Palestinian envoy says US peace plan is ‘dead upon arrival’

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour (Source: AP/File) The Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is “dead upon arrival”, the Palestinian UN ambassador Riyad Mansour said Tuesday. Mansour told reporters that after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, the United States “lost the qualification to be the only party to supervise the political process”. […]

Mexico: Journalist gunned down in beach resort town

The journalist had been receiving threats for the past six months, according to one of his colleagues. (Representational Image) A journalist was fatally shot in the Mexican beach resort town of Playa del Carmen, state prosecutors said on Tuesday, less than a month after he complained of being beaten and threatened by local police. Gunmen opened fire on Ruben Pat, […]

Myanmar denies demonetisation rumours

Myanmar’s Presidential Office said action would be taken against those spreading canards and trying to undermine the peace and stability of the country.  Myanmar’s Presidential Office has denied that it has issued an executive order to demonetise banknotes, saying that legal action will be taken against perpetrators of the fake news, media reported on Wednesday. Director-General and Spokesman of the President’s […]

Ivanka Trump to close her namesake apparel brand, to focus on White House role

The company said licensing contracts would not be renewed and those in place will be allowed to run their course. US President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, is closing her fashion line to focus her energies on advising her father’s White House, she said through a representative on Tuesday. The president, whose fortune comes from real estate development, came […]

Closely monitoring situation in poll-bound Pakistan: US

The US remained non-committal on sending its election observers in Pakistan. (File) The US on Tuesday said it is “closely” monitoring the situation in Pakistan which goes to polls on Wednesday, emphasising that it supports free, fair, transparent and accountable elections in the country. Pakistan will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new prime minister in the second […]

Woman killed in Los Angeles grocery store standoff was shot by police

FILE PHOTO: Police officers block the street near a Trader Joe’s store where a hostage situation unfolded in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen/File Photo A supermarket worker was killed by a bullet fired by Los Angeles police _ not the gunman they were trying to stop _ the city’s police chief acknowledged Tuesday, defending the decision […]

Donald Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

Trump denies the affair ever happened. President Donald Trump was recorded by his longtime personal lawyer discussing buying the rights to a Playboy model’s story about an affair she claims she had with Trump and at one point can be heard saying “pay with cash.” The audio, which was secretly recorded in 2016, was provided to CNN by Lanny Davis, […]