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US Pres Trump says tariffs on Chinese goods may stay for ‘substantial period’

Photo courtesy President Donald J. Trump Twitter WASHINGTON, March 21 (NNN-XINHUA) — The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday left interest rates…

Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore Ranked As World’s Most Expensive Cities

LONDON, March 20 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore have split the title of the world’s most expensive city,…

New Kazakh president sworn in after longtime leader resigns

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes the oath after he assumed the post of Kazakhstan’s President during a joint session of the houses…

Bangladesh’s Mega Showcase For Software Products Gears Up

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 20 (NNN-BSS) – A three-day BASIS SoftExpo, Bangladesh’s biggest showcase for software products, is underway in the…

Rohingya Women Request ICC Probe Into Genocide

Hamida Khatun of Shanti Mohila (Peace Women) attends a debate on Myanmar the Human Rights Council at the United Nations…

S.Korea’s Marriage Rate Hits Record Low In 2018

SEOUL, S. Korea, March 20 (NNN-KCNA) – South Korea’s marriage rate hit a new record low last year, as the…

Pilots Of India’s Private Airline Jet Airways Threaten To Strike

NEW DELHI, India, March 20 (NNN-PTI) — Pilots of India’s private airline “Jet Airways” have threatened to go on strike…

Iran’s Passenger Plane Catches Fire After Landing At Tehran International Airport

TEHRAN, Iran, March 20 (NNN-IRNA) – A passenger plane carrying 100 people aboard, caught fire, after it landed at Tehran’s…

One Killed, Hundreds Injured In “Fire Festival” Celebrations In Iran

TEHRAN, Iran, March 20 (NNN-IRNA) – At least one person was killed in the nationwide “fire festival” in Iran, on…

UN Says Australia Offers 6.1 Million USD To Provide Clean Water In Southern Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 20 (NNN-NINA) – Australia offered 6.1 million U.S. dollars, to improve access to clean water and sanitation…