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National Strike against austerity measures paralyzes Equador

Austerity measures spark protest in Equador

Austerity measures spark protest in Equador Protestors in Equador have clashed with police personnel and demanded a repeal of the austerity measures. The austerity measures were introduced to stabilize the country’s economy Defiant protestors in Equador continued to demonstrate against President Lenin Moreno’s decision to introduce austerity measures. On the other hand, President Moreno has stated that the measures are necessary to fix the country’s

Reinstate India’s GSP status: 44 US lawmakers to Trump administration

US lawmakers enjoin Trump administration to re-instate India’s preferential trade status

US lawmakers enjoin Trump administration to re-instate India’s preferential trade status Forty-four lawmakers have urged the US government to reinstate India’s GSP status. India had been suspended from the list of beneficiaries under the Generalized System of Preferences in June. A bipartisan group of 44 lawmakers has urged the Donald Trump administration to re-instate India as a beneficiary of the duty-free import

PM Modi, Trump to address 50,000 Indian-Americans in Houston

Trump to join PM Modi in ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston

Trump to join PM Modi in ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump will be addressing “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston. This will be the first time a US President and an Indian PM will be addressing a joint rally. US President Donald Trump will be joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the “Howdy, Modi” event in Houston.

‘Category 4’ Hurricane Dorian moves towards Florida

Hurricane Dorian to hit Florida on Tuesday

Hurricane Dorian to hit Florida on Tuesday Hurricane Dorian, which has been designated as a Category 4 storm, is moving towards Florida with intensity. The hurricane has gained strength while crossing the Atlantic waters.  The “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Dorian is inching closer towards Florida, leaving forecasters uncertain over the course of the storm. The storm’s winds increased to 130 mph (215 kph) on Tuesday. Forecasters predict that the storm

US to scale down troops to 8,600 in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban: Trump

US to reduce military presence in Afghanistan after Taliban deal is finalized

US to reduce military presence in Afghanistan after Taliban deal is finalized US President Donald Trump has said that the US troops will drop to 8,600 in Afghanistan after a deal with Taliban is reached. There are currently about 14,000 US troops in the country. After about two decades of military presence in Afghanistan, the US will scale down troop levels in the

Brazil refuses to accept aid from G7 countries

No respite in sight as Brazil rejects aid for Amazon wildfires

No respite in sight as Brazil rejects aid for Amazon wildfires Brazil has rejected $20 million aid offer from G7 countries to fight the Amazon wildfires. This comes amid criticism against President Jair Bolsonaro’s weak environmental policies. https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/27/thanks-but-no-thanks-brazil-rejects-amazon-wildfire-cash Brazil has refused to accept $20 million aid offered from G7 countries to help fight the devastating wildfires in the Amazon region. Onyx Lorenzoni,

Amazon wildfires are an “international crisis”, says Macron ahead of G7

Macron urges world leaders to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 summit

Macron urges world leaders to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 summit France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called the Amazon wildfires an “international crisis” and enjoined world leaders to discuss the issue at the G7 summit. Ahead of the much-anticipated G7 summit, France’s President Emmanuel Macron responded to the Amazon wildfire crisis and said that “our houses are burning”. “The Amazon rain forest

Amazon rainforest wildfires plunges Sao Paolo into sudden darkness

Amazon rainforest wildfires blankets Sao Paolo

Amazon rainforest wildfires blankets Sao Paolo Thick black clouds from the Amazon wildfires stayed over Sao Paolo, fuelling concerns regarding the environmental disaster. Smoke from the wildfires in Amazon region plunged Sao Paolo into darkness on Monday. Brazil’s National Institute of Meteorology, Inmet, stated that the phenomenon transpired due to humid air, heavy clouds, and several other factors. Winds brought the particulate matter from the wildfires

‘I don’t see a recession’: Donald Trump on economic crisis

Trump dismisses recession fears

Trump dismisses recession fears US President Donald Trump has rebuffed claims that the country is facing recession, even as economists have warned of a looming economic crisis. US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that there is no danger of recession and the US “is doing tremendously well”. “Our consumers are tremendously rich. They’re loaded up with money. Walmart is through the roof. We’re not going

Canada Day 2019

Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa

Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa Canada Day is celebrated every year on 1 July, marking the anniversary of Canada’s full independence from a British Rule 1 July, every year, is celebrated as the National Day of Canada. Also known as Canada Day, it is a statutory holiday across Canada marked with magnanimous celebrations in the capital city, Ottawa. Celebratory Parades are held

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