China announces tariff hike on USD 75 billion of US products

China announces tariff hike on USD 75 billion of US products

Friday, 23 August 2019 | AP | Beijing

China on Friday announced tariff hikes on USD 75 billion of US products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned increase, deepening a trade war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. The tariffs of 10 per cent and 5 per cent take effect on two batches of goods...

Pak says many offers of mediation on Kashmir, but progress possible only if India accepts

Pak says many offers of mediation on Kashmir, but progress possible only if India accepts

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan said on Thursday that there were many offers of mediation on Kashmir, but any progress will be possible only if India accepted them. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it...

Kia Motors launches Seltos SUV at starting of Rs 9.69 lakh

Kia Motors launches Seltos SUV at starting of Rs 9.69 lakh

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | PTI | Mumbai

Korean auto major Kia Motors onThursday made its debut in India with the launch of an SUV, Seltos, at an introductory price of Rs 9.69 lakh. Seltos, a mid-sized SUV, is manufactured at the carmaker's Ananthpur plant in Andhra Pradesh. The model comes in both petrol and diesel variants. Kia has entered...

Macron expected to rebuff Johnson during Brexit talks in Paris

Macron expected to rebuff Johnson during Brexit talks in Paris

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | AFP | Berlin

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Paris on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is expected to rebuff his last-ditch efforts to renegotiate the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Macron, who has said previously he is happy to be the "bad guy" on Brexit, roundly rejected...

Imran Khan asks Pakistanis living abroad to help highlight Kashmir issue

Imran Khan asks Pakistanis living abroad to help highlight Kashmir issue

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his party's workers and followers living abroad to help highlight the Kashmir issue internationally. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf decided to highlight the Kashmir issue at all the world forums. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the...

Indonesia shuts internet in Papua over unrest fears

Indonesia shuts internet in Papua over unrest fears

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | AFP | Jakarta

Indonesia has blocked internet access in unrest-hit Papua over fears that a stream of offensive and racists posts online will spark more violent protests in the region, the government said Thursday. Riots and demonstrations brought several Papuan cities to a standstill this week, as buildings were torched and street battles broke...

Israel strikes Hamas base after new rocket attacks: army

Israel strikes Hamas base after new rocket attacks: army

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | AFP | Gaza City

Israeli forces bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks, the military said Thursday. Hamas launched two rockets at Israel late Wednesday -- bringing to six the number of strikes from Gaza in less than a week -- the army said, adding that thy caused...

Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | AFP | Moscow

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off...

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