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India, Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement

India, Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement PM Modi, who is in Japan for the 13th India-Japan annual summit, met his counterpart Shinzo Abe and held informal talks with him. After the luncheon, they would visit a factory of industrial robot manufacturer Fanuc Corp, before moving on to the Japanese premier's vacation home nearby. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi fiancée snubs Trump invitation to White House

Khashoggi fiancée snubs Trump invitation to White House Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday (October 24) called the killing of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi a "heinous crime that can not be justified". She also said she had declined an invitation to meet Donald Trump, saying the US President was not honest about investigating the killing. On the sidelines of a Syria summit in Istanbul , the two leader... [Full Article...]

Voting begins in Kandahar elections

Voting begins in Kandahar elections The UN-backed government is rife with corruption and many Afghans have said they do not expect the elections to be fair. With the Taliban operating freely across much of the country and heavy pressure from global partners for the vote to be held, the election was seen as a major test of the credibility of the government. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel to step down in 2021

Although the CDU has remained relatively united behind its leader in public, discontent has been building as the party's fortunes have sunk. Hesse's conservative governor, Volker Bouffier, complains that "the election campaign has been completely overshadowed by Berlin ". [Full Article...]

Global outcry over Khashoggi killing 'hysterical', Saudi official says

Global outcry over Khashoggi killing 'hysterical', Saudi official says Trudeau said he might cut off any arms export permits that allow Canadian manufacturers of military equipment to ship their goods to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi foreign minister said that his country still saw the principles of the Beirut conference in 2002 that calls for Israel to withdraw from occupied Palestinian territory and allow a Palestinian state within 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as... [Full Article...]

Chilling post suspected gunman made before synagogue attack

Chilling post suspected gunman made before synagogue attack Police can be heard calling for backup and for medics, even while taking fire. Wolf lamented, "We have been saying "this one is too many" for far too long". While Trump was holding his campaign rally, the official Republican Party Twitter account posted a tweet , which included a video from Trump's rally, that said: "Let's Keep Winning Together!". [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Is 1st Israeli Leader To Visit Oman Since 90s

Netanyahu Is 1st Israeli Leader To Visit Oman Since 90s But there were few concrete details on his talks with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the sultanate's minister responsible for foreign affairs said. [Full Article...]

Trump Dismisses Report on His Intercepted Cell Calls as ‘Boring’ and Wrong

Trump Dismisses Report on His Intercepted Cell Calls as ‘Boring’ and Wrong Using Trump's favorite way to disparage articles he did not find appealing, Hua claimed that by making these accusations or publishing such a report, the New York Times just provided one more evidence that it is making the fake news. China tightly censors domestic media and routinely rejects critical foreign media reporting about the ruling Communist Party as biased or fabricated. [Full Article...]

Israel bombs Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets

Israel bombs Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets The air strikes came after five Palestinians were killed and 170 others wounded by Israeli troops during demonstrations along Gaza-Israel buffer zone. Thousands of Palestinian demonstrators have come out for 31 weeks to denounce the blockade of the Gaza Strip and call for the right of return of Palestinian refugees to the homes, from which they and their families were displaced during the establis... [Full Article...]

Man sets fire to parents' house after killing spiders with blowtorch

Man sets fire to parents' house after killing spiders with blowtorch A man who tried to "kill spiders with a blowtorch " burned his house to the ground after creating an inferno that required 23 firefighters to contain. The occupants weren't home at the time of the fire and nobody was injured in the blaze, which was attended by more than two dozen fire officers. [Full Article...]

Actor Robert de Niro has sent bomb

Actor Robert de Niro has sent bomb Packages mailed to billionaire philanthropist George Soros , former President Barack Obama , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , former Attorney General Eric Holder , congresswoman Maxine Waters and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan . [Full Article...]

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries At the time, they appeared not to know it was tied to the suspicious package sent to their building. And on the other side of the political spectrum, Republican congressman and House majority whip Steve Scalise was one of several people wounded in June 2017 by a rifle-toting left-wing activist who died in the ensuing shootout with police. [Full Article...]

India’s stand on Sri Lanka turmoil: Weigh options and watch

India’s stand on Sri Lanka turmoil: Weigh options and watch Rajapaksa's return to power ends a more than three-year-old coalition government that was formed by Sirisena and Wickremesinghe on a promise to combat corruption and financial irregularities. It is reported that party members had expressed their displeasure over the conduct of the good governance government to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday evening. [Full Article...]

Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sent hundreds of troops to the border earlier this year as part of "Operation Guardian Shield", a mission that extended through September 30. "I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught", Trump tweeted . "It's hard, and we know this country is risky too, but back in Honduras it's even more unsafe, they kill for nothing", said Josena Anibal Mejia... [Full Article...]

Who is M Nageshwar Rao, the interim CBI Director?

Who is M Nageshwar Rao, the interim CBI Director? NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. The case comes hot on the heels of a raging controversy over the Rafale deal in which the public sector undertaking HAL was allegedly sidelined by the Narendra Modi government in a renegotiated Rs 60,000 crore deal in favour of the Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Defence Limited. [Full Article...]

Suspected explosive device found at George Soros’ New York home

Suspected explosive device found at George Soros’ New York home An "extensive investigation" has been opened and the case has been turned over to the Joint Terrorism Task Force Division of the FBI , police said. Agents came out and safely detonated the device, which a federal law enforcement official said contained explosive powder. [Full Article...]

May's knotty Brexit backstop problem and how it could be solved

May's knotty Brexit backstop problem and how it could be solved Speaking to lawmakers about an European Union leaders summit held last week, May said that there were limited circumstances in which an extension could be preferable. But she then told MPs "we must make the commitment to a temporary UK-EU joint customs territory legally binding so the Northern Ireland-only proposal is no longer needed". [Full Article...]

Saudi foreign minister pledges full probe into Khashoggi killing

Saudi foreign minister pledges full probe into Khashoggi killing He also said that a team from the consulate carried out scouting missions in the Turkish forests of Belgrad and Yalova in the meanwhile. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, while visiting Indonesia, that rules will be put in place so that "something like this can never happen again". [Full Article...]

Mega bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and China to open on Tuesday

Mega bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and China to open on Tuesday Instead, a majority of traffic will come from shuttle buses or "special hire cars". The bridge aims to further integrate Hong Kong and Macau with the nine mainland cities around the Pearl River Estuary. "It is very odd. You see it, and you know you're linked up to the motherland", Claudia Mo, said an independent lawmaker who supports greater democracy in Hong Kong. [Full Article...]

Trump, Putin to meet next month in Paris

Trump, Putin to meet next month in Paris But speaking at a news conference after his talks with Putin, Bolton gave no indication of any change of course on the INF treaty. "It's a threat to whoever you want", Trump said. On Saturday, Trump confirmed the United States would pull out of the agreement signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, which bans all land-based cruise missiles with ... [Full Article...]


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