Thursday, March 21, 2019

NZ ditching plastic packaging of fruit and vegetables in supermarkets

The NZ Herald reports that sales of some vegetables have soared by up to 300 percent after a number of New Zealand supermarkets ditched plastic packaging. A...

‘I’m Cold and I’m Afraid’: Across Midwest, homeless await deep freeze

  As temperatures in Midwestern cities plunged to levels colder than parts of Antarctica and officials warned people not to step outside even for a...

US to shiver in ‘once-in-a-generation’ polar vortex

  The US will shiver this week in a once-in-a-generation deep freeze, forecasters warn. The most extreme arctic blasts, caused by a spinning pool of...

Acting US Defense Sec., Stoltenberg says NATO to increase spending by some US$100 billion...

By 2020, NATO allies are projected to increase defense spending by approximately US$100 billion, Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said late Monday alongside...

A thousand US journalists made redundant

Now, up to 1,000 US reporters have become the news. The reason: Top US media organizations BuzzFeed News, HuffPost (Verizon) and Gannett (USA Today)...

Kuwait urges dialogue to end political standoff in Venezuela

Kuwait Representative to the United Nations called on politicians in Venezuela to put the national interests of their country above those of their parties...

Gulf airlines denied direct flights to new Kerala airport

Ministry of Civil Aviation in India has decided to defer granting direct flights by Gulf airlines to the newly opened Kannur International Airport in...

EU fines Mastercard for violating anti-trust rule

The European Commission announced Tuesday that it has fined the card scheme Mastercard 570 million euro (USD 647 million) for limiting the possibility for...

China’s 2018 GDP growth slowest in 28 years

China's economy grew 6.6 percent in the year 2018, the slowest annual expansion in 28 years, official data showed on Monday. Gross Domestic Product...

Brexit: Theresa May says MPs must ‘work together’ to deliver Brexit

Theresa May has called on MPs to "put self-interest aside" and "work constructively together" to find a way forward for Brexit. Earlier, the prime...

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