Monthly Archives: March, 2022

Volkswagen to recall over 100,000 cars on fire risk

Volkswagen Group (VOWG p.DE) will have to recall more than 100,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles worldwide owing to a fire risk, according to a Volkswagen...

To combat anti- transgender laws, US to issue gender neutral passports

The Biden administration announced measures on Thursday to help transgender Americans against a wave of state laws targeting them, including allowing them to choose...

S.Korean court upholds ban on tattooing

South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld a prohibition on tattooing, making it the only developed country that allows only medical professionals to perform the process. Tattoo...

Sri Lanka turning off street lights as economic crisis deepens

Sri Lanka is turning off street lights to save electricity, according to a minister, as the country's worst economic crisis in decades has resulted...

Middle East, Central Asia facing major growth threat due to Climate-related disasters

Climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and severe in the Middle East and Central Asia than anywhere else in the globe, posing a "major...

UK issued visas to 25,500 Ukrainian refugees to flee from war

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine last month, the British government announced on Wednesday that it had awarded 25,500 visas to Ukrainians under schemes set...

As brands stops sales, Russia allows ‘parallel imports’

After worldwide businesses froze sales or stopped exports over Moscow's military operation in Ukraine, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin stated on Wednesday that Russia has...

US speeds up probe into Google Maps

According to two persons familiar with the situation, the US Justice Department has revived an inquiry into Google Maps to see if bundling the...

Biden seeks $813 billion for defense amid Ukraine crisis

As Russian aggression in Ukraine fuels demands for increased military expenditure, President Joe Biden's record peacetime national defence budget request of $813 billion includes...

After losses, Emirates airline chief expecting profit next year

Emirates, based in Dubai, plans to cut losses in the current fiscal year and turn a profit next year, according to the airline's president. "We're...

China complains to Australia after Chinese students repatriated

China expressed its displeasure with Australia for deporting Chinese students who had flown into Sydney without reporting that they had completed compulsory military training...

Ahead of elections, Australia plans to invest on voters’ cost-of-living angst

The Australian government is planning to invest billions in budget giveaways to ease cost-of-living concerns for angry voters ahead of a May election, but...

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‘Family badly affected’: Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith on 2022 Oscars slap incident

In response to the controversy caused by her father Will Smith's slap row at the Oscars in 2022, singer Willow Smith broke her silence....

In Russia, Kia recalls 105,000 Rio cars

A probable airbag malfunction prompted Kia Corp.'s Russian unit to initiate a voluntary recall of more than 100,000 vehicles on Monday, according to a...

US: Democrats readies $430 billion bill on climate, drugs

A $430 billion climate change, healthcare, and tax measure that would help limit the carbon emissions that cause climate change and lower drug costs...

Covid quarantine stay reduced for travellers in Hong Kong

By reducing the COVID-19 hotel quarantine time for all arrivals from seven to three days, Hong Kong is taking another step toward gradually relaxing...