New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was widely expected to win a second term, buoyed by the compassionate and yet decisive leadership style under the crisis brought by the pandemic this year.
The volume of retail sales fell by 18.1 per cent comparing to 5.2% in March. Monthly decline was seen across all sectors, apart from non-store retailing and alcohol stores.
During the late 1990s, Taiwan was often touted as a best-case scenario of democratization. Despite internal national identity divisions, its authoritarian past, and the military threat from China, Taiwan went through a remarkably smooth and peaceful democratic transition.
Moderna has been approved by the US government as the country’s second Covid-19 vaccine, clearing the way for millions of doses to be released
In relation to GDP, Croatia, Bulgaria and Greece receive more non-repayable loans: 10% of GDP is reached. Italy wins the ranking in absolute terms, but free funds are limited to 1.9% of our economy. Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden have red accounts. But the timing between collections and payments makes the difference.
The city government of Paris has been dealt an unlikely punishment: a fine of 90,000 euros, equivalent to $110,000, for appointing too many women to senior positions and breaking France’s gender-equality rules.
As Palestinians begin the countdown to their general legislative and presidential elections in May and July of this year, there seems to be growing interest among foreign actors in shaping their outcome. This has started to worry the Palestinian leadership.
The last financial “news” came out in the morning when the data on business confidence in Europe was published.
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War, as it sounds dreadful, yet it appears pleasant to few; for those who make most out of it and are constantly seeking new conflicts.
Demonstrations and protests about social justice and the death of George Floyd while in police custody are still going on around the US.
Asian elephants are listed as ‘endangered’, and human-elephant conflict (HEC) poses a serious challenge to their conservation in Sri Lanka as well as the rest of the range.
Last year Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke during the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Minister’s meeting, saying that representing interests of Beijing overseas should be more assertive and Chinese Communist government to be defended from criticism.
Various countries have started monitoring incoming travelers from China to try to avoid an uncontrollable spread of the virus, but the latest news from China are causing further alarm.
In August 1955, Life magazine published a large photo of a happy family. Father, mother, and daughter are all standing around a table, smiling with their hands thrown in the air. Around them, as if suspended in anti-gravity, fly dozens of disposables: plates, trays, utensils, and napkins. .