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WEF 5th SDI meet from Sept 20; Leaders to meet in Davos-Klosters next year

18 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The World Economic Forum plans to convene the world’s foremost leaders for its Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland in person from January 17-21 2022 will be the first global leadership event to set the agenda for a sustainable recovery. Read More
Bangkok to reopen for world on October 15

16 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

COVID pandemic has halted the world. And it has been opening part by part in the world. In this connection the Thailand government has decided to reopen Bangkok to international travellers on October 15. By the time nearly 70 per Read More
Apple’s new iPhone 13 launched

16 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Apple released four new iPhone 13 models along with new iPad mini and watches on September 14, Tuesday expanding 5G connectivity and showing off faster chips and sharper cameras without raising the phone’s price. The Cupertino, California-based company did not Read More
Korea penalizes Google US $177 million

14 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

South Korea fines Google 207.4 billion won (US $177 million) for forcing Samsung Electronics and other smart device manufacturers to use only approved versions of the Android operating system. All Samsung smartphones and tablets use the Android operating system, a Read More
Horror of 9/11 changed aviation forever

14 Sep 2021 Steve Creedy

Few events until the recent pandemic have rocked the aviation industry as much as the September 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Nobody who watched the event on television will forget the shock of seeing Read More
International donors pledge US $1 billion aid to Afghanistan

14 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The international community pledged more than US $1 billion in emergency funding as Afghans already unsure of where their next meal will come from risk running out of food just as winter sets in. On Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres Read More
Taliban eyes China’s BRI

13 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The Taliban regime in Afghanistan eyes with China for major investments. The Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid, said earlier this week that the new government wants to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC, the flagship US $50 billion Pakistan component Read More
Bitcoin a legal tender now in El Salvador; becomes world’s first nation

8 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to make the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender. The Bitcoin Law was passed by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador on 8 June 2021, giving the cryptocurrency bitcoin the status of Read More
Honda, GM deal on EVs

6 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Honda Motor says it will start selling electric vehicles in the U.S. Over 50% of the parts will be shared with General Motors' (GM) cars, it said. Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate manufacturer of automobiles, Read More
4.1 billion lack social safety net, ILO warns

2 Sep 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

More than four billion people live without any welfare protection today to cushion them from the crisis, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday, while highlighting how the COVID-19 crisis has pushed up government spending by some 30 per cent. Read More