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Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO if it doesn’t ‘pull up’

Trump threatens Iran, warns of dire consequences

President Donald Trump has warned his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani that if Tehran threatened the US again, it will suffer consequences the likes of which few have ever suffered before. The tweet in all-caps was posted on Sunday night and followed an apparent warning by Rouhani, in which he cautioned[Read More…]

Twitter bans Russia-based Kaspersky Lab from buying ads

Moscow/New Delhi: Twitter has banned Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform, stating that the company “operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices.” In an open letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Kaspersky Lab’s Founder Eugene Kaspersky has termed the[Read More…]

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Damascus: Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said. The international team has been in the country since Saturday, but has not been allowed to visit Douma, the BBC reported. The attack on April 7, prompted military[Read More…]

Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack

Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attack

United Nations: Russia and Syria have invited a probe into the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma after US President Donald Trump threatened that there would be a “big price to pay”. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday, Russia’s Permanent Representative Vassily[Read More…]

Trump administration to impose fresh sanctions against Russia

Trump administration to impose fresh sanctions against Russia

Washington: President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to impose additional sanctions against Russia by Friday, according to US officials. The sanctions are economic and designed to target oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin, the officials told The Washington Post on Wednesday. However, the final number of Russians facing punitive action[Read More…]

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Russia

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Russia

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit 685 km in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy coast line, raising tsunami warnings in Russia on Tuesday. The earthquake happened at 05:04 AM (local time) with Kamchatka Krai peninsula being the epicenter. The quake followed several aftershocks before simmering down. However, no reports of loss of lives or[Read More…]

IS leader Baghdadi might have been killed by Russia

In a major development, Russia’s defence ministry is probing whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The ministry said an air strike might have killed Baghdadi on 28 May. However, the reports are yet to be[Read More…]

At least 91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail through tunnel

About 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil by fleeing through a 30-meter tunnel. Reportedly, nine of the inmates have been found, while police are attempting to nab the remaining 82. They disappeared from the prison in Parnamirim, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. This incident happened[Read More…]

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IAF aircraft goes missing near China border

An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft has gone missing after it lost radio contact in Assam’s Tezpur, near China border on Tuesday. The fighter jet, with two pilots on board, took off from Salonibari in Assam at 10.30 am on Tuesday. The aircraft’s fleet was facing some engine troubles[Read More…]

Ransomware attack hits 74 countries, says Kaspersky

Over 45,000 attacks of ransomware were recorded in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russia. Kaspersky Lab, the cyber security and anti-virus provider’s Global Research and Analysis Team said, in these attacks, data is encrypted with the extension “.WCRY” added to the filenames. The attack, called as ‘WannaCry,’ is[Read More…]

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