MOSCOW, March 3: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria’s Idlib region with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone call, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying on Tuesday.

The warm talk

September 8, 2019 13:53 pm

And I have started thinking of you From far away into the mountains Overlooking to the clouds below the hills Oh it reminds me of the talk we had the day before of knowing each other for few

SEOUL, July 25: North Korea fired two short-range missiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, South Korea’s military said, the first missile test since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks.

NEW DELHI, July 11: India and U.S. trade negotiators will meet on Friday, with few signs of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have strained ties between the strategic partners.

ISLAMABAD, June 29: A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban is to begin in Qatar Saturday, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1.

Ideas for change

June 28, 2019 09:48 am

Too many ideas simply die out in small teashops over a cup of tea. Every day a great number of people meet up, talk, and then go about their lives as usual, forgetting that they discussed an idea that could be “the next best thing” and never acting on them. “We know this because we’ve done that ourselves,” says Nishchhal Kharal, CEO of Idea Ghar.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Prospect of talks between the government and the outlawed Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) is getting slimmer as both sides remain adamant on their stances over a possible resolution to the ongoing crisis.

WASHINGTON, June 23: President Donald Trump said Saturday that military action against Iran was still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually becoming an unlikely “best friend” of America’s longtime Middle Eastern adversary.

FUKUOKA, June 8: One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States.

DUBAI, June 2: President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Cheaper to talk

May 26, 2019 01:30 am

Empty rhetoric that ignores economic reality and common sense will not help the planet

BEIJING, May 15: China is running out of options to hit back at the United States without hurting its own interests, as Washington intensifies pressure on Beijing to correct trade imbalances in a challenge to China’s state-led economic model.

BEIJING, May 1: China and the United States held “productive” trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday and will continue discussions in Washington next week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, as the two try to end their trade war.

ISLAMABAD, March 24: Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

My side of the story

March 22, 2019 08:30 am

I have quite often heard many of my elder relatives complain about my generation and talk about how spoilt we are. Apparently, we have everything we could possibly need but we still don’t how to value it or be grateful of the fact that life has been so easy for us.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The meeting between the government representatives and representatives from Dr Govinda KC has ended inconclusively. The meeting held at the Ministry of Education on Tuesday evening could not reach to the agreement.

Chris Hardwick’s former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra posted an essay on online publishing platform, Medium, in which she talked about the “emotional abuse” she underwent during her relationship. She did not name Hardwick in her post.

Walk the talk

May 31, 2018 02:00 am

Rs. 1.31 trillion for FY 2018/19

Big talk, no work

May 15, 2018 06:38 am

DHADING, May 15: It has been a year since the formation of the local governments. As the elected local representatives could not accomplish much in this one year, they have received nothing but criticism.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Transport entrepreneurs have said that they were not in favor of syndication persisting in almost all sectors including transport sector.

PM Oli, Dahal meet for decisive talk

April 16, 2018 09:58 am

KATHMANDU, April 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has invited Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairperson of CPN Maoist Center to his residence in Baluwatar for a decisive meeting on party merger.

Talk is cheap

April 16, 2018 02:00 am

PM’s prosperity commitment

Walk the talk

April 9, 2018 00:53 am

There was both guarded optimism and a  degree of skepticism in Kathmandu even while Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli was preparing for his state visit to India—his first foreign trip since assuming office for the second time in early February this year.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Parliamentarians expressed handful of concerns that has caused resent in local levels during the meeting of federal parliament today. Common national agenda that were raised include bringing investment to boost the country’s economy, timely distribution of grants to earthquake victims to rebuild homes, opening of Tatopani border and those across the country.

Walk the talk

March 29, 2018 02:00 am

PM’s pledge against impunity

Walk the talk

March 20, 2018 01:00 am

Though Asian countries have ratified CRPD, not much has been done by the governments for persons with intellectual disabilities

SEOUL, Mar 6: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had an "openhearted talk" in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday.

The talk we never had

March 2, 2018 10:50 am

The thought of your parents learning about your sex life is cringe worthy enough, imagine having the revelation in a middle of a road, in front of a traffic officer. Our 21-year-old male interviewee asked us to empathize with him.

