UK PM refutes Scotland independence debate
Johnson made the remarks during his day-long trip to Scotland on Thursday, which widely seen as part of a "charm offensive" following polls that indicated a rise in support for Scotland's independence after Brexit, reports Xinhua news agency.
Japan's unemployment rate rises for 1st time in 11 yrs
According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the job availability ratio fell 0.42 point to 1.18, equating to there being 118 job openings for every 100 people seeking work, The figure marked the fastest slide since a 0.59 point drop was booked in 1975, with the figure marking the lowest level since 2014, the Ministry said.
Pfizer vows continued vaccine supply despite Italy's lawsuit
Paivi Kerkola, CEO of Pfizer Italia Srl., told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that her company will "continue to supply the vaccine as envisaged by the agreements with the European Commission", Xinhua news agency reported.
Guterres again offers 'good offices' to resolve Indo-Pak conflicts
"Our good offices are always available, and we will insist within it of finding peaceful solutions for problems that have no military solution," he said on Thursday when he was asked by a Pakistani journalist about Kashmir.
Iran FM calls Trump's Iran policy 'maximum failure'
Zarif made the remarks on social media on Thursday after new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Iran to "come back into full compliance" with the 2015 nuclear deal before Washington does "the same thing", Xinhua news agency reported.
India world's best asset for fighting Covid-19 with its vaccine capacity: UN Cheif
India's Permanent Representative T.S. Tirumurti told the Security Council that his nation's vaccine-making capacity would be for "the benefit of the entire humanity". Guterres described the development of India as a pharmaceutical powerhouse as "a very important element of democratisation of access to medicines all over the world".
China's hegemony in Asia unacceptable: India
Addressing scholars at the 13th All India Conference of China Studies, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said, "The India-China relationship is today truly at a crossroads. Choices that are made will have profound repercussions, not just for the two nations but for the entire world."
India's bid for permanent UNSC membership matter of ongoing discussion: Biden's UN ambassador nominee
Linda's statement puts the clouds of confusion about the US stand over India's bid for permanent membership in the UNSC. This is in contrst to the stand taken by the US under regimes of George W Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump who had extended full support to India for permanent membership of the UN body.
Over 8,500 Afghan civilians killed, injured in 2020
According to the AIHRC report, there were some 3,000 dead Afghan civilians killed, while over 5,000 were wounded. Civilian casualties in Afghanistan dropped 21 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2019, TOLO News reported. Unknown armed groups were the second highest cause of casualties after the Taliban, it said.
S.Korea to hold planned combined drills with US
The two countries usually hold major combined military exercises twice a year, along with smaller-scale ones throughout the year, and the springtime one is supposed to be held around March. Since 2018, South Korea and the US have either cancelled or scaled back joint drills to back diplomacy with North Korea.