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Trump renews auto tariff threat against EU

Photo: Panel members applaud for Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg after she addressed guests at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Donald Trump says he’ll strongly consider imposing tariffs on European auto imports if the U.S. and European Union can’t strike a trade agreement. But Trump said Tuesday as he met with Pakistan’s leader ...

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Nepal rescuers search for 7 as avalanche hits hiking trail

Photo : In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 photo, trekkers wait to be airlifted a day after an avalanche hit Mount Annapurna trail in Nepal. Special Nepalese army and government rescue personnel continued searching Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides missing since since an avalanche swept across popular mountain trekking route . The avalanche hit ...

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Impeachment trial to begins with rules fight, long days

Photo : President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the White House in Washington to attend the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the ...

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Myanmar panel: Security forces likely committed war crimes

Photo : Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Philippine diplomat Rosario Manalo, a member of the Independent Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine State, at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. An independent commission established by Myanmar’s government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more ...

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Trump defenders push ‘no crime’ as Democrats seek removal

President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the questionable assertion that the charges against him are invalid, adopting a position rejected by Democrats as “nonsense” as both sides sharpened their arguments for trial. “Criminal-like conduct is required,” said Alan Dershowitz, a constitutional lawyer on Trump’s defense team. Dershowitz said he will be making the same argument ...

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Seven killed, three missing in Indonesia bridge collapse

Seven people drowned and three others are missing after a bridge collapsed on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the disaster agency said Monday. Some 30 people, mostly students, were on the bridge Sunday afternoon in the town of Kaur when the newly built crossing suddenly collapsed, hurtling some teens into the water below while others clutched on to the railing. The water ...

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8 killed, dozens injured in Indonesia’s bus crash

Eight people were killed and 30 others wounded when a passenger bus overturned in Indonesia’s West Java province on Saturday, media reported on Sunday. The bus was carrying 58 domestic travellers who wished to visit the tourist destination of Tangkuban Perahu volcano in the province’s district of Bandung Barat.The cause of the fatal crash has not been found and the ...

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Kashmiri students of Hyderabad University protest clampdown in valley

Kashmiri students of the University of Hyderabad staged a protest on Saturday against the continued clampdown in Kashmir valley and “state repression” against Kashmiris even as the Centre launched its outreach programme with the first group of Union ministers visiting Jammu to highlight awareness about central schemes implemented after the removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The protest ...

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60 killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib

Iranian-backed Houthi militia attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, according to reports, reports Arab News. Al-Ekhbariya quoted sources as saying the attack was carried out with ballistic missiles and drones.Also on Saturday, Houthi militia and government forces traded heavy volleys of artillery fire just south of the Hodeidah ...

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Mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border span

Photo : Migrants charge on the Mexican National Guardsmen at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala. Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala. Honduran migrants waved their country’s ...

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