Govt created judicial body not independent: Poland's SC(06:44) Warsaw, Dec 6 (IANS) Poland's Supreme Court ruled that a new disciplinary body for judges created by the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) after coming to power in 2015 was not independent according to EU law and therefore cannot issue rulings.
Merkel, Tokayev agree to boost investments in Kazakhstan(06:18) Berlin, Dec 6 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and visiting Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev agreed to redouble economic and political ties and aim for heftier German investment in the oil- and minerals-rich Central Asian country.
2 killed in twin car bombings in NE Syria(01:18) Damascus, Dec 6 (IANS) At least two civilians were killed when two car bombs went off in Syria's northeastern city of Ras al-Ayn controlled by the Turkey-backed rebels, state-run SANA news agency reported.
Italy 'won't rush' to re-open embassy in Syria(23:48) Rome, Dec 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy will make no unilateral move to reopen its embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus and will coordinate any decision with the international community, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday.
Speaker Pelosi orders Trump's impeachment to proceed (2nd Lead)(21:46) By Arul Louis New York, Dec 5 (IANS) House of Representatives' Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the impeachment to proceed on Thursday with the framing of charges of jeopardising national security against President Donald Trump for a trial in the Senate.
Political solution needed in Afghanistan: NATO(15:44) London/Kabul, Dec 5 (IANS) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said he believed that a "political negotiated solution" was needed in Afghanistan, while reaffirming the bloc's support for Afghan security forces with training, assist and advising.
Dangerous chemicals found in HK park, sparks probe(15:40) Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) Dozens of bottles containing dangerous chemicals, including highly corrosive acids, were discovered on Thursday at a park here, prompting Hong Kong police to investigate if the substances had been stored there by anti-government protesters.
NZ airline trials edible coffee cups to reduce waste(14:14) Wellington, Dec 5 (IANS) Air New Zealand has begun serving coffee in vanilla-flavoured edible cups in an attempt to eliminate waste generated by the eight million disposable cups the flag carrier uses each year.
Polio cases in Pakistan rise to 94 this year(13:58) Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The total number of polio virus cases detected in Pakistan has increased to 94, with three new ones reported from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, a health official said on Thursday.
Verdict in Musharraf treason case on Dec 17(13:56) Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A special court here on Thursday said it would announce the verdict in the high treason case against former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf on December 17 after hearing the arguments of the government's new prosecution team.