US judge delays trial of Trump’s ex-campaign chief Manafort

Washington, May 26 : A federal judge in the US state of Virginia has postponed the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman for two weeks, the media reported. The trial date now is rescheduled to July 24, said Judge T.S. Ellis on Friday. He had initially set the trial date for […]

As Italy struggles to form a government, Moody’s threatens downgrade

By Gavin Jones and Valentina Za ROME/MILAN, May 26 : Italy’s prime minister-designate laboured to finalise his cabinet team on Friday, as markets tumbled and ratings agency Moody’s threatened a sovereign debt downgrade on fears the incoming government will embark on a spending spree. Giuseppe Conte, a political novice with no managerial or administrative experience, […]

U.S. reaches deal to keep China’s ZTE in business -congressional aide

By David Shepardson and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON, May 26 : The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to […]

Ireland set to end abortion ban in landslide vote -exit polls

By Padraic Halpin and Graham Fahy DUBLIN, May 26 : The people of Ireland are set to liberalise some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws by a landslide, two exit polls from a referendum showed on Friday, as voters demanded change in what two decades ago was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. […]

No Russian support for Catalonia’s independence drive: Putin

Moscow, May 26 : Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Friday that his country has supported the independence drive of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, saying he wants the Iberian nation to preserve its territorial integrity. “We have good and fruitful relations with Spain that we want to maintain, and we also want the […]

Iran more confident to save nuke deal: Official

Tehran, May 26 : Following a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Friday, a senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official expressed hope about saving the landmark Iranian nuclear deal after the US’ recent exit, media reports said. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said that he is “more confident about preserving the nuclear deal” […]