China, Malaysia to ink economic pacts as visiting Li meets Anwar

China, Malaysia to ink economic pacts as visiting Li meets Anwar

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | AP | kuala lumpur

Chinese Premier Li Qiang is set to talk Wednesday with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, with their countries due to ink cooperation pacts on digital economy and green development as they celebrate a half-century of diplomatic relations. Li, the first Chinese premier to visit Malaysia since 2015, flew in late Tuesday...

Kuwait to give $15K compensation to kin of Mangaf fire victims: Report

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | PTI | DUBAI/ KUWAIT

The Kuwaiti government will give USD 15,000 each as compensation to the families of the victims of the devastating fire that killed 50 people, including 46 Indians, in the southern Ahmadi Governorate, according to a media report.   The massive fire which occurred at a seven-storey building in the city of...

Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across US

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | AP | toledo

A blast of heat and humidity in the Midwest and Northeast days before the official start of summer put a wet blanket on outdoor activities from festivals to sports camps as officials urged people to take precautions.  Cities that opened cooling centers this week advised that Wednesday’s Juneteenth holiday means...

Sudan accuses UAE of fuelling war with weapons to paramilitary rivals

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | AP | United Nation

(): The Sudanese government has accused the United Arab Emirates of fuelling the 14-month war in the African country by providing weapons to a rival paramilitary force. The UAE dismissed the allegation as “ludicrous,” calling “a shameful abuse by one of the warring parties”. The clash came during a UN Security...

EU criticises France for excessive debt

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | AP | Brussels

(): The European Union’s executive arm on Wednesday criticised France for running up excessive debt, a stinging rebuke at the height of an election campaign where President Emmanuel Macron is facing a strong challenge from the extreme right and the left.    The EU Commission recommended to seven nations, including France,...

Far-right leader backpedals on taking France out of NATO strategic military command

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | AP | VILLEPINTE

The far-right leader angling to become prime minister after France’s upcoming parliamentary election backtracked Wednesday on his party’s previous promise to pull out of NATO’s strategic military command. National Rally president Jordan Bardella said at the Eurosatory arms trade show outside Paris in Villepinte that he “doesn’t plan to question...

Climate protesters arrested in UK

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | AP | London

(): Two climate protesters were arrested Wednesday for spraying orange paint on the ancient Stonehenge monument in southern England, police said. The latest act by Just Stop Oil was quickly condemned by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as a “disgraceful act of vandalism.” The incident came just a day before thousands...

Police detain 8 after revolt against French rule

Thursday, 20 June 2024 | AP | Paris

(): Police in the restive French Pacific territory of New Caledonia rounded up eight people on Wednesday, including an independence leader, who are suspected of having a role in the deadly violence that wracked the archipelago where Indigenous Kanak people have long sought to break free from France. The early...

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