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- Pakistan PM Imran Khan departs for Saudi Arabia on one-day visitby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 14 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday departed for a one-day visit to Saudi Arabia with an aim to assuage the Kingdom's concerns regarding the upcoming Kuala Lumpur summit.
- US travel advisory for North East, urges citizens to 'exercise caution'by ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel advisory for its citizens to "exercise caution" while travelling to the states in North East India and the US government has temporarily suspended "official travel" to Assam, amid reports of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
- US President Trump confident Senate will not impeach him: White Houseby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
Washington [US], Dec 19 (ANI): US President Donald Trump is confident that the Senate will not vote to impeach him after the House of Representatives voted in favour of the impeachment motion, the White House said in a statement.
- We're worried, want authorities to address issue appropriately: Mohamed Nasheed on Chinese fundsby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Speaker of Maldivian Parliament and former president Mohamed Nasheed said that a "large amount" of Chinese funds have gone into Maldives as projects, most of which have inflated prices and have led to the debt.
- Khalilzad visits Pakistan, updates officials on Taliban Talksby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 14 (Sputnik/ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad during his visit to Islamabad on Friday briefed Pakistani government officials on the latest developments in the Taliban peace talks, the US Embassy in Pakistan said in a statement.
- Maldives will not allow anyone to preach hate: former president Nasheed on Zakir Naikby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed on Friday said that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik attempt to enter the Maldives recently was prevented as the government of the island nation does not want anyone to "preach" hatred.
- Future of India, Maldives bright says former President Mohamed Nasheedby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Maldives Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has affirmed that the governments of India and Maldives are "on the same page" and the future of ties between the two countries is "bright".
- CAA is internal issue of India: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheedby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Terming Citizenship (Amendment) Act an "internal issue" of India, Maldives Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed on Friday exuded trust in Indian democracy and said that the Bill was democratically passed through both the houses of the Parliament.
- CAA protests: US, UK France, Canada issue 'travel advisory', ask citizens to 'exercise caution'by ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Amid protests in northeastern states of India against the amended Citizenship Act, many countries including US, UK, France and Canada have issued travel advisories for their citizens asking them to "exercise caution" while travelling to the region.
- Jaishankar meets Maldives' Parliament Speakerby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Speaker of People's Majlis of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.
- 3 dead in overnight blast in Dhanushadham of Southern Nepalby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
Kathmandu [Nepal], Dec 14 (ANI): At least three people have died in an overnight explosion in Dhanushadham of Southern Nepal.
- Maritime security multi-faceted issue, co-operation of other countries is necessary: Maldives Foreign Secretaryby Joymala Bagchi (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Maritime security is not the responsibility of one state and the cooperation of other countries is necessary, said Maldives Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed here on Friday.
- Sharif may be considered for possible toxicology screen if platelet count does not respond: Pak media reportsby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 13 (ANI): In a development likely to raise eyebrows, Pakistani media on Friday reported that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's toxicology screening for poisoning might be ordered 'if no cause or cure is found of his unstable platelets.'
- Maldives' FM meets PM Modi, conveys Male's commitment to further strengthen ties with Indiaby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Maldives' Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and conveyed the "commitment of the leadership of the Maldives to its 'India First' policy" and to further strengthening the bilateral relations.
- India, Maldives agree to strengthen cooperation to combat common threats arising from terrorismby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): India and the Maldives on Friday agreed to hold the meeting of Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation at an early date to strengthen cooperation required to combat the common threats arising from terrorism and radicalism.
- Contrary to his wish, Zakir Naik was not allowed to come to Maldives, says Maldivian Parliament's Speakerby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik wanted to enter The Maldives but his request was turned down by the government of the island nation.
- People's Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed calls on PM Modi, reaffirms 'unwavering support' to 'India First' policyby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Speaker of People's Majlis of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and reaffirmed his government's unwavering support to the 'India First' policy.
- Verdict says Musharraf's body to be hanged at Islamabad's D-Chowk for 3 days if dies before executionby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 19 (ANI): The Special Court, which pronounced death sentence to Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday, has written in its 167-page detailed verdict that the body of the former military dictator would be dragged to and hanged at D-Chowk in Islamabad if he died before the execution of his death sentence.
- PM Modi meets Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa at Hyderabad Houseby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa at Hyderabad House.
- 11th edition of Delhi Dialogue commences from todayby ANI (World) on June 16, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): The 11th edition of Delhi Dialogue commenced with Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, giving a welcome speech at the ministerial meeting hosted by External Affairs Ministry (EAM) on Friday evening.
