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Uganda, Germany sign €68 million cooperation

New German commitment will particularly focus on improving climate adaptation and resilience Berlin, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and Germany have successfully concluded government negotiations on the framework for development cooperation for the next two years. Germany has committed EUR 68.8 million in grants. The new commitment will particularly …

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Putin says more countries choose not to succumb to U.S. pressure

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that various countries around the world are choosing not to succumb to Washington’s demands despite pressure. “Previously, only a few countries could afford to argue with America, and this seemed almost like a sensation,” Putin said at the plenary session …

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Elon Musk takes control of Twitter

San Francisco, U.S. | Xinhua | Elon Musk completed his deal to buy Twitter at 44 billion U.S. dollars Thursday, gaining control of the social network company, CNN reported, citing sources familiar with the deal. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and finance chief Ned Segal have left the company’s San Francisco …

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Iran says ready for talks with Ukraine over claims of drone supplies to Russia

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday rejected “baseless” claims of Iran’s supplies of drones to Russia, expressing Tehran’s readiness for talks with Kiev on such allegations. Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a joint press conference with his visiting Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei in Tehran. “We …

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Whatsapp down globally!

  Los Angeles, USA | THE INDEPENDENT |   A Meta company spokesperson has confirmed that WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging platforms, is currently facing some disruptions across the world. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone …

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BREAKING: Sunak to replace Truss as UK Prime Minister

London, UK | XINHUA | Rishi Sunak, former chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom (UK), on Monday won the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership contest. He will replace Liz Truss as the country’s new prime minister. Sunak was the only contender who secured the required backing of 100 lawmakers by …

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Xi meets with CPC National Congress delegates

Beijing, China | XINHUA | Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Sunday met with more than 2,700 delegates, specially invited delegates and non-voting participants of the 20th CPC National Congress in Beijing. Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military …

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