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Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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At the snowiest WEF meeting in 18 years, who is in focus?

Elites from business, finance, politics and public affairs Date : January 23, 2018 Reporter : BNN DAVOS, Switzerland - At the World Economic Forum, which is set to begin on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland, over 3,000 of the world’s elites from business, finance, politics and public affairs are expected to attend. This year, global leaders, including the French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Zimbabwe President Mauricio ...Full Story

POLITICS

German political deadlock ends, SPD approves coalition talks

Date : January 21, 2018 Reporter : BNN CDU/CSU SPD alliance BERLIN, Germany - Ending a prolonged political deadlock in Germany, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) voted at a special party congress in Bonn, to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance. ...Full Story

BUSINESS

At the snowiest WEF meeting in 18 years, who is in focus?

Date : January 23, 2018 Reporter : BNN Elites from business, finance, politics and public affairs DAVOS, Switzerland - At the World Economic Forum, which is set to begin on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland, over 3,000 of the world’s elites from business, finance, politics and public affairs are expected to attend. This ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Germany is getting restless to usher in a new era of pollution-free driving

Date : October 10, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Ban to be implemented across the European Union. BERLIN, Germany - In a bid to usher in a pollution-free era in the country, Germany has put forward a new resolution to ban all combustion engine cars by 2030.> Big News Network The country’s federal Council (Bundesrat) is ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

EU: Treating Rights as Optional Extra

Date : January 19, 2018 Reporter : BNN Human Rights Watch (Brussels) - The European Union and its member states were too often willing to set aside human rights in 2017, but there were glimpses of a more principled approach, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. During a ...Full Story

HISTORY

Pope Francis: Faith Demands Migrants Be Welcomed

Date : December 25, 2017 Reporter : BNN Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed. Francis, ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Can Ireland prevent a terrorist attack? Most Irish say No

Date : August 6, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network No capacity to deal with a jihadi terror attack. DUBLIN, Ireland - A shocking new opinion poll has revealed that a vast majority of people in Ireland believe that the state does not have the capacity to deal with a jihadi terror attack. The poll conducted and released by Sunday ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

At Climate Talks, US Like an Unhappy Dinner Guest

Date : November 9, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Said Greenpeace WASHINGTON - How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on a treaty that the president wants no part of. President ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Ambassador: Paris-Sorbonne University supports educational projects in Azerbaijan

Date : December 18, 2017 Reporter : Trend Education in Azarbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 18 Trend: Paris-Sorbonne University supports educational projects in Azerbaijan, French ambassador to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez said in Baku Dec. 18. Bouchez made the remarks at the ceremony of awarding ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Robots to take over 600k British builders' jobs in 20 years

Date : November 1, 2017 Reporter : BNN Robots and digital technology LONDON, U.K. - According to a startling new research, as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ arrives in 2040 - nearly one in three construction jobs in the U.K. could be wiped out. Over the next two decades, robots and ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Flawless or abominable?Finnair weighs passengers at check-in

Date : November 10, 2017 Reporter : BNN To ensure safest calculations for fueling and flying planes HELSINKI, Finland - As part of its effort to analyse if the previous average height and weight of a man and woman recorded by the European Aviation Safety Agency is still valid - a Finnish airline has devised a strategy for perfection. ...Full Story

SPORTS

Bundesliga announce Bibiana Steinhaus as first female referee

Date : September 8, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ Mail 38-year-old will officiate Hertha Berlin Bibiana Steinhaus will make history in Germany on Sunday when she becomes the first woman to referee a Bundesliga game, reports the daily Mail The German football federation announced on Thursday that the 38-year-old police officer ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Berlinale 2018: first ten films have been selected for the Competition

Date : December 18, 2017 Reporter : Mir Monaz Haque Dovlatov, is among the first competition titles Berlinale 2018: The first ten films have been selected for the Competition and the Berlinale Special. repopts the Berlinale Press office. Benoit Jacquot, Gus Van Sant, Alexey German Jr., Małgorzata Szumowska, Philip Gröning, ...Full Story

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