Paraguays Congress was set ablaze on Friday (31 March) by angry demonstrators opposing a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election in 2018. Cartes called on the protesters to remain calm and avoid violence. Opponents of the constitutional change believe that the new measure would weaken the democratic institutions of the country. They also alleged that the secret voting, which saw a total of 25 lawmakers in the 45-member upper chamber voting for the change, was illegal. A voting on the amendment was set to take place in the 80-member Chamber of Deputies early on Saturday (1 April) but was cancelled following the violent protests.
Apr 1, 2017
Pakistan distressed after BJP, Shiv Sena leaders seek to demolish Muhammad Ali Jinnah's residence in Mumbai
The top Democrat on the US Senate Intelligence Committee says he does not want to prejudge the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, but says there is clearly a lot of smoke.
Mar 31, 2017
Karnataka govt panel mulls stopping women from working night shifts; Bengaluru influencers slam the notion
Nine Malaysian nationals, who were detained in North Korea over a diplomatic row between the two neighbours following the killing of Kim Jong-nam, have returned home to their families on Friday (31 March). Malaysian authorities secured their release after agreeing to send Kims body to North Korea as demanded by Pyongyang. The nine Malaysians were received by Foreign Minister Anifah Anan and their eager family members at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early on Friday.
Mar 31, 2017
Pilot cars not status symbols, Mamata Banerjee warns party leaders, bureaucrats over abusing govt perks
Germanys Merkel says she is relying on fair Brexit negotiations and calls for all sides to protect the everyday lives of EU citizens living in Great Britain.Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is relying on fair Brexit negotiations and calls for all sides to protect the everyday lives of EU citizens living in Great Britain.
Mar 30, 2017
White House Spokesman Sean Spicer says the Trump administration respects the UKs decision to leave the European Union following Theresa Mays triggering of Article 50.
Mar 30, 2017
Labours Shadow Secretary of State for Defence as told IBTimes UK that Thresay May need to get down to work and that there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The UK has officially triggered Article 50 as Sir Tim Barrow, the British Ambassador to the EU, handed Donald Tusk a letter signed by Theresa May signalling the UKs desire to begin formal divorce proceedings.
Mar 29, 2017
- Ice candy seller arrested for abducting, raping and mutilating body of minor in Gwalior
- Army Major's wife murdered in Delhi, cops suspect foul play by another Major
- 323 km in 94 minutes: Live heart transported via green corridor to save 4-year-old girl's life
- Giant UFO captured by aviation camera raises questions about alien existence
- 'New World Order' and big oil companies trying to destroy Tesla: Elon Musk