BEIJING - China on Friday asked the US to lift the sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter jets and weapons or "bear the consequences." "China expressed strong indignation towards the unreasonable move by the US and has made solemn representation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said. He added that Washington had violated the basic norms of international relations and disturbed ties with China.
WASHINGTON - A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in connection with the killings of four people and the kidnapping of a woman who escaped, officials said. Juan David Ortiz, 35, confessed to killing four people between September 3 and 15, according to a criminal complaint filed in Webb County, Texas, on Saturday. Ortiz was charged with four murder charges and one unlawful restraint with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's in-house start-up incubator "Area 120" has introduced a travel guide website called "Touring Bird" that lists tours, attractions and activities for travellers and tourists in popular travel destinations. "Area 120" is a workshop for the tech giant's experimental products. So far, the site provides information about 20 cities that include New Delhi, Prague, Chicago, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin and Las Vegas among others and...
TOKYO- Choked road traffic conditions in three mega cities prompted global ride-hailing platform Uber to select India among the first five shortlisted finalist countries which could be home to an international Uber Air City within the next five years. After evaluating countries across the globe, Uber Elevate -- the ride-hailing platform’s aerial taxi arm -- announced Japan, India, Australia, Brazil and France as shortlisted countries during the first
BEIJING - A senior Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen will visit the US for trade talks later this month, it was announced here on Thursday. A statement from the ministry said that the delegation will meet US Treasury Undersecretary David Malpass to discuss economic and trade issues between China and the US. "China reaffirms its stance of opposing unilateralism and trade protectionism,
BEIJING - China on Wednesday announced that it will slap additional 25 per cent tariff on $16 billion worth of US products in retaliation to Washington's latest round of duties, escalating the trade battle between the two countries. The 25 per cent tariffs will come into effect on August 23 and target 333 US products including coal, bicycles, trucks, vehicle engines and chemicals, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said.
TORONTO - The Canada India Foundation (CIF) has urged the country to accept Sikh and Hindu minority communities from Afghanistan as refugees following the killing of 19 Sikhs by an IS suicide bomber in Jalalabad. "This dastardly act is yet another sign of the continuing victimisation of the religious minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan by fundamentalist Islamist forces," said CIF chair Ajit Someshwar...
WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday defeated Republican-drafted immigration bill despite President Donald Trump's last-minute plea and amid chaos over reunion of separated families who illegally cross the US border. The vote failed with 121 votes in favour and 301 against. The opposition was from all Democrats and dozens of Republicans, Xinhua reported.
OTTAWA - Canadian Parliament has passed a "historic" bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold, the BBC reported. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September.
ABU DHABI - The next time you transit through the mega hubs of Dubai or Abu Dhabi, you will be able to get a free transit visa to spend up to two days in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE government has decided to grant free transit visas for first 48 hours to transit passengers and this visa can be extended for up to 96 hours by paying 50 Dirham (about Rs 930). The date from which it will be implemented is still awaited, say Indian travel industry majors.