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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 04, 2018, 08.57 AM(IST)

File photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph:( Reuters )

US says International Court of Justice is 'politicised and ineffective'

The United States is taking steps to avoid exposure to binding decisions by the International Court of Justice, the US national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday as he accused the UN court of being "politicised and ineffective."

Putin to arrive in India today, all eyes on S-400 defence system deal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Putin will hold the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit on Friday, but all eyes will be on the S-400 Triumf defence system deal the two countries are expected to sign during Putin's visit. 

Petrol prices up again, selling at Rs 91.34 a litre in Mumbai

Fuel prices continued to rise across the country on October 4. The price of petrol in Mumbai increased by 0.14 paise to Rs 91.34 per litre, while that of diesel rose by 0.21 paise to Rs 80.10 per litre.

UK accuses Russia of global cyber attacks campaign

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Thursday accused Russian military intelligence of conducting a campaign of "indiscriminate and reckless" online attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport bodies around the world.

Pakistan urges US to resume military aid

Pakistan pledged Wednesday to support negotiations with the Taliban to end Afghanistan's 17-year war as it asked the United States to restore military aid and stop blaming Islamabad for the extremists' strengths.