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Trump’s finance and foreign relations to be investigated

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced on Wednesday that a committee would investigate "beyond Russia" whether personal interest was at the core of Presidents Donald…

New oil fields in South Africa discovered

French oil and gas major Total said it had made a significant gas condensate discovery after drilling its Brulpadda prospects on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, offshore South Africa. South…

Merkel successor wants EU Army

German centre-right leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called for the creation of a European army in a speech in Brussels that sets out the campaign themes for her CDU party in this year’s…

The World vs Maduro

Along with the US, Canada and a group of Latin American countries, many European nations have recognised Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela. These include-France, Spain, Germany,…

EU prepares for no-deal Brexit

Brussels seems to appear more accommodative of the UK while stepping up preparations for an exit. On June 23rd, 2016, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union, stunning Europe and the…

Chinese loan delayed to Sri Lanka

A $300 million loan offered by Bank of China to Sri Lanka is facing delays, government officials familiar with the negotiation. The China–Sri Lanka relations refers to bilateral relations between the…

China’s AI use spooks expert

Yoshua Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist who helped pioneer the techniques underpinning much of the current excitement around artificial intelligence, is worried about China’s use of AI for…

Russian economy outgrows projections

Russia’s economy expanded 2.3 per cent last year, growing more quickly than the government and the IMF had predicted, according to state statistics. It has outpaced the growth rates of the EU, the US…

UK to fight Eurotunnel case

The government plans to pay a law firm £800,000 ($ 1,040,000) for advice in case Eurotunnel decides to sue over the effects of Brexit on its business. The Channel Tunnel is a 50.45-kilometre (31.35…

China writes off Cameroon debt

China has written off $78 million from Cameroon’s debt after it failed to repay part of the debt in 2018. The relief comes as a measure to ease economic hardship in central African nation. From 2000…

Global warming to hit Norway?

Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes by 2100, a Norwegian report said. Norway is a…

May’s new Brexit strategy?

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would be “armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas” when she next meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal. May has suffered a string of…

Central African Republic agrees to a peace deal

A peace deal between the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 rebel groups has been struck after talks in Sudan, officials say. The Central African Republic, which got independence…

Not withdrawing US troops from South Korea: Trump

US President Donald Trump has no plans to pull out US troops from South Korea, amid speculation that he could offer a drawdown to North Korea in exchange for the progress on denuclearisation. The…

Budget sops before Elections

The Narendra Modi-led government unveiled a budget tailored for an election year with tax breaks, relief for small business and unorganised sectors and a promise to build the infrastructure for a $10…

Pope Francis visits UAE

His Holiness Pope Francis, the head of Catholic Church visited United Arab Emirates on his 27th Apostolic Journey. He is the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula – the birth place of Islam.…

Arunachal Pradesh: Development at the foothills of the Himalayas

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India and is the northeastern-most state of the country. Arunachal Pradesh borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south and shares international…

Japan to hack its citizens

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Japanese government approved an amendment that will permit the government to hack devices owned by its citizens as a measure to secure the Internet of Things…

US Senate opposes troop withdrawal

In a bipartisan effort, the US Senate voted to advance an amendment which would oppose President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and Afghanistan. The United States Senate is the…

US set to suspend INF Treaty

The United States and Russia announced that they had failed to reconcile their differences over the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). US President announced the withdrawal in October…