India’s President Ram Nath Kovind signs three controversial agricultural bills into law amid protests

India’s president on Sunday approved three controversial agricultural bills amid nationwide protests by farmers who say the new laws will stunt their bargaining power and instead allow large retailers to have control over pricing. Farmers’ organisations say one of the three laws could lead to the government stopping buying grain at guaranteed prices, a move… Read More India’s President Ram Nath Kovind signs three controversial agricultural bills into law amid protests

Several dead, injured following clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday over the volatile Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting concern about instability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines transporting oil and gas to world markets. The breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh said that 16 of its servicemen were killed and more than 100 wounded in the clashes. Both sides,… Read More Several dead, injured following clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed region

Sixteen dead following accident at coal mine in China

Sixteen people were killed in a southwest China coal mine accident on Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said, the latest accident in a country with a poor history of industrial safety. China’s mines are among the deadliest in the world. There were excessive levels of carbon monoxide in the mine, which trapped 17 miners… Read More Sixteen dead following accident at coal mine in China

U.S. President Donald Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nomination

President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and she pledged to become a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia, setting another milestone in Trump’s rightward shift of the top U.S. judicial body. Trump’s announcement during a flag-festooned White House Rose Garden ceremony – with… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nomination