Tuesday, December 6, 2022

International

Russia unleashes air strikes across Ukraine

Ukraine said Russia had destroyed homes in the southeast and knocked out power in many areas with a new round of missile attacks as the West imposed a price cap on Russian seaborne oil to try to limit Moscow’s...

Top leaders of Nepal’s ruling coalition meet to discuss government formation

The top leaders of Nepal’s five-party ruling coalition on Monday met at Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s official residence here to review the general elections and discuss the formation of a new government.Nepali Congress chief Deuba, senior leader Ram...

Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains.Mount Semeru in Lumajang district in East Java province...

Oxford Word of the Year is self-indulgent ‘goblin mode’

Goblin mode, or a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations, has been overwhelmingly chosen as the Oxford Word of the Year after a public...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire

Israeli aircraft struck several military sites in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after Palestinian militants fired a missile into southern Israel in a move apparently linked to rising tension in the occupied West Bank, Israel said.The Israeli military...

Indonesia raises alert, evacuates residents after volcano erupts

A volcano erupted in Indonesia on Sunday spewing a cloud of ash 15 km into the sky and forcing the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people, authorities said, as they issued their highest warning for the area in the east...

ISIS-K claims attack at Pakistan embassy in Kabul

The Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on Pakistan’s embassy in the Afghan capital in which the Charge d’Affaires escaped unharmed but a guard was critically injured.In a brief statement in Arabic on social media, the...

Xi Jinping ‘unwilling to accept better vaccines’ despite raging protests: US

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is unwilling to accept Western vaccines despite the challenges China is facing with COVID-19, and while recent protests there are not a threat to Communist Party rule, they could affect his personal standing, U.S. Director...

Nepali Congress maintains lead in parliamentary polls

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Nepali Congress-led ruling coalition on Sunday maintained its lead in Nepal’s parliamentary election after its candidate from Syangja constituency No 2 Dhanraj Gurung won the election from the seat, sources said.Gurung secured 31,466 votes...

S.Korea’s trade chief to visit US for talks on Inflation Reduction Act 

 South Korea's Trade Minister Ahn Duk-geun will visit the US for talks on the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that excludes electric vehicles assembled outside North America from tax incentives, the Ministry said on Sunday. Ahn is set to hold...