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US and France tangle at UN over Middle East
World

US and France tangle at UN over Middle East

  • France's latest proposal -- announced in a statement from Paris on Tuesday evening -- quickly drew a firm response from the United States, signaling it would wield its veto again if needed.
Updated 20 May, 2021 05:57pm
US backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents
World

US backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents

  • But that notion has been fiercely opposed by pharmaceutical giants and their host countries, which insist the patents are not the main roadblocks to scaling up production, and warned the move could hamper innovation.
Published 06 May, 2021 10:50am
Pakistan to shift to 60% clean energy by 2030, according to PM's Climate aide
World

Pakistan to shift to 60% clean energy by 2030, according to PM's Climate aide

  • On Thursday, Pakistan assured the international community that it would shift to 60% clean energy and 30% electric vehicle use by 2030.
  • Addressing the Leaders Summit in Washington, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam urged developed nations to fulfil their commitment to help others make this transition from carbon-based to clean energy.
Updated 23 Apr, 2021 11:55am
Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on Ukraine's borders, Kyiv says
World

Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on Ukraine's borders, Kyiv says

  • Russia will soon have more than 120,000 troops on Ukraine's border, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday, calling for new Western economic sanctions on Moscow.
  • Kyiv, Washington and NATO have been alarmed by the large build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine and in Crimea, the peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
Published 20 Apr, 2021 06:23pm
US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels Russian diplomats
World

US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels Russian diplomats

  • After Donald Trump's mixed signals to Russia -- and accusations that the Republican even seemed intent on shielding Putin from criticism -- the Democratic chair of the Senate foreign relations committee cheered Biden's approach.
Published 16 Apr, 2021 10:21am
North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles
World

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles

  • Yoo Ho-yeol, emeritus professor of North Korean studies at Korea University, told AFP that Thursday's launch "signals the beginning of Pyongyang putting pressure on Washington for nuclear talks".
Published 25 Mar, 2021 10:07am