Whistleblower Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking a trove of classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France, according to an interview published Saturday.
Oil prices surged by nearly 20% after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of the world's supply.
Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines against fires blamed for aggravating global warming.
A gang of thieves stole an 18-carat gold toilet from an art exhibition at the Blenheim Palace in Britain on Saturday, police said-causing the World Heritage Site to flood. The full-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed "America," was once exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and offered to US President Donald Trump on loan.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the UK’s current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, accusing him of only backing Brexit to further his own career.
The US Coast Guard thinks the environmental impact from an overturned cargo ship along the Georgia coast is limited so far, Cdr. Norm Witt said Tuesday.
Drug-making giant Purdue Pharma has reportedly reached a US multi-billion dollar tentative agreement to settle a host of lawsuits against it. The company owned by the Sackler family is accused of fueling the U.S. opioid crisis through drugs such as OxyContin painkiller.
International News from World: Alibaba chairman Jack Ma is due to step down from Tuesday’s e-commerce giant, marking the company’s
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told space researchers in his country that he was proud of a program so close to placing a sample on the Moon. Contact with Chandrayaan-2 was lost moments before touching down at the lunar south pole was due to its Vikram module.
A 73-year-old lady in Andhra Pradesh's southern Indian state bore twin boys
The Zimbabwean independence icon transformed into an authoritarian leader, Robert Mugabe,
Prime Minister Imran Khan today said that Pakistan deeply valued its close and friendly relations with Sri Lanka which had been nurtured over decades through a continuous interaction at bilateral, regional and international levels.
Foreign ministers Kang Kyung-wha of South Korea, Taro Kono of Japan and Wang Yi of China will meet from Tuesday to Thursday, the ministry said. The last such gathering was three years ago.
Dubai (AFP) - Dubai International Airport said it retained its top global spot in 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row despite falling short of its target.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has officially proposed a plan to transfer the country's capital from Jakarta, on Java's crowded island, to Kalimantan on Borneo's island. Widodo, also known by his nickname Jokowi, made the proposal a day before the nation celebrates its 74th anniversary of independence during its state of the union speech in parliament.
Regional leaders met at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week, where smaller island-dominated states sought a consensus on climate goals.
India's 73rd Independence Day celebrations took place on 15 August 2019 at the Indian High Commissioner's official residence in Colombo, India House. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, addressed the gathering of Indian expatriates and well-wishers from Sri Lanka.
Ford (F) has great plans for the launch of its car in 2020. The automaker will be launching an all-electric crossover vehicle inspired by Mustang as well as bringing back the Bronco SUV model. Besides the redesigned F-series and several updated SUV designs, this is also possible.
Third-party merchants on Amazon's marketplace already account for 58 percent of revenues. That's thanks in large part to its Amazon Fulfillment (FBA) program that enables vendors to send inventory to the company's storage facilities and Amazon ships an item automatically when a client purchases it.
Climbers who want to try Mount Everest should first have to prove they are experienced mountaineers, recommended by a committee advising the government of Nepal. The report recommends that applicants must have climbed a peak of at least 6,500 m (21,325 ft) in Nepal already. They should also be issuing a physical fitness certificate and using skilled guides, it adds.
A giant parrot that roamed New Zealand about 19 million years ago had a height of 1m (3ft 2in) - more than half the average height of a human, a new study has found.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan as the island braced for the arrival of a severe typhoon.
Heavy rainfall across Mumbai and suburban areas has crippled normal life Sunday with "intermittent rain with heavy to heavy showers" forecasting from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
Hyundai introduced a version of its Sonata hybrid that has solar panels to support battery charging. The Korean vehicle manufacturer said that if the solar roof was used for six hours a day, up to 60 percent of the energy could be provided for the battery of the vehicle.
Ms. Swaraj, who served five years as foreign minister, suffered a heart arrest on Tuesday, said India's Press Trust. She was a famous minister as prime minister in the first term of Narendra Modi, but previously this year she did not contest parliamentary elections.
In South-West France, scientists have discovered a huge dinosaur thigh bone at a site which has been producing fossils for almost a century.A sauropod, plant-free dinosaur with a long neck and tail, is believed to have belonged to the femur discovered at Angeac for two meters (6.6 ft) lengthy.
The Walt Disney Company said Russia Taylor, Minnie Mouse's voice since the mid-1980s, was killed. She was seventy-five.Disney said in a declaration, she died Friday at Glendale, California. There was no release of the cause of death.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was defeated in the Conservative Party leading competition on Tuesday, former London Mayor Boris Johnson won the competition for a future Prime Minister. By 92,153 to 46,656 votes for Conservative arty Johnson defeated Hunt.
