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Jul 05
2018

PM Oli meets Chinese counterpart Keqiang

PM KP Sharma Oli, who is on a six-day official visit to China, held a bilateral meeting with his  Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. During the meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun, Ambassador of Nepal to China Leela Mani Pokharel, among others were also present in […]

Jul 05
2018

Kim visits China yet again

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday and is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with President Donald Trump last week. Kim’s visit to Beijing, while expected, is one way for China to highlight its crucial role in U.S. efforts […]

Jul 05
2018

New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital

In this photo released by the Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford pose with their newborn daughter at the Auckland City Hospital, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand via AP) New Zealand Prime Minister […]

Jul 05
2018

Turkey’s victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, June 25, 2018. Erdogan won Turkey’s landmark election Sunday, the country’s electoral commission said, ushering in a new system granting the president sweeping new powers which critics say will cement what they call a […]

Jul 05
2018

Philippine president slammed for calling God ‘stupid’ AP

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 11, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing the crowd at the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebrations south of Manila, Philippines. President Duterte, notorious for having insulted the pope and former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God “stupid” in Asia’s bastion of […]

Jul 05
2018

Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16 AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with U.S. National security adviser John Bolton with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the background, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Bolton is meeting Putin for talks intended to set the stage for a […]

Jul 05
2018

Former Malaysian leader arrested, to be charged for graft

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. A government task force probing alleged theft and money laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund said Najib’s arrest was linked to a suspicious transfer of […]

Jul 05
2018

Trump pressed aides about Venezuela invasion: US official

As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, US President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can’t the U.S. just simply invade the troubled country? The suggestion stunned those present at the […]

Jul 05
2018

Why heritage sites?

Why heritage sites? Imagine, there are no literature works of Laxmi Prasad Devkota and there is nothing as such Muna-Madan, because in the 21st century there is no such Silk Route where Madan goes to Lhasa and Muna waits for her love. Imagine there is no Indra Jatra and nothing as such chariot procession, because […]

Jul 05
2018

Ignorance versus propaganda: Fatuous debate about the PM’s resignation

An office which is already vacant need not be vacated again (and that too, by insanely invoking an Article of the Constitution which has already been exhausted).  The elections to the House of Representatives (also to the Province Assemblies) have been held and the results are quite discernible. The winners-to-be (‘to-be’ – because the results […]