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Esper's comments come at a time when some US officials have blamed China for the coronavirus outbreak. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday Washington had evidence the disease emerged from a Chinese lab, which Beijing strongly denies.
Tensions have soared between Moscow and Washington under US President Donald Trump, fuelled by fresh allegations of sweeping cyber-attacks among a litany of other disagreements on the world stage.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, whose current term expires on Dec.31, announced last month that he is seeking a second five-year term.
The International Chamber of Commerce has given an arbitration verdict in the 2014 case in favour of Iraq in the Iraq-Turkey dispute over oil supplies from the fields in the Kurdistan region in Iraq, and Turkey has to pay $1.5 billion. Turkey has said that it would honour the arbitration verdict. Turkey violated a joint agreement by allowing
From Zimbabwe, where many must work at night because it’s the only time there is power, to Nigeria where collapses of the grid are frequent, the reliable supply of electricity remains elusive across Africa. The electricity shortages that plague many of Africa’s 54 countries are a serious drain on the continent’s economic growth,
Undeclared diamond jewellery brought into Brazil has deepened the legal jeopardy of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. An investigation into two sets of jewels reportedly worth millions is only the latest scandal threatening the far-right politician. But an extensive paper trail and even videos could make the case particularly
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the country’s third-highest civilian honour. He deserves this. He is an icon for his country. I really appreciate the Government of Pakistan for bestowing this award on this youth icon. Babar, Pakistan’s captain in all formats of cricket, was given the award by Governor of Pakistan’s