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California firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims

California firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims

07-12-2019 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Californian utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed on a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of wildfires in the state, it was reported on Saturday.

The company's equipment has been linked to several…

China announces tariff rollback for US soy, pork

China announces tariff rollback for US soy, pork

06-12-2019 comments

Beijing (IANS) China on Friday said it was withdrawing tariffs on soybeans and pork imported from the US amid talks to conclude the first phase of a deal to de-escalate an ongoing trade war between the two largest economies.

According to a…

UK broadcaster calls Greta Thunberg 'mad, dangerous'

UK broadcaster calls Greta Thunberg 'mad, dangerous'

05-12-2019 comments

London (IANS) British broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson has called 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg "mad, dangerous", adding that she should "go back to school and shut up", a media report said on Thursday.

Clarkson spoke out against…

Germany comes up with first national youth strategy

Germany comes up with first national youth strategy

04-12-2019 comments

Berlin (IANS) The German government presented its youth strategy, which is to give young citizens more influence, improve their education, living and working conditions as well as healthcare.

"It is the first youth strategy in the history…

11 killed as typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines

11 killed as typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines

04-12-2019 comments

Manila (IANS) At least 11 people were killed, while hundreds of thousands were evacuated as typhoon Kammuri pounded large parts of Philippines, bringing heavy rains and high velocity winds and damaging a number of properties, officials said on Wednesday.

Iran authorities refuse to confirm protests fatalities

Iran authorities refuse to confirm protests fatalities

02-12-2019 comments

Tehran (IANS) Iranian authorities have refused to confirm the number of people that died in the recent protests against the government's decision to hike fuel prices.

When asked at a press conference on Sunday about how many had died, Iranian…

China bans US ships from stopping in HK, sanctions NGOs

China bans US ships from stopping in HK, sanctions NGOs

02-12-2019 comments

Beijing (IANS) China has banned US military ships and aircraft from stopping over in Hong Kong and announced sanctions on American non-profits for supporting a pro-democracy movement in the city rattled by anti-government protests since June.

IS claims responsibility for London terror attack

IS claims responsibility for London terror attack

01-12-2019 comments

London (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibilty for the Friday's terror attack at London Bridge where two people were killed and three others injured.

The extremist group's Amaq news agency on Saturday said the 28-year-old…

Nine killed, three injured in US plane crash

Nine killed, three injured in US plane crash

01-12-2019 comments

Washington (IANS) Nine people, including two children, were killed and three others injured in a plane crash in the US state of South Dakota.

Peter Knudson, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), was quoted as saying…

Maldives ex-prez sentenced to five years in prison

Maldives ex-prez sentenced to five years in prison

29-11-2019 comments

Male (IANS) Maldives former President Abdulla Yameen was found guilty of money laundering and sentenced to five years in prison with a fine of USD 5 million.

The Maldives Criminal Court Judge Ali Rasheed, who headed a panel of five judges trying…

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