Scarlett Johansson is highest-paid actress in 'Forbes' list

Scarlett Johansson is highest-paid actress in 'Forbes' list

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | IANS | Los Angeles

"Lucy" star Scarlett Johansson has topped the "Forbes" list of the highest-paid actresses for the second time, beating names like Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherpoon and Nicole Kidman among others. According to "forbes.com", Johansson earned top spot with an earning of $56 million (approx Rs 402.01 crore). According to the portal, the actress,...

McDonald's India faces flak for serving Halal meat

McDonald's India faces flak for serving Halal meat

Friday, 23 August 2019 | IANS | New Delhi

After food delivery platform Zomato, McDonald's is now facing a major backlash from Twitterati over whether the fast food company serves Jhatka or Halal meat to its customers. After a Twitter user asked McDonald's India whether their restaurants are Halal certified, the company said it does serve Halal meat to its...

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...

North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'

North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'

Friday, 23 August 2019 | AP | Seoul

North Korea's foreign minister on Friday called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" and vowed to "shutter the absurd dream" that sanctions will force a change in Pyongyang. The North's blistering rhetoric may dim the prospect for an early resumption of nuclear negotiations between the...

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Friday, 23 August 2019 | AFP | Moscow

Russia will launch the world's first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region. Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov will leave the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 5,000 kilometre voyage to...

India, Pak should resolve Kashmir bilaterally, no third party should 'incite' violence: Macron

India, Pak should resolve Kashmir bilaterally, no third party should 'incite' violence: Macron

Friday, 23 August 2019 | PTI | Chantilly (France)

India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally and no third party should "interfere or incite" violence in the region, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday after his marathon one-on-one talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of the dynamic and multi-faceted bilateral...

UN chief Guterres says 'deeply concerned' by Amazon fires

UN chief Guterres says 'deeply concerned' by Amazon fires

Friday, 23 August 2019 | AFP | United Nations

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he was "deeply concerned" by wildfires that have devoured large sections of the Amazon rainforest, blanketing several Brazilian cities in thick smoke. "I'm deeply concerned by the fires in the Amazon rainforest. In the midst of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more...

PM Modi holds marathon talks with French President Macron

PM Modi holds marathon talks with French President Macron

Friday, 23 August 2019 | PTI | Chantilly (France)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday held marathon one-on-one meeting during which they reviewed the entire gamut of the dynamic and multi-faceted relationship to further boost the strategic partnership. Ahead of the meeting, Modi said the talks will add to the ground covered during previous interactions...

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