London choosing confrontation: Russia on May firing of envoys over spy attack

London choosing confrontation: Russia on May firing of envoys over spy attack

Moscow: Moscow on Wednesday called Britain’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy a sign that London was choosing confrontation with Russia, adding that retaliation would follow shortly. “The British government made a choice for confrontation with Russia,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. British Prime Minister Theresa […]

Merkel is here to stay: Germany elects conservative as Chancellor for 4th time

  Berlin: Germany’s parliament has elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor, putting an end to nearly six months of political drift in Europe’s biggest economy. Lawmakers voted 364-315 on Wednesday to re-elect Merkel, who ran unopposed. There were nine abstentions. The coalition of Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union, its Bavaria-only sister party, […]

Sri Lankan Muslims speak of tragedies back home

  United Nations: Sri Lankan Muslims and supporters protested outside the UN against the recent violence targeting their community, and for some of them it had been an intimate family tragedy. While participating in the demonstration of about 250 people, on Wednesday, they narrated to IANS the harrowing moments they went through as they helplessly […]

‘Prez for life’ poses challenges to India: Xi’s ‘pet’ BRI roadblocks Sino-India ties

  Beijing: Xi Jinping’s pet Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can pose a “major challenge” in resetting China’s ties with India, analysts here have said, days after the Chinese parliament backed his plan to rule indefinitely amid Sino-India rapprochement following the Dokalam standoff. The BRI, a multi-billion-dollar initiative launched by Xi when he came to […]

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s party manifesto on March 23

  Lahore: Milli Muslim League (MML), JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s new political party, on Tuesday said it will launch its manifesto on March 23, following a Pakistani court’s decision upholding its registration as a political party ahead of polls this year. Saeed, who has kept a low profile after the government […]

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