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Biased search results can swing undecided voters by 20 percent, says US Congressman

Goodlatte and several other lawmakers posed questions to Google CEO Pichai during a Congressional committee hearing on transparency and accountability, examining Google and its data collection, use and filtering practices on Tuesday.

Pakistan rejects US blacklisting over religious freedom violations

Pakistan on Wednesday rejected as "unilateral and politically motivated" the US' decision to place it on its annual list of nations that infringe on religious freedom.

US successfully tests missile defence system in Hawaii

The US has conducted a successful missile defence test in Hawaii, the latest advancement in American capabilities to defend against ballistic missiles.

Donald Trump Administration urged to withdraw its proposed public charge policy

Two top American organisations in the field of higher education have urged the Trump Administration to immediately withdraw its proposed public charge policy with regard to issuing green cards or lega

US lawmaker seeks an end to Chinese debt trap

Asserting that Sri Lanka was forced to surrender the sovereignty of its deep-water port, Hambantota, a powerful US lawmaker on Tuesday sought an end to the Chinese debt trap.

I was born in the same state as you in India, says Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal to Google CEO Sundar Pichai

For Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, it was an occasion to celebrate as Indian American Sunder Pichai, the Google CEO, appeared before a Congressional committee for a grilling by lawmakers on the search

Donald Trump Administration’s move on Pakistan religious freedom a courageous decision, says US lawmaker

The Trump Administration's move to downgrade Pakistan as a country of particular concern was a courageous one, an influential US lawmaker said Tuesday.

US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

Pakistan, China and Saudi Arabia are among countries added to a US blacklist of nations that violate religious freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.

China warns against ‘bullying’ of its citizens

China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive on a US warrant in Canada.

Beijing’s population fell for first time in 2017

The population of Beijing, the Chinese capital with over 21 million residents, fell for the first time in 2017, despite the introduction of the two-child policy, according to state media on Tuesday.

Donald Trump concerned about being impeached, says Report

US President Donald Trump sees his impeachment as a "real possibility" over finance violations during the 2016 campaign, according to a media report.

Huawei CFO arrested: Meng Wanzhou’s bail decision delayed

A Canadian court has delayed the hearing of Chinese tech company Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who has been accused of helping the firm dodge US sanctions on Iran, to Tuesday after two days

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes, stolen through corruption every year: UN

Trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five per cent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.

British PM Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel Tuesday as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.

Pakistan, China agree to expand CPEC to new areas of cooperation, says Pakistan Foreign Office

Kong said that China attaches paramount importance to its relations with Pakistan as he expressed satisfaction at the momentum of bilateral relations.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is said to withdraw parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal

Michael Gove, the most prominent Brexit campaigner in May's cabinet, said the court ruling "doesn't alter either the referendum vote or the clear intention of the government to leave on March 29".

Donald Trump claims hush payments during 2016 campaign were legal

But he went on to say the payments were financed with his own money -- to which Cohen had access -- and that while he had no knowledge of them at the time, he had since been fully transparent. 

EU welcomes India’s increasing global role

The EU on Monday welcomed India's increasing role and responsibility on the global stage through its "ambitious foreign policy" and fast growing economy.

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Islamic State

The move is billed as an act of transparency following protests against corruption and poor public services.

French President Emmanuel Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely see

Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists, US should not give it even one dollar: Nikki Haley

Last month, Trump defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the US and its government

Chief of Staff John Kelly to leave White House by year-end, says President Donald Trump

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will step down by the end of this year, US President Donald Trump has said, confirming that he will announce a replacement "over the next day or two".

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Mini

China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou or face consequences

China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer, calling the case "extremely nasty".

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