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Canada monitoring potential 2nd incident of suspected surveillance balloon

Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:12 AM IST

Canada surveillance balloon: Canada says 'potential second incident' linked to surveillance balloon

Chinese Spy Balloon: The US is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over US airspac.(AP)
Chinese Spy Balloon: The US is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over US airspac.(AP)

How China spy balloon over US adds tension ahead of talks in Beijing

China Spy Balloon: The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or Norad, “continues to track and monitor it closely,” according to a statement by Norad and the US Northern Command late Thursday night.

China Spy Balloon: The Pentagon (US Department of Defense) in Washington, DC.(AFP)
China Spy Balloon: The Pentagon (US Department of Defense) in Washington, DC.(AFP)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 10:08 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Brazil senator says he attended election conspiracy meeting with Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro: Senator Marcos do Val told a news conference that he had been invited to a meeting on Dec. 9 with then-President Bolsonaro by his associate, former lawmaker Daniel Silveira.

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro.(Reuters)
Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:00 AM IST
Reuters |

‘We're again being threatened’: Vladimir Putin fumes over this huge Ukraine gain

Russia-Ukraine War: Vladimir Putin said, "We are again being threatened by German Leopard tanks."

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:38 AM IST

Ukraine 'deserves' to start EU accession talks 'this year', Zelensky says

Russia-Ukraine War: Zelensky stated that Ukraine is waiting for the first tranche of macro-finance aid in January.

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is seen.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is seen.(AFP)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 08:11 AM IST
ANI |

Arrest, release and arrest: Pakistan's love-hate relationship with a news anchor

Imran Riaz Khan: Imran Riaz Khan's lawyer said that the news anchor was taken into custody from the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

Imran Riaz Khan: News anchor Imran Riaz Khan is seen. (Twitter)
Imran Riaz Khan: News anchor Imran Riaz Khan is seen. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 07:43 AM IST

China to fully resume travel with Hong Kong, Macau on February 6

Covid in China: China will drop existing quotas and scrap a mandatory COVID-19 test that was required before travelling.

Covid In China: Travelers with their luggage arrive at a departure hall to catch their trains at the West Railway Station in Beijing.(AP)
Covid In China: Travelers with their luggage arrive at a departure hall to catch their trains at the West Railway Station in Beijing.(AP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 07:55 AM IST
Reuters |

Former US president Bill Clinton back at White House to push paid family leave

Bill Clinton: Bill Clinton spoke just days before Sunday's 30th anniversary of his landmark Family and Medical Leave Act legislation.

Bill Clinton: US Vice President Kamala Harris stands with former US President Bill Clinton.(Reuters)
Bill Clinton: US Vice President Kamala Harris stands with former US President Bill Clinton.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 07:18 AM IST
AP |

What CIA chief said on next six months for Russia-Ukraine war

Russia-Ukraine War: William Burns also said he was concerned about prospects for greater violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian firefighters work at a site of an apartment building severely damaged by a Russian missile strike.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian firefighters work at a site of an apartment building severely damaged by a Russian missile strike.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 06:52 AM IST
Reuters |

Germany approves Leopard 1 delivery to Ukraine: Report

Russia-Ukraine War: The delivery of the Leopard tanks to Ukraine could happen anytime once the tanks are repaired, the newspaper reported, citing government sources.

Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed tank at sunset, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Izium, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed tank at sunset, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Izium, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 06:49 AM IST
Reuters |

Wouldn't underestimate Xi Jinping's Taiwan ambition, he told army to…: CIA chief

China-Taiwan Conflict: Our assessment at CIA is that I wouldn't underestimate President Xi's ambitions with regard to Taiwan," Willliam Burns said.

China-Taiwan Conflict: A Chinook helicopter carrying a Taiwan flag flies over the city during the country's National Day celebration in Taipei, Taiwan.(Reuters)
China-Taiwan Conflict: A Chinook helicopter carrying a Taiwan flag flies over the city during the country's National Day celebration in Taipei, Taiwan.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 06:28 AM IST

Children dragged by train for ‘several 100 meters’ in Germany, 1 killed

Germany Train Accident: Bild newspaper said the victims were dragged by a freight train for several hundred meters (yards).

Germany Train Accident: The victims were dragged by a freight train for several hundred meters (yards).(Representational)
Germany Train Accident: The victims were dragged by a freight train for several hundred meters (yards).(Representational)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 05:48 AM IST
Reuters |

Chinese ‘spy balloon’ spotted in American skies, Pentagon says

Chinese Spy Balloon: The balloon is said to be flying over the northwest region of US where there are sensitive airbases and strategic missiles, AFP reported.

Chinese Spy Balloon: The US is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over US airspac.(AP)
Chinese Spy Balloon: The US is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over US airspac.(AP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:37 AM IST

1 dead, officer wounded in shooting at Memphis library in US

Officers were called to the Poplar-White Station Public Library around 12:30 p.m., the Memphis Police Department tweeted. Both the person and the officer were shot, police said.

Memphis police officers and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were talking outside.(AP)
Memphis police officers and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were talking outside.(AP)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 03:33 AM IST
AP |

US to send Ukraine longer-range bombs in latest turnaround

The U.S. will provide ground-launched small diameter bombs as part of a $2.17 billion aid package it is expected to announce Friday, several U.S. officials said.

For months, U.S. officials have hesitated to send longer-range systems to Ukraine out of concern that they would be used to target inside Russia, escalating the conflict and drawing the U.S. deeper in.(via REUTERS)
For months, U.S. officials have hesitated to send longer-range systems to Ukraine out of concern that they would be used to target inside Russia, escalating the conflict and drawing the U.S. deeper in.(via REUTERS)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 03:21 AM IST
AP |

UK defends BBC independence, says ‘investing heavily’ in relationship with India

Addressing reporters at Downing Street on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s spokesperson echoed a statement issued by Foreign Secretary James Cleverly in Parliament earlier this week to add that the government continues to invest in its relationship with India.

