But critics have accused him of doing little so far to boost the economy or tackle endemic corruption. And he has had to work in the shadow of the impeachment case against U.S. President Donald Trump, who is accused of trying to pressure Zelensky into investigating political rival Joe Biden. … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s prime minister offers to resign over leaked audio
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According to Nguyen Hong Long, Vice Chairman of the Steering Committee for Business Innovation and Development, the list of businesses with State ownership subject to divestment for 2017-2020 in accordance to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1232/QD-TTg is a channel while there are many other channels for divestment for the economy.Song Da Corporation as an example. The corporation offered more than 219 million shares for its IPO, equivalent to 48.82 percent of the firm’s chartered capital, but it successfully sold only 0.37 percent of the shares. … [Read more...] about Equitisation of SOEs expected to fulfill targets in final stage
The causes of air pollution differ around the world, from coal-fired power plants to agricultural burning. One constant is traffic. Older cars and diesel engines produce particulates that clog up the lungs and may enter brain tissue, and nitrogen oxides that affect breathing. Car manufacturers were forced to admit last year that they had flouted tests on their diesel emissions. But the bigger question is why in a shortsighted attempt to reduce greenhouse gases by a tiny amount (diesel cars do more miles to the gallon) the risks were ignored, and customers persuaded that diesel cars were actually greener. … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on air pollution: ministers must act
Between them, Kate, William and Harry attended over 20 events at the Olympics and have confirmed they will be at three days of Paralympic sport over the next two weeks.Duke and Duchess will watch the track cycling and goalball, a team sport for blind athletes using a ball with bells. … [Read more...] about London 2012: The Duchess of Cambridge sports a dazzling gold coat dress for the Paralympic opening ceremony
There was a right royal welcome waiting for Team GB's Olympic heroes at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night, as the Duchess of Cambridge helped the Queen host a reception to mark their success at the London 2012 Olympics. Sportsmen and women who had done well in their specialist events were invited along as a mark of thanks. Alice Temperley. The pretty outfit had a sheer black neckline and hem and was embroidered with white flowers. … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at a Buckingham Palace reception
Speaking to the press, Artemis chief executive Paul Cayard said it had been a "tragic day" for the crew. "The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened," said Paul, "Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew's wife and family."Andrew, who was awarded an MBE by Princess Anne in 2009 also met David Cameron when the Prime Minister visited Weymouth boat yard during the 2012 Olympics. VIEW GALLERY ANDREW RECEIVING HIS MBE IN 2009 FROM PRINCESS ANNE … [Read more...] about British Olympic champion Andrew Simpson tragically dies
As a nation, Great Britain has practically demanded that the sportsman become a 'sir' after a stellar year which saw him snare a historic Tour de France win, top that off with an Olympic gold medal and win the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award. All the while, keeping his feet on Terra Firma while his profile soared. David Cameron. "Bradley Wiggins has scaled one of the great heights of British sporting achievement," said the Prime Minister. "To be the first person in 109 years to win the Tour de France is an immense feat of physical and mental ability and aptitude and I think the whole country wants to say well done, brilliant, the perfect backdrop and start to the Olympics." … [Read more...] about Bradley Wiggins set for a knighthood ahead of the 2012 New Year’s Honours list unveiling.
She was not present at the family’s talks, while her husband is trying to hammer out the details of a deal on the couple’s departure from the royal family. After the Duke reaches an arrangement with other senior royals, he will join his wife in Canada. Prince Harry, the sixth in line to the throne, will also make his last public appearance as a fully-fledged royal when he hosts the draw for next year’s Rugby League World Cup at Buckingham Palace. The Duke of Sussex has also announced a new venue for his Invictus Games, an international charity sports competition for wounded veterans. Prince Harry posted a video saying that the 2022 Invictus Games would be held in the German city of Dusseldorf. … [Read more...] about PM Justin Trudeau Should Turn Prince Harry and Meghan Down, Popular Canadian Paper Says
"The Aum affair was the death rattle of the bubble era and ushered in the so-called ‘lost generation.' But it was also just a continuation of the uncertainty and societal decline brought to light by the Miyazaki incident at the start of Heisei. Tsutomu Miyazaki, Aum Shinrikyo, Boy A (a 14-year-old who decapitated a schoolgirl), Nevada-tan (an 11-year-old girl who killed a classmate), Tomohiro Kato (a mentally unbalanced man who ran down three people in a rented truck), and the other major incidents of Heisei were just symptoms of a society in economic and cultural distress", Ms Hightower told Sputnik. … [Read more...] about As Japanese Emperor Prepares Handover, What’s Next for the ‘Lost Generation’?
Akihito, 83, is expected to become the country's first emperor in two centuries to step down. According to the Japanese Constitution, the emperor has a merely ceremonial role, being a symbol of the nation and of national unity. Akihito has two sons — Crown Prince Naruhito and Akishino — who are first and second in line to become Japan's emperor under the male-only succession system. In May, Japan's government allowed the emperor to abdicate, citing his advanced age and declining health. The two houses of the country's parliament have backed the proposal of the government. … [Read more...] about Japanese Emperor Akihito to Abdicate in April 2019