Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s plane pumped out the most CO2 emissions in 2018, according to an analysis of flights taken by world leaders.

Trump’s unwinnable trade war

October 15, 2019 00:00 am

President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on Chinese imports in 2018 in a bid to cut the U.S. trade deficit.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Xi Jinping, male, Han ethnicity, was born to a middle-class family in June 1953 in Fuping, Shaanxi Province of China. He began his first job in January 1969 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1974.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Since the establishment of Sino-Nepal diplomatic relations on August 1 1955, traditional friendship and friendly cooperation between the Chinese and Nepali people have witnessed steady development. The relationship between the two countries remained trouble-free over the years.

The United States Study Center at the University of Sydney in Australia recently released a report stating that China could swiftly overwhelm US forces in the Western Pacific if a conflict broke out.

Where the world is getting warmer

Infographics: Group of Seven factbox

August 26, 2019 00:05 am

The G7, formerly G8 before Russia was kicked out for the annexation of Crimea in 2014, was set up in 1975 as an informal forum bringing together the leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations.

Amid Brexit, the unpredictability of Trump's presidency ongoing conflicts in Yemen and Syria and countless other factors, the world is becoming less stable and increasingly fragile.

The US-China Trade War: A Brief Recap

The European Union could see 1.73 million job losses across the 28-member bloc in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to a study by Leuven University in Belgium.

President Trump has revived a 19th-Century rule targeting hundreds of thousands of poor immigrants deemed likely to become “public charges,” with dependence on public benefits.

India, the world’s largest groundwater user, is seeing levels declining across the country with farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan facing the prospect of having no groundwater left for irrigation by 2025.

Where the world's indigenous people live

High sodium intake results in elevated blood pressure, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. In China, cardiovascular disease – which includes heart attack and stroke – now accounts for 40% of deaths.

India’s government has revoked disputed Kashmir’s special status with a presidential order as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule.

Video games are not only popular among kids. Around the world, millions of adults play video games too, using gaming consoles, computers and—to an increasing extent—their mobile phones.

The Ayodhya dispute in timeline

One year after the start of a deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, health officials have confirmed the first direct transmission of the virus in Goma, a city of two million people and a major transit hub.

Year-on-year passenger vehicle sales in India fell by 17.5 per cent in June – the eighth consecutive fall in monthly sales – driven by a liquidity squeeze in the country’s shadow banking sector.

Fears are growing in Hong Kong that Beijing could send in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to quell unrest following weeks of anti-government protests in the city.

Tip cases settled by courts in Nepal

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, is by far the most visited monument—or touristic site with cultural or historical significance— in the world.

For the second time in a month, a high-pressure system is drawing scorching air from the Sahara desert, breaking temperature records Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world.

Boris Johnson has achieved his lifelong ambition by becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In a historic handover of power, he will take over from Theresa May as PM on Wednesday.

Only seven nations (or political unions) have been to or orbited the moon so far as part of a successful or semi-successful mission – and the runner-up doesn’t even exist anymore.

The Economist Democracy Index rates countries on the state of their governing system each year. In the latest installment, 21 countries in the world were rated as a “full democracy”, including all Scandinavian countries, several Western European nations as well as Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mauritius and Costa Rica.

On July 21, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to set foot on the moon.

Dozens of people have died and millions more have been forced from their homes after heavy monsoon floods caused devastation in Nepal, Bangladesh, and northern India.

India is all set to launch its second mission to the Moon on July 15, 2019. Named Chandrayaan-2, the mission will go where no other country has ever gone before - the Moon’s south polar region.

The most populous nations on Earth

The British Bloodhound LSR supersonic car is to begin a series of high-speed test runs in South Africa in preparation for an attempt at breaking the world land speed record.

The Forbes 2019 Billionaires List reveals who the world’s richest people are but also how the wealth of the superrich is distributed among the sexes.

Benjamin Netanyahu will soon surpass David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. He has dominated Israeli politics during the past decade.

NASA is sending a dual-quadcopter drone to explore the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Named Dragonfly, the mission will search for hints of life on a world similar to primordial Earth.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to boost the capability of India’s armed forces with the purchase of 114 fighter jets in a deal valued at more than $15 billion.

A recent analysis by Moody's Analytics focused on the economic impact of climate change. The research looked at four different scenarios, entailing temperature increases of 1, 1.9, 2.4 and 4.1°C up to 2100.

EU leaders have struck a deal to put women in two of the most important policymaking jobs in the EU for the first time.

Japan has resumed commercial hunting for the first time in more than three decades, following Tokyo’s controversial decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has led President Xi Jinping to cut “most favoured nation” (MFN) tariffs for Washington’s commercial rivals while giving them improved access to China’s 1.4 billion consumers.

An intense heatwave is affecting large swathes of Europe, with temperatures soaring above 40C in many regions. France is starting to close dozens of schools because of a heatwave, with temperatures expected to climb above 40C in some regions on Thursday.

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will attempt to land a briefcase-sized rover onto the Moon’s surface, 600km from the lunar south pole, while an orbiter above searches for water — vital to future manned missions.

The US says a surveillance drone shot down by a surface-to-air missile was in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.

It has emerged that President Trump approved military strikes against Iran before pulling back at the last minute when planes were in the air and ships were in position.

The United Nations has released a new report focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene around the world.

The United States has called on Australia and Canada to develop rare earth mineral deposits after China threatened to stop exports to America. Rare earth elements are crucial to advanced U.S. weapons.

India’s mobile-broadband subscriptions more than doubled from 218 million to 500 million between 2016 and 2018, driven by the world’s cheapest data costs and an insatiable appetite for digital services.

Steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have raised fears among residents that the freedoms they enjoy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory are being eroded.

Amid a backdrop of rising populism and economic and social instability, the 2019 edition of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report was published this week.

The first part of 2019 has ranked among the hottest years on average since weather data was recorded in 1880, according to NOAA.

June 7, 2019 - The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets, potentially boosting economic growth across a continent of 55 nations.