Politics

Bangladesh to accept cuts to job quotas after ruling
Bangladesh to accept cuts to job quotas after ruling

Bangladesh to accept cuts to job quotas after ruling

The government has met a key demand of protestors, who have paused demonstrations for 48 hours. The unrest over the quotas has prompted some governments to evacuate their citizens from the country.
13 hours ago
Trump shooting was significant US Secret Service 'failure'
Trump shooting was significant US Secret Service 'failure'

Trump shooting was significant US Secret Service ‘failure’

Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle told US lawmakers the agency failed in its mission when a would-be assassin wounded Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle admitted to
17 hours ago
Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson arrested in Greenland
Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson arrested in Greenland

Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson arrested in Greenland

The veteran campaigner, who was arrested on an international arrest warrant issued by Japan, was due to embark on a mission to confront a Japanese whaling ship. Greenland police said they arrested prominent environmental
2 days ago
Germany issues advisory against travel to Bangladesh
Germany issues advisory against travel to Bangladesh

Germany issues advisory against travel to Bangladesh

The German Foreign Office has advised citizens against travel to Bangladesh amid nationwide protests. The US had already issued a travel advisory for the country. The German Foreign Office has advised citizens to avoid
2 days ago
China opens investigation of EU-imposed trade barriers
China opens investigation of EU-imposed trade barriers

China opens investigation of EU-imposed trade barriers

Brussels has previously looked into Beijing’s support for domestically produced trains, solar panels and electric cars. The EU also wants to reduce its dependence on Chinese technology. Beijing’s Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday
2 weeks ago
South Korea: Samsung union declares indefinite strike
South Korea: Samsung union declares indefinite strike

South Korea: Samsung union declares indefinite strike

The union said management did not seem willing to discuss workers’ demands, including a 3.5% pay rise to reflect inflation. Samsung insisted that the labor action would not cause disruptions in production.
2 weeks ago
India's Modi arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin
India's Modi arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin

India’s Modi arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi is on a two-day visit to Moscow which will include meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Relations between the two powers are at a key juncture. Indian
2 weeks ago
Facing China, Philippines and Japan forge defense alliance
Facing China, Philippines and Japan forge defense alliance

Facing China, Philippines and Japan forge defense alliance

Tokyo and Manila have long been allies of the United States, which has been strengthening its alliances to counter China’s growing military strength and influence in the region. Japan and the Philippines signed a key
2 weeks ago
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