Representational image. (AFP)
Representational image. (AFP)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:02 AM IST
PTI |

UK minister says 'not ruling out' sending jets to Ukraine

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told journalists: "On the process of jets, I've been pretty clear. One thing I've learned over the last year is don't rule anything in, don't rule anything out."

Kyiv has requested American-made F-16 warplanes to help repel the Russian invasion.(AFP)
Kyiv has requested American-made F-16 warplanes to help repel the Russian invasion.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 03:08 AM IST
AFP |

Influencer Andrew Tate turned women into slaves: Romanian prosecutors

Andrew Tate case: Tate, an influencer with millions of online followers, urged the Moldovan woman to join him in Romania.

Tate, an influencer with millions of online followers, urged the Moldovan woman to join him in Romania.(AP)
Tate, an influencer with millions of online followers, urged the Moldovan woman to join him in Romania.(AP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:00 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

US President Biden's top economic advisor steps down

Deese played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the passage of Biden's signature legislative achievements while his Democratic party held a narrow majority in both houses of Congress.

U.S. President Joe Biden. (REUTERS)
U.S. President Joe Biden. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 09:40 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Putin evokes Stalingrad to vow victory over Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine war: Ukraine’s supporters have been careful to avoid a direct conflict with Moscow’s forces, though they are steadily stepping up supplies of weapons.

Vladimir Putin delivers his speech as he attends commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the battle of Stalingrad. (AP)
Vladimir Putin delivers his speech as he attends commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the battle of Stalingrad. (AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 09:31 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Canada: Foreign minister Melanie Joly to visit India, hold talks with S Jaishankar

Among the major agenda items will be Canada’s new Indo-Pacific Strategy, which was released in November last year, as well as the ongoing discussions over clinching an Early Progress Trade Agreement

Canada’s foreign Minister Melanie Joly arrives for the first day of the meeting of Nato Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, Romania. (AP/FILE)
Canada’s foreign Minister Melanie Joly arrives for the first day of the meeting of Nato Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, Romania. (AP/FILE)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 05:39 PM IST

‘Have defended Harry but…’: Princess Diana’s butler ‘bewildered’ over memoir

Prince Harry Memoir Spare: Following Princess Diana's tragic death in a car crash in 1997, Paul Burrell has authored two books about his time working for her.

Prince Harry Memoir Spare: Britain's Prince Harry is seen. (AP)
Prince Harry Memoir Spare: Britain's Prince Harry is seen. (AP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 05:04 PM IST

Sweden to tighten terrorism law amid tensions with Turkey over NATO bid

Sweden committed to ramping up cooperation with Turkey in fighting terrorism as part of an agreement reached in June.

Flags flutter in the wind outside Nato headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (AP)
Flags flutter in the wind outside Nato headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (AP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 05:04 PM IST
Reuters |

Canada: Rising Hinduphobia issue raised in parliament

The matter was taken up following the desecration of Gauri Shankar Mandir in the town of Brampton in the Greater Toronto Area on Monday

The wall of the Gaur Shankar Mandir in Brampton which was spray-painted with pro-Khalistan, anti-India graffiti in the early hours of Monday. Volunteers covered the graffiti in the day but it remained partially visible. (Courtesy: Gauri Shankar Mandir)
The wall of the Gaur Shankar Mandir in Brampton which was spray-painted with pro-Khalistan, anti-India graffiti in the early hours of Monday. Volunteers covered the graffiti in the day but it remained partially visible. (Courtesy: Gauri Shankar Mandir)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 04:56 PM IST

This country has advised people to stay indoors amid ‘eye-burning’ air pollution

Thailand Air Pollution: The PM2.5 concentration in Bangkok, Thailand's capital was at 14 times the level recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Thailand Air Pollution: A view of the skyline amid air pollution in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)
Thailand Air Pollution: A view of the skyline amid air pollution in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Canadian lawmakers back resettlement of 10,000 Uyghur Muslims

Canada’s House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion to take in 10,000 Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims who have left China, mainly fleeing from repression in the province of Xinjiang.

Uyghur leaders with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on January 30. (Mehmet Tohti/Twitter)
Uyghur leaders with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on January 30. (Mehmet Tohti/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 04:24 PM IST

Don't want to meet grandparents? Don't, Italy court rules in favour of children

Italy Court On Children Meeting Grandparents: The case was filed by the grandparents and a paternal uncle complaining that they were unable to meet the children.

Italy Court On Children Meeting Grandparents: Italy’s top court has ruled that children are under no obligation to see their grandparents.(Representational)
Italy Court On Children Meeting Grandparents: Italy’s top court has ruled that children are under no obligation to see their grandparents.(Representational)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 04:22 PM IST

Prince William will break this Valentine’s Day tradition, Kate Middleton jokes

Kate Middleton News: The seller asked Kate Middleton, “William will be buying you some roses?”

Kate Middleton: Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales is seen.(AFP)
Kate Middleton: Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales is seen.(AFP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Moscow accuses West of trying to destroy Russia: ‘Is this not racism, Nazism’

Russia-Ukraine War: "Is this not racism, not Nazism -- not an attempt to solve 'the Russian question'" Lavrov said.

Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed tank at sunset, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Izium, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed tank at sunset, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, near Izium, Ukraine.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 03:44 PM IST
AFP |

Watch| 14 dogs form conga line, set Guinness world record

A German citizen has bagged the Guinness World Record for teaching his pet pooches to stand in a conga line.

14 dogs form conga line, set Guinness world record.(Twitter)
14 dogs form conga line, set Guinness world record.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 03:40 PM IST
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