UN to choose new non-permanent Security Council members

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:46

United Nations, June 28 (IANS) The UN General Assembly is set to elect five new non-permanent Security Council members to replace Spain, Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia and Angola in January 2017.


Volkswagen to pay $14 bn for emissions-rigging scandal

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:40

Washington, June 28 (IANS) Volkswagen is set to pay $14.7 billion in the US for the emissions-rigging scandal, according to details of the agreement reached between the German car manufacturer and American owners and authorities.


US House Democrats issue Benghazi report to defend Clinton

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:14

Washington, June 28 (IANS) The Democrats on the House Select Committee released their own report to refute accusations against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her role in the 2012 terror attack on Libya's capital Benghazi.


Cuban, US banks to enhance cooperation despite blockade

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:06

Havana, June 28 (IANS) Cuba's central bank and US financial institutions are enhancing cooperation that covers remittances and credit cards despite legal challenges imposed by Washington's blockade on the island.


Kerry visits Brussels to discuss Brexit

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 06:06

Brussels, June 28 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Brussels, discussing with European officials on Britain's EU membership referendum, as well as a range of regional and global issues key to the US-EU partnership.


'No indication of financial crisis from Brexit'

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 05:22

Washington, June 28 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said there is no indication that Britain's referendum to leave the European Union (EU) would lead to another financial crisis.


EU to remain united despite Brexit: Lithuanian president

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 03:46

Vilnius, June 28 (IANS) Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has said that Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) is an unprecedented case but this will, however, not break the union.


EU situation after Brexit 'serious', says Italian PM

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 22:24

Rome, June 27 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said in parliament on Monday that the European Union's situation after Britain's vote to leave the bloc was "serious".


Pakistan would not accept Indian diktat over Kashmir: Aziz

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 21:14

Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan would not accept Indian diktat over Kashmir, Pakistan's Foreign Affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz said on Monday. He also said Islamabad was exploring ways to "completely expose" the network set up by alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadav.


German, French ministers call for strong Europe

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 21:08

Berlin, June 27 (IANS) German and French foreign ministers raised proposals on Monday to prevent "erosion" of the European Union and improve its solidarity after Britain decided to leave the bloc in a referendum last week.


Electricians trigger bomb scare at Rome airport

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 20:52

Rome, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Electricians caused panic at Rome's main airport on Monday when they accidentally set off pre-recorded loudspeaker messages ordering passengers to evacuate one of its busiest terminals.


Pakistan minister slams social media for negative role

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 20:44

Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday said that the country's social media is playing a "negative role" by spreading rumours, a trend he says is affecting Pakistan's progress in the war on terror.