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.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28: Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s prime minister took the opposite approach, skipping any mention at the United Nations of his government’s crackdown in the disputed region of Kashmir.

PM Johnson says will obey the law, confident of Brexit deal

Published On: September 27, 2019 08:55 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Sept 27: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday his government will obey the law and remains confident the country can leave the European Union with a deal.

2nd wave of protests caps week focused on climate action

Published On: September 27, 2019 06:32 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BERLIN, Sept 27:Tens of thousands of mostly young people marched to New Zealand’s Parliament on Friday, kicking off a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change.

NEW DELHI, Sept 27: An Indian girl who was among the 16 young activists filing a complaint at the United Nations accusing countries of inaction on climate change has taken that step before.

MUZAFFARABAD/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept 27: As Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan prepares to deliver another appeal to the world to address the situation in Kashmir, he faces the risk that rising anger in his country’s portion of the disputed region could spiral into a confrontation with India.

Samsung to offer financing to help to boost India smartphone sales

Published On: September 26, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

MUMBAI, Sept 26: Samsung Electronics is to provide finance to potential smartphone buyers, a company executive said on Thursday, in a bid to boost smartphone sales in India where it faces fierce competition from rivals such as China’s Xiaomi.

Norway will not ban Huawei from 5G mobile network: minister

Published On: September 26, 2019 05:18 PM NPT By: Reuters

ELVERUM, Norway, Sept 26: Norway does not plan to block China’s Huawei Technologies[HWT.UL] from building the country’s 5G telecoms network, cabinet minister Nikolai Astrup told Reuters.

About 30 killed in landslide at Chad gold mine

Published On: September 26, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

N’DJAMENA, Sept 26: A landslide at a gold mine in northwestern Chad has killed about 30 people, the defense minister said on Thursday.

Former French President Chirac has died, confirms son-in-law

Published On: September 26, 2019 04:05 PM NPT By: Reuters

PARIS, Sept 26: Former French President Jacques Chirac has died at the age of 86, Chirac’s son-in-law told Reuters on Thursday.