Chaudhary Roufyle

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Anti-nuclear weapons group Ican wins Nobel Peace Prize

<b>The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican).</b><p>Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group's "groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition" on nuclear weapons.<p>"We live in a world where the risk of …

Saudi Arabia to let women drive at last

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Saudi Arabia is easing restrictions on women driving, finally allowing almost half its population to get behind the wheel.<p>A royal decree has been issued that will allow women in the country to drive, the Saudi Foreign ministry said Tuesday on its official Twitter account.<p>A …

What ails the Indian economy?

<b>India's economy grew at its slowest pace for three years in the April-to-June quarter and growth has declined for six quarters in a row. Economic analyst Vivek Kaul explains why one of the world's fastest growing economies is sputtering to a halt.</b><p>On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revived …

Why inequality in India is at its highest level in 92 years

<b>Did India's economic reforms lead to a sharp rise in inequality?</b><p>New research by French economists Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty, author of Capital, the 2013 bestselling book on capitalism and increasing inequality, clearly points to this conclusion.<p>They studied household consumption surveys, …

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

<b>China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.</b><p>China is North Korea's most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency.<p>The ban on textiles trade will hurt Pyongyang's income, while …

Facebook could still be weaponized again for the 2018 midterms

Imagine for a moment that it's September 2018. The midterm elections are heating up, and you've decided you want to do absolutely anything you can to make sure your member of Congress is not re-elected. Well, good news: If you have a credit card and a Facebook account, there's a way you can spend …

Why oil prices are up 20% since June

Here's a surprise: Oil is back in bull market territory.<p>U.S. crude futures have increased 22% since June, a comeback that has pushed prices to around $52 a barrel.<p>It's welcome news for OPEC, which has been trying to squeeze excess supply out of the market as it recovers from a dramatic price …

U.S. slaps sanctions on 8 North Korean banks

The Trump administration escalated pressure on Kim Jong Un to disband his nuclear weapons program by imposing sanctions on eight North Korean banks and more than two dozen North Korean nationals working in countries like China, Russia and Libya.<p>"We are targeting North Korean banks and financial …

Nuclear war isn't North Korea's only threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has launched 22 missiles in 15 tests in 2017.<p>According to US intelligence sources, the most recent test detonated a 140-kiloton nuclear device, which the North Koreans claim was a hydrogen bomb. (That's 10 times as powerful as the atomic bomb the United States dropped on …

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer."<p>"Last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and …

Could North Korean, US threats of destruction cause an accidental war?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The war of words between North Korea and the United States could be pushing the region closer to the brink of an accidental conflict.<p>While neither country is outwardly moving towards an actual war footing, military displays of power, mixed with threats and counter threats may result in an …