Category: World

Russia supports China-Pak corridor; wants to merge it with Eurasian Economic Union project

Russia and Pakistan held talks over merging Moscow’s Eurasian Economic Union project with the China-funded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Russia’s ambassador to Pakistan was quoted as saying. Alexey Y Dedov’s reported statement that Russia and Pakistan held talks over merging the two multi-billion dollar projects is likely to further complicate matters with…

Facebook steps up efforts against fake news

      Representative photo Facebook, Inc. said on Thursday it was stepping up efforts against fake news and hoaxes by testing several ways to make it easier to report a hoax if users see one on the social media network. Xinhua news agency quoted Adam Mosseri, Vice President of Facebook in charge of news feed, as…

Blasts hit near Istanbul soccer stadium, 29 killed, 166 wounded, says Turkish minister

      File photo Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, an attack that wounded about 20 police officers, killed 26 ,Turkish authorities said. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Kurtulmus said the blasts involved a car bomb, followed by suicide bomber 45 seconds later. Police cordoned off…

Donald Trump will bring his “extraordinary deal-making skills” to mediate Kashmir issue, hints Pence

Trump will bring his “extraordinary deal-making skills” to mediate Kashmir issue, hints Pence Updated: Dec 05, 2016 10:00 IST New York [U.S.], Dec. 5 (ANI): President-elect Donald Trump might serve the role of a mediator in the Kashmir issue by bringing his “extraordinary deal-making skills” to sort the crisis, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said. Appearing…

China angry over Trump’s phone call to Taiwan

Highlights China hopes its relations with the US would not be “interfered with or damaged” after Trump talked to Taiwan’s leader Trump spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who offered her congratulations to him Taiwan is a self-governing island the US broke diplomatic ties with in 1979   BEIJING: In a break with decades-long diplomatic…