Uninterrupted talks with Pakistan not possible: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, March 18 : Differing with former union minister and colleague Mani Shankar Aiyar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that uninterrupted talks with Pakistan is not possible. “We can’t have uninterrupted talks with Pakistan as Mani Shankar Aiyar suggests. If the military and ISI unleash Lashkar-e-Taiba in Mumbai and other cities, we should […]

Iran seen escaping UN sanctions over missiles due to ambiguous resolution

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Mar 17 : Iran will likely escape new United Nations sanctions, though the UN Security Council could issue a public reprimand for recent launches of what Western officials described as ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, diplomats said. Council diplomats said the case for sanctions […]

Congress urges resignations of Michigan governor, EPA chief over Flint

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Mar 17 : US lawmakers today called for the resignations of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, on the grounds that they failed to act fast enough to intervene with the city of Flint’s contaminated drinking water. Snyder and McCarthy sat side by side before the […]

Obama did not indicate preference for Democratic candidate – White House

By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON, Mar 17 : President Barack Obama did not specify a candidate preference in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters today. Earnest was asked about a New York Times report that said Obama told Democratic donors to […]

Judiciary committee chair prepared to meet court nominee -White House

By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON, March 17 : Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley’s staff has indicated the senator is willing to meet with US Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland after a two-week Senate recess, the White House said today. “That obviously is something that we believe is entirely appropriate,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. […]

Spanish stock market rises

Madrid, March 18 : The Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 rose 0.18 percent to close at 8,978.80 points, up from the 8,962.80 points of the previous session. On Thursday’s session, ArcelorMittal shares led rises climbing 9.52 percent, followed by OHL, Acerinox, Repsol, Merlin and Tecnicas Reunidas that rose 4.40 percent, 3.81 percent, 2.49 percent, 2.18 […]