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Majority Germans want Merkel to complete term

Merkel will not seek a new term as CDU leader, prompting many to doubt her future as chancellor. Voters are also not enthused about Merkel’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer remaining in office, according to a new poll. German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference following a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leadership meeting in Berlin. German voters feel Chancellor Angela ... Read More »

Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula. The war ended in 1953 with an armistice but a peace treaty was never signed. Mr Moon, the son of North Korean refugees, also said ... Read More »

Bolton warns Iran of ‘hell to pay’ if crossed

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran’s rulers that there will be “hell to pay” if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. His comments came hours after President Donald Trump accused Iran of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded by criticising the Trump administration for its hostility. Read More »

Croatia beat England by 2-1 goals to move into final

Dhaka, July 12, 2018 – Croatia came from behind to enter the dream final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 as they recorded a 2-1 goals victory in the extra time over England in the second semifinal held in the early hour of Thursday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Both teams ended at 1-1 goal at the end of regulation. Read More »

Russia, China sign biggest p nuclear package of contracts

Russia and China have signed the biggest package of contracts in the history of the two countries’ nuclear partnership recently in Beijing. The signing ceremony was attended by Russian president Vladimir Putin and President of People’s Republic of China president Xi Jinping. Among the deals two were on the construction of 4 new units – two at the greenfield site ... Read More »

Jews in Yemen for thousands of years: ASF

Mohammad Zainal Abedin, NY NY, May 22: The Yemeni Jew community, who is microscopic in number, owns a history of over two thousand years. On May 22, ASF (American Sephardic Federation) officials revealed it to a group of New York-based journalists who represent overseas media outlets when they visited the Center for Jewish History and the Diarna Geo Museum. New ... Read More »

BD, S Asia on path of making millions of climate refugees

May 17, 2018 SANDRP Massive human induced freshwater redistribution with profound consequences. A 14-year (April 2002 – March 2016) NASA’s GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) mission has confirmed that a massive redistribution of freshwater is occurring across Earth, with middle-latitude belts drying and the tropics and higher latitudes gaining water supplies. The results, which are probably a combination of ... Read More »

Premiere of documentary “Wild Edens: Russia” held in Sochi

The documentary by ROSATOM and dedicated to the fight against global warming to be broadcast by National Geographic this summer The premiere of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia, the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change, took place in Sochi, Russia on May 15, 2018. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind ... Read More »

Gaza bloodbath result of not-needed use of force

Omar Shakir As hundreds gathered Monday in Jerusalem to celebrate the move of the U.S. Embassy, about 100 kilometers away, Israeli forces fired on Palestinian demonstrators protected by the fence separating Israel from Gaza. They killed 60 people and injured well over 1,000 with live fire, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry. Read More »

Palestine: HR experts ask Israel to end use of excessive force

Geneva, 14 May (Chakravarthi Raghavan) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has asked Israel to put an immediate end to the disproportionate use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza strip and refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties and ensure prompt and unimpeded access to medical treatment to injured Palestinians. Read More »

The crisis of globalisation: Inevitable war? war

In her most recent book Kari Polanyi Levitt observes that the word “globalization” cannot be found in the Oxford Shorter English dictionaries predating 1994 nor in the spell-check programs of that era. It emerged from nowhere at that time and for a reason: to cast a light of benign inevitability over the project of Western hegemony offered up as the ... Read More »

Paris work progamme to be coherent and balanced

14 May, Bonn (TWN) — The UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), one of the main bodies responsible for enabling the implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA), adopted conclusions at its closing plenary on 10 May, the last day of the climate talks in Bonn, Germany. Read More »

BD took limited measures to prosecute abuses, killings: US

Dhaka, Apr 21 – The government of Bangladesh took limited measures to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces in 2017, said a US report on Human Rights Practices released on Friday. US acting secretary of State John J Sullivan at a press conference released the report. While briefing journalists, the acting secretary condemned the brutal ... Read More »