China factory activity improves in September amid trade war

Published On: September 30, 2019 12:16 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Sept 30: China’s factory activity improved in September ahead of talks with Washington aimed at ending a tariff war.

China urges 'calm and rational' resolution to U.S.-Sino trade war

Published On: September 29, 2019 09:56 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, Sept 29: China hopes Beijing and Washington will resolve their trade dispute “with a calm and rational attitude”, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Sunday, ahead of talks in two weeks between the two sides.

MUMBAI, Sept 29: The Indian government may request an interim dividend of around 300 billion rupees ($4.3 billion) from the central bank in order to meet its fiscal deficit target, Mint newspaper reported on Sunday citing news agency Press Trust of India (PTI).

Trump blurs lines between personal lawyer, attorney general

Published On: September 29, 2019 02:57 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Sept 29: As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump’s outreach to Ukraine and the administration’s attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress.

KABUL, Sept 29: Afghanistan’s presidential election turnout is unofficially estimated at a little over 2 million voters, an election commission official said on Sunday.

HONG KONG, Sept 29: While months of Hong Kong protests have scared away tourists, sent jitters across the financial center and cast a dark cloud over the local economy, there’s one thing residents of the city are confident they can bank on - sky-high property prices.

Sunday morning shoppers stunned as New Zealand store plays pornography

Published On: September 29, 2019 12:02 PM NPT By: Reuters

MELBOURNE, Sept 29: Sunday morning shoppers in the New Zealand city of Auckland caught glimpses of the unexpected when a store’s promotional screen played pornography over several hours.

Motorbike ride sharing alleviates Dhaka traffic chaos

Published On: September 28, 2019 06:32 PM NPT By: Reuters

DHAKA, Sept 28: Ride-sharing motorbike services are surging in popularity in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, where nightmare traffic often means that walking is faster than traveling by car or bus.

Afghans vote for president amid Taliban threats, fraud fears

Published On: September 28, 2019 11:46 AM NPT By: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 28: Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt.

US ambassador pressed Ukraine corruption fight before ouster

Published On: September 28, 2019 10:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Sept 28: Months before the call that set off an impeachment inquiry, many in the diplomatic community were alarmed by the Trump administration’s abrupt removal of a career diplomat from her post as ambassador to Ukraine.