Japan had shown almost nothing in attack until a series of second-half substitutions injected some energy into their first competitive fixture against Germany. In response to that act of protest being effectively banned, the German team covered their mouths in a "silenced" gesture for their team picture. Neuer, appearing in his fourth World Cup, had barely touched the ball but then had to save from Hiroki Sakai. Germany launched all-out attack from then on, to no avail, and now face a potentially must-win game next against Spain. Japan next face Costa Rica and, for the second tournament in a row, will be dreaming of the last 16 - at least.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and US President Joe Biden. Biden and Xi, who have held five phone or video calls since Biden took office in January 2021, last met in person during the Obama administration. He said Biden would also look for areas where the United States and China could work together, including climate change or public health. They spent time together in the United States and China in 2011 and 2012 when both were serving as their respective countries' vice presidents. The Chinese president has also suggested that Washington wants to stifle Beijing's growing influence as it tries to overtake the United States as the world's largest economy.17 days ago Moneycontrol
Joe BidenU.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday his country will maintain open communication lines and seek no conflict with China, ahead of what are expected to be tense talks on a range of geopolitical issues at the G20 summit in Indonesia this week. Biden, who landed in Bali island after meeting Southeast Asian and East Asian leaders in Cambodia, said the United States would "compete vigorously" with Beijing while "ensuring competition does not veer into conflict". "The United States and its NATO allies are trying to master this space," Lavrov told reporters. Like ally the United States, Australia's ties with China have also deteriorated in recent years. "Leaders talked in a mature way, no one left," he told a news conference at the end of the three-day summit led by the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN).17 days ago Moneycontrol
The rush of Halloween partygoers led to a deadly stampede in Seoul on October 29. The crush that killed more than 145 people in Seoul during a Halloween party is among the deadliest stampedes of the last decade. Iran, which said 464 of its pilgrims were killed, accused Saudi Arabia of failing to organise the event properly. Some pilgrims blamed the stampede on the closure of a road near the stoning site, claiming security forces mismanaged the flow of worshippers. Tanzania: 45 deadOn March 21, 2021, 45 people died in a stampede at a stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, where a tribute to late president John Magufuli was being held.1 month ago Moneycontrol
Biden during an address to the East Asia Summit in Cambodia, said the United States would "compete vigorously" with Beijing while "ensuring competition does not veer into conflict", stressing the importance of peace in the Taiwan Strait. "The United States and its NATO allies are trying to master this space," Lavrov told reporters. Eighteen countries accounting for half the global economy attended Sunday's East Asia Summit, which was held behind closed doors, attended by the ASEAN nations, Japan, South Korea, China, India, the United States, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. Like ally the United States, Australia's ties with China have also deteriorated in recent years. "I have said repeatedly about the relationship with China that we should cooperate where we can," Albanese said.18 days ago Moneycontrol
Indonesia on November 15 will host the 17th G20 leaders' summit, gathering the globe's most powerful figures together on the resort island of Bali instead of the traffic-clogged capital Jakarta. Leaders from across the major economies have started arriving in Bali for the summit. The Nov 15-16 summit is the first among G20 leaders since Russia invaded Ukraine in what Moscow has called a "special military operation". JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER FUMIO KISHIDAINDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODIModi is due to symbolically take over the G20 presidency from current chair Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali. AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER ANTHONY ALBANESEAlbanese has highlighted the importance of this summit amid global economic uncertainty.16 days ago Moneycontrol
(Source: Reuters)Unilateral economic sanctions have undoubtedly become the primary weapon for responding to any geopolitical challenge. Examples of such unilateral economic sanctions include trade sanctions in the form of embargoes and the interruption of financial and investment flows between sender and target countries. However, the international legal regulation of non-forcible coercive measures such as unilateral economic sanctions, which are employed even during peacetime, is still in the nascent stage of its development. The international community has generally regarded unilateral economic sanctions as operating outside the framework permitted by international law. This shows that economic sanctions imposed under domestic legislations are not immune to judicial review.6 days ago Moneycontrol
A new exhibition at London's V&A spotlights the growing international popularity of Korean cultural content over the last 25 years. The term Hallyu (Korean Wave) was first coined by Chinese audiences of Korean television dramas in the late 1990s and describes the force with which Korean cultural content has been promoted abroad. V&AIn the late 1990s, the South Korean economy was recovering from the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. But this objective swiftly dovetailed with a larger post-democratisation national project to improve South Korea’s international image. In other words, the consumption of K-culture has brought about developments the South Korean government didn’t anticipate.1 month ago Moneycontrol