China sanctions U.S.-NGOs for their role in Hong Kong protests

WNM | Dec 2, 2019 at 6:01 PM

The Chinese government has decided to take sanctions against U.S. NGOs National Endowment for Democracy, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch and Freedom House for their “role in the disturbances in Hong Kong”.

U.S. to hit Brazil and Argentina with metals tariffs

WNM | Dec 2, 2019 at 3:49 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, surprising officials in the two South American countries and prompting them to seek explanations.

Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic

WNM | Dec 2, 2019 at 12:01 AM

Russia’s MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia’s part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported.

Chinese most optimistic climate change is reversible

WNM | Nov 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Europeans remain more sceptical than the Chinese when it comes to fighting climate change: 59% of Europeans see it as reversible, which is 21 points lower than in China (80%), a study by the European Investment Bank (EIB) showed.

Campaigners urge to stop expansion of hydropower projects

WNM | Nov 29, 2019 at 12:01 AM

A study by environmental campaign groups highlights failures by governments to protect rivers and biodiversity and calls on the new EU Commission to end the “hydropower madness”. The study does not mention alternatives to hit the renewable energy targets.