US SC agrees to review rulings on Trump's travel ban

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:46

Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear the Trump administration's challenge to lower court rulings blocking a travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority countries.


Al Qaeda frees Swedish captive after six years

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:14

Stockholm, June 26 (IANS) Johan Gustafsson, the 42-year-old Swedish man kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Mali in 2011, has been released, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.


Two Senegalese boys drown in Italian lake

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:50

Rome, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Two 10-year-old cousins from Senegal drowned in a lake in northwest Italy as they tried to retrieve a football, the daily Corriere di Novara reported.


Italian centre-right trounces Left in mayoral run-offs

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:48

Rome, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) took a drubbing in mayoral run-offs on Sunday, losing 12 out of 16 larger cities to the centre-right including historic strongholds such as the northwest port city of Genoa.


Nepal to shift to smart driving licences

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:34

Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Nepal is moving forward to replace around two million paper-based driving licences with smart driving licences within a year, an official said.


Northern Ireland party to back May's minority government

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:22

London, June 26 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday reached a supply and confidence deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), enabling her to form a functioning minority government in London.


Australia plans to weed out terrorists on social media

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:02

Canberra, June 26 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday said it plans to make it legal for social media websites to hand over vital information about suspected terrorists or militant operations.


Kushner's firm received loan from Deutsche Bank: Report

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:16

Washington, June 26 (IANS) Senior adviser Jared Kushners real estate firm received a $285 million loan a month before Election Day from Deutsche Bank that has lent millions to his father-in-law President Donald Trump in the past, the media reported.


Not a single blot of corruption against my government, says Modi

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:42

Washington, June 26 (IANS) Projecting his government's success in the areas of fighting terror and graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there has not been a single blot of corruption against his regime and no country has questioned the surgical strikes conducted across the border.