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Sunday, 24 February 2019

World

Word of the year

NEW YORK — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year,...

Beijing, Hanoi to resolve maritime issues

LUANG PRABANG — China and Vietnam pledged here Sunday to properly manage maritime issues to create a good atmosphere for the development of bilateral...

‘Over my dead body’

WASHINGTON — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of...

COP24 brings Paris pact to life

KATOWICE — Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed...

Ousted PM reinstated

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralyzed the island...

Chinese power plant a world first

China General Nuclear Power Group and French energy company EDF Group on Friday announced that Taishan Nuclear Power Plant’s unit one reactor successfully completed...

Beijing campaign vs shoddy food

BEIJING — Chinese authorities, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, have launched a nationwide campaign to crack down on substandard and counterfeit...

‘Denazify’

Vienna — A debate thrown up by Austria’s troubled history is gripping the normally sedate wine-growing scene: should the renowned “Zweigelt” variety ditch a...

4,400-year-old tomb

CAIRO — Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany announced the discovery of an “exceptionally well-preserved” tomb belonging to a Fifth Dynasty royal priest at Saqqara...