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A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit just three days before a tense presidential election. Security already has been a dominant theme in the […]

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Cleveland police issued an arrest warrant on Monday for a gunman they said murdered a man in a crime he broadcast live on Facebook. Officials in the Ohio city said suspect Steve Stephens, 37, shot his 74-year old victim Robert Godwin Sr at random on Easter Sunday, in cold blood. “Suspect did broadcast the killing […]

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North Korea is preparing for “any mode of war” triggered by US military action, Pyongyang’s envoy to the United Nations warned Monday, saying his country would respond to a missile or nuclear strike “in kind.” The statement from North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong, followed warnings from US Vice President […]

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North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment.” Kim In Ryong told a news conference that “if the US dares opt for a military action,” North […]

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Jayanth Jacob: The United States’ national security advisor and Afghan war veteran HR McMaster arrived in India on Tuesday for discussions after saying what India wants to hear about terrorism in Pakistan. McMaster will meet his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and the two top officials are set to discuss a host of issues such as […]

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Two more poachers were killed in Assam by forest department guards on Monday night amid an ongoing debate on the stringent measures adopted to prevent poaching of endangered species in the country. The latest incident happened at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park (RGONP), located 150km west from state capital Guwahati, following an exchange of gunfire […]

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With ruling AIADMK (Amma) faction deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran facing a possible arrest, efforts are on to bring the two warring factions of the party together in Tamil Nadu. A nine-member team of AIADMK (Amma) leaders has been formed to negotiate with the O Panneerselvam camp to draw up a merger formula, party sources […]

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Nepal president to hold talks with PM, President today Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will hold talks with the Indian leadership, including with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an effort to expand cooperation between the two neighbours amid differences over provisions in the Nepal’s Constitution about representation for the Madhesis. Vice-president […]

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Trump ‘disappointed, a little surprised’ by stinging health care defeat

Washington: US President Donald Trump declared himself “disappointed” and a “little surprised” by a stinging health care defeat on Friday, which called his much-vaunted deal making skills into question. US President Donald Trump talks to journalists at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote […]

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Healthcare bill: For Donald Trump, it was the ‘lost’ art of the deal this time

Washington: In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal. US President Donald Trump.(Reuters Photo) For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the US House […]

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