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  • China investments in high-tech assets at $20 bn, says US

    Washington : China has investments in over 600 high-technology assets worth $20 billion in the US, the White House has said, asserting that it is part of the Chinese effort to capture emerging industries that will drive future economic growth.

  • UN report: Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in US in 2017 

    United Nations: Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to a report by the UN refugee agency which said America was the largest recipient of new asylum requests in 2017. The UN Refugee Agency said in its annual Global Trends report that 68.5 million people globally were displaced as of the end of 2017. Among them were 16.2 million people who became displaced during

  • US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council, condemns shameless hypocrisy

    Washington: The US withdrew today from the UN Human Rights Council and condemned its “shameless hypocrisy” in absolving wrongdoers through silence and falsely condemning those committing no offence, saying America will not take lectures from hypocritical institutions.

  • ‘Papa! Papa!’ Heartbreaking audio stokes rage over Trump’s separation policy

     Brownsville (US) : An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took centre stage in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

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    Shocking! American rapper Xxxtentacion shot dead at 20

    Deerfield Beach: American rapper Xxxtentacion was shot dead in Florida’s Deerfield Beach in the United States (US) on Monday (local time). “XXX was leaving a RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla., shortly before 4 p.m. when he was approached by two armed suspects. At least one of the suspects shot XXX, and they both fled in an SUV,” reported Variety quoting police, as saying.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar attends his first official event upon return from US

    Panaji: Making his first appearance at an official event following his return from the US, a frail-looking Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today attended a function to mark the Goa Republic Day here. The chief minister, who returned to Goa on Thursday evening after receiving medical treatment in the US for three months, walked without any support at the function at Azad Maidan.

  • International Yoga Day celebrations begin in US

    New York : Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts  gathered to flex their body at historic monuments of the US, including the Capitol Hill, kick-starting a host of events planned to mark the fourth anniversary of the International Day of Yoga on June 21.

  • US-North Korea summit should set example for India-Pakistan peace talk: former Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif

    Islamabad: Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the historic meeting between the US and North Korea can be an example for Pakistan and India to talk out their hostilities and make peace with each other. This came after the United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint agreement, according to which Kim committed for ‘complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula’ and Trump pledged

  • US offers Kim sops to dump N-plans

    Singapore : The US on Monday offered “unique” security guarantees to North Korea if it accepts a “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearisation as the two sides made progress in their talks ahead of a much-publicised historic summit between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un here.

  • US and India discuss  implications of CAATSA on Russia defence deal

    Washington : The US is in discussions with India and other countries to help them identify and avoid engaging with Russia in what it sees as a potentially sanctionable activity, a senior US official has said amid New Delhi’s  plan to purchase air defence missile systems from Moscow.

  • China hails N. Korea’s n-site demolition, asks US to be positive

    Beijing: China on Friday said Pyongyang’s move to dismantle its nuclear test site reflected its intent to ease the tensions in the Korean peninsula and hoped that the US moves in a positive direction, a day after American President Donald Trump called off his scheduled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

  • Strongest sanctions in history: US now threatens Iran

    Washington : The US on Monday threatened to apply “unprecedented” financial pressure on Iran along with other punitive measures if Tehran does not give up its reported goal of developing nuclear weapons and alleged destabilising behaviour in the region, including supporting terrorist groups.

  • US temporarily suspends tariffs on Chinese products

    Washington,  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the US was temporarily suspending tariffs on Chinese goods after an agreement was reached to reduce the bilateral trade deficit. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Mnuchin said on Sunday in a “Fox News Sunday” television interview. “Right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.”