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.


Gaza death toll reaches 61, more protests expected (Third Lead)

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:54

Gaza, May 15 (IANS) The number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli forces rose to 61 on Tuesday, as more protesters succumbed to their injuries following mass demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel boundary on Monday against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.


Heavy rains, floods kill 7 in Afghanistan

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:24

Kabul, May 15 (IANS) Heavy rains and flooding have claimed seven lives and destroyed several houses in Afghanistan's northern Samangan and Baghlan provinces.