Britain-based business leaders have expressed their optimism about the future China-West cooperation in spite of the uncertainties caused by COVID-19. Frederick Fisher, the UK Managing Director of French crystal and glass purveyor Lalique, said he sees a bright future for business in China. “So far, as far as Lalique is concerned,...
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday said  that migrants cannot be detained solely for staying illegally. The ruling by the top court is linked to events last summer in Lithuania when several thousand people tried to cross into the European Union via Belarus. The ECJ found that unless the...
The European Commission on Thursday said mobile phone users in the EU will be able to call, text, and surf the internet within the bloc at no additional cost until at least 2032. According to the commission, the new rules for the suspension of the roaming charge will replace current regulations and...
The first group of Ukrainian athletes and coaches being supported to continue their sports life in spite of ongoing Russian invasion of their country departed on Thursday for the U.S. The departure is ahead of their participation in next month’s World Athletics Championships holding at Eugene in Oregon, U.S. Global athletics...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that they had constructive and productive discussions with  Sri Lankan authorities on economic policies and reforms to be supported by an IMF Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement. A mission team led by Peter Breuer and Masahiro Nozaki visited Colombo from June 20 to 30...
Sweden plans to deliver more arms to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons, as well as mine-clearing equipment, the Defence Ministry in Stockholm said on Thursday. In total, the support package was worth about 500 million Swedish kronor (48.7 million U.S. dollars). Sweden, which like its neighbour Finland applied for NATO membership in...
Nigerians in New York, U.S, have asked the Federal Government to supply 7,000 passport booklets to the Nigerian Consulate in New York, to clear the backlog of applications. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Nigerians, under the aegis of the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN...
COVID-19 vaccine makers, Pfizer and BioNTech, have announced a new $3.2 billion supply deal with the U.S. Government, as the country braces for a fresh wave of cases this autumn. Under the deal, the U.S. Government will initially receive 105 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The order may include adult...
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said it would have been a disgusting sight if G7 leaders had removed their clothes at their recent summit. The G7 leaders were heard joking among themselves about Putin’s penchant for shirtless photos as they posed for photos ahead of a meeting at the...
 Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve on Thursday, a few days later than planned, in a move that clears the way for new elections. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s eight-party ruling coalition was left without a majority in the Knesset after one lawmaker left the alliance. The parliamentary election will take place on...
China’s President Xi Jinping, has arrived in Hong Kong on the eve of celebrations marking 25 years since Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, travelled to Hong Kong by high-speed train under strict security measures, marking the Chinese leader’s first...
Ukrainian authorities have said that a large quantity of grain was destroyed in a Russian attack in eastern Ukraine. A fire broke out in the affected warehouse in the city of Zelenodolsk, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Resnichenko, wrote on Telegram on Thursday. Forty tonnes of grain were apparently...
Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos was sworn in as the 17th president of the Philippines on Thursday at the National Museum in Manila. The 64-year-old son of former President Ferdinand Marcos, took his oath of office as his 92-year-old mother Imelda and family members looked on. After taking the oath of office, Marcos...
Mr Li Xuda, the Director, China Cultural Centre, Abuja, has called for promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in order to ensure sustainable societies. Xuda gave the advice in Abuja on Tuesday at the commemoration of the 2022 International Mother Language Day with the theme “Using Technology for Multilingual Learning:...
Colombian head of the national prisons agency, on Tuesday said 49 inmates died during an overnight riot in a prison in the southwestern Colombian city of Tulua. General Tito Castellanos, the head of the INPEC agency, told local Caracol Radio that 30 people were injured describing it as“ a tragic...
Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to allow companies from oil-producing nations to import oil and start retail operations in Sri Lanka. According to a statement released by the Department of Government Information, the proposal was tabled by Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera. The statement said...
State-owned news agency AIB, on Tuesday reported that gunmen stormed into a naming ceremony and killed eight people in Sandiaba village, central-east province Koulpelogo of Burkina Faso. AIB reported that gunmen broke into Sandiaba village, located about four kilometers to Soudoughin in the province of Koulpelogo, on Monday. The source said...