Jaitley raises H-1B issue with US, highlights contribution of Indian cos

Published on Apr 24 2017 // World
The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday. The issue was raised by Jaitley during his meeting with US Treasury Secretary Steven...

North Korea Says Ready To ‘Sink US Aircraft Carrier With Single Strike’

Published on Apr 24 2017 // World
US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies. The United States has not specified where...

Donald Trump To Insist On Border Wall Funds As Budget Deadline Looms

Published on Apr 24 2017 // World
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president’s 100th day in office. Building the wall was Trump’s signature campaign promise, and the White House appeared...

French elections 2017 highlights: Emmanuel Macron wins first round, to face Le Pen in runoff vote

Published on Apr 24 2017 // World
Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to contest the runoff round of the French presidential election, as per the initial projection of the first round voting held on Sunday. Macron, former economy minister, is estimated to have taken around 23.9 per cent votes while far-right leader Marine Le Pen secured...

North Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike if it ‘toes US line’

Published on Apr 23 2017 // World
Canberra: North Korea has warned Australia of a possible nuclear strike if Canberra persists in “blindly and zealously toeing the US line.” North Korea’s state new agency (KCNA) quoted a foreign ministry spokesman castigating Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, after she said...

Afghan survivors recount horror after Taliban attack at military base kills over 100 soldiers

Published on Apr 23 2017 // World
Mazar-I-Sharif (Afghanistan): Survivors of a deadly Taliban assault on an Afghan military base described leaping from windows to escape gunmen shooting soldiers as they prayed, as grieving families on Saturday collected coffins draped in the Afghan flag. Afghan officials have said more than 100 soldiers...

Surgeon General Is Removed By Trump Administration, Replaced By Deputy For Now

Published on Apr 23 2017 // World
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and...

United States Supercarrier To Arrive In Sea Of Japan In Days: US Vice President Mike Pence

Published on Apr 22 2017 // World
SYDNEY: US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, on a visit to Australia aimed at mending fences following a testy first call between the countries’ leaders. Pence sought to put to rest the surly telephone conversation between...

US forces kill IS leader Baghdadi’s aide linked to Turkey nightclub attack

Published on Apr 22 2017 // World
Washington: The United States disclosed on Friday a secret military ground operation that killed an Islamic State operative seen as a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and linked to an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead. Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, who was believed to be from...

Over 100 Killed, Wounded In Taliban Attack On Afghan Military Base: Government

Published on Apr 22 2017 // World
KABUL: More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country’s defence ministry said Saturday. It is the latest in a string of deadly assaults against an Afghan military sites, which underscores rising insecurity...

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