Trump says he'll meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Published On: March 9, 2018 10:21 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Mar 9: After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by the end of May to negotiate an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said Thursday. No sitting American president has ever met with a North Korea leader.

BEIJING Mar 9: The world can only benefit as China marches toward "irresistible" national rejuvenation and assumes greater global leadership under President Xi Jinping, China's top diplomat said Thursday as he sought to dismiss concerns about China's rise while also underscoring its inevitability.

China urges US, N.Korea to hold talks 'sooner than later'

Published On: March 8, 2018 03:52 PM NPT By: Agencies

BEIJING, Mar 8:  China's foreign minister urged the United States and North Korea Thursday to start talks as soon as possible, stressing that "the sincerity" of all parties to solve the nuclear crisis would be tested.

A prosecutor in the Iranian capital Tehran has said that an unnamed woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in public has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, three months without parole.

Sex abuse cases tip of iceberg, says UN Women chief

Published On: March 8, 2018 11:52 AM NPT By: Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS, March 8: The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been “untouchable” is an important moment — but it’s just “a tip of an iceberg.”

Asian shares find solace in hopes of smaller Trump tariff

Published On: March 8, 2018 11:42 AM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, March 8: Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include carve-outs for key partners.

Asian giants China and India flex muscles over tiny Maldives

Published On: March 7, 2018 06:26 PM NPT By: Republica

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, March 7: A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts.

SRILANKA, Mar 7: Anti-Muslim rioting flared anew Wednesday in the hills of central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, residents said, as the government ordered popular social media networks blocked to stop the violence from spreading.

Porn star sues Trump over nondisclosure agreement

Published On: March 7, 2018 01:44 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Mar 7: A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounters.

NEW YORK, Mar 6: The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the proportion of women who were married as children decreased by 15 percent in the last decade, from 1 in 4 to approximately 1 in 5.