Trump’s former attorney sentenced to 3 years in prison

NEW YORK: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime personal fixer will spend three years in jail for crimes, including lying to the Congress and facilitating hush-money to silence two women who alleged affairs with the US President. Cohen made an emotional apology to US District Judge William H Pauley III, on Wednesday taking […]

US to oppose IMF bailout to Pakistan to repay Chinese debt: top official

US to oppose IMF bailout to Pakistan to repay Chinese debt: top official

Washington: The US is making all efforts to ensure that any IMF bailout to Pakistan is not used to repay its Chinese debts, a senior Trump administration official has told lawmakers. Cash-strapped Pakistan is seeking USD 8 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bail itself out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens […]

Trump concerned about being impeached: Report

Trump concerned about being impeached: Report

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump sees his impeachment as a “real possibility” over finance violations during the 2016 campaign, according to a media report. Impeachment talks have ratcheted up in recent days following a blockbuster filing from prosecutors in the Southern District of New York in which they directly alleged for the first time that […]

Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting over PaK minister’s presence

Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting over PaK minister’s presence

Islamabad: An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) at the event, according to source here. Diplomat Shubham Singh, left the meeting to register India’s protest over the presence of PaK minister Chaudhary Muhammad Saeed at the […]

Chief of Staff John Kelly to leave White House by year-end: President Trump

Chief of Staff John Kelly to leave White House by year-end: President Trump

Washington: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will step down by the end of the year, President Donald Trump has announced, becoming the latest top-level official to quit the administration amidst reports that relations between them have soured beyond repair. The 68-year-old retired Marine Corps general has been President Trump’s Chief of Staff since […]

Iran arrests 10 over suicide attack on police

TEHRAN: Iranian police said Sunday that 10 people had been arrested in connection with a suicide attack in southeastern Iran that killed two police officers. Jihadist separatist group Ansar al-Furqan has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s assault in which an explosives-laden car was driven into a police station in the port city of Chabahar. The authorities […]

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ”vile in nature”

Beijing: China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign Ministry’s website said that Vice […]

Six dead, dozens hurt in Italy nightclub stampede

Corinaldo: Six people, including five teenagers, died and 120 were injured in a stampede when panic broke out during a rap concert at a packed Italian nightclub early Saturday. The suspected use of a pepper spray-like substance is thought to have sparked the chaos at the venue in the town of Corinaldo, near Ancona in […]