It’s time to sit for a healthy talk

February 14, 2018 10:21 am

These are not signs of a healthy relationship. It might look cool in movies, especially the Bollywood types, but definitely not cool in real life. Trust is the basic essential aspect of a relationship and if you don’t have that then it is downhill after that.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Mental illness is a biological phenomenon that affects a person’s thinking, behavior, mood, eating habit and sleeping habit, among others. Examples of mental illness include anxiety, depression and psychosis. Many of us feel anxious at different situations like during exams, gatherings and job interviews, but if this anxiousness starts bothering us or affecting our daily habits, then we need to consult a doctor because it could be an anxiety disorder.

Talk on China-led BRI held

November 16, 2017 03:50 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Laurence Brahm, chairperson of Himalayan Consensus Institute, has said that that the major challenge of the belt and road initiative (BRI) is the issue of cultural connectivity which calls for more cultural dialogue, not only in China, but in all the countries across Asia and Europe.

Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military of treason, prompting frenzied speculation of a coup.

DANANG, Vietnam, Nov 11:  President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring “America first” message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 18:  Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss policy responses to North Korea's accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program.

MUMBAI, Oct 5: While many B-town stars stay in the headlines by talking about themselves on various platforms, actress Anushka Sharma says that she believes in show and tell, not talking.

Talk session on Asian art

September 13, 2017 11:58 am

Yala Mandala hosted a one-hour session on ‘Newar Contribution to Asian Art’ at its premises in Patan Dhoka on Monday. The session was facilitated by Art Historian Naresh Shakya.

This poll was conducted from August 10 to August 14, 2017, among a national sample of 2,201 adults. Source: Morning Consult

KATHMANDU, August 20 President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the government and three major parties to work together to find solutions to the recurrent problems of flooding and other natural disasters.

Talk on development in LDCs held

June 27, 2017 19:19 pm

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Government of France has been launching worldwide talks on the agenda of economic development since the past few years with a view to supporting the least developed countries (LDCs) in their development endevours.

Talk is not cheap

June 24, 2017 00:35 am

Due to shortage of epidemiological studies it is hard to guess the extent of mental health problems in Nepal

Fashion forward people dominate the social media sphere today. Models, fashion bloggers and fashion enthusiasts have turned into trendsetters in the society that everyone seems to get behind. Republica’s Sanghamitra Subba spoke with Sanna Gurung, 24 and Khusbu Gauchan, 25, two well-known names in the fashion blogosphere asking them about the trends of the Nepali fashion scene and how they started their personal journey in fashion.

On his first trip as U.S defense secretary to parts of the Middle East and Africa, Jim Mattis will focus on the fight against Islamic State and articulating President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria, officials and experts say.

BEIJING, April 12: Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump in a phone call Wednesday.

Let's talk about depression

April 7, 2017 10:00 am

In late 2016, I was travelling in some remote villages of Zimbabwe to interview women living with depression and HIV/AIDS. Most of the women were either widowed or divorced as a result of the conflict and HIV/AIDS. Despite their dual burden of disease and social isolation, their happiness and entrepreneurial spirit was amazing, an inspiring takeaway for me. I had spent two weeks talking hours upon hours with different groups about their struggles with depression and HIV/AIDS. In one conversation, a middle-aged woman asked me, “Does depression exist in your country?”

In today’s so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home.

The talk of our town

March 31, 2017 09:53 am

Every conversation seems to inevitably veer towards the soon to be held local elections. Especially since this has been overdue for almost two decades; the government as well as the public seems to want to make the most of it. Even though there is over a month left, there is a sense of urgency in the air. The Week spoke to some valley denizens to find out what’s going on in their heads when they hear the word ‘election’.

LOS ANGELES, Feb 18: "Beauty and the Beast" star Emma Watson has said former US First Lady Michelle Obama would be her dream house guest because she could give her a "pep talk."The 26-year-old actress thinks the former US First Lady, 53, could give her some great advice.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' is sitting for talks with the Madhesi leaders at 10:00 am today to discuss on announcement of poll date, constitution's implementation and constitution amendment.

Let me talk

February 9, 2017 00:35 am

The Supreme Court has issued an order to the government to make it mandatory to seek permission from courts before accessing telephone and text message details for criminal and other investigations.

I had a hard time at school. I can’t look back at my school days without being sad. I was bullied both by my seniors and by my classmates. I used to be called names and get threats by my seniors. They used to make fun of me, call me fat and ugly.