German technology groups have warned they are being hit by delays in getting China-bound exports through customs, following the introduction of a German government strategy to reduce economic dependence on demand from China. German chip-making kit supplier Suess MicroTec late on Wednesday cut its sales forecasts for the second time...
LONDON, Oct 26- The dollar was buoyant on Thursday, hovering at a near three-week high as Treasury yields rose and appetite for riskier currencies dimmed, while the yen briefly surged after breaching 150 per dollar, keeping traders jittery about intervention. The Japanese yen weakened to hit a fresh one-year low...
Russia and China on Wednesday vetoed a U.S. push for the United Nations Security Council to act on the Israel-Hamas conflict by calling for pauses in fighting to allow humanitarian aid access, the protection of civilians and a stop to arming Hamas and other militants in the Gaza Strip. The...
NEW DELHI, Oct 26: A Qatar court has announced the death penalty for eight Indians arrested in the country last year, the Indian government said on Thursday, adding it was "deeply shocked" by the verdict. New Delhi said in a statement that it attaches "high importance to this case" and...
Israel's envoy in Taipei said on Thursday that Taiwan has been a "good friend" whose support Israel has appreciated, but China's response to the attack by Hamas has been "disturbing". Israel, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with Chinese-claimed Taiwan. But Taiwan views Israel as an important democratic...
Hands on their heads, hundreds of Uyghur men wearing blue prison uniforms and identified by a number on their chest kneel side-by-side, crammed together in rows. They fill a yard, flanked by armed guards and surrounded by a barbed-wire fence and two concrete watchtowers. The stark illustration by award-winning artist...
Responding to reports of a six-and-a-half-year sentence handed down today to Chinese human rights lawyer Li Yuhan on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and fraud, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for China Sarah Brooks said: “Li Yuhan is one of many human rights lawyers in China who have...
The relationship between Nepal and China has seen many ups and downs ever since the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1955. While Nepal accepted Tibet’s accession to China in 1956, and also ratified the Treaty of Peace and Friendship in 1960, the Chinese were seen to enhance the...
Taipei, Oct 25: China announced plans on Wednesday to send a new telescope to probe deep into the universe as it prepared to launch the country's next, three-member crew for its orbiting space station.   The telescope, dubbed Xuntian, will be installed by China's Tiangong space station and will co-orbit with...
Islamabad, Oct 25 The IMF will send its delegation to Pakistan next week to hold talks for the release of USD 710 million second tranche of a USD 3 billion loan to the cash-strapped country to stabilise its debt-ridden economy, media reports said on Wednesday.   The Washington-based global lender transferred...