Since their December arrival in Vietnam, U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and his mulatto husband have become the most prominent gay couple in the Southeast Asian country.
Osius and Clayton Bond landed with their toddler son shortly before the government abolished … Read the rest
A United Nations report has projected the world’s population to reach 11.2 billion by the end of the century. Africa alone will account for half of the population growth over the next 35 years.
The world’s population is expected to … Read the rest
All Chinese couples will be allowed to have a second child within six months, say reports, amid concerns over shrinking labour force and ageing population.
A decades-old policy restricting many Chinese families to a single child will soon be … Read the rest
South Africa’s second-largest steelmaker Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium confirmed on Monday that it had temporarily ceased steel production at its steelworks, citing working capital constraints and reduced domestic demand mainly owing to a “significant” increase in steel imports from … Read the rest
Apple Inc shares slumped nearly 7 percent in after-hours trading as its fourth-quarter revenue forecast fell short of estimates and it missed some targets for iPhone sales.
The shares dropped to $121 after the company released its results on Tuesday, … Read the rest
Hungary has become the first European country to sign a memorandum of understanding with China on promoting the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road, China media report. The MoU was signed on Sunday, during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang … Read the rest
A total of 20 people sent to China by a religiously inspired charity have been detained, most of them British or South African, the organisation said, adding some had been accused of watching “propaganda videos”.
Gift of the Givers, a … Read the rest
Moscow hopes the US will fulfill its promise not to develop a system of missile defense in Europe after a deal with Iran has been reached, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Vienna on Tuesday.
“We all probably remember … Read the rest
A recent sell-off in China’s stock markets is the first major challenge facing the country since the introduction of margin trading, and is believed to have been caused by hostile short-sellers.
In a report on the Chinese news site ifeng.com, … Read the rest
German-owned Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey were briefly taken over by hackers, according to media reports on Tuesday.
The attack took place on anti-aircraft ‘Patriot’ missiles on the Syrian border. The American-made weapons had been stationed there by the Bundeswehr … Read the rest
Africa’s ambitious infrastructure built programme is expected to get a boost from the BRICS New Development Bank.
The new bank was launched in Moscow ahead of the 7th BRICS Summit which starts in the city of Ufa on Wednesday evening. … Read the rest
With the rise of hypersonic missiles, fleets have become largely obsolete, reduced as they are to huge sitting ducks. There is simply no defense for a large ship against an incoming MACH5 missile. Carriers can destroy small countries like Libya … Read the rest
The government is to appeal the North Gauteng High Court’s judgment relating to Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.
A statement released by the government’s communications department on Monday said the reasons for the appeal would be stated in the affidavit.
Bashir … Read the rest
China has bashed the US with its own “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2014”, argumentatively advising Washington that it should take a look in the mirror before pointing fingers.
Beijing has answered the US with its own … Read the rest