Republicans solidly behind Trump even as Dems make case for removal from office

WASHINGTON, January 23: Using self-incriminating video clips of US President Donald Trump seeking foreign meddling among other evidence, Democratic lawmakers-turned-prosecutors made a strong case on Wednesday for removing him from office in opening arguments in a historic impeachment trial. Among…

Snakes, Bats linked to China virus outbreak

Beijing, January 23: A new strain of coronavirus that emerged in China may have originated in bats or snakes, according to genetic analysis of the virus that has so far killed 17 people. The theories are based on examination of…

Trumps offers to ‘help’ resolve Kashmir issue between India, Pakistan

DAVOS, JANUARY 22: President Donald Trump has said that the US is watching the developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir “very closely” and repeated his offer to “help” resolve the longstanding dispute between the 2 neighbours as he met…

Saudi hacked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos phone: Report

San Francisco/ Cairo, January 22: Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone and both the kingdom and the United States should investigate, a…

Trump slams activists as Greta watches

DAVOS, JANUARY 22: Thousands of miles from his Washington impeachment trial, President Donald Trump took centre stage at Davos on Tuesday to tout the success of the US economy and urge corporate titans and global policymakers to invest even more…

China steps up efforts to control new coronavirus outbreak

BEIJING, JANUARY 21: Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as Governments strove to control the outbreak of a new coronavirus that threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush. Anxieties grew after Chinese…

Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge in the US

WASHINGTON, JANUARY 21: Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation’s drug addiction crisis, the Government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.…

Greta Thunberg tells Davos climate awareness is only first step

DAVOS, JANUARY 21: Climate activist Greta Thunberg told the world’s political and business leaders Tuesday that the global movement sparked by her school strike was only the very beginning in the fight against global warming and much more has to…

Davos turns into fortress ahead of World Economic Forum meet

DAVOS, JANUARY 20: A restricted airspace and round-the-clock surveillance through radars, drones and fighter jets have made this Swiss ski resort town into a virtual fortress with all rich and powerful from across the world expected here to attend the…

Pakistan urges US to get it out of FATF grey list

ISLAMABAD, January 20: Pakistan has urged the US to support its bid to exit from the grey list of the FATF ahead of a key meeting of the international terror financing watchdog in Beijing in which it will scrutinise Islamabad’s…