July 28, 2017

France President Emmanuel Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-06
PARIS, Jun 12: French President Emmanuel Macron’s party is on course for an overwhelming parliamentary majority, after first round of voting for the National Assembly left traditional parties in disarray. Projections showed Macron widening his centrist revolution, with his Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM) party and

South Korea warns Japan to be cautious over reported remarks on ‘comfort women’

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-06
SEOUL, Jun 12: South Korea warned Japan on Monday to exercise caution when making remarks about bilateral ties, including the issue of Korean “comfort women” forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War Two. The warning followed reported comments by Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Japan’s

In Stone interviews, Vladimir Putin says he asked about joining NATO

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-06
MOSCOW, Jun 12: Russian President Vladimir Putin says that early on in his tenure he floated the idea of Russia joining NATO. In a series of interviews with American film director Oliver Stone, Putin said he inquired about Russia joining the alliance when then US President Bill Clinton visited Moscow

London terror attack: Muslims hand out 3,000 roses at London Bridge

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-06
LONDON, Jun 12: A group of British Muslims handed out 3,000 roses to passersby and tourists at the London Bridge as a gesture of love, days after an attack at the iconic British site by Islamists claimed eight lives. “After the events of last weekend we are making

Donald Trump: Not against legal immigration

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-05
Washington, May 12: President Donald Trump has said that he wants to stop illegal immigration into the US and called for a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India. “I want to stop illegal immigration...I want people to come into the

Angela Merkel to host Emmanuel Macron for talks Monday: Spokesman

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-05
Berlin, May 12: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Emmanuel Macron for talks in Berlin on Monday, a day after the new French president is due to take office. The German leader had welcomed Macron’s resounding election win on Sunday, saying he “carries the hopes of

After Comey’s removal, Trump launches commission on ‘election integrity’

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-05
Washington, May 12: Panel to study vulnerabilities in voting systems used for federal polls that may lead to improper voting/registrations. United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to establish a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the American election system.

Rex Tillerson meets Sergei Lavrov after war of words over Syria

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-04
MOSCOW, Apr 12: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov began tense talks in Moscow on Wednesday as the two sides locked horns over an alleged Syrian chemical attack and subsequent missile strike by Washington.  Tillerson said he wanted “a very

‘Lanka, India to jointly run Trincomalee oil facility’

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-04
Colombo, Apr 12: According to a report by a national news agency, India and Sri Lanka will be jointly operating the oil storage facility at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee, The petroleum minister previously had presented a Cabinet paper last year for the joint venture and he, on

US Secretary of Defense: ‘No doubt’ Syria behind chemical attack

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-04
Washington, Apr 12: US defence chief Jim Mattis today said there is “no doubt” that the Syrian government was behind the deadly chemical strike in Syria, warning the embattled regime that it will pay a “very very stiff price” if it continues to use chemical weapons against its

Donald Trump Barrels Ahead With Plan To Gut ‘Obamacare’

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-03
WASHINGTON, Mar 12: President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press ahead with a controversial plan, slowed by bickering within his Republican party, to repeal Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. “We are making great progress with healthcare. ObamaCare is imploding and will only get worse. Republicans coming

South Korea’s impeached ex-president leaves Blue House

TAP | Updated: 2017-12-03
Seoul, Mar 12: South Korea’s impeached ex-president Park Geun-Hye left the presidential Blue House Sunday, two days after the Constitutional Court’s verdict removing her from office over a massive corruption scandal. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said Park departed from the presidential office at around
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