MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country is ready to discuss any issue with the US and urged Washington to adopt the same attitude. "We are ready to discuss any matter, be it missile-related issues, cyberspace or counter-terrorism efforts," Putin said in an interview with NBC published by the Kremlin on Saturday, Xinhua reported. He added that Russia and the US should sit down and talk things over...
NEW YORK - Nearly one million residents were left without power and in the cold as two nor'easters hit the northeastern United States in less than one week. A nor'easter hit the upper half of the East Coast on Wednesday, bringing a lot of snow to the New England region, adding to the lingering snowfall from another nor'easter that descended on March 2, reports Xinhua news agency. As a result of the extreme weather,
LOS ANGELES,CA- Indian cinema icon Shashi Kapoor and India’s first female superstar Sridevi were honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony here on March 4 at the Dolby Theater during the “In Memoriam” montage. The Indian stars got a musical tribute by Eddie Vedder who took the stage to sing Tom Petty’s “Room at the top”. Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the segment by paying tribute to late star Audrey Hepburn.
MEXICO - Young woman pistol shooter Manu Bhaker contributed two gold medals for India in the ISSF World Cup here. Manu, 16, not only won the 10m Air Pistol gold medal but also partnered Om Prakash Mitharval for the 10m Air Pistol mixed team gold on Monday. In the individual event, the Indian debutant shot a total of 237.5 to prevail over home favourite Alejandra Zavala Vazquez, who finished second with a total of 237.1.
BEIJING - China on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump that there would be consequences if Washington launched a trade war. "China does not want a trade war with the US, but if it takes actions to hurt China's interests, China will not sit by idly and will take necessary measures," Zhang Yesui, a spokesperson for China's National People's Congress, said in a press conference. Zhang also warned Washington that policies based...
WASHINGTON - The US administration has reached a $3.9 billion deal with Boeing for two new Air Force One planes for the President, the White House said. President Donald Trump has reached the informal deal with Boeing on a "fixed-price contract" for the new Air Force One Program, Xinhua quoted a White House spokesperson as saying on Tuesday. The contract would save taxpayers more than $1.4 billion, the White House said.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported. The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US and had encouraging results, The Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday. The 911 system, which turns 50 this month, has often struggled to locate cellphone callers.
WASHINGTON - The US Senate has summarily blocked four proposals to resolve the fate of Dreamers, leaving hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants in America facing an uncertain future. A bipartisan bill from a group led by Maine Republican Susan Collins on Thursday fared best, garnering 54 votes, six short of the 60 needed to be assured of passage. It provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented youths,
PYEONGCHANG - Two Indian athletes traveled to South Korea to compete for India at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Olympic veteran Luger Shiva Keshavan and first time cross country skier Jagdish Singh. Also at the Winter Olympics is Ravi Walia, 44, an Indian-Canadian coach who has trained veteran Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan,27, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, to compete in the Olympics this year.
NEW DELHI - Air traffic controllers handling the Vistara and Air India flights that came dangerously close in Mumbai airspace last Wednesday (Feb 7) have been suspended. Investigators are probing if in those tense seconds — when the two planes with 261 passengers on them — had to be pulled apart, there was some confusion in the controller's coordination with the two cockpits which were both manned by women at that time. AI's Airbus A-319 was...