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Sri Lanka squabble

A senior leader of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's SLFP on Sunday warned the party against continuing in the unity government, saying the longer it stayed in the ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the more it would suffer.
PTI Jun 11, 2018 00:00 IST

Taliban in 3-day truce

The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Id holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own.
Reuters Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Pope to oil executives: Act on climate

Three years ago, Pope Francis issued a sweeping letter that highlighted the global crisis posed by climate change and called for swift action to save the environment and the planet.
NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Queen honour for Indian surgeon

Most senior surgeon in the royal household Satyajit Bhattacharya, who was made a "Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order"
Amit Roy Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

US 'will no longer be piggy bank'

President Trump said Saturday that he brought up with America's closest allies the dramatic prospect of completely eliminating tariffs on goods and services, even as he threatened to end all trade with his counterparts if they don't stop what he says are unfair trade practices.
NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Any Kim pact will be 'spur of the moment'

President Donald Trump said on Saturday any agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at next week's summit would be "spur of the moment," underscoring the uncertain outcome of what he called a "mission of peace".
Reuters Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Macron leaves his mark on US leader

It wasn't quite the 25-second gripper of their encounter during Donald Trump's Bastille Day visit to Paris.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Bourdain's unsavoury truths

Anthony Bourdain entered the literary stage with an inside tip, delivered in the gruff whisper of a racetrack tout: Don't order fish on Mondays.
Pete Wells Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Lawmaker sues Imran Khan for defamation

A woman lawmaker has slapped a Rs 5 billion defamation suit against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan after being accused by her party of horse-trading during the Senate elections earlier this year.
PTI Jun 10, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump wants Russia back in G7

President Trump called on the world's leading economies on Friday to reinstate Russia to the Group of 7 nations four years after it was cast out for annexing Crimea, once again putting him at odds with America's leading allies in Europe and Asia.
Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Ali may be pardoned

President Donald Trump said on Friday he is considering pardoning some 3,000 people "who may have been treated unfairly", including late heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.
Reuters Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST

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