Free Press Journal
  • Russia vetoes Syria gas attacks probe

    The US draft resolution, to allow a Joint Investigation Mechanism to continue its work of identifying perpetrators of Syria’s toxic gas attacks, was supported by 11 of the 15 Security Council members. But  Russia has been critical of the JIM’s findings that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015.

  • India has highest number of people without basic sanitation, says report

    The report says despite immense progress through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, more than 732 million people still suffer fear and indignity of relieving themselves in the open or in unsafe or unhygienic toilets -– a situation that is worse for women and girls.

  • US Bill to outlaw dog, cat meat trade

    The legislation, passed by a US Congressional committee, calls on countries like China, India, South Korea and Vietnam to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and enforce existing law against the trade.

  • Sindhu enters quarters; Saina, Prannoy crash out

    Fuzhou (China) : Defending champion PV Sindhu sailed into the quarterfinals but newly-crowned National champions Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy crashed out of the China Open Super Series Premier, on Thursday.

  • China’s strict conditions force Pak to withdraw Diamer-Bhasha Dam in CPEC

    Islamabad: Pakistan has withdrawn its bid to include the USD 14 billion Diamer-Bhasha Dam in PoK in the CPEC framework after China placed strict conditions, including ownership of the mega project, according to senior officials. Pakistan has been struggling to raise money from international institutions like the World Bank in the face of Indian opposition to the project on the Indus River in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

  • Foxconn to wind up ambitious investment proposal in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is confident about investment by the Taiwan-based giant manufacturer Foxconn once the tension between India and China is diluted. However, his colleague from the state cabinet and industries minister Subhash Desai said that there is no communication from the Foxconn since the past few months.

  • Trump hails ‘great bond’ with Duterte, draws flak

    Manila : Donald Trump declared on Monday he had a “great relationship” with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-proclaimed killer who is waging a drugs war that rights groups say involves mass murder, as the leaders joked with each other in Manila, reports AFP.

  • BRICS reaffirms commitment on competition

    A joint declaration on Friday pledging continued efforts to implement policies and practices that encourage competitiveness.

  • Next round of India-China boundary talks will be held in due course: China

    Beijing: The next round of Special Representatives talks between India and China over the boundary issue will be held in due course, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said today. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, who are currently the designated Special Representatives. Both sides have so far held 19 rounds of talks.

  • Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to set out competing trade visions at APEC

    Danang: US President Donald Trump arrived in Vietnam today where he is expected to flesh out his”America First” vision for the future of world commerce, fresh from a visit to fellow superpower China which is pitching itself as the new architect of global free trade. Trump, who tweeted his arrival shortly after stepping off Air Force One at Danang airport, is likely to press his protectionist doctrine when he addresses CEOs ahead

  • Defiant Hong Kong soccer fans boo China anthem

     Hong Kong : Hong Kong soccer fans loudly booed China’s national anthem at a match on Thursday in the Chinese-controlled city, defying Beijing days after Communist leaders tightened penalties for disrespecting the song.

  • Masood Azhar a ‘bad guy’: US

    Washington: Masood Azhar is a “bad guy” and the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief should be declared a global terrorist, the US today said days after China blocked another bid at the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Pathankot terror attack mastermind.

  • China’s stand on Masood harming its ties with India, claim experts

    Last week, China for the fourth time had blocked a bid at the UN by the US, France, and Britain to list Azhar as a global terrorist, citing a lack of consensus among the members of the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

  • Sitharaman visits Arunachal Pradesh, China raises objection

    Beijing : China on Monday criticised Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying her tour of the “disputed area” is not conducive to peace in the frontier region and asked New Delhi to create an “enabling environment” to resolve the border row.

  • China launches two navigation satellites

    Beijing : China has successfully launched two navigation satellites, taking another step in building its own global positioning network to rival the US-based GPS with a constellation of over 30 satellites, reports PTI.

  • It was important to qualify for WC on merit: Skipper

    Kakamigahara : Indian women’s hockey team on Sunday qualified for the World Cup by winning the Asia Cup and captain Rani said it was important for the team to enter next year’s mega event on merit.