• Tue, Jun 27, 2017
  • Trump seeks removal of barriers for US exports to India

    Updated: Jun, 27, 201703:22 PM

    US President Donald Trump today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to reduce obstacles to US exports to India as the two leaders vowed to further expand and balance Indo-US trade...
    Trump seeks removal of barriers for US exports to India
    Alongside Modi after their talks here, Trump told the media that India-US must have a trading relationship that is fair and reciprocal . It is important that barriers be removed to the export of US goods into your markets and that we reduce our trade deficit with your country, he said.India is the US' ninth largest trading partner with the total two-way trade USD 67.7 billion last year, as per USTR figures. It is loaded in favour of India, which runs a surplus of USD 24 billion.It however fades into insignificance when compared to China which runs a surplus of USD 347 billion with the US.The surplus with US is India's largest with a trading partner.A joint statement issued after talks said the two leaders committed that the United States and India -- leading engines of growth in the global economy -- should intensify their economic...
  • US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns 'heavy price' US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns 'heavy price'
    Updated: Jun, 27, 201709:25 AM

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing a chemical weapons attack that would result in the mass murder of civilians, the White House said, warning the regime would pay a heavy price if...

  • U.S. Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban U.S. Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban
    Updated: Jun, 27, 201703:04 AM

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security...

  • UK PM May strikes 1-billion-pound deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for her government UK PM May strikes 1-billion-pound deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for her government
    Updated: Jun, 26, 201706:27 PM

    British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the...

  • Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City - Iraqi general Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City - Iraqi general
    Updated: Jun, 26, 201706:25 PM

    The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters on Monday.

  • UK PM May strikes deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for minority government UK PM May strikes deal to get Northern Irish DUP support for minority government
    Updated: Jun, 26, 201704:16 PM

    British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government with the support of a small Northern Irish Protestant party.

  • Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157 Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157
    Updated: Jun, 26, 201702:16 PM

    The tanker was travelling from Karachi to Lahore when its tyre burst and the driver lost control, crashing the truck on the highway.

  • Mongolians pick president after scandal-plagued campaign Mongolians pick president after scandal-plagued campaign
    Updated: Jun, 26, 201701:12 PM

    The next president will inherit a $5.5 billion International Monetary Fund-led bailout designed to stabilise its economy and lessen its dependence on China, which purchases 80 percent of Mongolian...

  • Six dead, 31 missing in Colombia tourist boat sinking Six dead, 31 missing in Colombia tourist boat sinking
    Updated: Jun, 26, 201710:54 AM

    Authorities did not yet say what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape yesterday, where Colombian and foreign tourists take leisure...

  • 34 killed in China floods, 93 missing in landslide 34 killed in China floods, 93 missing in landslide
    Updated: Jun, 26, 201710:46 AM

    Over 3,000 rescuers are searching for 93 people still buried under rocks and mud by a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province, authorities said.