Facebook launches global project to fight election interference

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:58

Washington, May 17 (IANS) In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India.


EU leaders urge Trump to open dialogue with Iran

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:42

Sofia, May 17 (IANS) European Union leaders, upon their arrival to a summit in the Bulgarian capital on Thursday, underscored the importance of the Iran nuclear deal and urged US President Donald Trump to open a dialogue with Tehran to avoid destabilizing the region.


Malaysian PM Mahathir names himself new Education Minister

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:24

Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Newly-elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that he will also be Malaysia's Education Minister as he outlined his plans for posts in the new government on Thursday.


China dismisses global plea to free late dissident's widow

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:00

Beijing, May 17 (IANS) China on Thursday dismissed the plea of a group of international writers and artists to free poet and widow of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, saying the case was being handled as per the law of the country.


Russia-based Kaspersky Lab to transfer customers' data to Zurich by 2019

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:58

Moscow, May 17 (IANS) After facing a US ban, Russia-based Kaspersky Lab on Thursday announced to move its core customer data storage and processing processes for most regions to Zurich, Switzerland, by 2019 -- at a time when the European Union (EU) gets ready to introduce a new data privacy law.


Court dismisses plea for treason case against Nawaz Sharif

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:30

Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday dismissed as "non-maintainable" a petition seeking registration of a treason case against former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his recent remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 166 people dead.


Italy 'very important' to EU, says Juncker

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:22

Brussels, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy is a country "of maximum importance" for the European Union, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.


Albanian IS supporter expelled from Italy

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:18

Rome, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities deported a 42-year-old Albanian supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group, the Interior Ministry said.


Nawaz campaigning for PTI through love fest with Modi: Imran

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:38

Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Taking a jibe at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that he "appreciates" the PML-N leader for "campaigning" for the PTI through his "love fest" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Indian on trial for molesting child in Dubai

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:36

Dubai, May 17 (IANS) A 46-year-old Indian worker has gone on trial here after he allegedly molested a 5-year-old girl, the media reported on Thursday.


S. Korea urges North to implement agreements, resume dialogue

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:04

Seoul, May 17 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to fulfil the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit and to resume talks a day after Pyongyang cancelled a high-level meeting with Seoul and said it was reconsidering its participation in the upcoming summit with the US.


Late passenger tries to break into plane, arrested

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:38

Sydney, May 17 (IANS) An "irate" passenger who reportedly missed his scheduled flight was arrested at Melbourne Airport on Thursday after attempting to break into a Jetstar Airways plane.


Trump calls undocumented immigrants 'animals'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:04

Washington, May 17, US President Donald Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, warning that "dangerous people" were clamouring to breach the country's borders and branded them "animals".