The $2.1 billion credit it has signed for Wednesday is the largest sustainability-based loan for a commodity dealer, COFCO International, the Geneva-based, international trade force of China's largest food-and agricultural business.
India will overtake the United Kingdom this year as the fifth-largest economy in the world, and in 2025 IHS Markit is about to overtake Japan as the third-largest.
Despite ongoing US-China trade wars, Malaysia's trade perspective is still optimistic, said Datuk Wan Latiff Wan Musa, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).
In the course of the 180th annual General Assembly of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, South African High Commissioner Robina Marks said that the company community and the private sector played unseen roles in turning the nation from the pariah state to a prosperous state.
Following a secret ballot from MEPs, Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was chosen narrowly as EU President. On 1 November, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be replaced by the Center-Right Defense Minister.
On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron laid the heart of the Bastille Day parade in Europe's military cooperation in an era of growing tensions with the USA. Key EU leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Mark Rutte from the Netherlands, joined Macron to watch the annual Parade in Paris during the French Revolution in the Champs Elysées on July 14, 1789.
Volkswagen and Ford said they’re going to work together to develop self-driving and electric cars in an effort to cut fresh
Giant panda “Yuanzai” celebrated its sixth birthday Saturday at the Taipei Zoo, Taiwan, with a unique birthday cake made of ice
India will step up Monday's global space race by launching a low-cost mission to become just the fourth nation to land a probe on the moon. Just five days before the 50th anniversary of man's first lunar landing, after a decade-long build-up, Chandrayaan-2— or Moon Chariot 2— will blow off from a tropical island off Andhra Pradesh state.
As an unconventional artist, by launching it exclusively through Amazon, Lady Gaga takes the same strategy to her fresh make-up line. Haus Laboratories, the Oscar-winning songwriter, will become the first significant cosmetics brand that the online retail giant will launch. The agreement implies that from the beginning, the first company venture of Lady Gaga will have a global reach. In September,
Sir James Dyson purchased what is believed to be the largest and most costly penthouse flat in Singapore. The purchase comes after his business relocated its headquarters from the UK to Singapore, best known for its vacuum cleaners. The estate covers three floors and has five bedrooms in the core of the business district of the city.
Chinese and German researchers work together to further decrease emissions of greenhouse gasses from livestock raising.
On downtown Victoria Sunday for the annual Victoria Pride parade, thousands of marchers and revelers covered in rainbows, feathers, and sequin. About thirty thousand individuals from over six hundred organizations attended the formal parade through central London with around 1.5 million individuals.
Brands of fast fashion might need to slow down their performance. In February Kardashian filed a lawsuit against the brand alleging that he used her likeness without her consent to sell lower-priced versions of the clothes she wore. Kim Kardashian had only won a lawsuit against the United States Missguided. She demanded 10 million dollars, but finally got 2,7 million dollars plus 60 thousand dollars in legal charges for the problems she had. But it was not a hard fight, because the Missguided United States never answered that fight. The default is $2.7 million.
A quarter of a century after the nomination of the ancient capital, Bagan is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the tourism industry, recognition by the United Nations cultural body will increase demand from both Western and Asian markets. However, the future of the area is crucial for meeting conservation commitments and efficient local governance.
The duty on gold imports in India has risen. Anantha Padmanabhan, Chairman of the All India Gems and Jewelry Council, said that this tax rise could discourage the physical markets ' purchasers' and reduce the demand of 760 tonnes in 2018 by ten percent this year.
According to Riyadh press reports, the Saudi Government improved the Haj quota to the pilgrims of Sri Lanka by adding 500 visas to the current figure, bringing the total to 4,000 this year. The Sri Lankan Haj pilgrims will receive their Saudi Arabia visas for their moment via an internet portal, press reports also stated.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Minister of Finance, today at 11:00 AM, introduces the government's first budget Modi 2. The then acting finance minister, Piyush Goyal, given several income tax liabilities to the middle class in February and introduced zero tax liabilities for the Rs.5 lakh revenue group.
The biggest earthquake in nearly 20 years in Southern California led one town on Thursday to declare the state of emergency and shook people from Las Vegas in the county of Orange.
The murder of at least 13 individuals crashed on a second consecutive day of the rain-disturbed railway and the air traffic in Mumbai, the Indian financial capital. The authorities were forced to declare a public holiday.
JAPAN: World leaders kicked off one of their most high-stakes G20 meetings in years Friday, with rows brewing over a bruising US-China trade war and climate change despite a more conciliatory tone from US President Donald Trump. After lashing out at friend and foe alike en route to Osaka in western Japan for the meeting, Trump appeared in a less combative mood when meeting fellow world leaders face-to-face.