’s company millions of dollars in ... Read More »

Trump Acknowledges Russian Involvement In Meddling In U.S. Elections


President-elect Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he believes Russian operatives hacked the Democratic Party during the election, but he continued to dispute intelligence reports that Moscow acted to help him win.  “I think it was Russia,” Trump said at a news conference in New York when asked who was responsible for the leaks of Democratic emails ... Read More »

Pakistan Likely To Acquire Chinese Nuclear Attack Submarines


NEW DELHI: A Chinese Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine which docked at the Karachi harbour in May took aboard Pakistani naval officers and sailors to give them a first-hand glimpse of how the submarine works. This was not a simple case of access being given to a close military ally. The Indian Navy is convinced that it is a matter of ... Read More »

Trump Plans To Restrict H-1B Visas, Hyderabad Says Bring It On


Hyderabad: The ritual goes like this: If you’re approaching the god Balaji with an appeal, walk in a circle around the temple 11 times and leave an offering of tulsi leaves at his feet. Should your wish be granted, come back and do it 108 times.  “We call him Visa Balaji,” said Madhu Vadlamani, 25. “He is famous for granting ... Read More »

Face Problem Abroad? Tweet And Tag Me, Says Sushma Swaraj


NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Indians abroad facing problems can tweet to the respective embassy and tag her in the tweet, adding that she will personally monitor the missions’ responses. The minister, who has been known for reaching out to citizens through Twitter, said a ‘new pattern’ is being adopted. “We are adopting a new ... Read More »

Car bomb kills at least 50 in Syria’s A’zaz


At least 50 people have been killed in the Syrian city of A’zaz in a powerful car bomb explosion targeting civilians in the city. The blast took place a fuel tanker blew up in front of a courthouse in the city. Dozens of others were also wounded in the explosion. According to initial reports, several government buildings were completely destroyed in the ... Read More »

US airport shooting: 5 dead, 8 wounded; Iraq war veteran arrested


Fort Lauderdale: Police said a lone gunman opened fire Friday at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport, killing five people and injuring eight others in a brief, bloody shooting rampage. The attack at a quiet baggage claim area sent people scrambling through the terminals and across the airfield at one of the country’s busiest airports, shutting down all flights while paramedics ... Read More »