When it announced its plans to launch a cyber currency, Facebook emphasized that its Libra will benefit “people with less money [who] pay more for financial services,” especially in developing countries. But when one compares Facebook’s current blueprint to those same countries’ experience, Libra starts to look like a hazard. Consider..
Since reducing inequality became an official goal of the international community, income disparities have widened. This trend, typically blamed on trade liberalization and technological advances that have weakened the bargaining power of labor vis-à-vis capital, has generated a political backlash in many countries, with voters blaming their..
(People.com): Chuck Wicks has all he ever wanted. The country singer and Ty Bentli Show radio co-host married Kasi Williams,..
By FOSTER KLUG, PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean..
BRUSSELS, (AFP): German minister Ursula von der Leyen's fate hung in the balance Tuesday as sceptical European lawmakers voted on whether she is right for Brussels' top job. The 60-year-old defence..
A young Uyghur man from Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has died in an internment camp after being fired from his job because..
Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have imposed tight travel restrictions on the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist center, barring visits from outside the area and setting up checkpoints to..
New Delhi, (PTI): Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, sources said, effectively removing the ban on Indian flights that were not allowed to use majority of its..
KATHMANDU: The supply of green vegetables in the Kathmandu Valley has declined sharply for the last two days due to continued rainfalls across the country. ‘The supply of green vegetables to the..
KATHMANDU: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank in the country, is pulling out its investment in the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) Limited. In a notice today, the bank states that it is selling the share of NEPSE at an auction and the starting value is Rs 1,032 per unit. A sealed application form is sought from any interested bank, financial..
MANCHESTER, (AFP): New Zealand's seamers rocked England's top order to revive the Black Caps' hopes of a first World Cup triumph in Sunday's final at Lord's. England, also biddding for a maiden crown, were 93 for four at the halfway stage of their innings against the 2015 runners-up. That left them needing a further 149 runs in 25 overs to reach..
KANCHANPUR: Two Nepali migrant workers have died in a road accident in Malaysia. Surendra Prasad Bhatta, 36, a resident of Dhakaniya in Kanchanpur Shuklaphanta municipality-2 died in a motorcycle accident on his way to work in Malaysia on Friday. Bhatta died on the spot in the accident, according to ward chair Shiva Raj Paneru. Pillion rider..
QUESTION: Welcome back to Washington Watch. I’m your host, Tony Perkins. So glad that you are with us on this Monday afternoon. As I mentioned earlier, today starts the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, hosted here in Washington, D.C. by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. I was at one of the opening events at the Holocaust..
Mohan Poudel, NAWALPARASI: Flood Early Warning System (FES) which was implemented in West Nawalparasi has been operated in a systemic way as a result obtaining and disseminating information on warnings of flood has been made easier. Warnings in such system are people-centred and the warnings are accurate, timely and understandable to the..
LAITPUR: Incessant rainfall has affected normal life in Lalitpur. Transportation has come to a grinding halt in three rural municipalities of south Lalitpur due to landslide in different areas. All..
KATHMANDU: The inspection team of the Department of Tourism (DoT) has started monitoring the condition of various casinos operative in the country. According to DoT, the study of casinos being..
The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended..