Women’s empowerment and gender equality are ‘essential to global progress’, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres stressed in his message for International Women's Day (Friday, March 8) which this year puts “innovation by women and girls, for women and girls”, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.
The United States and Russia have failed to make any progress in negotiations on a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty, with Washington expected to go ahead with a unilateral withdrawal from the key pact this weekend, a senior Russian diplomat says.
The euro is about to celebrate its 20th birthday, but the countries that use it are still wrestling over how the shared currency should work and how to fix flaws exposed by the debt crisis that marred its second decade.
The Russian Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft will for the second time fly to the International Space Station (ISS) under the three-hour scheme, circling Earth twice, in March 2019, a source in the aerospace industry told Sputnik.
US-China trade talks this week were heavy on details but short on progress as Washington’s negotiators outlined cases of American firms harmed by Chinese practices and China argued it was meeting its World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations, people familiar with contents of the discussions said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised Africa’s internationally-acknowledged progress in recent years, saying the African Union’s logical stances on the world and regional developments reveals its rich political understanding.