Published on Sep 19 2018 // Business, Featured, Slideshow, World News
Yuan not a weapon in trade row: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
China has no intention of weakening its currency to help exporters and will not engage in any form of “competitive devaluation” of its exchange rate, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday, a day after the latest tit-for-tat measures in the US trade war, South China Morning Post reported. Li...

Published on Sep 19 2018 // bignews, Featured, Slideshow, World News
Prachanda and Chief of IDCPC Song Tao meet in Nanjing
Nepal’s former Prime Minister and co-chairman of Communist Party of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Minister of the International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee Song Tao met in Nanjing on Tuesday. Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal and former Prime Minister...

Published on Sep 11 2018 // Featured, Slideshow, World News
Snakes on a plate: Vietnam’s coiled cuisine
With their meat served up in a wide array of dishes and blood added to rice wine, snakes make a reputedly satisfying — and nourishing — meal in Vietnam. Caught in the jungles of the north of the country, snake flesh is traditionally believed to help with cooling overheated body temperatures,...

Published on Sep 08 2018 // bignews, Interview, Opinion, Slideshow, World News
Is Trump likely to face impeachment?
This latest hectic week in Donald Trump’s presidency, which saw new leaks from insiders about his madcap leadership style, has revived questions about whether his is the most scandal-plagued administration in the history of the United States. The 45th president is fighting several fires at once,...

Published on Sep 08 2018 // bignews, Featured, Interview, Opinion, World News
Hyperinflation in Venezuela
By Manuel Sutherland Few people can deny that Venezuela is going through the deepest crisis in its history. For the fifth year running, the country will have had the world’s highest inflation (estimated at 25,471% for the period between May 2017 and May 2018). In May 2018, monthly inflation reached...

Published on Sep 05 2018 // Education, Featured, Slideshow, World News
‘Don’t commit the mistake I made’: India now embarks on saving more girls
When Mukesh Sherma’s wife was pregnant with their second child, the pressure to deliver a son was almost too much. Friends and family told the couple from Chandigarh, a city in north India, to have an illegal ultrasound to find out the sex of the unborn child. Another girl, they were told, and they...

Published on Sep 05 2018 // bignews, Featured, Slideshow, World News
Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in 2018 elections and beyond
Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy. Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg,...

Published on Jul 15 2018 // World News
Israel deals ‘hardest blow’ to Hamas since 2014 Gaza war
Israel has carried out its biggest attack against Hamas militant targets in Gaza since the war in 2014, Prime Minister PM Benjamin Netanyahu says. The raids were a response to rockets fired into Israel, he said, pledging more if necessary, but Palestinians said a ceasefire had been agreed. Palestinian...