• Trump warns he could do ‘a lot more’ on China trade
Trump warns he could do ‘a lot more’ on China trade

In its report on Friday, Moody's said that the latest tranche of USA tariffs implemented last month on some US$200 billion of goods will be "credit negative" for Chinese sectors related to commodities and component manufacturing. China's overall export growth accelerated, temporarily defying forecasts of a slowdown as the global economy and consume...

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  • Powerful Cyclone Titli slams India
Powerful Cyclone Titli slams India

As predicted, heavy to extremely rains have lashed several parts of Coastal Odisha as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Titli making landfall at Palasa in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh and southwest of Gopalpur , Odisha on Thursday morning. Thereafter, it is likely to re-curve northeastward, move towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha and weaken gradu...

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  • Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says
Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says

But there are still wrinkles to iron out, an European Union official said after Friday's meeting, and it will hinge on May's ability to keep her Northern Irish allies onside. Referring to British and Dutch news reports about a cyber attack against the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague, Tusk pointed the finger of bl...

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  • Suspect in Bulgarian journalist slaying arrested in Germany
Suspect in Bulgarian journalist slaying arrested in Germany

THE Bulgarian authorities are investigating the rape and murder of an investigative journalist in the northern city of Ruse, the third journalist to have been killed in the European Union (EU) within a year. While Marinova didn't appear to have been closely involved in the fraud investigation, her show touched on a sensitive subject in Bulgaria...

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  • Tito Mboweni as finance minister: what it means
Tito Mboweni as finance minister: what it means

Nene's fall from grace came after he admitted to an anti-graft inquiry that he met members of the Gupta family at their home six times, contradicting statements in an earlier interview that he only encountered them at public events. He served as labour minister in the cabinet of former president Nelson Mandela in the mid-1990s and was widely prai...

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  • Trump dismisses protesters as 'very rude elevator screamers'
Trump dismisses protesters as 'very rude elevator screamers'

Paid for by Soros and others. Trump's tweet Friday came before a crucial Senate vote on Kavanaugh, who stands accused of a high school-era sexual assault . He said that the elevator confrontation "struck a chord" with him and he found the tension between Republicans and Democrats worrisome. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., inside an elevator last week a...

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  • Identity of second Russian linked to Skripal poisoning 'uncovered'
Identity of second Russian linked to Skripal poisoning 'uncovered'

Bellingcat said that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a trained doctor working for the Russian military intelligence unit known as GRU. Russia has denied any involvement in the case and has claimed the two Russians were in Salisbury on a tourist trip. Bellingcat last month identified Boshir...

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  • Barbara Bush marries Craig Coyne in ME wedding
Barbara Bush marries Craig Coyne in ME wedding

According to People , Bush had kept her life very private until the wedding but is now sharing more details about her and her now-husband's story. "I'm so proud to be this beauties sister". She told People that her "something borrowed" was a bracelet her grandfather gave her grandmother , late former first lady Barbara Bush , on their 70th a...

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  • Palestinian 'lone-wolf' attack in West Bank kills two Israelis
Palestinian 'lone-wolf' attack in West Bank kills two Israelis

Speaking at the beginning of the weekly Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the shooting "a very severe terror attack". Mr Naalwa was not known to the authorities and was not believed to belong to a Palestinian militant group, but the Haaretz newspaper reported that he had given a colleague a note in which he said he planne...

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  • U.S. first lady says Egypt's pyramids a 'historical treasure' - Politics - Egypt
U.S. first lady says Egypt's pyramids a 'historical treasure' - Politics - Egypt

Mrs Trump was welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife, Entissar, on Saturday after she flew in from Kenya as part of her first solo African trip. She launched the campaign in May to focus on the overall child well-being, with an emphasis on opioid addiction and online behavior. She and her local counterpart Margare...

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  • At Least 20 Dead in Upstate New York Limousine Crash
At Least 20 Dead in Upstate New York Limousine Crash

The NTSB is investigating Saturday's crash. The crash turned a relaxed Saturday afternoon to horror at a rural spot popular with tourists viewing the region's fall foliage. Officials say Saturday's crash in Schoharie (sko-HAYR'-ee) was the deadliest transportation accident in the US since a 2009 plane crash in Buffalo, New York , killed 50 peo...

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  • Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches Florida
Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches Florida

Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday and into early Monday as it churned in the Caribbean. "That means the Panhandle and Big Bend can see winds in excess of 100 miles per hour". By 11 a.m. Monday, Michael's top sustained winds were around 120 kph. "Upwards of 100 miles per hour winds, could...

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  • US, Kim ‘take new step forward’ in fresh meeting
US, Kim ‘take new step forward’ in fresh meeting

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to allow worldwide inspectors into a key nuclear testing site, signaling a step forward in Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

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  • Court grants 10-days remand of Shahbaz Sharif to NAB
Court grants 10-days remand of Shahbaz Sharif to NAB

Hundreds of PML-N supporters gathered outside the court, chanting pro-Sharif slogans as police and soldiers guarded the venue. Pakistan's opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif has been arrested for alleged corruption in the latest scandal to hit the Sharif political dynasty.

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  • Indonesia's quake, tsunami reaches 1,571, search mission extended
Indonesia's quake, tsunami reaches 1,571, search mission extended

An quake with a 7.5 magnitude struck Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September; almost 30 minutes later, waves six metres high hit the town of Pula as a tsunami raged through. Military officials said Palu's airport is expected to reopen for civilian traffic later on Thursday. He called on Tuesday for reinforcements in the search for survivors, saying ever...

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  • US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy
US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

The Russians were tracked by Dutch and British secret services from their arrival in Amsterdam on diplomatic passports in April, and then seen hiring a Citroen auto which they parked outside the Marriott hotel next to the OPCW . U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who was meeting with U.S. allies in Europe, said Russian Federation must pay a pric...

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  • China tight-lipped on disappearance of Interpol chief
China tight-lipped on disappearance of Interpol chief

Meng's disappearance was originally reported by his wife, who told French police in the city of Lyon she had not heard from him since he travelled to China. Interpol is the world's largest agency facilitating police cooperation with 192 member countries. Meng was appointed head of Interpol in 2016, and was due to serve until 2020.

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  • Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump's 'appalling' digs at Kavanaugh 'victim'
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump's 'appalling' digs at Kavanaugh 'victim'

Flake told NBC's " Today " show Wednesday that mocking "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right". "It's just not right". "And I hope some conclusion or some summary will be made public because I hate to see Judge Kavanaugh be subjected to these allegations in public, which have to be embarrassing and destructive and no...

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  • Interpol President Meng Hongwei Reported Missing After Travelling To China
Interpol President Meng Hongwei Reported Missing After Travelling To China

His family say they have not heard from him since he left Interpol HQ in the French city of Lyon for a trip back to China on September 29, police sources say. He has held a variety of positions within China's security establishment, including as a vice minister of public security - the national police force - since 2004.

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  • United Nations’ Court Orders The Trump Administration to Lift Iranian Sanctions
United Nations’ Court Orders The Trump Administration to Lift Iranian Sanctions

The court told the United States it should lift a number of sanctions that were reimposed after President Trump announced in May that he would withdraw from the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran . Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif had hailed the ICJ ruling as a victory for Tehran in a tweet, where he described it as "another failur...

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