Spain assures 2% of GDP spending on defence by 2024

Spain assures 2% of GDP spending on defence by 2024

Spanish Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal has reaffirmed Madrid’s commitment to spend two per cent of its GDP on defence, but not before the 2024 deadline established by NATO. Cospedal on Thursday met US Defence Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon here, Efe news reported. The Spanish official said at a press conference afterwards […]

Republicans delay US House vote on healthcare plan

Republicans delay US House vote on healthcare plan

The Republican leadership in the US House of Representatives postponed the vote that had been scheduled for later on Thursday on the new healthcare plan to replace Obamacare due to the lack of support among their own party, congressional officials confirmed to EFE new agency. The sources did not say when the vote will be […]

London attacker identified as Khalid Masood

London attacker identified as Khalid Masood

Police on Thursday identified Khalid Masood as the man who carried out the Westminster attack, as the death toll rose to five. Masood, 52, was born as Adrian Elms in Kent and was shot dead by police. He had not been the subject of any current police investigations, BBC reported. Three women and five men […]

US rejects Russian invite to Afghan peace conference

US rejects Russian invite to Afghan peace conference

The US will not attend a peace conference on Afghanistan organised by Russia on April 14 in Moscow, according to US State Department sources. The sources did not explain to EFE on Thursday the reasons why the US will not attend the conference. The conference will be attended by countries like India, Pakistan and Iran […]

Additional information sought on ex-US NSA’s Russia ties

Additional information sought on ex-US NSA’s Russia ties

Republican and Democrat lawmakers are demanding more information about connections between President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, a media report said. Their calls come after months of controversy surrounding one of Trump’s longtime campaign advisers and top aide on security matters, CNN said in the report on Thursday. Questions have […]

Adobe, Microsoft working together on artificial intelligence

Adobe, Microsoft working together on artificial intelligence

Adobe and Microsoft are jointly working on artificial intelligence (AI) to offer better products and provide customers more automated, intelligence-based experiences, a top Adobe official said here. Brad Rencher, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Marketing, of Adobe said the two tech giants were working on standard data models and sharing of core libraries between […]

Terror in heart of London: Five killed in Parliament attack

Terror in heart of London: Five killed in Parliament attack

British police confirmed that deal toll in Wednesday’s terror attack outside the Parliament in central London has risen to five. On Wednesday, three people and a terrorist were dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London on Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of […]

600 mn kids will face extreme water shortage by 2040

600 mn kids will face extreme water shortage by 2040

Nearly 600 million children, one in four worldwide, will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UN report. The report was released late Tuesday by the UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef), Efe news reported on Wednesday. Unicef warned of the threat to children’s lives due to the lack […]

Iraqi forces evacuate civilians from Mosul amid heavy clashes

Iraqi forces evacuate civilians from Mosul amid heavy clashes

Iraqi government forces battling the Islamic State in Mosul’s western side evacuated hundreds of civilians from the city centre on Tuesday, as troop progress slowed down faced with strong resistance from the militants, Iraqi officials said. “Our forces evacuated hundreds of civilians to prevent terrorists from using them as human shields, while our troops are […]

Guterres urges world to stand up against intolerance

Guterres urges world to stand up against intolerance

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the world to stand up against intolerance and build communities that recognise diversity not as a source of weakness, but a source of strength and richness. “In a time of upheaval and change, it is easy to paint vulnerable communities as the cause of problems… people are being […]

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