Category Archives: World

Macron caught between protests, Strasbourg attack

Striving to show he’s responding to “yellow vest” protesters’ demands for tax relief, the French leader maintained his planned agenda Wednesday: He held his weekly Cabinet meeting and talks with big public and private companies, notably to encourage them to give a tax-free, year-end bonus to their employees.

CIA still investigating killing of Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo repeated his assertion that there was no direct evidence linking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Oct. 2 murder of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, despite a CIA assessment it was likely he ordered the killing.

UK disarray: Theresa May to face no-confidence vote from her party

May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country “with everything I’ve got” after opponents who have been circling for weeks finally got the numbers they needed to spark a vote among Conservative Party lawmakers.

Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of the 1MDB fund, which is being investigated in the US and other countries for alleged cross-border embezzlement and money laundering.

Lanka court postpones hearing on petition against Rajapkas’a authority

Sri Lanka is going through a major political crisis since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena, in a controversial move, removed Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

Kovind launches mobile app for farmers in Myanmar

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday launched a mobile app for farmers in Myanmar and dedicated a centre to promote agriculture research and education to the people here.

British PM May to face leadership challenge

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, according to media reports. The challenge to May’s position comes after the required 48 letters from Conservative MPs calling for a contest were delivered, BBC reported.

Khashoggi, other journos are mag’s ‘Person of the Year’

Among those named with Kashoggi were Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo — currently imprisoned in Myanmar — and the staff of ‘Capital Gazette’ in Annapolis, Maryland, including five members killed in a June shooting.

Trump, top democrats openly spar in oval office over border wall

US President Donald Trump openly fought with the two top Democratic lawmakers at an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month.

India’s role crucial for Afghan peace process: Pak

Probably for the first time, Pakistan has acknowledged that India has stakes in Afghanistan and its cooperation is necessary for the peace process in the wartorn country