Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31

Last year, 140 cruise ships brought more than 2 million visitors to Canadian ports. A 2016 study found the cruise contributed more than $3 billion Canadian (US$2.1 billion) to Canada’s economy, including nearly $1.4 billion Canadian (US$1.01 billion) in direct spending by cruise lines and their passengers. More than 23,000 Canadians were directly or indirectly […]

India overtakes Japan with fifth-largest hydropower capacity in the world

New Delhi: India has overtaken Japan becoming the nation with the fifth-largest hydropower production capacity in the world with its total installed base now standing at over 50 Gigawatt (GW), behind Canada, US, Brazil and China, according to International Hydropower Association (IHA).The London-based global hydropower trade body has just published the 2020 Hydropower Status Report […]

Kickstarter will launch in Japan on September 13th

The launch was initially announced back in May. Obviously this move means we might be able to purchase the cute gadgets from Japan we’ve always wanted. I just hope the gadget makers over there are better at getting their projects shipped, as I know many US-based backers have been disappointed by campaigns that never fulfill […]

Perfect for a romantic night out with your friend ‘bubble’! Restaurants considering social-distancing ‘lampshades’ when they reopen

Pubs could be allowed to reopen as early as next month, as the Prime Minister tonight gave Britons fresh hope of enjoying a drink in a beer garden this summer. Pictured: Boris Johnson appeared before the Liaison Committee on Wednesday

The Latest: Spanish soccer league could use virtual crowds

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says “both players and fans have missed the vivid emotions of a match and the noise from the stands. Soon all this will return.”

U.S. judge orders 15 banks to face big investors’ currency rigging lawsuit

The banks, which sometimes controlled more than 90% of the market, included Bank of America, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Scotland, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered and UBS or various affiliates.

End of ties: After WHO announcement, a look at international agreements that US has quit under Trump’s presidency

United States’ withdrawal from the UNESCO was led by Trump in the year 2017 citing “anti-Israel bias”. The US was upset with the UNESCO for granting full membership to Palestine while Israel maintained it should have been granted only after working out a peace deal in the Middle East.


In the list of 154 models subject to registration fee adjustment under Decision No.452/QD-BTC effective from April 3 on adjusting registration fees for automobiles and motorbikes, registration fees for passenger cars or cars with less than nine seats were 12 per cent in eight provinces and cities (Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Haiphong, Lao Cai, Cao Bang, […]

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29

In Cambodia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng asked the administration in localities that border Thailand to increase professional measures at border checkpoints to prevent Cambodian workers from entering Thailand, which will shut its border until June 30 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000 as Lagos records 254 new cases

It also said that majority of COVID-19 patients will show mild symptoms & recover. The current national case management protocol is for all cases to be managed by a team of clinicians in an isolation centre to ensure optimal care & to prevent further spread of the disease