'Only Guterres can waive UNFPA staff's immunity in India case'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:52

United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) The immunity against prosecution for the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) staff accused of harassment in India can only be lifted by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the allegations do not involve sexual abuse, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric clarified on Wednesday.


Qualcomm, Microsoft offer 'always connected' PCs to consumers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:52

Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Global chip-maker Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft have collaborated with leading retailers from across the world to offer new "always connected" Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform.


Democrat lawmakers slams Trump's stance toward Cuba

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:30

Havana, Feb 22 (IANS) Democrat lawmakers have slammed US President Donald Trump's stance towards Cuba saying that his administration's decision to reverse the thawing of relations with Havana was a mistake.


44 killed in Peru bus accident

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:08

Lima, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in Peru's Arequipa region, authorities said.


Maldives President turns down UN Secretary-General's mediation offer

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:46

United Nations, Feb 22 Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has turned down UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' offer to mediate between him and the opposition in the ongoing political crisis, Guterres's Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said.


Trump meets Florida school shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:22

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met survivors and families of the victims that were killed in the Florida school shooting and suggested that teachers and staff members should be provided with arms to avert such massacres, the media reported.


Trump's first economic report predicts stronger economy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:42

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US economic growth rate will increase to 3.1 per cent in 2018 and remain above 3 per cent through 2020, according to President Donald Trump's first official economic report to Congress.


Rio's state of emergency not political ploy: Temer

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:36

Brasilia, Feb 22 (IANS) Brazil President Michel Temer has denied through his spokesperson Alexandre Parola, that the federal state of emergency declared about public safety in Rio de Janeiro had any political motivations.


30 killed in Peru bus accident

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:52

Lima, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 30 people have been killed and 17 others injured after a passenger bus overturned and plunged into a ravine in Peru's Arequipa region, officials said.


Brazil 'a strategic partner', says Italy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:02

Sao Paulo, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign minister Angelino Alfano on Wednesday called Brazil "a strategic partner" for his country, saying he sought strong bilateral ties "on all the complex global issues".