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Tag Archives: Russia

Iran deal is not untouchable: Nikki Haley

  Washington:US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that President Trump has the authority and the justification to scrap the Iran nuclear agreement if he chooses. “The entire world thinks the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is untouchable, but it’s not,” said Haley here at an event. “If the president chooses not…

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BRICS leaders deplore North Korea n-test

  Xiamen (China): BRICS leaders have strongly deplored North Korea’s latest nuclear test, according to a declaration released here on Monday. “We express deep concern over the ongoing tension and prolonged nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and emphasise that it should only be settled through peaceful means and direct dialogue of all the parties concerned,”…

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Russia, Turkey to establish fourth de-escalation zone in Syria

Moscow: Russia, Turkey agreed to step up efforts to coordinate on building the fourth de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The statement was made following talks on Middle Eastern and African issues held between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is also the Russian Presidential Envoy for…

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UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks

  Geneva: The UN’s special envoy to Syria said here he hoped substantive Syrian peace talks involving representatives of President Bashar al-Assad’s government and a unified opposition would take place between the months of October and November. Staffan de Mistura on Thursday said in a press conference here that there may eventually be an opportunity in…

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Chinese brands hold 48% smartphone market share globally

  New Delhi: While overall global smartphone shipments grew 3 per cent Year-over-Year (YoY) reaching 365 million units in the second quarter of 2017, Chinese brands have emerged as the dominant force, making a dent in Apple’s market share, a report said on Wednesday. According to the market research firm Counterpoint Research, Chinese smartphone brands marked…

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McCain to return to Senate for healthcare vote

  Washington: Senator John McCain, diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will return to the Senate on Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation, the media reported. McCain’s office announced on Monday night that he would return Tuesday — a surprise to most in Washington who expected him to miss the…

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LG Electronics faces anti-trust violation case in Russia

  Moscow: Russia’s state anti-trust agency has initiated a case against LG Electronics’ Russian arm on allegations that the South Korean company used special monitoring system on retailers to control prices of smartphones, media reported. The Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) initiated a case against LG’s Russian structure for signs of illegal coordination of economic activity, Sputnik…

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FIFA satisfied with attendance at Confed Cup games in Russia

  Moscow: World football governing body FIFA is satisfied with the crowd attendance at the Confederations Cup games in Russia, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said after witnessing the Australia vs Germany game in Sochi. He also told the Tass news agency on Monday that the atmosphere at the stadiums was great. In Sochi, 28,000 spectators came…

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Brics Foreign Ministers meet, India raises terrorism issue

  Beijing: India on Monday said Brics needs to cooperate on counter-terrorism as the Foreign Ministers meet of the five-member bloc began here. China has said the issue of terrorism would be discussed candidly at the meet of the five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as New Delhi seemed poised…

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Iran qualify for 2018 World Cup

  Tehran: Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after beating Uzbekistan 2-0 here. It will be Iran’s fifth appearance at soccer’s premier tournament, reports Xinhua news agency. Sardar Azmoun scored in the 23rd minute and Mehdi Taremi added the second goal in the 88th minute at the Azadi Stadium here…

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