Category «World»

5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Italy on Wednesday evening

A strong 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Italy on Wednesday evening, local media reported. The tremor had its epicentre in the province of Macerata in the Marche region, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the National Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (INGV). The quake, which struck at 7.11 p.m. (local time), was clearly felt in other provinces of …

UN votes to end Cuban embargo, US abstains

The UN General Assembly voted to adopt a resolution urging an end to the US embargo on Cuba and the United States abstained for the first time in 25 years. On Wednesday, 191 UN member states voted in favour of the resolution, while US and Israel abstained, Xinhua news agency reported. This is the 25th …

Donald Trump daughter-in-law visits Hindu temple to fascinate Indian-American

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump daughter-in-law visited a well-known Hindu temple frequented by scores of devotees in the state of Virginia and reached out to the Indian-American community. Lara Yunaska Donald Trump, wife of Eric Trump who is the second son of the Manhattan billionaire, mingled with the Indian-American community at the Rajdhani Mandir on …

South Korea begins probing corruption scandal involving president

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South Korea’s prosecutors announced Wednesday they have begun investigating a corruption scandal and leaking of documents involving President Park Geun-hye. Several reports in recent weeks have alleged influence peddling between President Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil, a close friend and also the ex-wife of Park’s former aide, and who allegedly used this connection to raise …

UN, China condemn Quetta terror attack

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and China condemned the Quetta terror attack in Pakistani province of Balochistan. “The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured,” Xinhua news agency quoted statement released by Ban’s spokesperson on Tuesday. …

UK clears third runway at Heathrow Airport to expand UK airport capacity

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Britain’s government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity following a cabinet committee meeting, media reports said. This comes despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of hundreds of homes in the capital’s densely populated neighbourhoods. The decision, which has split Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May’s government here, …