Friday, April 26, 2019
Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar was removed on Thursday amid a wave of criticism over the government’s handling of the financial crisis the country is facing. The change in the Finance Ministry comes at a time when Pakistan is in the middle of negotiating a new relief package with...
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to 328 days, which would set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, the US space agency said. NASA and its ISS partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight...
French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting Paris firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse. Later, Paris City Hall will hold a ceremony in the fire fighters' honour, with a concert, two giant banners and readings from Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." More than 400 fire fighters took part...
Japanese Emperor Akihito prayed at a shrine in a ritual to report his upcoming abdication to the Shinto gods. The 85-year-old emperor will retire on 30th April in the first abdication in 200 years and a rarity in Japan's ancient imperial history. Emperor Akihito's concerns over his health caused him...
The Donald Trump administration has halted the recent US government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile. The Department of Energy provided no explanation for the same. It said the decision was made by the Formerly Restricted Data Declassification Working Group, consisting of officials from the...
Facebook Inc said said it 'unintentionally uploaded' the email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, without their knowledge or consent, a spokesperson for the networking giant said in a statement on Thursday. In early April, Facebook was asking some users to enter their email passwords when creating...
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that new US sanctions, which are restricting the ability of Caracas to handle international financial transactions, will give the country even more strength. On Wednesday, the United States introduced new sanctions against Venezuela, targeting the country's Central Bank and its director. US National Security...
A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a bus in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least 14 passengers, media reported on Thursday. According to Balochistan Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt, around 15-20 unidentified armed assailants in camouflage uniform reportedly stopped five or six buses travelling between Karachi...
Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) supervised the test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday. Kim supervised and guided a test-fire of a new-type tactical guided weapon conducted by the Academy of Defense...
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted a sea area near Hualien county, Taiwan, at 1:01 p.m. Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was monitored at 24.02 degrees north latitude and 121.65 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 24 km, the center said in a statement, revising...