Trump's lead lawyer in Russia probe resigns

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:48

Washington, March 23 (IANS) John Dowd, US President Donald Trump's lead lawyer who was handling the response to the special counsel investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election, resigned on Thursday.


Italy links EU funding to rule of law

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:02

Brussels, March 22 (IANS/AKI) As the European Union discusses its next longterm budget from 2021 onwards amid Britain's exit from the bloc, it should consider a link between the funds it gives out and respect for law and order, Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Thursday.


Italy praises 'very positive' Brexit transition accord

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:46

Brussels, March 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday hailed the transition deal on Britain's exit from the European Union agreed earlier this week that would allow for a transition period until December 2020.


Pakistan extends stay of Afghan refugees

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:36

Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan has extended the stay of nearly 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees until June 30, 2018, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.


Overworked staff 'forced' to shut computers in South Korea

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:44

Seoul, March 22 (IANS) The government in the South Korean capital is introducing a new initiative to "force" its employees to leave work on time -- by shutting down all their computers at 8 p.m. on Fridays.


Xi, Macron pledge to deepen ties

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:28

Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday pledged that the two countries would jointly implement their consensus on deepening ties and promote multilateralism to build an open global trade system.


Emergency lifted in Maldives, President under fire

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:52

London/Male, March 22 (IANS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted the state of Emergency after 45 days, inviting fresh criticism that he had used it to boost his own power and illegally arrest hundreds.


30 poisoned after volcano emits toxic gas in Indonesia

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:52

Jakarta, March 22 (IANS) At least 30 people have been poisoned and 178 were evacuated after sulphur gas was released following several minor eruptions from the Ijen volcano in eastern Java, Indonesian officials said on Thursday.


13 killed in Duterte's drug war in Philippines

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:44

Manila, March 22 (IANS) Thirteen alleged drug traffickers were shot dead by the police in 24 hours in Philippines' Bulacan province as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.


Pakistan gets first woman Leader of Opposition

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:42

Karachi, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman was on Thursday elected as the country's first Leader of Opposition in the Senate.


Sarkozy says no evidence against him in Libya funding probe

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:38

Paris, March 22 (IANS) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday there is no evidence to support allegations that he illegally accepted money from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance his 2007 election campaign.


China warns of strong action if US imposes new tariffs

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:56

Beijing, March 22 (IANS) China on Thursday strongly opposed new trade restrictions and warned of strong action if US President Donald Trump approved new tariffs and sanctions against the country.