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Big companies increased R&D investment in S. Korea in 2023

Seoul, April 9 Big companies in South Korea increased their investments in research and development (R&D) activities last year despite decreased earnings, a corporate data tracker said on Tuesday. Their combined R&D investments rose 9.4 percent to 73.42 trillion won ($54 billion) in 2023 from 67.14 trillion won a year earlier, according to a recent

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Egypt, Jordan, France urge immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Cairo, April 9 Egypt, Jordan, and France have urged an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli siege and bombardment over the past six months. In a joint article on Monday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Jordanian King Abdullah II, and French President Emmanuel Macron called for an immediate and unconditional implementation

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S. Korea’s hydrogen charging infra deteriorates in past 3 years: Report

Seoul, April 7 South Korea’s charging infrastructure for hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) deteriorated in the past three years, a local automobile association said on Sunday. The number of hydrogen FCEVs per charging, or refuelling, station came to 203 in March this year, up 12 per cent from 180 in March 2021, which means a lack

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Dozens of flights cancelled after Storm Kathleen hits UK

London, April 7 Dozens of UK flights were cancelled on Saturday as Storm Kathleen brought strong winds and triggered the warmest day of the year so far, leaving travellers stranded in Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester and Birmingham. More than 130 flights departing and arriving at UK airports were cancelled after the Met Office issued a yellow

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Slovakia’s Peter Pellegrini wins presidential election

Bratislava, April 7 Slovakia’s incumbent Speaker of the National Council Peter Pellegrini won the country’s second round of the presidential election held on Saturday, according to preliminary results published by Slovakia’s Statistical Office. Results from 99.47 per cent of votes showed that Pellegrini had 53.38 per cent while former Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok had 46.61

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The Third Eye: Geopolitics is impacted by faith-based conflicts

New Delhi, April 7 The world is in the midst of major developments – political, ideological and combative, attributable to the projection of religion in international politics. The rise of Islamic radical forces symbolised by Taliban, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram and Palestinian Islamic Jehad, the fall out of the Israel-Hamas confrontation and the coming

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Zimbabwe declares national disaster due to drought

Harare, April 3 Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday declared a state of disaster due to an El Nino-induced drought threatening food security in the country. “The current agricultural season of 2023/2024 has not performed according to expectations due to the El Nino-induced drought. As a result, more than 80 per cent of our country

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Nine suspects detained in Istanbul nightclub fire

Istanbul, April 3 At least nine suspects have been arrested in connection with a fire here that killed 29 people at a night club in Istanbul, Turkey. Among the detained individuals are a nightclub’s managers and several individuals responsible for renovation works, the office noted. It emphasized that a comprehensive investigation into the incident is

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Iran to sue Israel over attack on its diplomatic mission in Syria

Tehran, April 4 Iran’s Vice President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan has said that the country would file a lawsuit against Israel for its “deadly attack” on the Iranian consulate in Syria. Dehqan made the remarks on Wednesday in an address to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting in Tehran, while elaborating on

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Pakistan rules out talks with TTP, asks Afghanistan to take action against terror outfits

Islamabad, April 4 Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Thursday ruled out negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and asked the Afghanistan to take immediate action against terrorist outfits operating from its soil to “destabilise” Islamabad. During a weekly press briefing here, Baloch said, “Pakistan expected Afghan authorities to take urgent action against