Pakistan rules out accepting any change to Indus Waters Treaty with India

The current dispute revolves around the Kishenganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric plants that India intends to build on what the IWT has classified as "western rivers". Fearing that India is buying time to complete its two d... More..

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by | Monday, December 19, 2016

John Goodman joins Alec Baldwin's Trump administration on "SNL"

Soon after, surprise guest John Goodman enters the room, playing Trump's pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, the ExxonMobil CEO and chairman who is friendly with Putin. In another sketch during the sh...More..

Oil Heads for Weekly Loss as Libya, Dollar Weigh Against Cuts
by | Monday, December 19, 2016

Oil Heads for Weekly Loss as Libya, Dollar Weigh Against Cuts

Brent for February settlement increased US$1.19, or 2.2 per cent, to US$55.21 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. "The low-priced producer response to drill for more oil will likely limi...More..

Nine Congress MLAs, two TDP suspended from Telangana Assembly
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Nine Congress MLAs, two TDP suspended from Telangana Assembly

The opposition parties were unhappy over the delay that in disqualification of defected MLAs . Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao, who moved the motion for suspension of the members, said the oppositi...More..

8.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

8.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

SYDNEY (AP) - A powerful quake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the Pacific island nation. "This region of PNG is also pretty ...More..

Obama Says Clinton Was Not 'Treated Fairly' During Election
by | Sunday, December 18, 2016

Obama Says Clinton Was Not 'Treated Fairly' During Election

Kellyanne Conway, Trump's senior transition adviser, said it was "breathtaking" and irresponsible that the White House had suggested Trump knew Russian Federation was interfering to help his campaign. Obama sai...More..

Clinton says Russian hacking linked to her dispute with Putin
by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

Clinton says Russian hacking linked to her dispute with Putin

As for Mr Trump's assertion that no one addressed the issue before the election, Mr Obama has repeatedly said both the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee were apprised of the ha...More..

by | Saturday, December 17, 2016

CDC Cautions Pregnant Women About Zika in Brownsville, Texas

William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told ABC News today. An unrelated study , from scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may...More..

LeT militants loot Rs. 9.86 lakh from bank in J&K
by | Friday, December 16, 2016

LeT militants loot Rs. 9.86 lakh from bank in J&K

Soon after the incident, police arrived on the spot but local residents started pelting stones at them, he said. In third such incident in Kashmir since the Centre's demonetisations move, masked gunmen robb...More..

India, Indonesia signed three agreements including cooperation in Sports
by | Thursday, December 15, 2016

India, Indonesia signed three agreements including cooperation in Sports

Akbar". "Our new service will connect seamlessly India and Indonesia, and offer the comfort, convenience and superior inflight service for travelers between Jakarta and Mumbai". The statement added that the t...More..

by | Thursday, December 15, 2016

Alaska Airlines Closes Acquisition Of Virgin, Promises Instant Benefits For Travelers

The $2.6 billion purchase, which came eight days after antitrust regulators at the Department of Justice approved the deal, has a total estimated value of $4 billion, including Virgin's debt and aircraft-operat...More..

by | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Task force recommends legalizing mail order, storefront pot sales for 18+

Voters in California, Nevada and ME also backed legalization in the most recent election and like MA, all will experience gaps between the time pot becomes legal to possess and when it can be legally sold to co...More..

Wisconsin recount goes ahead, judge mulls Pennsylvania case
by | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wisconsin recount goes ahead, judge mulls Pennsylvania case

The federal lawsuit is part of a broader effort by Stein to recount votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states with a history of voting for Democrats for president and where Trump narrowly beat Clint...More..

Italy Convicts Tunisian Over Sinking that Killed Almost 700 Migrants
by | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Italy Convicts Tunisian Over Sinking that Killed Almost 700 Migrants

Judges in Sicily sentenced him to 18 years in prison for manslaughter, human trafficking and causing the disaster on Tuesday, fining him €9 million (£7.5 million). The boat was carrying people largely from Gamb...More..

by | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Seoul complains about North Korean drill simulating attack on presidential residence

According to a report by North Korean state news agency KCNA, who is supreme commander of the nation's Korean People's Army, guided the combat drill of the North Korean special operations unit called KPA Unit 5...More..

by | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gas prices up 2 cents, to $2.22 per gallon, in Rhode Island

Fuel typically slumps during the low-demand winter months, but the opposite has occurred since OPEC's output-cutting deal November 30 assured investors that oil's global glut would soon ease. AAA Northeast say...More..

