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Category: World News

Irish Parliament votes to legalise abortion

London: Ireland’s Parliament has passed a landmark legislation to make abortion legal for the first time in the Catholic-majority country,…

Climate change, ocean change happening: Commonwealth

Katowice (Poland): Climate change and ocean change is already happening globally. This can no longer be denied. One degree of…

May to join EU summit after surviving no-confidence vote

IANS   LONDON UK Prime Minister Theresa May was on Thursday heading to Brussels for an EU summit after surviving…

China wants to include bamboo in climate talks

IANS   KATOWICE (POLAND) China has demanded the inclusion of sustainable and low-carbon bamboo in the ongoing climate talks as…

India will ‘overachieve’ Paris commitments, say experts

IANS   POLAND At a time when there is a call for all countries to do more to fight climate…

India witnesses significant rise in dementia-related cases: Lancet

IANS   Moscow With number of individuals living with dementia increasing globally owing to ageing population, a Lancet study on…

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China: sources

REUTERS   SHANGHAI/BEIJING A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, and his current…

Pakistan rejects US blacklisting over religious freedom violations

Islamabad Pakistan on Wednesday rejected as “unilateral and politically motivated” the US’ decision to place it on its blacklist of…

British PM embarks on Europe tour in desperate bid to save Brexit deal

BERLIN: Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a tour of European capitals on Tuesday in a desperate bid…

Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

Tehran: Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western…