Pakistan will sign its debt relief agreement with G20 countries separately before the deadline of December 31, 2020, in order to avail debt relief of slightly over $2 billion (Rs 335 billion) to mitigate negative effects of Covid-19 pandemic, as per media reports.
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“On behalf of the US government and the American people, we congratulate His Holiness Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday. It is our privilege to work with His Holiness to advance the values that Americans and Tibetans share,” Juster tweeted.
Wong, one of the city’s most prominent young activists and a figure loathed by Beijing, was speaking outside a court where he and fellow activists are being prosecuted for involvement in last year’s democracy protests. China enacted a sweeping security law for the restless city last week, banning acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.
A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper’s Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor’s coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Several thousand people rallied in Black Lives Matter protests across Australia over the weekend to call for racial equality and highlight deaths of Indigenous people while in police custody.
Sri Lanka will re-open its schools in a phased manner from Monday after keeping them closed for 115 days due to the lockdown imposed in the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the ministry of education said on Sunday. The schools were shut mid-March when Sri Lanka detected its first Covid-19 infection.
“In America, anybody can be president. That’s one of the risks you take,” Adlai Stevenson, a one-time Democratic candidate who has been described as the smartest man never to win the White House, said once in half-jest. Hewing to that possibility, Kanye West, the 43-year old African-American musician and entrepreneur, declared an unexpected run for the US Presidency on Saturday, setting political circles and social media alight about the seriousness or otherwise of his candidacy at this late stage.