US issues red alert for Hawaii volcanic eruption

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:20

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday issued a red alert for the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which led to the evacuation of hundreds of people from the area last week.


Nepal aircraft crash: 2 pilots dead

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:12

Kathmandu, May 16, Two pilots were killed after a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Airlines crashed in Nepal on Wednesday, authorities said.


3 killed in Indonesia Police HQ attack

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:06

Jakarta, May 16, Three militants were killed and one injured when eight terrorists attacked a police headquarters in Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday, police said.


Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim released

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:26

Kuala Lumpur, May 16 (IANS) Anwar Ibrahim, former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister jailed for sodomy, was released on Wednesday after newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad helped arrange a full pardon for him.


North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim talks

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:08

Pyongyang, May 16, North Korea on Wednesday threatened to abandon planned talks between leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in June if Washington continued to insist on pushing it "into a corner" on nuclear disarmament, media reports said.


NAFTA deal unlikely by May 17: Mexico

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:46

Mexico City, May 16, Negotiations to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are unlikely to reach an accord in principle by May 17, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday.


WTO reiterates ruling against EU subsidies for Airbus

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:26

Geneva, May 16 (IANS) The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday upheld its decision that the European Union (EU) and four of its member states -- France, Germany, Spain and Britain -- failed to comply with an earlier WTO ruling, by maintaining illegal subsidies for aircraft maker Airbus.


Iran says nuclear deal talks with EU 'constructive'

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:48

Tehran, May 16 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that he had a "good and constructive" meeting with the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini over the survival of 2015 nuclear deal.


Two alleged terrorists killed in Indonesia

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 04:58

Jakarta, May 16 (IANS) Two alleged terrorists were shot dead in an exchange of fire with an anti-terror squad of Indonesian police on Tuesday in North Sumatra province.


Putin, Macron reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 02:16

Moscow, May 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday that the two countries will continue to honour the Iran nuclear deal despite the US exit.


Italian Parliament deputy speaker meets LGBT delegation

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:04

Rome, May 15 (IANS/AKI) Deputy lower house of parliament speaker Maria Rosaria Carfagna was on Wednesday due to meet members of Italy's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community in Rome, the parliament stated.


Italy expels suspected Egyptian extremist

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:02

Rome, May 15 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities deported an alleged Egyptian extremist on national security grounds, the interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.


US diplomat involved in fatal accident leaves Pakistan

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:14

Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) A senior US diplomat who killed a motorcyclist in a road accident here last month was allowed by the Pakistani authorities to leave the country just days after officials prevented him from boarding a US military plane.