Three years have passed since a cladding-fuelled fire claimed 72 lives in Grenfell Tower, London, on June 14 2017. The construction industry and its regulators around the world are still grappling with how to create effective regulations to ensure dwellings are built to keep their occupants safe.
In August 1990, one year before he took up his role as U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, Charles Twining wrote that "the Phnom Penh regime is ... acquiring a significant reputation for corruption." Three decades later the country has the same prime minister, Hun Sen, and his government the same reputation for graft. Another constant for the last 30 years has been the apparent willingness of outwardly respectable banks, realtors and consultants to help politically connected Cambodians expatriate their country's riches.
BANGOR, MAINE - President Donald Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area off the New England coast, signing an order to allow commercial fishing in a stretch of water environmentalists say is critical for endangered right whales and other fragile marine life.
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 3 (ANI): The Taliban in Afghanistan still maintain close ties with the al-Qaeda terror network, despite signing a peace deal with the United States in which they committed to fight terrorist groups, a UN report released on Tuesday said.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 3 (ANI): Equity parameters erased most of the intraday gains on Wednesday due to profit booking but ended in the positive territory as investors focussed on the prospect that economies are re-opening across the world from COVID-19 pandemic.