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Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94

  • George H.W. Bush — the upper-crust war hero-turned-oilman and diplomat who steered America through the end of the Cold War as president and led a political dynasty that saw his son win the White House — died on Friday. He was 94. George W. Bush called his father a “man of the highest character and […]

  • Russia and Ukraine refuse to back down as UN chief urges calm

    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed hope that the international community will help calm tensions between Russia and Ukraine over a ship standoff near Crimea. Guterres urged Russia on Thursday to respect “the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and “avoid the worst” after Russia seized Ukrainian naval ships and their crews in a dispute over […]

  • Bilateral dialogue will not start because of Kartarpur opening: Sushma Swaraj

    As Indian delegates attended the Kartarpur corridor groundbreaking ceremony in Narowal on Wednesday, Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj announced that India will not attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) conference if it is held in Pakistan. She brushed off any possibility of improvement in relations between India and and Pakistan, […]

  • Putin says

    Martial law in Ukraine: Putin warns against ‘reckless’ moves

    MOSCOW: Russian Presi­dent Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Ukraine against any “reckless acts” after Kiev declared martial law in response to Moscow’s seizure of three of its navy vessels. The Ukrainian parliament late on Monday voted in favour of President Petro Poroshenko’s request for the introduction of martial law in border areas for 30 days. […]

  • Trump backs use of ‘very safe’ tear gas on crowd of migrants

    President Donald Trump is strongly defending the US use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers but also barefoot, crying children. Critics denounced the border agents’ action as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. “They were being rushed by some very tough people […]

  • Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden: US

    Peace talks aimed at ending the war in Yemen have been set for early December in Sweden, between Huthi rebels and the UN-recognised government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday. He said the Saudis and United Arab Emirates — who have militarily backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the brutal three-year-old war — […]