Air pollution in major regions of northern China increased during the first four months of 2019, the country’s environment ministry said on Friday, raising fears that regions have eased curbs on industry to halt the smog amid concerns about a slowing economy.
The 32nd Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) kicked off at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayers Ground (Mosalla) in the presence of Culture Minister Abbas Salehi on behalf of President Rouhani who is ritually in charge of inaugurating the event.
"Yellow vest" protesters returned in force to the streets of France this weekend, clashing with police in several cities and smashing their way into a government ministry in Paris with the help of a forklift truck.
India’s Environment Ministry in 2018 finalized a nationwide plan to curb air pollution, notified new rules governing the country’s coastlines and proposed prohibition of use of animals in circuses besides engaging ‘constructively’ in the crucial climate summit at Poland.
The unemployment rate in Japan climbed for the second consecutive month in November as the tightest labor market in decades induced people to leave their jobs in search of better opportunities, government data showed on Friday.
China says it is “fully prepared” for the US threats to escalate the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing, stressing it will have to fight back to protect its dignity and the interests of its people.