Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Despite the push for a tougher stance, Haley held out the prospect of direct talks with North Korea, saying "we are willing to talk but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there". Haley said, adding that Russian Federation had it "all wrong". They chose to launch at a higher-than-usual angle to avoid this situation. An IRBM has a range up to 3,000 to 4,000 kilometers (1,860 to 2,485 miles).

TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay granted bail

TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay granted bail

Das granted bail to Bandopadhyay on health grounds but on condition that he surrenders his passport and deposits a bond of Rs 25 lakh. The court has also asked him to not influence either the investigation process or its witnesses. Bandyopadhyay had moved the High Court on February 9 seeking bail after his bail plea was rejected by the Khordha district and sessions court on February 4.

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

Iran President Hassan Rouhani said of the deal "Negotiators have reached a good agreement and I announce to our people that our prayers have come true". Both deny the other's accusations. After the 1979 revolution, he was selected for special training by the clerical establishment and studied under Ali Khamenei, who would later become supreme leader.

Voting begins in Iran's presidential election

Apparently, state-run IRNA News agency came up with a report according to which around 2,000 eligible voters said that they will not participate in the polls. Under former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "the sanctions really hurt us". It was hard to get lab equipment and very difficult to get visas to study overseas.

Coveney In Clare As FG Leadership Fight Gets Underway

Coveney In Clare As FG Leadership Fight Gets Underway

Speaking to reporters, Minister Varadkar said: "I believe that I can modernise and transform Fine Gael, make it a campaigning party and a fighting force again". As the leadership contest enters its second day more members of the parliamentary party, including a number of other senior ministers, are due to indicate who they are supporting in the contest.

China stresses Iran's role in Silk Road initiative

The two-day meeting included President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, along with the presidents or prime ministers of Italy, Hungary and Greece, as well as most of China's Asian neighbors. "We need to improve policy coordination and reject beggar-thy-neighbour practices", Xi said on Monday, while addressing other world leaders at a summit on the initiative in Beijing .