KREMLIN, July 28: Washington's use of payment systems for political purposes undermines the US dollar as a global currency, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at the BRICS Summit in South Africa.Putin added that Russia has no intention of getting rid of the US dollar, as the currency is widely used in international trade and business.

PARIS, June 1: French President Emmanuel Macron has told U.S. President Donald Trump that the new U.S. tariffs on European, Mexican and Canadian goods are illegal and a "mistake."

KATMANDU, March 5: CPN (Maoist Center) leader and former home minister Janardan Sharma on Monday acknowledged that the killing of Yadu Gautam, a leader of the CPN-UML, was one of the blunders made by the ex-rebel party during the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

CHITWAN, Nov 5: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the  killing of 38 people in the detonation of a bomb against a moving bus at Badarmudhe in Madi, Chitwan district on June 6, 2005 was the biggest mistake committed by the Maoists during their 10-year insurgency .

CHITWAN, Nov 4: The CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday said Bandarmude incident was a serious mistake. He also said he then directed action against the guilty in the incident, and the culpable have already been punished.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  A Malaysia-bound AirAsia X plane which took off from Sydney ended up in Melbourne instead after the pilot entered the aircraft's wrong longitudinal position, safety officials revealed Wednesday.