Putin visits Crimea following new US sanctions

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 02:12

Moscow, June 25 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Saturday after the US imposed new sanctions on Moscow earlier this week over its alleged actions in Ukraine.


STORY: India, Portugal launch startup hub in first Indian PM visit (Roundup)

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:26

Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) India and Portugal on Saturday launched a joint international startup hub soon after Narendra Modi expressed his amazement that there has been no bilateral Indian Prime Ministerial visit ever to this European nation that is home to around 70,000 people of Indian origin.


India, Portugal to cooperate on startups, oceanography

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:38

Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Expressing surprise that no Indian Prime Minister has ever made a bilateral visit to Portugal, Narendra Modi said here on Saturday that both countries will cooperate in a number of areas, including startups, marine technology and oceanography.


Demands by Arab states not realistic: Qatar

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:58

Doha, June 24 (IANS) Qatar's Foreign Minister on Saturday rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab countries for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable.


120 missing in China landslide

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:12

Beijing, June 24 (IANS) A landslide in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday damaged dozens of houses, with at least 120 people reported missing, officials said.


Modi treated to Gujarati meal by Portuguese PM

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 20:08

Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) In what can be seen as a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was treated to a Gujarati meal by his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa, who traces his origin to Goa, as they sat down for a delegation-level working lunch on Saturday.


Modi, Trump to discuss defence partnership, counterterrorism

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 19:58

Washington, June 24 (IANS) Talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in what would be their first face-to-face meeting would focus on ongoing cooperation, including counter-terrorism and defence partnership in the Indo-Pacific region, besides trade and law enforcement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said.


Modi meets Portuguese PM

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:30

Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa soon after arriving here on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.


Lack of dialogue between India, China has led to gaps: Indian envoy

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 18:28

Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Lack of dialogue between India and China has led to gaps that have been filled with "innuendos" while the talks "have not kept pace with the fast-paced developments of the last half-century", Indian Envoy Vijay Gokhale said on Saturday.


Modi arrives in Portugal

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:16

Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.


Younger classmates may be worse off than older peers

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:08

London, June 24 (IANS) Starting school young may affect the well-being of some children, especially those with learning difficulties or who were born prematurely, suggests new research.