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Spain says Maduro has 'no intention' of negotiating

Spain says Maduro has 'no intention' of negotiating Reuters quoted diplomats as saying the USA version is likely to receive the required nine votes in the council but is expected to fail due to a Russian veto. "For democracy to return and for Venezuela to rebuild-Maduro must go #VenezuelaLibre" Pence tweeted Wednesday afternoon. The U.S. draft asks U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to help ensure there is a free, fair and credible presiden... [Full Article...]

Eurotunnel withdraws suit after $43 million Brexit deal

Eurotunnel withdraws suit after $43 million Brexit deal Will Labour propose an alternative deal or will it campaign to remain in the European Union? In a statement, the government said: "As part of the agreement, Eurotunnel has also withdrawn its legal claim against the government, protecting the vital freight capacity that the government has purchased from DFDS and Brittany Ferries". [Full Article...]

Pakistan to Release Captured Indian Fighter Pilot as 'Peace Gesture'

Pakistan to Release Captured Indian Fighter Pilot as 'Peace Gesture' February 27: Pakistan's military claims to have shot down two Indian warplanes, and captured both pilots . "What I said in my speech was I criticized Modi and I will continue to do so". This week's violence marked the most serious escalation of the long-simmering conflict since 1999, when Pakistan's military sent a ground force into Indian-controlled Kashmir at Kargil. [Full Article...]

House Democrats seek interviews with Trump's children and close allies

House Democrats seek interviews with Trump's children and close allies In a public hearing before a House hearing on Wednesday, Cohen also attacked Trump's character, calling him a con man and a racist and voicing deep regret for working by his side for more than a decade. In addition to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other federal prosecutors, several USA congressional committees are pursuing investigations focusing on President Donald Trump , looking at ques... [Full Article...]

Trump and Kim Jong Un cut summit short with no deal made

Trump and Kim Jong Un cut summit short with no deal made The United States has long resisted offering the North a formal end to the war regarding this as a concession that should not be made until Pyongyang abandoned its nuclear arms. Ri's comments reflected the North Koreans' disappointment, though there was a notable absence of bluster or threats by either side. "We asked him to some more and he was unprepared to do that", U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump says expect ‘reasonably attractive news’ over India and Pakistan clash

Trump says expect ‘reasonably attractive news’ over India and Pakistan clash The government closed it Wednesday after Pakistan said its military had shot down two Indian warplanes and captured a pilot , escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. While no assurance was given by India on how military tensions would be scaled down, officials reiterated that the targets of Indian action are terror camps and training facilities and that it sees its Balakot action ... [Full Article...]

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet tomorrow after vacancy left by Wilson-Raybould

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet tomorrow after vacancy left by Wilson-Raybould The company wants to settle instead of going to trial. SNC-Lavalin has said it had sought to avoid a trial because the executives accused of wrongdoing had left the company and it had overhauled its ethics and compliance systems. The pressure: Former AG Jody Wilson-Raybould said top Trudeau aides pressured her in the final months of 2018 to agree to a settlement. Until Wednesday, Ms Wilson-Ra... [Full Article...]

Israel Braces for Decision on Netanyahu Corruption Indictment

Israel Braces for Decision on Netanyahu Corruption Indictment Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing . A recent poll by the Israeli website The Times of Israel predicted that Mr Netanyahu's Likud would lose four parliamentary seats if the prime minister was indicted, while Mr Gantz's coalition, known as the Blue and White Party, could gain enough seats to take the premiership. [Full Article...]

Senior BJP leader admits Modis aggression against Pakistan will help win seats

Senior BJP leader admits Modis aggression against Pakistan will help win seats Facing flak for linking India's air strike on terror camps in Pakistan with BJP's prospects in Lok Sabha polls, party Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa on February 28 said there was no question of seeking electoral gains and the nation came first to him. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Says Strikes Against India, Shoots Down Two Indian Aircraft

Pakistan Says Strikes Against India, Shoots Down Two Indian Aircraft Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan has exercised its right to self-defence by striking down two of Indian fighter jets. Commercial flight operations of all airports in Pakistan and some northern Indian airports were temporarily suspended amid escalating tensions between the two countries, reports said . [Full Article...]

