For those who dispute the new Cold War isn't here, it's time to consider that maybe the old one has never ended for some people in the United States. On December 5, the World Bank announced its five-year lending strategy plan for China. Through June 2025, the World Bank will be providing China annually with one-to 1.5-billion-US-dollar low-interest loan, aiming to encourage China's private sector development, promote green growth, and address social inequalities. The announcement of the loan has met a flurry of criticisms from the US government. Politicians in the Executive and Legislative branch have claimed that the loan shouldn't be made. Their reasons however, upon close examinations, show the deep-seated political drive and a deliberate confrontational manner they've chosen to deal with China. In response to this loan, US President Donald Trump and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin suggest that China is too wealthy for a loan. Given that China is the second largest economy in … [Read more...] about A World Bank loan getting a Cold War style judgement
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With a series of all-black bustier gowns that would not have looked out of place on Grace Kelly, a vintage mood reigned on the catwalk at Christian Dior on Monday - although even the historic setting for the show came with modern twists. A model presents a creation by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/20 collection show for fashion house Dior in Paris, France, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau ( REUTERS ) Held in the French label’s headquarters in Paris, where founder Christian Dior presented his designs until his death in 1957, the brand’s latest Haute Couture collection was rich in nods to that era, with capes and A-line silhouettes galore. A model presents a creation by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019/20 collection show for fashion house Dior in Paris, France, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau ( REUTERS ) But rather than a 50s-era salon, celebrity … [Read more...] about Dior goes vintage with all-black bustier gowns at Haute Couture fashion week
Pared-down, everyday and casual - aren’t words one usually associates with the rarefied world of haute couture. However, over the last five years, couture has become a mixed buffet comprising day time pantsuits, mannish shorts, work blazers and sporty bombers. Appealing to a diverse and evasive sartorial palette of the millennial couture client, couturiers offer a shrewdly-curated menu of mix and match separates as opposed to occasion-specific ballgowns. B07L2ZYJMNThe recently-concluded Paris Couture Week Fall Winter 2019 shows had Chanel sending out models dressed as a chic librarian in long and lean suits and Maria Grazia Chiuri at Christian Dior recreating bar silhouettes without any padding. Alexandre Vauthier showcased a trench coat and Ronald Van Der Kemp sent out a pair of patchworked denims. Designer Falguni Peacock observes, “Gone is the OTT glamour of John Galliano’s Dior days. Today, you don’t have to wait for a ball … [Read more...] about Paris Couture Week Fall Winter 2019: Haute couture gets a casual twist
CHENNAI: A construction worker’s drunken boast that he had stumbled on some ‘treasure’ and his Rs 2,000 tip to a waiter at a TASMAC bar on Mudichur road triggered a film-style abduction that ended in him being beaten to death by a 10-man gang trying to make him reveal its whereabouts. Seven men, including the advocate-son of a police sub-inspector, have been arrested so far for the murder. Police said that 10 days ago Murugan, 45, a native of Cheyyar village who lives at Krishna Nagar, Tambaram, was drinking at the bar with a fistful of currency notes and boasting to another man that he had come upon ‘treasure’ that included gold jewellery, which he had sold and converted to cash. In a grand gesture, he then gave a waiter a two-thousand rupee note as a tip. A group of men led by Arun Pandian, 32, advocate and son of sub-inspector Kanniappan of Shankar Nagar police station, drinking at the bar overheard the conversation and saw the display of cash and … [Read more...] about Gang tortures, kills man to find hidden treasure in Chennai
Meet Conde Nast Traveller's stunning cover girl who plans to take over the season's hottest party destination. Photograph: Courtesy Conde Nast Traveller/Instagram Bhumi Pednekar gets into the New Year spirit with her latest cover for Conde Nast Traveller. Looking gorgeous in a lovely multi-colour gown, the actor charms us on the December/January cover, which has been shot in Bali.'While travelling, everything is a new experience, and I find that enriching,' Bhumi told the mag. 'I have had the chance to experience a lot of rural places while shooting, which is incredible. 'When it comes to India… It just amazes me how everything changes in a few kilometres. 'The palaces in the North are so different from the ones in the South. 'Mosques are different across the country. You find everything here--from snow-clad mountains to deserts. It's amazing! 'I love travelling to Europe, too, because of the abundance of history and culture. Sydney, London, New York City and Ibiza are some … [Read more...] about Can you guess who this actor is?