Sunday, 16, December, 2018

World

In an exclusive interview with ATR, the Uzbek-born businessman issued a series of denials about the alleged criminal links detailed in a U.S. Treasury listing. It accuses him of being “one of the leaders of Uzbek organized crime”.

Economic advances around the world mean that while fewer people live in extreme poverty, almost half the world’s population — 3.4 billion people — still struggles to meet basic needs, the World Bank said.

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dr Denis Mukwege and Yazidi rape victim, Nadia Murad.

Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples. The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.4 percent from August and is now 7.4 percent below its level during September 2017.

Today the Serious Fraud Office has issued a claim for civil recovery in the High Court under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Artificial spider silk from Amsilk is more flexible and possibly better suited for high-performance applications than its rival, carbon fiber.

The meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) kicked off today in the Kokhi Somon Palace of the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe.

Irina Beketova, the reporter of Nur.kz, has been murdered near her flat in the capital city of Astana, Nur.kz reported. "Police is searching for a 34-year old man suspected of murder. Irina had four children, the eldest one has Down syndrome, the youngest is aged 3," the statement added.

Uzbekistan delegation will for the first time visit the 3rd Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition, ADEX 2018, to be held at Baku Expo Centre in the capital of Azerbaijan from September 25 to 27. ADEX 2018 is a grand display of modern weaponry and equipments and a major regional exposition of weapons and military equipment.

Commuters in Germany now have a chance to ride the world's first hydrogen train as the country moves to replace old diesel-powered engines. Instead of exhaust fumes, hydrogen trains produce only water.