Qatar to withdraw from OPEC as of January 2019

Published On: December 3, 2018 12:20 PM NPT By: Republica

KAHMANDU, Dec 3 : Qatar on Monday announced its plans to pull out of OPEC, just days before a crucial meeting between the influential oil cartel and its allies, international media reports said.

PARIS, Dec 2: The French authorities haven't ruled out the possibility of introducing a state of emergency in the country in response to unrest organised by anti-government demonstrators in Paris and other cities.

WASHINGTON DC, Dec 2: Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed that Ankara had already finalised the S-400 deal and would buy the missile systems from Russia "without any question". The US, in turn, reportedly offered to provide Turkey with a powerful air defence capabilities if it stops its purchase of the S-400 systems.

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 2: Leaders of the world’s top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration.

US, China reach 90-day ceasefire in their trade dispute

Published On: December 2, 2018 09:26 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Dec 2 : The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting Saturday between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies

Published On: December 1, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

HOUSTON, Dec 1 : George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 1: Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers.

Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

Published On: November 30, 2018 04:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

UKRAINE, Nov 30: Ukrainian officials on Friday barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from traveling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbors.

Putin endorses deal for Iran-EEU free trade zone

Published On: November 30, 2018 03:00 PM NPT By: Agencies

MOSCOW, Nov 30: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has endorsed a much-awaited agreement for the establishment of a free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) thus facilitating the process for the Islamic Republic to join the Moscow-led regional economic bloc.

China to prosecute doctor for genetically editing twins

Published On: November 30, 2018 02:15 PM NPT By: Agencies

BEIJING, Nov 30: China plans to take legal action against genetic scientist He Jiankui for genetically engineering female twins earlier this week, state officials said Thursday, denouncing the discovery as a violation of national laws and ethical principles.