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Donald Trump under fire for defending Putin over poll meddling

US President Donald Trump’s remarks after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin have generated a firestorm. Criticism has flown from all quarters of America’s public life – from his most avowed supporter Fox News to members of his own party. He tried to calm a storm over his failure to hold […]

China challenges U.S. tariff threat at WTO

China announced that it filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge on Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology dispute. The Trump administration has criticised the WTO as unable to deal with the problems posed […]

Trump says getting along with Russia a good thing, India agrees

US President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland on Monday. The meeting ended on a positive note where both leaders supported each other despite many back homes and many European nations wishing a failure. Amid trade […]

World’s fastest growing oil user India bucks trend of fuel price cuts

India, the world’s fastest-growing oil consumer, is bucking an emerging market trend of populist measures to curb surging oil prices. While governments in Indonesia, Brazil and elsewhere are cutting or freezing prices, India is standing its ground on gasoline and diesel costs even after they rose as much as 16 percent […]

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif gets 10-year jail term for corruption

A Pakistani court found ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption and sentenced him to 10 years in prison, a major blow for his PML-N party ahead of general elections on July 25. The accountability or anti-graft court ruled there were corrupt practices linked to the Sharif family’s acquisition […]

2019 in mind, Modi government moves to ease taxpayer distress

A few days ago, the chief of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) directed all principal chief (I-T) commissioners to closely monitor and resolve all cases of ‘high-pitched’ (or, unreasonable) tax demands.  These cases pertain to aggressive demands made by tax assessing officers (AOs), often driven by stiff targets […]

Rescuers Consider Alternative Routes To Save Boys Trapped In Thai Cave

Rescuers in Thailand are trying to find alternative ways to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a cave complex for 13 days, as teams brace for heavy rain which could further delay the operation. Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn told, “We are trying to find alternative techniques […]

In big win for Kejriwal, SC says LG can’t obstruct Delhi govt.

The Supreme Court attempted to end the friction between the Delhi government and the Centre’s representative, the Lieutenant-Governor (L-G). On the face of it, the judgment seems to have rapped the L-G for some of the intransigent positions his office has taken, as claimed by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government. […]

US plan to end Iranian oil exports ‘a fantasy’: Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a plan by the United States to cut Iran’s oil production to zero is a fantasy. Washington has said it wants to pressure Iran to change its behavior by taking away all revenue Tehran generates from crude sales, part of the confrontational approach adopted by President Donald Trump, who […]

Facebook continues to be evasive in its answers to a British parliamentary

The head of the UK Parliament’s Digital & Media committee slammed Facebook on Friday for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins said that Facebook’s claims that it was unable to distinguish between political and non-political advertising are “difficult to believe.” He cited several examples […]