Americans’ Positive Views of China Reach Near 30-Year High. As US politicians pump up the confrontational talk on trade and security issues related to China, the American public is warming to the image emanating from the Middle Kingdom. A Gallup poll released last week showed that more than 50% of Americans hold a favorable view […]
Every day, massive quantities of goods and commodities or bulk goods get moved around on huge container ships from country to country. Included are common exports like crude oil, automobiles, iron ore, pharmaceuticals, and smartphones. But autos far exceed refined petroleum by more than sixty percent (60%) . $1.35 trillion and $825 billion respectively. Adding […]
Britain announced Wednesday it will expel almost two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy. According to BBC, some Labor MPs have signed a draft early day motion saying they “unequivocally” accept that Russia was to […]
United Nations human rights experts have slammed the online social media platform Facebook for allowing the incitement of violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhists-majority country of Myanmar. Buddhist mobs backed by Myanmar’s armed forces have launched a campaign of terror against Muslim families living in Rakhine State, killing and raping members of the minority […]
Tributes have started to pour in for Stephen Hawking, the modern British physicist and author who has died aged 76. R.I.P Stephen Hawking 1942-2018. Hawking was considered a ‘rare genius’ and modern cosmology’s brightest star. Astronauts, scientists and celebrities celebrate the life of a ‘colossal mind and wonderful spirit’. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the […]
Veteran Indian actor and Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan may well be India’s richest Member of Parliament (MP). With declared assets worth US$150 million (INR 10,000 million), Jaya’s estimated wealth exceeds that of upper house MP Ravindra Kishore Sinha who declared assets worth INR 8,000 million in 2014. Jaya is an SP candidate for the […]
A popular restaurant chain in London suburb is investigating after a British-Bangladeshi woman and a British-Pakistani man believe they were victims of “racial profiling” while being refused a table. Dr Fatima Rajina and Nasir Rahman wanted to have lunch at Cote Brasserie in Welwyn Garden City, near St Albans in the north of London, on […]
Beijing has invested about $128b in energy projects in Belt and Road countries since 2001. The slowdown in spending last year came as the government cracked down on capital outflows, scrutinizing companies that expanded rapidly overseas.
China’s commerce minister said on Sunday that Beijing and Washington are still holding economic talks. He warned that a trade war would harm both nations. President Donald Trump has since announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, drawing threats.
Russia’s new wheeled tank under development would provide a decisive advantage on the battlefield, in local conflicts, counterterrorist operations and give Russia a “wheeled tank which has no equivalent in the world.”
An Algerian businessman has said he would pay all the fines faced by women in Denmark who choose to wear full-face veils, as the Danish government on February 6 proposed a ban on full-face veils in public spaces.
Mining in Zimbabwe has been largely a men’s affair, but women are slowly making inroads in the sector. Women comprise 11-15 percent of the estimated 50,000 small-scalers miners in the country.
China will plant new forests covering an area roughly the size of Ireland this year as it aims to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade, China Daily reported on Friday.
India and France to work together to ensure freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean and signs agreement to expedite construction of a nuclear power plant in India.
India’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that individuals had a right to die with dignity, allowing passive euthanasia with guidelines in a landmark verdict.
Markets in Asia moved up following the announcement from the White House that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in May. Vice President Pence says Trump-Kim talks show US strategy is working.
The 11-country Trans-Pacific Partnership was officially signed Thursday in Chile, representing $10 trillion of the global economy. Canada says there will be no special treatment for US if it wants back into pact.
Google is celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 with 12 interactive doodles that celebrate the extraordinary lives of everyday women from around the world.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) hopes to deliver trillions of dollars in infrastructure financing to Asia, Europe, and Africa. If the initiative follows Chinese practices to date for infrastructure financing, then BRI raises the risk of debt distress in some borrower countries,
One of the world’s most famous soft drink companies is diving into another arena with plans to launch its first alcoholic beverage. Coca-Cola is creating a low alcohol canned drink to be launched in Japan.