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US weighs restructuring Trump-era China tariffs

US weighs restructuring Trump-era China tariffs

 |  Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 08:45 [IST]
Washington, Jul 06: US President Joe Biden's administration is looking at whether to cut tariffs on some Chinese imports in a bid to ease inflation, the White House said on Tuesday. Four years ago, former US President Donald Trump imposed his ...
Saudi Arabia's hajj lottery has Muslims fuming

Saudi Arabia's hajj lottery has Muslims fuming

 |  Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 00:15 [IST]
Riyadh, Jul 06: Even if everything goes according to plan, preparing for and performing the hajj is an emotional journey for many Muslims. However, for thousands of prospective pilgrims from about 50 countries in Europe, Australia and the Americas, the preparation for ...
Republic of Karakalpakstan retains autonomy

Republic of Karakalpakstan retains autonomy

 |  Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 00:30 [IST]
Tashkent, Jul 05: On Sunday, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced that the status of the Republic of Karakalpakstan would remain unchanged. Mirziyoyev's announcement came after protests escalated over the weekend in and around Karakalpakstan's capital, Nukus, following the release of a ...
US: Journalist 'likely' shot from Israeli position

US: Journalist 'likely' shot from Israeli position

 |  Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 00:00 [IST]
Washington, Jul 05: The bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely fired from an area where Israeli troops were positioned, but her shooting was not intentional, the US State Department said on Monday. The statement ...
German president honors Holocaust survivor for life's work

German president honors Holocaust survivor for life's work

 |  Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 00:00 [IST]
Berlin, Jun 05: Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer was awarded the Walther Rathenau Prize for outstanding lifetime achievement in foreign policy during a ceremony in Berlin on Monday. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honored Friedländer's courage as well as her dedication to sha...
Video shows Ohio police killing unarmed Black man

Video shows Ohio police killing unarmed Black man

 |  Monday, July 04, 2022, 05:30 [IST]
Ohio, Jul 04: A video released on Sunday showed eight police officers were involved in a shooting that killed an unarmed Black man in the city of Akron, Ohio. Akron police released the video showing the pursuit and killing of 25-year-old Jayland ...
ECOWAS: West African bloc lifts Mali economic sanctions

ECOWAS: West African bloc lifts Mali economic sanctions

 |  Monday, July 04, 2022, 05:00 [IST]
Brussels, Jul 04: Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers agreed to return to civilian rule by March 2024 and published a new electoral law. ...
German regulator fears complete Russian gas cut-off

German regulator fears complete Russian gas cut-off

 |  Saturday, July 02, 2022, 12:45 [IST]
Moscow, Jul 02: Russia could be planning to use a regular maintenance break on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline as an opportunity to cut the gas supply to Germany completely, making it vital to save as much gas as possible, a ...
Istanbul: Popular destination for Russian dissidents

Istanbul: Popular destination for Russian dissidents

 |  Saturday, July 02, 2022, 12:15 [IST]
Istanbul, Jul 02: In an elegant patisserie on the Asian side of Istanbul, I am waiting for Irina Gaisina to come back from the immigration office. The 39-year-old psychologist and politician left Russia for Turkey in early March, leaving behind her three ...
Earthquake hits southern Iran, at least 5 dead

Earthquake hits southern Iran, at least 5 dead

 |  Saturday, July 02, 2022, 09:45 [IST]
Tehran, Jul 02: At least five people were killed when a strong earthquake shook southern Iran early Saturday. "Five people have died in the earthquake ... and so far 12 are hospitalized," Mehrdad Hassanzadeh, head of emergency management in Hormozgan Province on ...
Gambia bans all timber exports to curb rosewood smuggling

Gambia bans all timber exports to curb rosewood smuggling

 |  Saturday, July 02, 2022, 09:45 [IST]
Banjul, Jul 02: The Gambia banned all timber exports, and permanently suspended export licenses of wood on Friday. The West African nation is trying to curb the illegal smuggling of endangered rosewood. "All existing permits issued for the export/re-export of timber are ...
Ukraine's envoy to Germany irks Israeli, Polish governments

Ukraine's envoy to Germany irks Israeli, Polish governments

 |  Saturday, July 02, 2022, 05:45 [IST]
Kyiv, Jul 02: Andriy Melnyk,Ukraine's outspoken ambassador to Germany, drew the ire of Poland, Israel, and Jewish groups on Friday when he defended Ukranian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera in an interview. Melnyk has made himself one of the most well-known ambassadors ...