As part of the crisis in Venezuela, the country’s GDP took a big hit. While the gross domestic product was at more than US$330 billion when current president Nicolás Maduro took office in April 2013, it swiftly declined thereafter and is expected to hit US$68 billion in 2023, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Thousands of flights are disrupted worldwide as Pakistan airspace is closed for a second day following escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. Hostility between India and Pakistan has been roiling since mid-February when a suicide bomber killed more than 40 troops in Indian Kashmir.
Nine European nations have now joined the United States in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president, heightening a global showdown over President Nicolas Maduro’s rule.
The United States has dropped out of the top 20 “cleanest” countries for the first time since 2011, according to an annual survey released by global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will fall short of a majority in parliament after the April-May general election, according to a Mood of the Nation survey.
Venezuela’s crisis has reached a new boiling point, with embattled socialist President Nicolás Maduro facing a direct challenge from Juan Guaidó, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.
Domestic crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, with only three Group of Seven leaders -- Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Germany’s Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte -- due to attend the glitzy event.
More than 120 million Hindu devotees are to visit the northern city of Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) for the world’s largest religious festival, at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers.
Two politicians including an ex-minister have left France’s mainstream centre-right Les Republicains (LR) party to join far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) ahead of May’s European Parliament elections.
Best picture went to “Bohemian Rhapsody” while Christian Bale thanked Satan for inspiration in playing former Vice President Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s “Vice” at the 76th Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.
A new, richer form of mobile phone messaging is being slowly rolled out by network providers. Called RCS (Rich Communication Services), it has been in development for 10 years and is intended to replace the SMS (Short Message Service) system which has been in use since 1992.
Last week, President Donald Trump said the U.S. is prepared to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese products if he cannot make a deal with President Xi Jinping at the G20 meeting in Argentina, which starts on November 30.
Russia is stepping up its political and military presence in Africa using a shadowy army of mercenaries which is alleged to have helped Moscow seize parts of Ukraine and turn the tide in the Syrian war.
China is building a permanent airfield in Antarctica as a global scramble over the world’s polar regions intensifies. China is building a permanent airfield in Antarctica as Beijing is expanding its influence over the polar region.
Brussels has rejected Italy’s 2019 budget, setting its governing coalition on a collision course with the commission. Rome has three weeks to submit a new spending plan or face millions of euros in fines.
On World Toilet Day, a report by WaterAid shows that more than 650 million people in the world do not have access to clean water, and more than 2.3 billion do not have access to a safe, private toilet.
Catalonia’s parliament will defy a Spanish court ban and go ahead with a debate that could lead to a declaration of independence, a regional government official said, as Spain’s worst political crisis in decades looked set to deepen. Secessionist Catalan politicians have pledged to unilaterally declare independence at Monday’s session after staging an independence referendum last Sunday. Madrid had banned the vote and sought to thwart it by sending in riot police who use batons and rubber bullets on voters.
Since the beginning of XX century, female writers started to step out of the shadow in this man's world. Read quotes of 13 outstanding of women who received Nobel Prize in literature and take time to read their best works.
The decision of Lionel Messi to retire from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout in Copa America final has saddened his fans all over the world. This April, 2016 infographic shows various sides of world’s best football player.