Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality in prosperous Switzerland underpinned the women’s strike. Many protesters were also demanding more pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers — jobs typically held by women.
Rivals to be Britain’s next prime minister are holding private talks over joining forces in an attempt to stop the pro-Brexit favourite, Boris Johnson, running away with the contest. Two of the candidates- home secretary Sajid Javid and health secretary Matt Hancock – met to discuss options after Johnson took a huge lead in the […]
China has acknowledged its fishing vessel hit a Filipino boat in the disputed South China Sea in an incident that prompted an outcry in the Philippines but denies the collision was intentional. The Chinese vessel accidentally hit the Filipino boat as it tried to maneuver while being “besieged” by several Filipino boats.
US President Donald Trump said Iran was responsible for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf this week, and he vowed that the key shipping lane of the Strait of Hormuz will not be closed. “Iran did do it, and you know they did it,” Trump said Friday during a phone interview with Fox […]
Iran will continue scaling back its compliance with its nuclear deal commitments in the absence of “positive signals” from other signatories to the pact, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a meeting of Russia, China and other Asia leaders in Tajikistan.
“We consider it necessary to refrain from hasty conclusions,” the Russian foreign ministry said, calling for a thorough international investigation. “We strongly condemn the attacks no matter who is behind them,” the ministry said in a statement.
While Iran has denied being involved in the attacks, US Central Command released footage it said shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from the Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous. Trump said Iran’s culpability was “exposed” by US and called it a “nation of terror”. He added that Iran has been told that US […]
China’s Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned Robert Forden, the US Deputy Chief of Mission in Beijing, and urged Washington not to not take any actions that harm Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability.
“Enduring peace and prosperity in South Asia will remain elusive until the main dynamic in South Asia is shifted from confrontation to cooperation,” Pakistan PM Imran Khan was quoted as saying by the state-run Radio Pakistan. “It is important to seize the opportunities for peaceful resolution of outstanding disputes and collective endeavours for regional prosperity,” […]