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River Rhine drying up!

  Water level of river Rhine drops due to high temperature, drought in Germany Berlin, Germany | BBC | As Europe lives through a long, hot summer, one of the continent’s major rivers is getting drier – posing major problems for the people and businesses that rely on it. Captain Andre …

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Qatar World Cup rescheduled to kick off one day earlier

Zurich, Switzerland | Xinhua | The FIFA World Cup 2022 is rescheduled to kick off one day earlier with host Qatar to play in the opening match, FIFA announced on Thursday. According to the original calendar, the 2022 World Cup would raise the curtain with the opening match between Senegal and …

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Moscow urges West to facilitate Russian grain export

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Moscow on Thursday asked Western countries to contribute to the full implementation of the Istanbul grain deal, which includes the export of Russian food and fertilizers. The package of agreements not only allows grain export from three Ukrainian ports but also stipulates the promotion of Russian …

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Trump declines to answer questions in civil investigation

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Former U.S. President Donald Trump declined to answer questions in a civil investigation into his business dealings on Wednesday morning. After arriving at the New York attorney general’s office for a deposition, Trump issued a statement saying that he would invoke the Fifth Amendment right against …

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China intensifies crackdown on cryptocurrency hype, speculation

Beijing, China | Xinhua | China’s internet watchdog on Tuesday said it had intensified a crackdown on illegal online information that may lead to speculation and fraud involving cryptocurrency. The move since earlier this year was aimed at protecting people’s property, according to the Cyberspace Administration of China. While urging leading …

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Biden authorizes largest weapons assistance to Ukraine

  Washington, US | Xinhua| The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced Monday that the United States will provide Ukraine with 1 billion U.S. dollars worth of additional security assistance, the largest one-time weapons package since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. According to a statement by the Department …

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