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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong granted special presidential pardon

Lee is currently standing trial in a separate accounting fraud case involving the 2015 merger of Samsung affiliates.

published : 19 hours ago

Russian court places former TV journalist under house arrest for anti-Putin remarks 

On Wednesday, investigators detained Ovsyannikova, 44, and charged her with spreading information about the Russian armed forces deemed false by the government.

published : 19 hours ago

Donors from 26 countries pledge 1.5 billion euros more for Ukraine  

The exact amount promised by each of the 26 countries was not published but Denmark announced a supplementary donation of $114 million for Ukraine, bringing its total support to Kyiv to $417 million.

published : 19 hours ago

India expresses concern over reports of shelling near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

A spokesperson for the UN chief said regrettably, instead of de-escalation, there have been reports of further deeply worrying incidents that could if they continue, lead to disaster.

published : 20 hours ago

Zelensky urges world to 'react immediately' to Russian forces shelling near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Russia and Ukraine accused each other of fresh shelling near the plant on Thursday, but their claims have not been verified independently.

published : 20 hours ago

UN watchdog warns of 'grave' crisis amid violence near Ukraine nuclear plant  

Moscow and Kyiv on Thursday accused each other of new shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, a dangerous escalation five months into the war.

published : 20 hours ago

Climate change, health care, deficit reduction scores big in Biden's bill

Here's what's in the estimated $740 billion package — made up of $440 billion in new spending and $300 billion toward easing deficits— that is up for final approval Friday in the House.

published : 20 hours ago

Amnesty asks Pakistan to stop crackdown on protests against enforced disappearances

According to the Human Rights watchdog, Pakistan's intelligence services have routinely used enforced disappearance to target human rights defenders, political activists, students, and journalists.

published : 21 hours ago

Germany: Low Rhine water levels lead to energy crisis

Further up the river in Kaub, a noted bottleneck for shipping where the Rhine runs narrow and shallow, the reference level is forecast to go below 40 centimetres by the end of the week and squeeze tra

published : 22 hours ago

Global warming behind mass animal extinctions: Study

The relationships between land temperature anomalies and terrestrial animal extinctions have not been quantitatively evaluated yet. 

published : 22 hours ago

Pakistani media group approaches government for NOC on screening of Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

According to media reports, if the Cinepex Media Group gets the No Objection Certificate (NOC) it will be the first time since 2019 that an Indian film will be released in Pakistan theaters.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Row over UN proposal to blacklist Masood Azhar's brother: War of words breaks out between US, China

China on Wednesday put a hold on a proposal by India and the US to designate Azhar, the brother of JeM chief Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist and subject him to assets freeze.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Chinese research ship won't dock at Hambantota Port as scheduled, say Sri Lankan authorities

The Harbour Master for the Hambantota Port says no vessel can enter the port without his permission, the newsfirst.lk website reported.

published : 11 Aug 2022

Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in Thailand from Singapore after his visit pass expires

Rajapaksa is believed to have arrived at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport around 8 pm Bangkok time from Singapore's Seletar Airport earlier in the evening, The Straits Times newspaper reported.

published : 11 Aug 2022

China to provide USD 118 million assistance to Nepal, promises to expedite work on BRI projects

During the talks, Khadka reiterated Nepal's unwavering commitment to the one-China policy and assured that the Nepali territory will not be allowed to be used for any activity against China.

published : 11 Aug 2022