Iran nuclear deal must be safeguarded: UN chief

United Nations, Jan 18 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of an international deal on Iran’s nuclear issue on the second anniversary of the implementation of the agreement. “The secretary-general remains convinced that the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is the best way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s […]

Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects ‘horrible’ bipartisan plan

By Ayesha Rascoe and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Jan 17 : – President Donald Trump on Wednesday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as “horrible” on U.S. border security and “very, very weak” on reforms for the legal immigration system. The Senate proposal – aimed at addressing Democrats’ demands […]

China’s Q4 economic growth likely to slow amid debt, pollution battle

By Kevin Yao BEIJING, Jan 18 : China is expected on Thursday to post a modest slowdown in fourth quarter economic growth from the previous three months as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution. Analysts polled by Reuters expect the world’s second-largest economy to have grown 6.7 percent in the […]

US dollar ticks up amid Beige Book, data

New York, Jan 18 : The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors mainly focused on the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book and the newly-released economic data. In late New York trading on Wednesday, the euro decreased to $1.2224 from $1.2272 in the previous session, and the British pound increased to $1.3872 […]

Turkey says could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

By Dominic Evans and Tuvan Gumrukcu HATAY, Turkey, Jan 18 : – Turkey said on Wednesday it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, as the Pentagon downplayed its plans to train the Syrian fighters. In recent days, […]

U.S. prosecutors charge German man with supporting al Qaeda

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Jan 18 : U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a German man currently imprisoned in France of supporting al Qaeda in the years leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on New York City, and conspiring to kill Americans. In an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court, New York federal […]