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Russia terms UK foreign secretary's comments "Russophobic hysteria"

Updated: Oct 12, 2016 18:53 IST      
Russia terms UK foreign secretary's comments "Russophobic hysteria"

London [UK], Oct. 12 (ANI): Coming down heavily on British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Russia said Wednesday that his comments calling for investigating Moscow for war crimes in Aleppo were " Russophobic hysteria".

"There were no Russian planes in the area of the aid convoy to Aleppo. That is a fact," the CNN quoted Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, as saying.

Johnson's speech was "a storm in a glass of muddy London water", he added.

During a Commons debate on Tuesday Johnson has said that those responsible for war crimes in Syria would eventually face charges before the international criminal court. He also called for demonstrations by anti-war protesters outside the Russian embassy in London.

Meanwhile air raids in eastern Aleppo using powerful bunker-buster bombs which resumed on Tuesday

Doctors said they had documented 34 dead and 216 injured on Tuesday alone, adding that the total number was likely to be higher as some families retrieved their dead from bombarded sites without taking them to local hospitals.

One doctor described the bombing on Tuesday as akin to "resurrection day".

The resumption of intensive airstrikes by Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian allies followed several days of relative calm in which the government reiterated its demands for rebels in the eastern districts of Syria 's commercial capital to lay down their arms and abandon the city, and for civilians to flee to the regime-held western half.

The see-saw of destruction appears aimed at sowing division among members of the opposition and civilians, about 250,000, still living in the area, pressuring them with the prospect of prolonged suffering to abandon their redoubt. (ANI)

Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 23:01 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 27 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) instead of withdrawing it after speaking to the leaders of Mexico and Canada to see if the deal can be made.

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Warsaw [Poland], April 27 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari has said that Poland supports India's bid for membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group and also a permanent membership in expanded United Nations Security Council.

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Warsaw [Poland], Apr 27 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has said that if Polish business looks for markets and business opportunities beyond Europe, India is a natural destination.

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Man arrested with weapon near British Parliament

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 20:51 IST     

London [UK], April 27 (ANI): A man has reportedly been arrested by London police after being found in possession of weapons near the British Parliament.

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Nepali trekkers rescue Taiwanese after 47 days

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 20:07 IST     

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Brexit not to affect UK-Bangladesh ties: Former British PM

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 18:38 IST     

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 27 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the Brexit would not affect bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh.

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Pak poll body refuses to allot 'bat' symbol to PTI

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 18:14 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has barred former cricketer Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) from using the 'bat' as an electoral symbol for upcoming by-elections until the party holds intra-party elections and fulfills its legal requirement.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 (ANI): Pakistan has said that the decision to provide consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav would be taken on merit.

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Moscow [Russia] Apr 27 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif termed the United States' missile strike against Syria as 'foreign interference'.

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Pakistan lashes out against India over Kashmir issue

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 15:12 IST     

Moscow [Russia], Apr 27 (ANI): Pakistan Defence minister Khawaja Asif has said that the unresolved Kashmir issue had the potential to threaten the peace and stability of the entire region even as he accused India of not reciprocating the efforts made by Islamabad.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Apr 27 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has issued notices of contempt of court to the chief executive officers of Ittefaq, Chaudhry and Haseeb Waqas sugar owned by members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family for operating the mills in defiance of a stay order.

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Japanese firms help rebuild quake-affected areas

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 14:49 IST     

Tokyo [Japan]/Yangon [Myanmar], Apr 27 (ANI): The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused extensive damage to the Tohoku area in Japan.

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Caracas [Venezuela], Apr 27 (ANI): Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has said the country would withdraw from the Organisation of American States (OAS).

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Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen for violating sea limits

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:09 IST     

Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 27 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday arrested 29 Indian fishermen near its coast alleging that they violated the maritime boundaries.

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Chinese Mainland dismisses 'dwarfing Taiwan' accusations

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:06 IST     

Beijing [China], Apr 27 (ANI): The Chinese mainland has dismissed accusations that it had "dwarfed" Taiwan by changing how the island was addressed on mainstream media.

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Pak FM, U.S. NSA discuss Kashmir at White House

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:25 IST     

Washington [U.S.A.], Apr 27 (ANI): In the first official meeting between representatives of Washington and Islamabad, all thorny issues including India-Pakistan relations and Kashmir were discussed on the table when Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster at the White House on Tuesday.

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THAAD in South Korea to be operational soon: U.S.

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:09 IST     

Washington [USA], Apr 27 (ANI): The United States advanced missile defense system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), which is being installed in South Korea to mitigate threats by Pyongyang, will soon be operational.

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Jerusalem [Israel], Apr 27 (ANI): Explosions were heard near Damascus's airport on Thursday morning, allegedly caused by an Israeli airstrike.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], April 27 (ANI): The departments tasked with deputing a representative each to the joint investigation team (JIT), which will probe the money laundering case against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, have submitted lists of the proposed names to the Supreme Court.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Apr 27 (ANI): The Lahore High Court on Thursday is likely to hear a petition challenging Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's detention by Pakistan.

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