Day: September 29, 2021

China, NATO officials discuss Afghanistan, regional tensions

BEIJING — China’s top diplomat has held a virtual meeting with NATO’s chief to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, amid longstanding disagreements between Beijing and the U.S.-led alliance over regional policies. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the discussions had been “positive and constructive”. Foreign Minister Wang […]

The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis ‘stain on our conscience’

UNITED NATIONS — The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said, as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N. has called a de facto government blockade of food, medical supplies and fuel. In an interview […]

Authorities say air still breathable in La Palma as lava pours into sea

LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 29 – A river of lava cascaded into the Atlantic Ocean from Spain’s La Palma island in the early hours on Wednesday, releasing plumes of steam which could unleash toxic gas, although so far authorities said the air inland had not been contaminated. Thousands […]

’30 years of blah blah blah’: Thunberg questions Italy climate talks

Summary Youth activists to meet policymakers at Milan meetings Gathering to prepare ground for United Nations summit Major polluters yet to produce new emission-cutting plans Meetings come as global energy prices soar MILAN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg and fellow youth campaigners struck a sceptical tone for […]

EXCLUSIVE Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell – document

Summary Afghan central bank short of cash to fund economy Cash squeeze hurting ordinary Afghans Assessment written for lenders criticises central bank Official defends its actions, but says some money ‘stolen’ FRANKFURT/MUMBAI, Sept 29 – The Afghan central bank ran down most of its U.S. dollar cash reserves […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, Government will be setting up Science Museums across the country

Says, science-based, rational and progressive thinking should form the basis for development in tune with PM Modi’s recent exhortations at the UN CSIR and National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) sign a MoU setting up of Science Museums at select CSIR Laboratories and to promote scientific temper among […]

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