Trump defends China trade policy

President Trump defended his administration's approach to resolving a trade war with China in a series of tweets on Monday, following three-days of negotiations with the Chinese that ended with little clarity.
Eileen Sullivan and Alan Rappeport May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

'I am proud to be a feminist'

Meghan Markle means business. She hasn't been the Duchess of Sussex five minutes but already she has her own dedicated website in which she has highlighted her charitable work in India and declared: "I am proud to be a woman and a feminist."
Amit Roy May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Obamas sign deal to produce Netflix films

Former President Barack Obama formally announced on Monday a multiyear production deal with Netflix in which he and the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, will produce TV shows and films for the streaming service.
Michael D. Shear May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Iran faces 'strongest' US penalties

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the "strongest sanctions in history" against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of US demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, curtailing its ballistic missile programme and ending its expansionist behaviour.
May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Tribute to victims at Grenfell fire hearings

Survivors of London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire wept on Monday as they listened to a bereaved father pay tribute to his baby son.
May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Hasina vows to end 'drug menace'

Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a "drug menace" that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country's war on homegrown militants.
May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

China varsity lifts ban on miniskirts in library

A Chinese university has apologised and lifted a ban on girls wearing miniskirts and hot pants in the library, revoking a regulation imposed over a student's complaint that such clothes were "harmful to the study atmosphere and are a form of sexual harassment".
May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

UAE visa offer for 'exceptional talents'

The UAE plans to issue long-term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and "exceptional talents" including professionals and students, the cabinet announced on Sunday.
May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.
May 21, 2018 16:37 IST

Trump 'demands' Justice Department investigate FBI

President Donald Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be concluded by September.
May 21, 2018 12:09 IST

US students wrestle with risk of getting shot

Just hours after a gunman killed 10 people at a Texas high school, two students 1,000 miles away worried about the safety of their usual seats in the school cafeteria.
Audra D. S. Burch, Amy Harmon and Trip Gabriel May 21, 2018 00:00 IST


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