EU looks to retaliate against US with new tariffs

Published On: October 3, 2019 03:59 PM NPT By: Associated Press

PARIS, Oct 3: The French government says the European Union will respond with “retaliatory measures” to the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on a range of the bloc’s exports, from cheese to wine.

HONG KONG, Oct 3: The teenager who was the first victim of police gunfire in Hong Kong’s months-long pro-democracy protests is being charged with attacking police and rioting, police said Thursday.

BAGHDAD, Oct 3: Iraqi security forces used tear gas against a few hundred protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests.

SEOUL, Oct 3: North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defence, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, Oct 2: Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Wednesday to compromise after Britain came up with its final offer to try to secure a Brexit deal, promising he would not be deterred from leaving on Oct. 31.

Taliban to visit Pakistan, discuss failed Afghan peace talks

Published On: October 2, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

KABUL, Oct. 2: An Afghan Taliban delegation will visit Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, the latest stop on a tour of regional powers after an Afghanistan peace process broke down.

DUBAI, Oct 1: Iranian courts have sentenced one person to death for spying for the United States and jailed two others for 10 years for the same crime, as well as imprisoning a fourth person for 10 years for spying for Britain, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.

British PM Johnson: I expect a certain amount of criticism as PM

Published On: October 1, 2019 01:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, Oct 1: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he expected a certain amount of criticism from those opposed to Brexit in his role as prime minister, responding to questions about his personal life and political history.

South Korean fighter jet patrols over islands disputed by Japan

Published On: October 1, 2019 11:01 AM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, Oct 1:  A South Korean fighter jet conducted a patrol flight on Tuesday over islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said at an event marking the founding of the South Korean military.

France bids farewell to ex-president Chirac

Published On: September 30, 2019 05:55 PM NPT By: Reuters

PARIS, Sept 30: A coffin bearing the body of former French president Jacques Chirac, who died last week, received a solemn send-off on Monday from a military honor guard and a band playing Chopin’s Funeral March.