Thursday, January 17, 2019
Heavy snow blanketing northern Europe has caused many flight cancellations and delays at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands and Brussels airport. About 400 flights were cancelled at Schiphol-one of Europe's biggest airports - and about 200 in Brussels. Travellers have been advised to check flight updates at home, rather...
French President Emmanuel Macron will urge wealthy countries and global companies to increase climate financing to accelerate efforts to combat global warming and help poorer nations deal with the impact of climate change. Macron is hosting the "One Planet" summit on the two-year anniversary of the Paris climate accord, which...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to resume, including on Jerusalem. Speaking on state television during a visit to Egypt today, Putin stressed the importance of "the immediate resumption of Palestinian-Israeli talks over all disputed issues, including the status of Jerusalem". His remarks came following the...
In Nepal, the left alliance has won two third seats of direct election in lower house of the parliament. Out of 165 constituencies of House of Representative under First Past the Post, Left alliance has begged 113 seats and leading in 4. Ruling Nepali Congress able to get just...
US President Donald Trump has directed NASA to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a move he said would help prepare for a future Mars trip. The last time US astronauts visited the Moon was during the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s. On...
Saudi Arabia will have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years, after the government announced the lifting of ban on movie theatres. Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad in a statement said that opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship. Tillerson's focus on Ukraine came as he met with European diplomats at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, established during the Cold...
United States today issued a worldwide caution to its citizens travelling overseas. It has urged them to exercise caution in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as it may trigger violent protests. The travel advisory includes South Asia in particular Afghanistan...
In the United States, two students were killed in a shooting at their school in New Mexico. Police said on Twitter that the attack took place today at a school located in the small town of Aztec. Police also said that the assailant was dead. However, Christensen and New Mexico...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet today formally approved April 30, 2019, as the abdication date for Emperor Akihito. The Cabinet's approval comes a week after a meeting of the Imperial House Council comprising Abe, politicians, the judiciary and members of the Imperial family, agreed upon the date for the...