New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares ‘climate emergency’

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a “climate emergency” on Wednesday, telling parliament that urgent action was needed for the sake of future generations.Ardern said the science on climate change was clear and New Zealand had to acknowledge the threat.The centre-left leader said the challenges posed by global warming meant parliament’s declaration — […]

Thai prime minister found not guilty of conflict of interest

Thailand protests: Humor and creativity amid repression Three-finger ‘Hunger Games’ salute The three-finger salute from the dystopian film series “The Hunger Games” has become a common sight at protests. The gesture of resistance first emerged in 2014 as a form of silent defiance against the military regime led by Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in […]

Prime Minister commends students for their honesty

Previously, Do Thanh Bang and his two friends Tran Thanh Moi and Le Nhi Khang, 10th graders from the Tran Van Bay high school in Thanh Tri district, Soc Trang, spotted a purse which contained over VND 40 million in cash.

China’s slur on Australian soldiers is just the latest step in a long campaign by Beijing

But the post follows broad themes which the Chinese government has encouraged and promoted particularly in recent years through “Wolf Warrior” diplomats like the original poster Zhao, a new breed of foreign policy official who regularly hit back hard on social media and any perceived criticism of China or the Communist Party.

Foreign Office minister Baroness Sugg QUITS in protest after Rishi Sunak announces UK foreign aid budget is being slashed as Tory MPs warn they will not support the move and charities slam it as a ‘cruel, badly calculated decision’

Nigel Harris, Tearfund CEO, echoed a similar sentiment and said: ‘As the world struggles to recover from Covid-19, it is more essential than ever that the UK maintains its historic commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of national income supporting the poorest people on our planet. 

China defence minister meets Pak PM, president

During his visit, Wei also met with Pakistan’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Nadeem Raza and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, exchanging opinions on the international and regional situation, bilateral state and military relations and cooperation in defence equipment and technology.

‘I Was Drunk and Stupid’: Danish Foreign Minister Apologises for Sex With 15-Year-Old Girl

The case resurfaced again amid the #Metoo movement against harassment and sexual abuse, which placed Kofod under renewed criticism from Danish parties such as the Alternative and the Social Liberals. The leader of the Alternative, Josephine Fock, said it was “poor judgement” on the part of Mette Frederiksen to appoint Kofod as foreign minister. The […]

Chinese defence minister’s visit to Nepal, Pakistan made with eye on India, say experts

“At a time when China is also facing criticism for its role in tackling Covid-19 in the initial stages, it wants to send out a message that it hasn’t vacated its space in India’s neighbourhood. China couldn’t send a senior minister, so sending a key general is the best case approach to ensure those who […]

Gerry Adams urges ministers to act after court internment ruling

Delivering judgment, Lord Kerr said: “It was clearly intended that the making of an [interim custody order] ICO, as opposed to the signing of the order, had to be the outcome of personal consideration by the secretary of state. In this case, a minister in the Northern Ireland Office had made the ICO. That minister […]

New Zealand joins Australia in denouncing China’s tweet

The image, which appeared to show the soldier slitting the child’s throat, was posted by Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry. He wrote a caption with his tweet: “Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians & prisoners by Australian soldiers. We strongly condemn such acts, & call for holding them accountable.”