The US congressional delegation that arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a visit, led by Sen. I am planning to visit the country. This was announced by the embassy in Taipei. In other news, Nepalese officials said the border with China would be closed for a week, but it was unclear if trade would resume as the lockdown is likely to be extended. , after Nepal’s Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka visited China on August 10 and held bilateral talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
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US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan days after Nancy Pelosi visit angered China
A congressional delegation from the United States arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a visit and is expected to meet President Tsai Ing-wen during the two-day trip. This came days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the first senior U.S. official to visit the country in a recent time that sparked the ire of China. Since the visit, tensions between the two countries have escalated, with China conducting military exercises near its border across the Taiwan Strait.
China blocks trading points over Covid-19, Nepalese traders suffer losses
For the past two years, China has imposed an “undeclared blockade” on Nepal, allowing only a few containers to pass through. We are now completely closing both Tatopani and Raswagadi, our trading points with Nepal. Tatopani and Raswagadi are her two main points at the border for importing goods from China.
Countries ‘highest risk of natural disasters’ to switch to renewable energy by 2030
The Pacific nation of Vanuatu has experienced many major natural hazards over the years and the country is now “most at risk of natural disasters” in the world, according to the United Nations. , Vanuatu has decided to switch entirely to renewable energy by 2030. This small country became her 12th country to make this promise. Rough estimates put it at around $1.2 billion by 2030.
In pictures | ‘We are heartbroken and exhausted’: France fights ‘monster wildfires’
“Monster” wildfires, which have destroyed forests and displaced 10,000 people, raged for three days in southwestern France on Thursday. Massive fires are being fought on multiple fronts, and firefighters backed by water bombers have warned the heat won’t abate until the weekend.
Ghani embezzled money, buried in history, says Afghan ambassador to Agbar, Tajikistan
Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Muhammad Zahir Agbar accused Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani for “the situation in Afghanistan” where the blame lies in the “hands of Gani”. Ghani is the president of the republic of Afghanistan, which collapsed on August 15, 2021, fleeing the country amid a Taliban takeover.
Man crashes car into US Capitol barricade, commits suicide after shooting: report
Early Sunday morning, a man crashed a car near the US Capitol and opened fire before committing suicide. US Capitol Police are investigating the event. Capitol Police said in a statement that the individual did not appear to be targeting lawmakers.
Cairo church fire during Mass kills 41, injures 55: security sources
At least 41 people were killed and 55 injured in a massive fire Sunday at a church near Cairo, Egypt’s capital.
Apps that turn restaurant leftovers into low-cost meals are booming in Asia
Dinner buffets at Singapore’s Grand Hyatt hotels typically run around $70 and feature delicious platters of satay chicken, wok-fried mud crabs, and chilled tiger prawns. At a tenth of that cost, users on a tight budget who are also concerned with sustainability can fill the box. Asian tech entrepreneurs are harnessing food that would otherwise go to waste to offer cheap meals through mobile phone apps.
Growing cost of living crisis is forcing Britons to give up pets
Harriet, a black English Cocker Spaniel, is being left behind as the rising cost of living is forcing more and more Britons to give up their pets. She stands on her hind legs and greets potential owners who approach the glass-door kennel.
Tomato crisis looms large in California as drought intensifies
California, which accounts for a quarter of the world’s tomato production, is facing the worst crisis. The lack of sufficient rainfall is forcing farmers to prepare for a water crisis that is undermining crop cultivation.