Day: August 1, 2019

U.S. officials still hope for talks after latest North Korean missile tests

Kim oversaw the first test firing of a “new-type large-calibre multiple-launch guided rocket system” on Wednesday, North Korean state media reported. North Korean state television showed rockets launching from a vehicle that had been blurred in photos to obscure its features. The launch came six days after North […]


Stronger demand boosts India factory activity in July: PMI

 India’s factory activity accelerated in July as domestic demand and output strengthened, encouraging firms to hire at the fastest rate in five months, a private business survey showed on Thursday. The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, compiled by IHS Markit, rose to 52.5 in July from June’s 52.1. […]

Lawmakers with serious disabilities take seats in Japan parliament

Two lawmakers with serious paralysis took their seats in Japan’s upper house on Thursday to cheers from supporters, marking the first time people with severe disabilities have served in the body. Yasuhiko Funago and Eiko Kimura won seats last month in the country’s upper house election and their […]

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country. The cutting-edge — but controversial — research involves implanting modified animal embryos with human “induced pluripotent stem” (iPS) cells that can be […]

Once a shrine to a retailer’s brand, ‘flagships’ lose luster

NEW YORK — It used to be considered the retailer’s crown jewel — a large format store on a swank corridor that showed off the best of what a brand had to offer. But now the so-called flagship store is disappearing from high-profile shopping thoroughfares like Manhattan’s Madison […]

Iran president: US sanctions on foreign minister ‘childish’

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move on Thursday as “childish” and a barrier to diplomacy. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks came after the Trump administration announced Wednesday it had imposed financial sanctions on Foreign Minister […]

North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday leader Kim Jong Un supervised the first test firing of a new multiple rocket launcher system that could potentially enhance its ability to strike targets in South Korea and U.S. military bases there. The report by North Korea’s official Korean […]

President gives assent to triple talaq bill

New Delhi, Aug 1: President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the triple talaq bill passed by Parliament, turning it into a law which makes the practice of instant divorce among Muslims a punishable offence, a government notification said. The gazette notification, published Wednesday, says the president has […]

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