U.S. among 40 countries skipping nuclear weapons ban talks
28 March 2017 | 4:42 am
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States and almost 40 other countries will not join negotiations at the U.N. aimed at agreeing on a nuclear weapons ban treaty.
15 Sep 2021
Here are some interesting features found in the $299-plus high-tech smart glasses called Ray-Ban Stories. It is the outcome of the collaboration between Facebook and Ray-Ban.
16 Sep 2021
A new law in Texas, known as the "heartbeat bill," bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Experts say limiting women's choice will negatively affect their mental health, as well.
25 Sep 2021
"We have an independent foreign policy", says New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, after confirming that New Zealand would not lift a ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of Australia's decision to develop a nuclear submarine fleet.
23 Sep 2021
Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden have agreed that "open consultations" could have prevented the diplomatic row between Paris and Washington over a nuclear submarine deal.
1 Oct 2021
People in Beijing share their views after a decision announced by the International Olympic Committee that next year's Winter Olympics in the city will be held without fans from overseas. "I think this measure is for the safety concerns and is acceptable," says a pedestrian at Beijing Olympic Park.
8 Oct 2021
A district judge ordered Texas to suspend its law that imposes a near-total ban on abortions. The ruling comes after a challenge brought by President Joe Biden's administration.
9 Oct 2021
Street begging is illegal in Lagos and carries a fine of around ₦15,000 and up to three months’ imprisonment. With authorities linking crime to the growing number of beggars, the Lagos state government set up a special team to stop panhandling in Nigeria’s most populous state. But these measures have not deterred beggars from thronging the streets of Lagos.
13 Oct 2021
The U.N. human rights office called on Tuesday (October 12) for a "prompt, thorough, impartial and independent investigations" into the use of disproportionate force by Libyan authorities against migrants and asylum seekers. Armed forces in Tripoli began a series of mass arrests a week earlier, detaining more than 4,000 people in overcrowded detention centres, U.N. rights spokeswoman, Marta Hurtado told a news briefing in Geneva. "Women, children and men were arrested and handcuffed. Security forces used unnecessary and disproportionate force to detain them, including shooting and beating those who resisted or tried to escape. As a result, at least one person died, five were injured, and more than 4,000 were detained," she said.
15 Oct 2021
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20 Oct 2021
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
25 Oct 2021
A cocktail bar owner in Bangkok hopes fruity mocktails seasoned with Kratom, a recently decriminalised tropical herb, will help keep his business afloat amid a seven-month ban on alcohol service in the Thai capital. The city, once a popular nightlife spot, is under a curfew and bars, pubs and restaurants are prohibited from selling alcoholic drinks as part of coronavirus restrictions.
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The two German vaccine competitors are heading to court over a legal dispute concerning BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine. CureVac has called for "fair compensation."
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The Norwegian government has intervened to halt a strike by oil and gas workers. The move came amid concerns that the strike could have worsened Europe's energy crisis, which is already aggravated by the war in Ukraine.
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Nigeria says out of the 141 million barrels of oil produced in the first quarter of 2022, only about 132 million barrels of oil were received at export terminals, putting a daily average loss of 108 thousand barrels in the first quarter of this year. Oliver Onyekweli, an Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company, joins CNBC Africa to discuss this issue.
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Around 300 inmates remained at large on Wednesday (July 6) after a suspected raid by Islamist Boko Haram militants on a prison in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Tuesday (July 5) night, an interior ministry official said. Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary at the interior ministry, told journalists outside the 900-inmate prison that a security officer was killed during the raid and three others were injured.