We have slid back to a new Cold War: Russian PM blasts Nato’s policies

Published on Feb 14 2016 // World
Russia’s Prime Minister accused Nato of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighbouring Russia, moves the alliance’s top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting...

Taiwan earthquake: Search ends as death toll reaches 116

Published on Feb 14 2016 // World
(CNN)Search and rescue operations after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan ended Saturday as the death toll rose to 116, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported. The last trapped person was rescued alive on Saturday afternoon, the city’s disaster response office said. A...

Antonin Scalia, longest serving US Supreme Court judge, dies at 79

Published on Feb 14 2016 // World
Washington: Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election.Obama called Scalia, who served on the nation’s...

China’s border region on Zika alert

Published on Feb 13 2016 // World
LuLin, director of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Yunnan, said on Friday that the centre is able to obtain the test result in four hours, the Global Times reported. He said the centre has assessed risks of imported case of Zika virus in all prefectures and cities in the province, which...

Death toll at collapsed building in Taiwanese city reaches 114 as rescue efforts end

Published on Feb 13 2016 // World
TAIPEI – The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came to an end on Saturday, a week after the temblor hit. “The search and rescue has come to an end,” said Tainan Mayor William Lai, in remarks carried live...

World Has Slipped Into ‘New Cold War’: Russian PM

Published on Feb 13 2016 // World
MUNICH, GERMANY: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said today that, strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War”. With tensions high over the Ukraine conflict and Russia’s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: “All that’s...

Taiwan quake death toll rises to 112

Published on Feb 13 2016 // World
TAIPEI: The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan on February 6 has risen to 112 with five people still reported missing, the authorities announced on Saturday.

Assad vows to retake all of Syria, keep ‘fighting terrorism’

Published on Feb 13 2016 // World
DAMASCUS, SYRIA: President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture the whole of Syria and keep “fighting terrorism” while also negotiating an end to the war, as international pressure mounts for a ceasefire. His defiant stance, in an exclusive interview with AFP released on Friday, doused...

US approves F-16 fighter jets sale to Pakistan, India disappointed

Published on Feb 13 2016 // World
US approves F-16 fighter jets sale to Pakistan, India disappointed
India on Saturday expressed disappointment over US administration’s decision to sell eight F16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying it disagrees that such arms’ transfers will help combat terrorism. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned US Ambassador Richard Verma to convey India’s “displeasure”.“We...

Millennium after split, pope and Russian church to meet in Cuba

Published on Feb 12 2016 // World
Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church meet in Havana on Friday, nearly 1,000 years after Eastern Orthodoxy split with Rome, for the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch.The two religious leaders, guests of a Communist government,...

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