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  • Romania protesters not backing down after decree repeal

    Feb 6, 2017- About 500,000 demonstrators have rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that fueled their discontent. The left-wing government earlier scrapped the decree, which would have shielded many politicians from prosecution for corruption. But protesters remain dissatisfied about a revised version of the bill which will now be put to parliament. Some are calling for the government of PM Sorin Grindeanu to resign. Recent days have seen Romania’s largest protests since communism fell in...

    Britain scolds Kerry for comments on Israeli government

    Britain scolded US Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the “most right-wing in Israeli history”, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump. In a 70-minute speech just weeks before the Obama administration hands over to President-elect Trump, Kerry warned on Wednesday that Israel’s building of settlements was endangering Middle East peace. A spokesman for May said the British government believed that while the construction of settlements in...

    Nepal’s envoy to UN Vienna office presents credentials

    KATHMANDU: The newly appointed Permanent Representative of Nepal to the Vienna-based United Nations Office, Prakash Kumar Suvedi, submitted his letters of credence to the UN Director General of the Vienna Office, Yury Fedotov. Amid a function on Wednesday, Fedotov received the credentials on the behalf of the UN Secretary General, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and International Organisations. In a courtesy meeting after the submission of the letters, DG Fedotov said that...

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