New Spanish PM to form government without far-left Podemos

New Spanish PM to form government without far-left Podemos
Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will not include ministers in his cabinet from far-left party Podemos, which helped him oust conservative Mariano Rajoy, a top Socialist party official said Monday. Podemos had argued that including other parties in Sanchez's government would make it more stable but asked during an interview with ...

UK protest as MPs debate fur import ban

UK protest as MPs debate fur import ban
Around 100 animal rights campaigners protested outside Britain's parliament on Monday ahead of a Westminster debate on the banning of fur imports.#FurFreeBritain campaigners held banners and pictures showing the conditions in fur farms across 15 countries that export fur to Britain, including France, Poland, Canada and China. MPs will debate the...

PM Oli addressing special session of Province 3 Assembly

PM Oli addressing special session of Province 3 Assembly
Prime Minister KP Sharma is addressing the special session of the State Assembly of Province 3 coming Tuesday. The Prime Minister is scheduled to address the session at 11:00 am, as stated by the Province 3 SA secretariat. The PM's Hetauda visit schedule includes his meetings with mayor and deputy mayor of Hetauda Sub Metropolis, business commun...

President Trump: U.S. team arrives in DPRK to prepare for his meeting with Kim

President Trump: U.S. team arrives in DPRK to prepare for his meeting with Kim
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that a U.S. official team had arrived in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to talk about the preparation for a summit between him and DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un. "Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself," he...

Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea’s threat to scrap summit

Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea’s threat to scrap summit
US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said.After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out of the planned summit next month because of US demands...

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in govt

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in govt
Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers, jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.Torra appointed his government by decree but it could still be blocked by Spain, which has insisted his administration be "legal and viable" after...

‘Congress on way to transformation’

‘Congress on way to transformation’
Nepali Congress (NC) Spokesperson, Biswo Prakash Sharma, has said that the NC is moving to the path of its transformation.Addressing a training programme organized by Nepal Tarun Dal Baitadi, Spokesperson Sharma noted that the cadres should not be disappointed as the party would play the role of strong opposition and oversee the government's functi...

Ambassador Subedi submits letter of credence

Ambassador Subedi submits letter of credence
Nepal's Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) and newly-appointed non-resident Ambassador to Republic Malta, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi on Friday has submitted his letter of credence to President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. At a special function organized at the President House of Malta, President Preca noted that the recent successful conc...

New Catalan leader shuns constitution as sworn in

New Catalan leader shuns constitution as sworn in
Quim Torra, Catalonia's new separatist leader, was sworn in Thursday in a brief ceremony without central government representatives where he avoided promising to obey the constitution and pledged instead to follow "the will of the Catalan people.""I promise to loyally fulfil the duties of the post of regional president being faithful to the will of...

Burundians vote in referendum to extend president’s rule

Burundians vote in referendum to extend president’s rule
Burundians voted Thursday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034.Police, soldiers and armoured vehicles were out in full force for the referendum which comes three years after Nkurunziza sought a controversial third term, triggering a politi...