The US on Friday (local time) recognized "Wagner" PMC as a "transnational criminal organization," said White House spokesman John Kirby. The US Treasury Department will designate the Russian mercenary organization Wagner Group as a "transnational criminal organization" and will impose additional sanctions next week against the group and its support network across the world, the White House said. Kirby said that while the US does not believe the equipment has changed the battlefield dynamics in Ukraine, the US expects those kinds of weapons systems deliveries from North Korea to Russia to continue. A senior western intelligence official echoed that assessment on Friday, telling reporters that the West is "certainly concerned that North Korea might plan to expand and deliver more military equipment or to sustain those deliveries," reported CNN. According to the Justice Department, Masters was arrested in Spain on Friday and will be extradited to the United States.
On the first death anniversary of American comedian Bob Saget, his wife Kelly Rizzo asked Twitter owner Elon Musk to reinstate a verified checkmark on the late actor's account. His Twitter account still boasts 2.2 million followers, Variety reported. "Hi, Elon Musk - today on the one year anniversary of Bob's passing, I saw he's no longer verified?" Rizzo wrote on her own Twitter account. In another tweet, Rizzo further talked about Saget's love for Twitter.25 days ago Lokmat
Hyderabad, Jan 12 After bagging the Golden Globe award, 'Naatu Naatu' has become the latest craze but few people know about the hard work which has gone behind the song from Rajamouli's historical epic drama, 'RRR'. They all put in their best as Rajamouli wanted to film a mass song on Junior NTR and Ram Charan. This was despite the fact that both Junior NTR and Ram Charan are known as best dancers in Tollywood. Film analysts say that this shows the level of perfection Rajamouli wanted to see in this key component of his production. 'Naatu Naatu' was shot outside the Ukraine President's palace.23 days ago Lokmat
A brace each from Marcus Joseph and Henry Kisekka produced one of the best games of this season's I-League with Mohammedan Sporting holding Aizawl FC to a 2-2 draw at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Friday. After being through on goal, a heavy touch meant the ball went too far from the Ugandan and was collected by Mohammedan custodian Sankar Roy. But the visitors could not keep Marcus Joseph quiet for long. As the clock ticked past 101 minutes, the Black and White Brigade received a free-kick 35 yards from the goal. The shot took a deflection off a red shirt and found its way past a hapless Lalmuansanga in the Aizawl goal.21 days ago Lokmat
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that India and US are looking to carve out bilateral solutions to the several longstanding World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes between the two countries. Piyush Goyal made these comments after the conclusion of the 13th India-US Trade Policy Forum (TPF) with his US counterpart United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai in Washington. The Commerce Minister is on an official visit to New York and Washington DC from January 9-11 to participate in India-US Trade Policy Forum (TPF). "The Trade Policy Forum truly is one platform where we have free and frank discussions on a plethora of issues. Both countries are looking forward to the meeting and confident of making progress on the trade issues.23 days ago Lokmat
He then brought up the fifty of the opening partnership with an inside-out loft over cover-point for six. He found an able ally in Tucker, who survived a caught-behind appeal off Smith on a no-ball. Stirling gave a glimpse of his innovative stroke-play, moving across and scooping Joseph over short fine leg for four. Johnson Charles feasted on Curtis Campher's short balls, taking two fours and a six on three consecutive deliveries in the fourth over. With King unable to get the desired acceleration, Smith swung hard to hit a four and two sixes in his 19 not out off 12 balls, but was unable to push West Indies past 150-mark.3 months ago Lokmat
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan alleged that the federal government is determined to drive him out of politics, reported The News International. Refering to cases registered against him across the country, Khan said Thursday that fervent "efforts are being made to disqualify me from politics," in an interview with the UK-based broadcast. Also, he had been disqualified by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Toshakhana reference on October 21, 2022. On August 22, 2022, the ECP, in a unanimous verdict, announced that the PTI received prohibited funding. The case was earlier referred to as the "foreign funding" case, but later the election commission accepted the PTI's plea to refer to it as the "prohibited funding" case.14 days ago Lokmat
China's deaths outnumbered births for the first time in 60 years according to the data released on January 17, The Diplomat reported. However, the National Bureau of Statistics of China in a press conference refused to reveal the number of deaths that took place in December. The National Bureau of Statistics reported a total of 10.41 million deaths in 2022, averaging 867,500 deaths per month. Last month, China abondoned its zero COVID policy and has been limited to the provincial level. On December 24, the National Health Commission halted its daily data release.13 days ago Lokmat