Czech PM reiterates sovereignty in foreign affairs after Pompeo’s visit

“We are a sovereign country, we treat these countries quite standardly like everyone else,” the prime minister said to Mlada fronta Dnes (MF Dnes), one of the largest newspaper in the country after Pompeo launched a tirade against Russia and China during his visit.

Amazon app quiz August 14, 2020: Get answers to these five questions to win Sony 1000XM3 headphones for free

Amazon app quiz is now live. In today’s quiz, the e-tailer is giving its participants a stand a chance to win Sony 1000XM3 headphones for free. Name of the winner of today’s quiz will be announced on August 15. The daily app quiz on Amazon starts at 8am and continues till 12pm. The quiz usually […]

Australian newspaper cartoon depicting Indians eating solar panels attacked as racist

India took one of the hardest public lines at the climate change talks in Paris, and in the lead-up to them. Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, has publicly argued that it would be “morally wrong” to let rich countries off the hook for their historical emissions. The country has also stood by its decision […]

Zac Efron’s travel show is shallow in a good way and a bad way

In some ways, Efron is a Trojan horse for environmentalism, for a legion of fans who perhaps didn’t give two sh—s about climate change in one way or another before this. From all appearances, Efron himself isn’t an expert on most of the topics the show tackles, at least from when he’s seen doing interviews […]

Lebanon’s ENTIRE government resigns over Beirut mega-blast amid corruption scandal

The US, UK, France, Gulf states and even rivals Israel have offered money and assistance – but Canada has refused to give cash directly to the Lebanese government due to fears of corruption.

Islamic State group: Europe has ticking time bomb in prison camps

According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, German officials believe that a third of its nationals currently in the camps – a total of 27 men and women – are “capable of carrying out violent acts including terrorist attacks”. This, it says, explains the German government’s reluctance to bring them home.

US seeks to extend arms embargo on Iran at Security Council

Beirut Blast: Macron warns Iran against ‘interference’ in Lebanon If the resolution is defeated, Washington has threatened to trigger the “snapback” mechanism in the Vienna deal, which allows participants to claim “significant non-performance” by another party to restore all UN sanctions on Iran.

Rivian to make platform for Ford

Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-truck startup backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., will provide the “skateboard” platform for a premium, high-performance electric Ford vehicle, its top executive said.“In Ford’s case, we provide the platform.” Rivian Chief Executive Officer R. J. Scaringe said in an interview on Saturday. “They will provide the top hat, […]

Thousands in Belarus Form ‘Lines of Solidarity’ in Protest

Police appeared to scale back their response on Wednesday. In many parts of Minsk, the all-female “lines of solidarity” stood unchallenged for some time before police dispersed some of them without violence. Similar peaceful demonstrations were seen across the capital and other cities Thursday, but police refrained from dispersing them immediately. 

Environmentalists oppose 3 infrastructure projects in Goa, CM Pramod Sawant suspects ‘foreign hand’

“It is because those in the past built infrastructure that today we are benefitting from it. What we build today, the future generations will thank us for,” a former BJP legislator Siddharth Kuncalienkar, said with the government and party eager to push back to the mounting opposition to the projects that will slice through the […]