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Indian women find US dreams in peril

For seven years, Deepika Jalakam sat at home. Bored, unfulfilled and dependent on her husband for every dime, she struggled with the notion that her professional life was doomed in the land of opportunity.
MIRIAM JORDAN Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

Fresh US sanctions on Putin cronies

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on seven of Russia's richest men and 17 top government officials on Friday in the latest effort to punish President Vladimir V. Putin's inner circle for interference in the 2016 election and other Russian aggressions.
GARDINER HARRISNew York Times News Service Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

S. Korea's ex-leader gets 24 years in jail

Park Geun-hye, South Korea's impeached and ousted President, was sentenced on Friday to 24 years in prison on a variety of criminal charges, in a case that exposed the entrenched, collusive ties between South Korea's government and huge conglomerates like Samsung.
New York Times News Service Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

'No hush money paid'

President Trump denied on Thursday knowing of a $130,000 payment his lawyer made to a pornographic film actress who claims to have had a sexual encounter with him, an assertion that threatened to complicate his legal battle against her.
JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

Former South Korean leader Park convicted in corruption case, gets 24 years in jail

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster.
Apr 06, 2018 14:45 IST

Google workers protest work for Pentagon

Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company's involvement in a Pentagon programme that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes.
SCOTT SHANE and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

US tries to calm trade fears

White House officials moved quickly on Wednesday to calm fears of a potential trade war with China, saying the administration's proposed tariffs were a "threat" that would ultimately help, not hurt, the US economy, hours after China said it would punish American products with similar levies.
ANA SWANSON and KEITH BRADSHER Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

Four dead in Turkey university shooting

A gunman shot dead four Turkish academics at their university on Thursday whom he saw as supporters of a Muslim cleric accused by the government of being behind a failed coup in 2016, the university rector said.
Reuters Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak blamed for Afghan bombing

The Afghan government on Thursday accused Pakistan of air strikes in the Afghan province of Kunar, which borders Pakistan, causing "huge financial damage".
Reuters Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump criticises Post for bad reporting

President Donald Trump slammed The Washington Post on Thursday for "bad reporting" and suggested his own headline for a news report on his administration's decision to impose tariffs on import of some 1,300 Chinese products.
PTI Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

Improper data use affected 87m: FB

Facebook on Wednesday said that the data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with a political consulting firm connected to President Trump during the 2016 election - a figure far higher than the estimate of 50 million that had been widely cited since the leak was reported last month.
CECILIA KANG and SHEERA FRENKEL Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

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