Pakistan submits initial findings, ISI joins probe on Pathankot attack

Islamabad, Jan 11 : Pakistan on Monday submitted to India its initial findings on alleged Pakistani links to the Pathankot terror attack saying that the telephone numbers given by India were not registered in Pakistan, a news report here said. A Joint Investigation Team, formed following a directive of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, submitted the […]

Antarctic icebergs have surprise role in slowing warming-study

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 11 : The biggest icebergs breaking off Antarctica unexpectedly help to slow global warming as they melt away into the chill Southern Ocean, scientists said today. The rare Manhattan-sized icebergs, which may become more frequent in coming decades because of climate change, release a vast trail of iron and other […]

Danish right-wing party threatens to bring down government

By Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN, Jan 11 : A small right-wing party threatened today to bring down Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen’s government if it postpones planned tax cuts in order to pay for an increase in asylum seekers in Denmark. Rasmussen’s Liberal Party, which holds just 34 of 179 seats in parliament, needs the […]

Tunisia’s Islamist party becomes biggest in parliament as ruling partner splits

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Jan 11 : Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda became the biggest party in parliament today after more lawmakers in President Beji Caid Essebsi’s party resigned over the role of his son, saying they feared a return of hereditary transfers of power. The rift poses no immediate threat to the coalition government, which […]

North Korea overcomes poverty, sanctions with cut-price nukes

By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL, Jan 11 : North Korea has developed a nuclear weapons programme despite poverty and international sanctions, using home-grown technology and virtually free labour to cut costs, experts said. South Korean government analysis has put North Korea’s nuclear spending at 1.1 billion dollars to 3.2 billion dollars overall, although […]