Trade war: Trump says China ‘broke the deal’ in trade talks

Kathmandu,May 9 : The comments come as Beijing said it would retaliate with “necessary countermeasures” if the US raises tariffs on Chinese products. Mr Trump has vowed to more than double tariffs on $200bn (£152bn) of Chinese goods on Friday. Despite that, the two sides are due to hold trade talks in the US on Thursday. Ahead of the discussions, Mr Trump accused China’s leaders of breaking the deal the US was negotiating on trade. “They broke the deal…...

Climate change is driving the wealth gap in more ways than we think.

Kathmandu,May 6 : Temperatures may be rising globally, but not all of us feel the impact in the same way. Over the past half century, climate change has increased inequality between countries, dragging down growth in the poorest nations whilst likely boosting prosperity in some of the richest, a new study says. The gap between the world’s poorest and richest countries is about 25% larger today than it would have been without global warming, according to Stanford University researchers in California. You...

Australian opposition announces plan to protect environment

CANBERRA, May 5 (Xinhua) — The opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) revealed a billion-dollar plan on Saturday to protect the environment if it wins the general election on May 18. The ALP released its full plan for the environment, pledging to spend 50 million Australian dollars (35.1 million U.S. dollars) to establish the National Environment Protection Authority (NEPA) in what would be a first for Australia. The party will also spend 100 million Australian dollars (70.2 million U.S. dollars)...

Royal Consort Suthida named Queen of Thailand

BANGKOK, May 2 (Xinhua) — Thai Royal Consort Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayutthaya was named Queen Suthida on Wednesday. In a royal announcement published on Royal Gazette, Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn declared the royal consort Queen Suthida. The naming of the 40-year-old new queen, who carries the army rank of general, took place days before the coronation ceremonies for the monarch, scheduled for the weekend.

U.S.-Russia war of words escalates over Venezuela situation

WASHINGTON, May 2 (Xinhua) — The war of words between Washington and Moscow escalated on Wednesday over the latest situation in Venezuela. On Tuesday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who had proclaimed himself as the interim president, reportedly called on the Venezuelan people and military to take to the streets to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, which was later frustrated by security forces. In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the White House said that the United States denounced...

Xi underlines high-quality development of Belt and Road

BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for joint efforts of all parties to promote high-quality development of the Belt and Road. Xi made the remarks at the leaders’ roundtable meeting of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing. Under the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, participants of the Belt and Road Initiative have provided new impetus for global economic growth and opened new space...

Rahul Gandhi Shares Cute Moment With Sister Priyanka

Kathmandu,April 28 : Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who are on the campaign trail for the Lok Sabha polls, met each other at the Kanpur airport in Uttar Pradesh and shared a few light-hearted moments. Posting a video of their meeting on Facebook, Rahul Gandhi wrote: “Was nice meeting Priyanka at Kanpur Airport! We’re headed to different meetings in UP.” “Let me tell you what it means to be a good brother. What it...

Abu Dhabi Int’l Book Fair kicks off

DUBAI, April 25 (Xinhua) — The 29th edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair kicked off on Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with more than 500,000 titles on display. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the event, according to the state-run WAM news agency. He emphasized the importance of the fair in supporting the UAE’s status in the publishing industry, being...

Islamic State Mastermind Behind Sri Lanka Bombings

Kathmandu,April 24 : Two days after Sri Lanka’s horrific massacre, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the nine bombings that killed 321 people and injured 500 others. The militant group’s news agency AMAQ released a bulletin on April 23, 2019, which said that the attacks were carried out by the Islamic State’s fighters. Earlier, the Sri Lankan government has said that the recent bombings were carried out in response to the deadly attack killing at least 50 people last...

Emergency Powers imposes In Sri Lanka, Plice say International Network Involved

Kathmandu,April 23 : A minister blames militant group National Thawheed Jama’ut and says warnings of potential attacks were first issued on 4 April. Emergency powers have come into force in Sri Lanka following a series of bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. The powers, which came into place at midnight local time on Monday, will allow police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders. A government minister said militant group National Thawheed Jama’ut was...

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