Britain termed Israel 'threat to regional peace', French newspaper claims
by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

Britain termed Israel 'threat to regional peace', French newspaper claims

A primary target for the surveillance agencies was Air France , but other airlines were also subject to having travelers' communications intercepted . The Le Monde report followed a previous publication bas...More..

A look at every past Person of the Year from Time magazine
by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

A look at every past Person of the Year from Time magazine

Trump climbed from fiery underdog in the race for the GOP presidential nomination to winning the White House and defeating Clinton in the November 8 election. The former leader of the UK Independence Party, Ni...More..

by | Saturday, December 10, 2016

European Union takes Britain to court over auto emissions amid VW scandal

The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, has further called Germany and Britain to account for refusing to share details on breaches of EU emissions laws uncovered in national investigations this year...More..

by | Friday, December 09, 2016

Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

It is worth noting that 50 former Republican national security officials and foreign policy experts co-signed a letter saying that Trump would be a "dangerous president". But, there are some who hold fast to th...More..

Taiwan's Tsai: no major policy shifts, despite Trump call
by | Friday, December 09, 2016

Taiwan's Tsai: no major policy shifts, despite Trump call

The Trump-Tsai call was the first interaction of its kind since the USA switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in January 1979. "There's no better option for China than to assume that Dona...More..

Biden On 2020:
by | Friday, December 09, 2016

Biden On 2020: "I'm Not Committing Not To Run"

Biden was asked about his plans while chatting with reporters after presiding over Senate debate on a biomedical research bill he's supporting. The former senator and current meme-in-chief was reflecting on...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Judge orders MI recount to begin Monday

Stein is seeking recounts in three battleground states, including MI. Again, the deadline to count the almost 5 million votes is December 13. President-elect Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in the st...More..

West Bank settlement evacuated in 5th day of Israeli fires
by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

West Bank settlement evacuated in 5th day of Israeli fires

While many Arabs in the Palestinian Authority and across the Middle East celebrated the wildfires now ravaging Israel, a number of Arab municipalities offered to shelter victims being forced by the flames to ...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Iran Sanction Act Approved

Although U.S. non-nuclear sanctions are definitively meant to remain in place under the JCPOA - as the administration stressed time and again when seeking congressional support for the deal - Iran says th...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Iraqi forces say 1000 Islamic State fighters killed in Mosul

Iraqi forces have taken almost half eastern Mosul * Facing snipers, suicide attackers and vehicle bombs * Fighting now district by district * Graphic: By Patrick Markey and Ulf Laessing BARTELLA, Iraq, Nov 28 (...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

TB Joshua's prophesy on Trump becoming person of the year comes TRUE

The magazine said its short list for person of the year included Clinton, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and singer Beyonce. The announcement was made by Time editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs on " Today ", the...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

A USA -led coalition backing the Iraqi army carried out three airstrikes this week in Mosul that destroyed "a land bridge; damaged a bridge, a front-end loader, 47 roads; and suppressed a tactical unit", accord...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

HSBC fined €485m for financial benchmark fix

Last July, four former Barclays bankers were jailed in Britain for manipulating the Libor interest rate between 2005 and 2007. "This sends a clear message that banks, like all companies, have to respect Europ...More..

Italy's Renzi formally hands in resignation after budget approval
by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Italy's Renzi formally hands in resignation after budget approval

President Mattarella asked Renzi to stay on as caretaker government while he is consulting with the political parties to decide how to move on, the statement said. The centre-left leader had announced he would ...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Plane crashes in Pakistan killing at least 36

The flight departed from Chitral around 3:30pm and was expected to land at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport at around 4:40pm. Army troops and helicopters have been mobilised to the site of t...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

UK government agrees to reveal details of Brexit talks plan

The government's amendment, published on Twitter by Conservative lawmaker Steve Baker, adds that "this House will respect the wishes of the United Kingdom as expressed in the referendum on 23 June". Labour's mo...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Trump's actions signal new approach to China

He argued that Washington should stop referring to a "one-China" policy , but stopped short of suggesting it should recognize Taipei, saying "there is no need to unnecessarily poke the Panda". MICHAEL AUSLIN: ...More..

by | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Mounting death toll tops 97 after strong quake hits Aceh buildings

Indonesia was the hardest hit, with more than 120,000 people killed in Aceh. "We took the beds out because nobody is daring to enter the hospital", he said. The epicenter was 12 miles (19 kilometers) southeast ...More..

US Admits! Attack on Syria was a
by | Wednesday, December 07, 2016

US Admits! Attack on Syria was a "Mistake" caused by "Human Error"

Gen. Richard Coe, found that although forces on the ground appeared to be fighters from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, but were in fact allied with Syrian government forces. According to ...More..