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French government bonds rally as presidential debate soothes nerves

French government bonds rally as presidential debate soothes nerves

While Le Pen stressed the importance of defense, promising to increase defense spending to three percent of French GDP by 2022, she also called for more independence from partners and alliances, saying that the French should " not let [others] decide for us ".


Beijing's last coal-fired power plant shuts down

Beijing's last coal-fired power plant shuts down

The Huaneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant's final unit suspended operations on March 18, marking the end of coal-fueled generation in the city. Beijing has shut down four major large-scale coal-fired plants in recent years. The city has been busy building nuclear power plants. The move is part of the capital's efforts to curb its reliance on coal, which contributes significantly to its air pollution problem.


S.Korea's Park questioned for 21 hours

S.Korea's Park questioned for 21 hours

The minor opposition People's Party said the investigation should be stringent and follow the rule of law. During the process, she denied all charges, including bribery and abuse of power, but further details on her statements have not been given yet.


Money Doesn't Buy Happiness (In America)

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness (In America)

The survey ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels. Credit goes to the tiny country of Bhutan for shining a light on happiness. The top ten countries this year were Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Holland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.


Sri Lanka, China discuss ways to step up military cooperation

Sri Lanka, China discuss ways to step up military cooperation

On Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was "strongly dissatisfied" with India inviting the Dalai Lama to open an global Buddhist conference in Nalanda, Bihar on Friday. But China views the neutral position taken by the two countries as a pro-Beijing policy since they have allowed the country to make huge investments.