Spanish PM, US embassy targeted in wave of letter bombs

MADRID: Spanish police were investigating Thursday a series of letter bombs sent to targets including the prime minister and the US embassy, similar to one which went off at the Ukrainian embassy, hurting a staff member. The interior ministry revealed that an envelope with “pyrotechnic material” had arrived at Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s official residence … Read more

San Francisco votes to let cops deploy robots that kill

SAN FRANCISCO: Supervisors in San Francisco voted on Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations – following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement. The vote was 8-3, with the majority agreeing to grant police the … Read more

India will try to build consensus on Ukraine during G20 presidency | India News

NEW DLHI: Calling it a historic moment, India on Thursday formally assumed the G20 presidency from Indonesia “at a very critical moment in international affairs”. Amid differences among G20 nations on Ukraine, India said it will look to build consensus, adding that it expects Russia to participate in all G20 processes under its presidency. “Russia … Read more

Gujarat Phase 1: Polling drops to 62.8% from 67% in 2017; turnout good in tribal areas, lowest in Porbandar | Gujarat Election News

RAJKOT/SURAT: A little under 62.8% of the total 2.4 crore electors exercised their franchise to decide the fate of 788 candidates in the 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat that went to polls in the first phase on Thursday. The voting was about four percentage points less compared to the 2017 elections, which were … Read more