Sporting extravaganzas are a way for cities in emerging market economies to try and play the ‘modernity game’. But they don’t make the rules, and so they can never ‘win’.
The Bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but fell short with only 50 supporting it.
Trump pledged that his administration would always defend “the right to life.”
The quality of news on Facebook has been called into question after alleged Russian operatives, for-profit spammers and others spread false reports on the site, including during the 2016 US election campaign.
Explaining that it was not about “cherry picking”, PM May added that Britain wanted a trade deal that goes further than what the EU has with Norway or Canada.
In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working.
Legal residents in the US who have no citizenship and get convicted for a crime can be sent back to their country of origin. No appeal is possible. The nature of the crime is not taken into account.
It is shocking to see, from 1994 onwards, the extent to which humanitarian workers in Rwanda became regular eyewitnesses to violence, murder and large-scale massacres.
Seven years after ousting Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisians are protesting the government’s new Finance Act.
Whether Xi would be able to have his name ‘crowned’ in the party constitution had been seen as a key measure of his power.
Passage of the legislation marked a disappointing end to a years-long effort by a coalition of liberal Democrats and libertarian-leaning Republicans to redefine the scope of US intelligence collection.
Ambitious priorities, strained budgets and a changing political order dominate the World Health Organisation’s upcoming annual executive board meet in Geneva.
The Kashmiri-origin Conservative Party MP from Wealden was appointed parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Transport by PM Theresa May as part of her New Year reshuffle last week.
The US administration announced this week that it is withholding $65 million from a planned $125 million aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.
With the Aziz Ansari story sparking nuanced conversations across the world, India must introspect on consent both inside and outside of a marriage.
Reversing decades of US policy, Trump in early December recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv.
The train, which was transporting grain, crashed in Ecatepec, a large municipality in the state of Mexico that forms part of the urban sprawl extending from the capital.
The US State Department said on Tuesday that Washington would withhold a separate $65 million it had planned to pay the UN agency that serves the Palestinians.
Across the country, the US government is carrying out duties ranging from nuclear weapons development to homeless assistance, but its spending levels and priorities are four months out of date.
The Trump Organisation dismissed the allegations as unsubstantiated.
In a portent of a Mad Max-like situation, South Africa’s Cape Town has less than 90 days’ worth of water left in its reservoirs.
More than 380 cases of severe or fatal child neglect have occurred since 2000 in families involved in home-schooling, according to Massachusetts-based Coalition for Responsible Home Education.
When existing funds expire, scores of federal agencies across the US will be forced to shut starting at midnight Friday, without the injection of new money.
Solicitor general Noel Francisco said in a court filing “time is of the essence” and asked the high court to rule on the case before its current term ends in June.
Under President Xi Jinping, combat readiness has been elevated to a strategic priority.
Facebook is planning to remove publisher posts from the newsfeed to give you more time with advertisers.
Today, bars dot the capital, Thimphu, set in mist-covered mountains, teenagers crowd internet cafes to play violent video games, and men smoke and gamble in snooker halls.
No group claimed responsibility for the killings in the southwestern city of Quetta but such attacks have in the past been carried out by Islamist militants, who oppose the immunisation of children as un-Islamic.
The Catalan parliament’s challenge to Madrid in its current move also signaled the possible return of sacked nationalist Carles Puigdemont as the region’s leader.
DHS said in a regulatory filing that it was removing Haiti from lists of more than 80 countries whose citizens can be granted H-2A and H-2B visas, given to seasonal workers in agriculture and other industries.
The EU (Withdrawal) Bill was approved by a 324 to 295 vote in the lower house – a milestone on the long road towards cementing the legal foundations of Britain’s departure from the bloc.
Congress has been struggling for months to reach an agreement to fund the government, which is currently operating on its third temporary funding extension since the 2018 fiscal year began on October 1.
Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where he addressed members of the European Parliament as violence roiled the Horn of Africa country.
Washington said on Tuesday it would provide $60 million to the UN Relief and Welfare Agency while keeping back a further $65 million for now.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said he was unaware of any cut in aid but he was “very concerned” about the possibility because it “is an important factor of stability”.
Ahed Tamimi was arrested after she was filmed confronting an Israeli officer and a soldier outside her home in a village in the occupied West Bank.
Pakistan has already built a vibrant military relationship with China and also turned to UK, France, Sweden, Turkey and Italy for its arms supplies.
In a massive thaw in diplomatic relations, North and South Korean skiers will train together at a resort in North Korea before the Olympics start.
Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern city of Lahore last week, four days after she was reported missing.
Papua is one of Indonesia’s poorest provinces despite being rich in resources and President Joko Widodo pledged to speed its development when he came to power in 2014.