China’s Ministry of Culture issued a statement condemning the rural practice of having strippers dance at funerals to attract mourners. Crackdowns on the “uncivilized” practice were promised, threatening glorious afterlives across the country.
As Armenians mark 100 years since over a million of their countrymen and women were slaughtered by the Ottoman Turks, Yerevan and Ankara are still unable to find common ground on the sensitive issue and begin diplomatic relations.
Armenians worldwide are marking an anniversary of an Ottoman genocide of up to 1.5 million of their people a century ago. Commemoration services are expected to draw millions in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, and abroad.
President Barack Obama has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism over a pair of trade deals being negotiated among Pacific nations and the EU, mostly from his own party. On Thursday, he defended the deals as “vital” for the middle class.
A judicial review into the killing by British troops of 24 unarmed Malayan villagers could have far-reaching consequences for Britain, dredging up the country’s substantial backlog of violent colonial excesses.
A drone marked with the radioactive sign and equipped with a camera, flare and water bottle, was found on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Tokyo office. A police investigation is underway.
Trade unions, populist activists and many Democratic lawmakers are rallying against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. They say the secretive treaty is harmful to US workers, the economy and environmental policies.
Roughly twelve clothing firms linked to Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory, which collapsed two years ago killing over 1,100 people, are yet to offer a single penny into a fund for the families of victims who lost their lives in the disaster.
The BRICS New Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), both seen as alternatives to US – led institutions, will not compete, but rather complement each other, said the head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina.
Leaders of two key congressional panels have agreed on a deal that would “fast-track” the Obama administration’s ability to draft a pair of controversial international trade bills and move them through Congress.