Hong Kong lawmakers dragged from chamber

Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong’s legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city’s pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of political rancour in the strife-torn city. Chief executive Carrie Lam has faced an outpouring of anger from her opponents since the legislature opened its doors for a new session on Wednesday, three months after the building was trashed by masked protesters. Continue Reading

India’s fight in global challenge, best amongst other nations: FM

India’s commitment to fight the global challenge of climate change is “bold” and one of the best amongst the community of nations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Interacting with global investors at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund here on Wednesday, Nirmala said that in a bid to fulfill its commitment to tackle climate change India has focused on generation of renewable energy. Continue Reading

No better place to invest than in India: Nirmala Sitharaman

Investors can find no better place in the world than India that has a democracy loving and capitalist respecting environment, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Continue Reading

Democrats support Trump impeachment

‘I don’t really think this impeachment process is going to take very long because as a former prosecutor I know a confession when I see it and he did it in plain sight. He has given us the evidence and he tried to cover it up putting it up in that special server and there’s been a clear consciousness of guilt,’ said Kamala Harris. Continue Reading

ROSATOM participates in 63rd IAEA conference

The 63rd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference was held in Vienna. The conference brought together high-ranking delegates from more than 170 IAEA Member States to discuss the most relevant issues and set priority directions for developing cooperation in the global nuclear industry. Continue Reading

Nigerian police rescue hundreds from another ‘torture house’

Police in northern Nigeria said on Monday they rescued over 300 young men from an Islamic boarding school where they were chained and sexually abused, the second such operation in a month. A police team raided the school in Daura in Katsina state after some students escaped from their hostel on Sunday and poured into the streets in protest. Continue Reading

Trump orders Turkey to halt military offensive in Syria

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that empowers his administration to slap sanctions on Turkey for its military offensive in northern Syria. The administration put the Turkish Defense, Energy and Interior Ministers on the sanction list soon after the order was given to the state and treasury departments. Continue Reading

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warned of mudslides

Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers today after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan, leaving dozens of people dead or missing. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without power. Continue Reading