Pakistan hands over dossier on ‘India’s interference’ to UN chief

  UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has handed over a dossier on India’s alleged “interference” in the country to new UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in “restraining” India from such activities. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN ambassador Maleeha Lodhi delivered the dossier on “India’s interference and terrorism in Pakistan” in a meeting with…

French police raids Google’s offices

PARIS (Web Desk) – The Paris offices of US Internet giant Google were raided by French police on Tuesday, as part of a tax fraud investigation. Around 100 tax officials entered Google’s offices in central Paris early on Tuesday morning, the BBC reported. Google is accused of owing the French state €1.6bn ($1.8bn; £1.3bn) in unpaid taxes. The tax arrangements…

President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland to serve on the Supreme Court, setting up a protracted political fight with Republicans who have vowed to block any candidate picked by Obama in his final year in office. Garland, 63, is a longtime Washington lawyer and jurist who is chief judge of…

US election 2016: Obama warns against campaign anger

US election 2016: Obama warns against campaign anger US President Barack Obama has warned White House contenders to avoid raising tensions, a day after a rally by Donald Trump was called off amid clashes. Mr Obama said candidates should not resort to “insults” and “certainly not violence against other Americans”. Mr Trump, who leads the race for the Republican nomination,…

Team Canada’s sweet 16 named for World Cup

Team Canada’s sweet 16 named for World Cup An injury has kept Carey Price sidelined since November. But Team Canada’s management team had no doubt the Montreal Canadiens star goaltender should be named to the initial 16-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Price, 28, Chicago’s Corey Crawford, 31, and Washington’s Braden Holtby, 26, were named Wednesday as Canada’s…

Bill Gates: World will deliver ‘clean energy breakthrough’ within 15 years

Bill Gates: World will deliver ‘clean energy breakthrough’ within 15 years   Tech billionaire predicts innovation will deliver the clean energy the world desperately needs, but only if young people, businesses, and governments step up to the plate, reports Business Green Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates Bill Gates says the goal has to be zero emission power – cutting emissions isn’t…

Arms trade: Exports grow as world crises grip

Arms trade: Exports grow as world crises grip International arms sales are a good barometer of the rising tensions in the world. According to the latest figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), over the past five years the volume of transfers of major weapons systems was up some 14% over 2006-11. And no wonder. Just look at…

‘ The Walking Dead ’ Recap: Season 6, Episode 10, ‘The New World’

‘ The Walking Dead ’ Recap: Season 6, Episode 10, ‘The New World’ There’s a new power couple in Alexandria. “The New World,” this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” was so different tonally from its predecessor, “No Way Out,” you could be forgiven if you thought you were watching a completely different zombie show. While last week was a…

Scouting Report: Djokovic Makes A Splash In Dubai

An executive summary of what every fan should know about the 2016 ATP World Tour season Strong Fields in Dubai, Acapulco & Sao Paulo – The busiest month of the season comes to a close this week with 500 level tournaments in Dubai and Acapulco and the final Latin American clay court stop in Sao Paulo. Five of the Top 10 players in the Emirates…

Airstrikes hit two Syrian hospitals, with Turkey condemning ‘obvious war crime’

Airstrikes hit two Syrian hospitals, with Turkey condemning ‘obvious war crime’   The prospect of even a temporary truce in Syria seemed as distant as ever on Monday, as violence continued unabated across much of the country with hospitals in two towns apparently being bombed by forces supporting Bashar al-Assad, days after Russia denied it was targeting civilians in its…

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