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Geneva: The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday upheld its decision that the European Union (EU) and four of its member states — France, Germany, Spain and Britain — failed to comply with an earlier WTO ruling, by maintaining illegal subsidies for aircraft maker Airbus. WTO Appellate Body on Tuesday upheld an earlier compliance panel finding …

Chennai: Expelled and now jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court here in connection with a case involving evasion of duty on the import of a luxury car from Britain. The Madras High Court had in November upheld a trial court order sentencing Natarajan and three others in …

Jerusalem: United States President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the White House has said, a move that elicited huge outrage from the Palestinians and the entire Arab world, media reports said on Wednesday. The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Trump on Wednesday. The status of Jerusalem – a holy …

Islamabad: Pakistan and European Union (EU) have wrapped up their anti-terrorism talks here with a joint statement, reiterating their resolve to jointly combat terrorism in all forms and manifestations. Officials of both sides reaffirmed that terrorism continued to pose a threat to states and societies across the globe, the foreign ministry said in a statement late …

Tokyo: United States President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday, the first stop of his five-nation tour through Asia where he is set to focus on the North Korean threat, media reports said. Upon his arrival, Trump rallied American and Japanese forces at the Yokota Air Base near Tokyo, touting the strength of the US-Japanese …

Erbil (Iraq): The Iraqi government on Friday suspended international flights to and from the autonomous region of Kurdistan in response to the referendum – held in defiance of Baghdad – that saw the Kurds vote in favor of independence. The suspension came into force after Kurdistan refused to comply with the order to hand over control …

San Francisco: As the probe into Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election intensifies, Twitter announced that it has deleted over 200 fake Russian accounts and identified Russia Today of buying bought ads targeted at American users’ accounts. In a closed-door meeting late Thursday, Colin Crowell, Twitter’s Vice President for Public Policy, met with …

San Francisco: Following Facebook’s second quarter earnings report that showed the company’s stocks hit record high, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has achieved a personal milestone too, becoming the world’s fifth richest person. According to a report in Fortune on Thursday, Zuckerberg’s net worth hit $72.7 billion on Thursday. This increase of more than $3 billion sent him …