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Nepal, China sign first ever transit treaty

Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Nepal and China have signed 10 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU), including the transit and trasportation treaty, and exchanged letters on various areas of cooperation during Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to the country.

Britain records highest ever spending on R&D

London, March 19 (IANS) Annual spending on research and development (R&D) in Britain has reached an all-time high, exceeding more than $44 billion, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Sony buys out Michael Jackson's stake in joint music venture

​Los Angeles, March 15 (IANS) Sony Corporation has reached an agreement with the estate of Michael Jackson to acquire the interest of the late King of Pop in their joint music business for $750 million.

Germany records strong consumption growth in 2015

​Berlin, March 15 (IANS) Fuelled by a favourable shopping environment, German consumers' spending in 2015 grew faster than any year else in the past 15 years.

It compensated Germany's losses in exports declines due to weak global recovery, Xinhua cited official data as showing on Tuesday.

Japan endorses plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions

​Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by endorsing a plan to achieve its goal by more than a quarter within 15 years.

New cargo train service links China, Russia

​Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A cargo train carrying Chinese-made goods left China's Harbin city for Russia, marking the opening of a new freight route between the two countries.
The new route links Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang province, with Russia's fourth largest city Ekaterinburg, said sources with Harbin Commerce Bureau on Saturday,

China adopts first law on deep seafloor exploration

Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) China's top legislature on Friday passed the country's first law on deep seafloor resource exploration to protect the maritime environment and ensure sustainable exploitation.