Saturday, May 30, 2020 02:43:33 AM
Portugal's Socialists win re-election
Portugal's incumbent Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists won a general election marked by low turnout on Sunday after presiding over a period of solid economic growth following years of austerity.
The Socialist Party (PS) took 36.65 percent of the vote, followed by the centre-right Social Democrats (PSD) with 27.9 percent, according to near total results from the interior ministry.
Saudi, UAE talk military cooperation after Yemen rebel truce offer
AFP, Abu Dhabi
Top officials from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, key players in a coalition fighting Yemeni rebels, have discussed military cooperation following a positive response by Riyadh to a truce offer from the insurgents.
Saudi's deputy defence minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in the UAE capital to discuss "coordination and joint action in defence and military affairs", Emirati state news agency WAM reported on Monday.
UN peacekeeper killed, five wounded in Mali
One peacekeeper was killed and five others were wounded Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA said.
The peacekeepers were carrying out a security patrol near the town of Aguelhok when the device detonated, spokesman Olivier Salgado said on Facebook. In January, 11 Chadian members of MINUSMA were killed in an attack by jihadists in Aguelhok.
Rain puts out some of Bolivia's wildfires
AFP, La Paz
Heavy rain that has drenched eastern Bolivia's Chiquitania tropical savanna has put out fires that have ravaged millions of hectares in recent months, authorities said Sunday.
"It has rained all across Chiquitania. And our satellite no longer shows any active forest fire," said Cynthia Asin, the top sustainable development official in the Santa Cruz region.
ACCORDING to the International Labour Organization (ILO) job prospects for the youth have been vastly reduced in Bangladesh. For youths to be provided paths for a positive future, education and skills training are essential. Young women workers -- who were already struggling in low-paid and informal sector jobs -- are ...
Agency :England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has hinted that Alex Hales may need to wait a little longer before returning to the international fold.There has been some speculation that, with England preparing to effectively run two separate squads for Tests and limited-overs matches in a revamped summer, Nottinghamshire batsman Hales ...
EID Mubarak! The nation will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr either on Sunday or Monday (subject to sighting of the moon) after the month-long fasting but there is hardly any mood or environment for celebration in the people amid the surging outbreak of coronavirus.The two months lockdown has rendered the poor people ...
Agency :Chinese tennis player Wang Qiang, world No.29 in women's singles, told media on Thursday that she is enjoying the days without professional tennis."To be honest, I feel quite good to be able to sit back during this period of time after having traveled and played over many years to ...
THE Health Ministry issued a warning in the last week of March that no government or private hospital could refuse to provide treatment to any patient from now on. Later, on April 4, the Health Minister said that the government would take stern actions, including cancelling licences, if private hospitals ...
With no salaries, the majority of teachers at private schools, colleges, and universities suffer in silence before Eid. This socially respected group cannot ask for help to the government or NGOs, not can stand in front of OMS or TCB truck for buying staples and kitchen essentials at a subsidised ...
Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she's "feeling better than ever".Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports-owners ...
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Wednesday dismissed outright any idea of cricket's resumption or touring Sri Lanka in near future, arguing that the country's current situation doesn't let them to discuss this issue as of now."There is no discussion in this regard [when the cricket will ...
Study report by a US based energy consultant firm said as reported by a Dhaka based national daily on Tuesday that the government plan to add more power generation capacity by installing big coal- and LNG-fired power plant will create substantial overcapacity in power sector soon much beyond what we ...