US President Donald Trump has answer to why stock markets are crashing

US President Donald Trump has answer  to why stock markets are crashing

  Washington: US President Donald Trump commented on recent stock market volatility for the first time on Wednesday, suggesting a wild sell-off may be due to good news about the economy. “In the ‘old days,’ when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up,” Trump tweeted. “Today, when good news is reported, the […]

US introduces Bill to end Pak non-defence aid

  Washington: A Bill on Tuesday was introduced in the US House of Representatives to end non-defence aid to Pakistan as it “provides military aid and intelligence” to terrorists. It sought that the amount be redirect to US infrastructure projects. Introduced by Congress-men Mark Sanford from South Carolina and Thomas Massie from Kentucky, the legislation […]

Expel terrorists operating from your soil, US tells Pakistan

  Washington: The United States has asked Pakistan to expel terrorists, especially the Taliban leaders, operating from terror safe havens within its soil, a top Trump administration official today said. “We’ve had a number of discussions with our Pakistani partners on expectations for change and expelling terrorists from areas in which they’ve been allowed to […]

Pence says US stands by allies, goal is to denuclearise North Korea

  Washington: US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday Washington stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan and other allies as it seeks to achieve the goal of denuclearising North Korea. Pence, in Tokyo on his way to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, was speaking at the start of talks with Prime Minister Shinzo […]

Mike Pence seeks to reassure allies on NKorean nuclear threat

  Washington: Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. In meetings with government leaders, military officials and US service members, Pence said he wants to make sure the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics don’t distract […]

Kim Jong Un’s sister to visit South Korea in historic first

  Seoul: The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will visit the South this week for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Seoul said Wednesday — the first member of its ruling family ever to do so. Kim Yo-Jong, who is a senior member of the ruling Workers’ Party, will be part of a high-level delegation […]

Donald Trump, Theresa May ask nations to increase pressure on N Korea

  Washington: US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May have asked all responsible nations to increase pressure on North Korea until it turns to the path of denuclearisation. The two leaders spoke over phone yesterday during which May also briefed Trump on her recent trip to China, the White House said. “The […]

German parties reach coalition deal after long talks

  Berlin: The deal among Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, its sister party, the CSU, and the centre-left Social Democrats won’t bring an immediate end to the political limbo following the September 24, 2017 election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the country’s main centre-left party on February 7 reached an agreement to form a new […]