MOFA: China provided traffic support for Kim's journey to Vietnam

MOFA: China provided traffic support for Kim's journey to Vietnam Security is tight at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, where Trump and Kim will meet later today. Flanked by his famous team of besuited bodyguards and followed by a crowd of thousands, the North Korean leader revelled in the spectacle ahead of his summit with Trump in the Vietnamese capital. [Full Article...]

Air India re-routes flights to Mumbai, Ahmedabad; 16 cancelled

Air India re-routes flights to Mumbai, Ahmedabad; 16 cancelled Pakistan has denied this claim and said that there were no casualties. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the IAF jet crashed in Naslapur area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir . Indian forces are on high alert to give a befitting reply again for any Pakistani retaliation. The reports further stated that one of the deceased persons has been identified as Kifayat Hussain Ganaie. [Full Article...]

May offers MPs chance to delay Brexit

May offers MPs chance to delay Brexit Another Brexit vote would require the support of numerous lawmakers from the governing Conservative Party, for example. An anti-Brexit placard outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain , February 25, 2019 . All it does is precisely what the word "delay" says. Parliament is not expected to back Labour's Brexit plan and it remains unclear whether there is a majority in parliame... [Full Article...]

Australian Cardinal Pell faces abuse sentencing hearing

Australian Cardinal Pell faces abuse sentencing hearing He was convicted in December of raping one choirboy in Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral and molesting another in 1996. The convictions carry a maximum 50-year prison sentence. As Vatican treasurer, the 77-year-old cardinal is one of the Church's most powerful officials. "In the meantime, we pray for all those who have been abused and their loved ones, and we commit ourselves anew to doin... [Full Article...]

Journalist Jorge Ramos, Univision Crew Reportedly Detained in Venezuela

Journalist Jorge Ramos, Univision Crew Reportedly Detained in Venezuela Venezuela's government denies Ramos' account and accuses him of trying to stage an global incident after senior State Department officials and Sen. Venezuelan officials confiscated his and his crew's cellphones, equipment and the material of the interview, according to Ramos. [Full Article...]

First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US She is familiar with U.S. politics and society, having lived in Washington when her father Prince Bandar was ambassador (1983-2005), and studied at USA universities, the National website reported . support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen . Princess Reema is a graduate of George Washington University, and has served as an adviser to the Crown Prince office. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Urges Senators to Stay 'Strong and Smart' on Border Wall

Donald Trump Urges Senators to Stay 'Strong and Smart' on Border Wall Trump's border-security agenda in general and criticizing Democrats' obstructionism on the matter. Susan Collins, the other Republican who has promised a no vote. "Should a genuine foreign crisis erupt, this lack of credibility will materially weaken this administration's ability to marshal allies to support the United States, and will embolden adversaries to oppose us", the letter continues. [Full Article...]

Assam spurious liquor death toll rises to 143

Assam spurious liquor death toll rises to 143 Guwahati: The death toll in Assam's hooch tragedy climbed to 124 on Sunday with another 331 people undergoing treatment in various hospitals in Upper Assam's Jorhat and Golaghat districts. "Family members of people who died after drinking the liquor will be given Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia by the Assam government, and others affected by the tragedy will get Rs 50,000", S Pandey, public relatio... [Full Article...]

Iran's Foreign Minister announces resignation on Instagram

Iran's Foreign Minister announces resignation on Instagram I sincerely apologize for the inability to continue the service and for all the shortcomings during the service. "Thank you very much to the dear and honorable people of Iran over the past 67 months". Within Iran, Zarif's standing in the country's political establishment took a hit when the United States withdrew a year ago from the nuclear deal , aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program, an... [Full Article...]

Indian Air Force violated LoC, claims Pakistan

Indian Air Force violated LoC, claims Pakistan New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS): Pakistan claimed on Tuesday that Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and returned after the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) scrambled war planes. On Feb. 24, 2019 , Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, head of the Pakistani Air Force, had said his service was ready to "thwart any misadventure by the enemy", referring to India. [Full Article...]


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