United Nations, Dec 16 (IANS) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called to urgently revitalise the long-stalled Security Council reform process by adopting a text on which to base the negotiations during the current General Assembly session.
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him at a hearing by a Republican senator, including his lack of experience on trial work and the amount of depositions he had worked on.
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Republican lawmakers have unveiled their final tax bill, a step that will place them on track to vote on their plan next week and potentially have President Donald Trump sign it into law by the end of the year, the media reported.
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google will shut down its ambitious Augmented Reality (AR) platform "Tango" built specifically for smartphones from March 1, 2018, the company said on Saturday.
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) Multiple quakes have jolted Indonesia's West Java province prompting authorities to issue a tsunami alert, disaster management officials said on Saturday.
London, Dec 16 (IANS) The UK's digital divide has narrowed but more than one million homes and offices still struggle to get good broadband, a report said.
United Nations, Dec 16 (IANS) In a challenge to the global order, North Korea has issued a threat that it will become "world's most powerful nuclear and military state".
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in 30 years.
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he supports the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) "100 per cent", less than an hour after criticising the agency.
Beirut, Dec 16 (IANS) Lebanon is to hold its first parliamentary elections in nine years on May 6 next year, the media reported.
Geneva, Dec 16 (IANS) A Swiss court has given a 31-year-old woman a partially suspended 18-month jail sentence after she tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
Cape Town, Dec 16 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has said although reconciliation, social cohesion and nation building have been prioritised since 1994, the country remains divided on various cultural, racial and class lines.
Berlin, Dec 16 (IANS) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned against growing antisemitism in the country.
Harare, Dec 16 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened the one-day extra ordinary congress of the governing ZANU-PF party and pledged to be the President of a united and non-racial Zimbabwe.
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's West Java province on Friday night, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency said. No casualty or damage has, however, been reported.