China urges EU to ease high-tech export restrictions

[Beijing : Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a press conference after the closing session of the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. China’s No. 2 leader said Wednesday his government hopes for positive relations with Washington and has no desire for a trade […]

Rape-accused ex-SP minister Prajapati arrested in Lucknow

[Lucknow: Rape-accused UP minister in Samajwadi Party government Gayatri Prajapati arrested by police in Lucknow on Wednesday. /PTI] Lucknow, March 15 : Absconding Samajwadi Party leader and former minister Gayatri Parajapati, accused of rape, was arrested in Lucknow by the UP Police on Wednesday. He had been on the run since an FIR was lodged […]

Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005: White House

Washington, March 15 : US President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes on more than his $150 million income in 2005, the White House said in a statement. The White House on Tuesday released some details of Donald Trump’s tax return hours ahead of an anticipated news report, as the American cable and satellite […]

Short of options, Venezuela opposition stages flash protests

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, March 15 :A dozen activists alight surreptitiously from cars, walk determinedly towards Venezuela’s heavily-guarded Food Ministry, and dump two bags of garbage at its front entrance. Soldiers quickly form a cordon and a young opposition lawmaker pounds their riot shields with his fists as government supporters appear from nowhere, throwing punches […]

Taiwan says Chinese military threat grows, US regional strategy unclear

By J.R. Wu TAIPEI, March 15 : – China’s accelerated military development and recent activity by its military aircraft and ships around Taiwan pose an increased threat to the self-ruled island, according to a Taiwanese government defence report draft reviewed by Reuters. The 2017 Quadrennial Defence Review (QDR) also highlights the uncertainty over the future […]

Conservative news site sole media outlet on Tillerson Asia trip

By Yeganeh Torbati OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN, March 15 : US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is traveling to Asia this week accompanied by only one reporter, a White House correspondent from the Independent Journal Review (IJR), a digital news outlet founded in 2012 by former Republican political operatives. The IJR said in a statement […]