Helping asylum seekers a 'humanitarian imperative': Italian minister

Rome, Nov 23 Helping African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers who cross the Mediterranean in search of safety is a “humanitarian imperative”, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi has said.

In his keynote speech at the 4th annual Mediterranean Dialogues Conference (MED) which kicked off here on Thursday, Moavero Milanesi…

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Trump grants new authority to troops to protect border personnel

Washington, Nov 22  US President Donald Trump has approved a memorandum that grants new authority to US troops on the Southwest border to protect Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel from migrants if they engage in violence, according to the Pentagon.

Department of Defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza told…

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Pakistan summons US envoy to protest Trump's allegations

Islamabad, Nov 21 Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the American Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad to protest against US President Donald Trump’s remarks that Islamabad had helped slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to hide in the country.

“The Foreign Secretary (Tehmina Janjua) called in the US Charge d…

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Sensex, Nifty open in red

Mumbai, Nov 20  The key Indian equity indices, BSE Sensex and Nifty50, opened in red on Tuesday.

Heavy selling pressure was witnessed in IT and metal counters. Index pivotals — financial and banking stocks — also traded lower.

The Sensex of the BSE opened at 35,730.77 from its previous close…

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Ivanka Trump used personal mail for government business

Washington, Nov 20  Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter, sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, the media reported.

White House ethics officials learned of Ivanka’s…

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