- GM's self-driving car unit Cruise to access US$5 billion credit lineon June 15, 2021
BERKELEY, California: General Motors Co's majority owned Cruise self-driving car subsidiary said on Tuesday it would gain access to a multi-year US$5 billion line of credit with GM's finance arm to finance its purchase of Origin vehicles starting in early 2023. "This bumps up Cruise's total ...
- Cycling-Froome to be Israel Start-Up Nation's road captain at Tour de Franceon June 15, 2021
REUTERS: Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome will line up for this year's race with Israel Start-Up Nation as their road captain, the team announced on Tuesday. Froome, who won the Tour in 2013 and from 2015-17, was not part of the Tour last year after being left out of the Ineos ...
- Soccer-Leicester's Vardy buys stake in American club Rochester Rhinoson June 15, 2021
REUTERS: Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has become co-owner of the Rochester Rhinos, the New York State-based club said on Tuesday. The Rhinos, established in 1996, became the first team outside the top flight Major League Soccer (MLS) to win the U.S. Open Cup in 1999, the former A-League ...
- Telecom Italia and Cisco seal cloud business services partnershipon June 15, 2021
MILAN: Telecom Italia's cloud business Noovle and U.S. technology firm Cisco have sealed a partnership to develop cloud services for companies and public administrations, they said in a statement on Tuesday. The move comes as the Italian government prepares to create a national cloud hub for ...
- Soccer-Finland fans eye knockout stages after 'unreal' Denmark experienceon June 15, 2021
REUTERS: Finland fans are hoping to secure their place in the Euro 2020 knockout stages as they prepare to face Russia in St Petersburg on Wednesday following an emotional start to the tournament. Finland's 1-0 victory over Denmark on Saturday in their first game at the finals of a major ...
- Cycling: Chris Froome wins battle to race Tour de France againon June 15, 2021
Four-time champion Chris Froome has been selected by cycling team Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) to race the 2021 Tour de France, where he will act as road captain for team leader Michael Woods.
- Spotify strikes exclusive deal with 'Call Her Daddy' podcaston June 15, 2021
Spotify Technology SA on Tuesday announced a multi-year deal to stream the popular podcast 'Call Her Daddy', hosted by Alex Cooper on its audio streaming platform, in its latest exclusive tie-up to keep listeners hooked.
- Soccer-Ukraine fightback was a blemish for Dutch defence says centre backon June 15, 2021
AMSTERDAM: Conceding twice in their opening European Championship clash against Ukraine must be seen as a blemish on the Netherlands defence, centre back Stefan de Vrij said on Tuesday. The Dutch let Ukraine score two goals in the space of four minutes near the end of their Group C encounter ...
- AstraZeneca hits snag in COVID-19 drug developmenton June 15, 2021
LONDON: Vaccine-maker AstraZeneca on Tuesday (Jun 15) revealed it had hit a setback in trials of a treatment for the coronavirus. The drug, made from a combination of two antibodies, failed its main goal to treat COVID-19 symptoms in exposed patients, AstraZeneca said in a statement. The ...
- World Wide Web code that changed the world up for auction as NFTon June 15, 2021
LONDON: The original source code for the World Wide Web that was written by its inventor Tim Berners-Lee is up for sale at Sotheby's as part of a non-fungible token, with bids starting at just US$1,000. Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist, invented the World Wide Web in 1989 ...
- Cancelled meeting with PA a 'missed opportunity for constructive dialogue', says woman in standee controversyon June 15, 2021
SINGAPORE: The People's Association (PA) decision to cancel a meeting with a couple whose wedding photo the PA turned into a cut-out standee is a "missed opportunity for constructive dialogue", said Ms Sarah Bagharib, the woman in the photo. The standee had been used without the couple's ...
- FedEx to test package deliveries with self-driving start-up Nuroon June 15, 2021
FedEx Corp and robotics company Nuro on Tuesday announced a multi-year agreement to test self-driving vehicles in the package delivery company's network, starting with a pilot program in Houston.
- Myanmar militia group halts attacks on troops after local communities appeal for peaceon June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021 9:47 PMThe Karenni National Defence Force said it had temporarily suspended offensives.
- Tennis: Top seed Medvedev knocked out by Struff in Halle openeron June 15, 2021
World number two Daniil Medvedev's Wimbledon preparations suffered a setback on Tuesday when he was bundled out by Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6(3) 6-3 in the opening round of the ATP 500 tournament in Halle.
- France opens COVID-19 jabs to children over 12 years old in herd immunity driveon June 15, 2021
PARIS: France on Tuesday (Jun 15) expanded its COVID-19 inoculation drive to children aged 12 and over in a bid to achieve herd immunity and slow the spread of variants, including the Delta strain behind a surge of cases in the United Kingdom. The jabs are not compulsory for children and have no ...
