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Trump may exit Kim talks

President Trump declared on Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading towards success.
MARK LANDLER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Myanmar troops must obey law: Army chief

Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing has told military personnel in the country that they must obey the law, citing as an example the sentencing of seven soldiers for a massacre of Rohingya Muslim men that was the subject of a Reuters investigation.
Reuters Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Number of cigarettes tied to stroke risk

The more men smoke before they turn 50, the higher their risk of a stroke, medical researchers said on Thursday after a study that quantifies the numbers of cigarettes with the risk of stroke.
G.S. Mudur Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Nepal hails Everest no-oxygen climbers

Nepal's government on Thursday honoured two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago.
AP Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Queen in direct pitch for prince

The Queen has made an extraordinary personal - and emotional - appeal to the Commonwealth heads of government gathered in London to pick Prince Charles as the next head of the organisation.
Amit Roy Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Southwest Airlines pilot lauded as hero for handling crisis after passenger was partially blown out of damaged window of plane

The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls.
Apr 19, 2018 16:14 IST

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater.
Apr 19, 2018 12:38 IST

Haley in rift with White House

President Trump was watching television on Sunday when he saw Nikki R. Haley, his ambassador to the UN, announce that he would impose fresh sanctions on Russia. The President grew angry, according to an official informed about the moment. As far as he was concerned, he had decided no such thing.
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

CIA chief secretly met Kim in Korea

President Trump dispatched the CIA director Mike Pompeo to North Korea to meet with its leader, Kim Jong-un, in recent weeks to lay the groundwork for a summit meeting between Kim and Trump, two people briefed on the secret trip said on Tuesday.
Mark Landler and Matthew Rosenberg Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Silver Fox dies after congestion problems

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as President, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92.
Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

China moots India-Nepal economic corridor

China on Wednesday proposed an India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalaya as it seeks to expand its influence over the new Nepali government headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, widely regarded as pro-Beijing.
Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

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