India's No. 1 Affordable Computer Franchise (ISO Certified, Govt. Approved) | Get approval in 10 Hours. For Inquiries: CALL +91-9774064470

Pentagon chief slams ‘slow learner’ Putin over election meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday of being a “slow learner” who again tried to meddle in U.S. elections in November, adding that he had no trust in the Russian leader. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis listens as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) speaks to the news media while gathering for a briefing from his senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo    The remarks by Mattis at a security forum in California came a day after President Donald Trump held informal talks…

Continue Reading

New G20 chair Japan wants trade imbalances, aging population on 2019 agenda

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Japan will put issues ranging from global trade imbalances to the impact of aging populations on the agenda when it chairs next year’s meetings of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies, government officials said. Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso looks on during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's joint news announcement in Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei KatoAt the end of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Finance Minister Taro Aso unveiled the “priority issues” to be taken up by his counterparts and central bank governors next year…

Continue Reading

Putin says no talks with Ukraine about release of sailors

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERSBUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday there had been no discussion with Ukraine about the possible release of the Ukrainian sailors who were seized along with their ships by Russia last month. Putin spoke with reporters on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Russia is resisting international calls to release three Ukrainian naval ships that its border patrols fired upon and seized in the strait near…

Continue Reading

Pompeo: no intelligence directly links Saudi prince to Khashoggi killing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media after a closed briefing for senators about the latest developments related to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he has seen all the intelligence possessed by the United States on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and repeated that no direct evidence links Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the incident. “I have read every piece of intelligence that is in the possession of United States government,” Pompeo said in an interview…

Continue Reading

Erdogan says not aiming to harm Saudi royals in Khashoggi affair

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey’s insistence on finding the truth behind the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was not aimed at damaging the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Andres StapffSaudi royal family. Speaking to reporters at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Erdogan said that solving the Khashoggi killing would also be in the interest of the Saudi monarchy. “We have never seen this as a political issue,” Erdogan said. “We want to make sure that the murder is revealed…

Continue Reading

U.S. markets to close on Wednesday in honor of George H.W. Bush

Dec 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; President George H. W. Bush is honored prior to the SEC championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. markets will be closed on Wednesday in honor of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will both close on Wednesday in observance of the National Day of Mourning after Bush’s death Saturday at the age of 94. Both the NYSE and Nasdaq will also observe a moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. ET on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump…

Continue Reading

Saudi Crown Prince meets Russia’s President Putin; discusses oil market rebalancing

(Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday and discussed areas of cooperation including rebalancing the world oil market, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attend a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERSThe Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, of which Saudi Arabia is a key member, and Russia and other leading oil producers will meet in Vienna on Dec 6-7 to discuss the oil market, as…

Continue Reading

“State of insurrection” as fuel tax riots engulf central Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Rioters ran amok across central Paris on Saturday, torching cars and buildings, looting shops, smashing windows and clashing with police in the worst unrest in more than a decade, posing a dire challenge to Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. The authorities were caught off guard by the escalation in violence after two weeks of nationwide protests against fuel taxes and living costs, known as the “yellow vest” movement after fluorescent jackets kept in all vehicles in France. In Paris, police said they had arrested almost 300 people while 110 were injured, including 20 members of the security forces. Police fired stun grenades, tear gas and water…

Continue Reading

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador promises radical change in first speech

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Veteran leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in as Mexican president on Saturday, promising a radical change of course in a country struggling with gang violence, chronic poverty and corruption on the doorstep of the United States. [nL2N1Y608M] A supporter of Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a banner while waiting for his arrival at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYThe first leftist to take office in Mexico in a generation moved to reassure business after markets crashed last month on worries about his policies. He promised investments would be…

Continue Reading

Paris turned into battle zone as “Yellow Vest” protests escalate

PARIS (Reuters) - French riot police fought running battles with “yellow vest” protesters in the streets of Paris, in a third weekend of nationwide unrest against high living costs that pose one of the gravest challenges to Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. In Paris, police said they had arrested more than 265 people while almost 100 were injured as protesters hurled projectiles at riot officers, burned cars and smashed shop fronts. In some areas, groups of masked men roamed freely, smashing a police van with metal bars and setting trees alight. Police fired stun grenades, tear gas and water cannon at protesters at the top of the Champs-Elysees boulevard…

Continue Reading