- UK, Australia agree on post-Brexit free trade dealon June 15, 2021
Britain has agreed its first major post-Brexit free trade deal with Australia, London announced Tuesday, adding that they plan to "intensify cooperation on security, climate change and science and tech".
- Lyft launches EV rental pilot program for ride-hail drivers in Northern Californiaon June 15, 2021
REUTERS: Lyft Inc said on Tuesday it will launch an electric vehicle rental pilot program for ride-hail drivers in a part of the San Francisco Bay Area in partnership with a local utility. The EV rental program in San Mateo County south of San Francisco is scheduled to begin this fall. It ...
- Soccer-Ukraine must dig deep in crunch game, says Shevchenkoon June 15, 2021
Ukraine need to shrug off the disappointment of conceding a stoppage-time goal in their 3-2 defeat by the Netherlands in Euro 2020 and shift the focus to the crunch game against North Macedonia on Thursday, head coach Andriy Shevchenko said.
- Football: Onaiwu bags six-minute hat-trick as Japan crush Kyrgyz Republicon June 15, 2021
Striker Ado Onaiwu bagged a six-minute first-half hat-trick as Japan confirmed their dominance in Group F of Asian 2022 World Cup qualifying with a crushing 5-1 win over the Kyrgyz Republic in Suita on Tuesday.
- Alibaba executive vice-chairman says Jack Ma lying lowon June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021 9:08 PMMr Ma is focusing on hobbies and philanthropy,
- GM to supply electric batteries, hydrogen fuel cell systems for Wabtec locomotiveon June 15, 2021
DETROIT: General Motors Co will supply electric batteries and hydrogen fuel cell systems for rail supplier Wabtec Corp's locomotives, in a move extending the No. 1 U.S. automaker's reach outside the automotive sector. Wabtec, based in Pittsburgh, is developing locomotives powered by electric ...
- Tennis-Djokovic to play doubles in Mallorca ahead of Wimbledon defenceon June 15, 2021
REUTERS: World number one Novak Djokovic has taken an unusual route to prepare for his title defence at Wimbledon by confirming his participation in doubles at next week's ATP grasscourt event in Mallorca, Spain. The Mallorca Championships was originally set to make its debut in 2020 but was ...
- Japan should have scrapped domestic trials to speed up COVID-19 inoculations: Vaccine chiefon June 15, 2021
TOKYO: Japan's requirement of domestic clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines cost it precious time in inoculating its population, vaccine programme chief Taro Kono said on Tuesday (Jun 15). About 4.8 per cent of Japan's population has been fully vaccinated, a Reuters tracker shows, the lowest rate ...
- Taiwanese flying to US, China for vaccines as island's Covid-19 situation worsenson June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021 8:49 PMAnxious Taiwanese are seeking the jabs elsewhere because of the slow rate of vaccination at home.
- Alibaba executive vice chairman says Jack Ma lying low - CNBCon June 15, 2021
REUTERS: Alibaba Group Holding's founder Jack Ma is fine and "lying low right now", the Chinese e-commerce giant's Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai said in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday. (Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla and Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
- China sends 28 warplanes near Taiwan in year's largest exerciseon June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021 8:46 PMIt is China's largest sortie to Taipei as the island seeks to strengthen ties with the US.
- Soccer-Danes face emotional Parken return for Belgium Euro clashon June 15, 2021
COPENHAGEN: Days after playmaker Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest, Denmark return to the Parken Stadium to face Belgium in a game that could prove crucial to their Euro 2020 fate. Having lost 1-0 to Finland in the aftermath of Eriksen's collapse, Kasper Hjulmand's side have been ...
- Football: England lose reserve goalkeeper Henderson to injuryon June 15, 2021
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been forced to withdraw from England's Euro 2020 squad due to a hip injury, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.
- Irreversible warming tipping point possibly triggered: Arctic mission chiefon June 15, 2021
BERLIN: The tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered, the scientist who led the biggest-ever expedition to the Arctic warned on Tuesday (Jun 15). "The disappearance of summer sea ice in the Arctic is one of the first landmines in this minefield, one of the ...
- Soccer-Finland primed to deal with Russian backlashon June 15, 2021
COPENHAGEN: Finland emerged from the trauma of Christian Eriksen's collapse to beat Denmark 1-0 on Saturday and they will be aiming to build on that result against Russia as they aim for a spot in the knockout stages of Euro 2020. The players returned to the pitch after Eriksen had suffered a ...