Trump-Kim summit highlights: European Union hails talks as ‘crucial and necessary step’

  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today welcomed the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “an important milestone” toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, PTI has reported. Guterres urged all those concerned to “seize this momentous opportunity” and again offered UN help to achieve the […]

With thaw in India-China relations, Delhi to push for NSG membership

  Buoyed by its entry into three of the four multilateral export control regimes, India is depending on its partners, led by the US and France, to push for membership at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) plenary meeting on Thursday and Friday in Jurmala, Latvia, sources told The Indian Express. Membership of the NSG, the […]

Russian Women Should Not Sleep With World Cup Guests, Says Lawmaker

  MOSCOW: Russian women should refrain from sleeping with visiting World Cup fans so as to avoid becoming single mothers with mixed-race children, a lawmaker who heads the parliament’s family committee said Wednesday. Tamara Pletneva, a 70-year-old Communist who leads the lower house’s family, women and children body, told Govorit Moskva radio station she hoped […]

Ex-wife Reham clarifies stance as reports claim her book termed Imran Khan homosexual

Islamabad: The ongoing tussle between Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ex-wife Reham Khan is getting mucky. While there were reports in Pakistani media, stating that Reham had termed Imran of being homosexual and having relationships with Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf) member Murad Saeed, she clarified her stance on the issue […]

Govt to consider selling 100% stake in Air India after initial flop attempt

The government will soon revive the sale of its money-losing flag carrier with new guidelines after a recent attempt ended in a debacle last month, as the proposed terms deterred potential investors. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is ready to “re-examine” its privatisation process, including a clause requiring a minority state stake in Air India […]

Trump-Kim summit vindicates Cold War doctrine of deterrence

NEW DELHI: The Trump-Kim summit, unthinkable just a few months ago, is yet more vindication of the Cold War doctrine of deterrence where the capacity and threat to inflict pain augments the force of diplomacy, and can prompt ‘rogue’ regimes to display a strong survival instinct. After warning one another of nuclear annihilation, US President […]