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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 16, 2019, 07.00 PM (IST)

US should stop incorrect action on Huawei to avoid additional harm to China-US economic and trade relations: China

China today warned the United States against further harming trade ties after President Donald Trump effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market and put it on a blacklist.

Five killed, twenty trapped in Shanghai building collapse

Five people were killed on Thursday when the roof of a Shanghai commercial building caved in upon construction workers who were renovating it, the city government said.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio announces 2020 US presidential bid

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his presidential bid to challenge President Trump in the 2020 elections.

De Blasio, 57, has added his name to the growing Democrats list which includes former US Vice President Joe Biden, US Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts among others.

European Union fines five major banks $1.2 billion for currency collusion

The EU's powerful anti-trust authority on Thursday fined five major banks -- including Barclays and Citigroup -- more than a billion euros for collusion in the massive foreign exchange currency market.

India gifts two Mi 24 attack helicopters to Afghan Air Force

India on Thursday handed over two Mi 24 attack helicopters to Afghan defence minister Asadullah Khalid at the Kabul Air Force base.

Indian envoy to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar handed over the helicopters. The helicopters are replacement of the four attack helicopters gifted previously by India to Afghanistan in 2015.