The Thai capital’s world famous street food scene may soon be a thing of the past. All street food stalls will be cleared from Bangkok’s roads by the end of the year in a bid to bring order and hygiene to the Thai capital’s streets, a city official said.
North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of the state founder Kim Il Sung on 15th April and in 2012 launched a long-range rocket carrying a satellite to mark the date. It tested a newly developed intermediate-range missile last year.
The Belgian race pigeon “Golden Prince” from Wevelgem has fetched €360,000 at an online auction. Auction house Pipa claims that this makes Golden Prince the most expensive pigeon ever. The winning bid came from South Africa.
The government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a bill that would empower adults to possess 30 grams of marijuana in public. Canada’s proposed bill permits houses to grow four marijuana plants.
Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, hosted at Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest a ceremony followed by dinner to celebrate two decades of the Royal Family’s public engagements, in the country and abroad, with the support of the Government, on behalf of Romania.
Brazil, the world’s biggest beef and poultry exporter, has been hit allegations of corrupt practices in its meat industry. Police have halted exports by 21 meat processers suspected of bribing inspectors to issue them bogus health certificates for rotten meat.
Proclaiming “Europe is our common future,” 27 leaders of the European Union signed a statement on March 25 in Rome declaring their commitment to integrating the Continent even as a series of crises has weakened the efforts and Britain prepares to leave the bloc.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it had received 318 nominations for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. That’s down from 376 last year, which set a record, but it remains the next-highest number of candidates in the history of the prize.
This year Christie is celebrating 11th anniversary in Dubai, which reflects how young the market is in the Middle East. Since then the market has grown exponentially. This upturn has been fuelled by a growing appreciation and understanding of Middle Eastern artists and their markets.
With exception of official photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge holding hands as they climbed to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan, there are few images of them being physically affectionate. Since then, Kate and Will have kept public displays of affection (PDA) to a minimum.
Despite the popularity of horoscopes, most people don’t really want to know their futures, a new study from Europe suggests. That’s particularly true if future events are negative, such as the person’s death, the study found.
While speaking at a high school in North Iceland President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson was asked how he felt about pineapples as a pizza topping and replied by saying if he could pass laws he would ban the topping throughout the country.
Ben Weyts, Belgian minister of mobility for the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders, arrived by bike to a news conference to promote cycling, only to find it had been stolen when he left half an hour later.
The US Homeland Security Department is warning the public about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer’s implantable heart devices that could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person’s defibrillator or pacemaker.
The Japanese government has started to discuss a plan to arrange for Emperor Akihito to abdicate on Dec. 23, 2018, which is his 85th birthday, and for Crown Prince Naruhito (56) to ascend the throne on that day or the following day, a government announced.
A bitter spat erupted between Ms Fiona Hill, a top aide to British Prime Minister Theresa May and Nicky Morgan after the former Cabinet minister was banned from a No 10 meeting in a row over the Prime Minister’s trousers.
Boxing Day takes place on 26th December and is only celebrated in a few countries; mainly ones historically connected to the UK (such as Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) and in many European countries.
Gubbio, one of the most ancient towns of Umbria, Italy, and Christmas are a marriage that has lasted since 1981, when on the slopes of Mount Ingino the eugubini decided to “build”, in honour of Patron Saint Ubaldo, a Christmas tree over 650 metres tall and with more than 250 green points of light, 300 multicoloured lights and a 1,000m² star on top of the tree designed by 200 lights.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former Cuban president, whose rise as a revolutionary made him the face of socialist rebellion for more than half a century, died on 25th November following a long battle with illness.
Melanie Trump, 46, was born Melanija Knavs in the town of Sevnice in 1970, when Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia. She later changed her surname to the more Germansounding Knauss, before becoming Trump’s third wife in 2005.
“Samichlaus-Schwimmen” is a somewhat unusual Zurich tradition. Every December, hardened swimmers dressed in Santa Claus costumes brave the freezing temperatures and swim across the icy-cold River Limmat.
Britain’s former prime minister Tony Blair (63) hinted that he wanted to make a political comeback in an interview to Esquire magazine shortly after announcing he was winding down his controversial but lucrative government advisory business.
Greg Clarke, the chairman of the English Football Association (FA) has said he would be “amazed” if there were no gay players in the Premier League and is “ashamed” that none appear to feel safe to come out.
H.R.H Prince Mihailo Karadjordjevic and Miss Ljubica Ljubisavljevic were united in holy matrimony in the Church of Saint George in Oplenac, which was followed by a reception given by Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, for invited guests at the White Palace.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand said he will not immediately ascend to the throne after the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday and a caretaker head of state has been installed.
American theatre director and playwright Robert Wilson opened the 50th Bitef at Belgrade’s National Theatre, comparing this Belgrade festival with the core that reflects the universe, with a cathedral where the inhabitants of a medieval village seek enlightenment and knowledge.
A mobile café is to be launched in Budapest, Hungary, in order to provide long-term help for homeless people, an opportunity by which they might become able look after themselves. The situation of homeless people is rather difficult: getting a job requires permanent residency, however, as long as you do not have a job it is really tough to afford and maintain even an apartment.
This year’s Belgrade gay parade was held under the slogan “Love Changes the World” without any incidents. Some citizens welcomed the parade by waving at its participants from their balconies, while others protested, with one holding a Serbian flag and a banner reading “Sodomy should be a crime.”