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Putin to Meet Merkel in Moscow Next Week

Putin to Meet Merkel in  Moscow Next Week

August 14,2021

MOSCOW-  Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Aug. 20 in Moscow, the Kremlin announced on Friday...

French President Boycotts UN Conference on Racism over ‘History of Anti-Semitic Remarks’

French President Boycotts UN  Conference on Racism over ‘History of Anti-Semitic Remarks’

August 14,2021

President Emmanuel Macron’s office announced on Friday that he and his administration will skip next month’s United Nations conference on racism over concerns ...

Two People Die after Explosion on Russian Bus

Two People Die after Explosion on Russian Bus

August 14,2021

Two people were killed and 17 more were injured on Thursday after an explosion on a bus in southwestern Russia.
The region's governor, Alexander Gusev ...

Greek Wildfires Under Control as Rainfall, Cooler Temperatures Help Firefighters

Greek Wildfires Under Control as Rainfall, Cooler Temperatures Help Firefighters

August 14,2021

Wildfires that have ravaged Greece for over two weeks have been brought under control, a fire brigade spokesman said on Friday.
"Since yesterday, there is no major ...

Senators Hope to Wrap Up Draft of Infrastructure Bill Sunday

Senators Hope to Wrap Up Draft of  Infrastructure Bill Sunday

August 02,2021

WASHINGTON -  Unable to produce the final text of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, the Senate wrapped up a rare Saturday session making little visible progress on the legislative ...

Burkina Faso Sees More Child Soldiers as Jihadi Attacks Rise

Burkina Faso Sees More Child Soldiers as  Jihadi Attacks Rise

August 02,2021

DORI-  Awoken by gunshots in the middle of the night, Fatima Amadou was shocked by what she saw among the attackers: children. . .

Wildfires Rage in Turkey as More Tourists Evacuated from Resorts

Wildfires Rage in Turkey as More Tourists Evacuated from Resorts

August 02,2021

A number of wildfires are still blazing in Turkey but more than 100 have been brought under control, according to officials Sunday.
The Minister of Forestry and Agriculture ...

Poland Marks Warsaw Uprising Aganst Nazi Occupation 77 Years Ago

Poland Marks Warsaw Uprising Aganst Nazi Occupation 77 Years Ago

August 02,2021

The Polish President, Andrzej Duda, attended a state ceremony in the capital to mark the eve of the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation...

Pentagon Grappling with New Vaccine Orders; Timing Uncertain

Pentagon Grappling with New Vaccine Orders;  Timing Uncertain

August 01,2021

WASHINGTON -  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is vowing he “won’t let grass grow under our feet” as the department begins to implement the new vaccine ...

EU Q2 GDP Rebounds, Unemployment Drops: Eurostat

EU Q2 GDP Rebounds, Unemployment  Drops: Eurostat

August 01,2021

BRUSSELS-  Gross domestic product (GDP) in the eurozone rebounded two percent in the second quarter (Q2) of this year compared to the previous one on the back of two consecutive ...

Mexico Won’t be ‘Hostage’ to Big Pharma, President Says, as Internet Predicts Trouble after Country Rejects Covid Jabs for Kids

Mexico Won’t be ‘Hostage’ to Big Pharma, President Says, as Internet Predicts Trouble  after Country Rejects Covid Jabs for Kids

August 01,2021

Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children ...

Australia’s Brisbane Set for ‘Strictest Lockdown’ Yet after SIX New Cases Spotted

Australia’s Brisbane Set for ‘Strictest  Lockdown’ Yet after SIX New Cases Spotted

August 01,2021

Brisbane is headed for another “snap” lockdown, following six new local coronavirus infections, forcing most residents in Australia’s third-most populous city ...

Cultural Sites in China, India, Iran, Spain Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Cultural Sites in China, India, Iran, Spain Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

July 27,2021

PARIS-  Four sites in China, India, Iran and Spain have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, announced the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...

UN Chief Calls for Leadership of G20 on Climate Action

UN Chief Calls for Leadership of G20  on Climate Action

July 27,2021

UNITED NATIONS- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for leadership of the Group of 20 (G20) on global climate action. ...

French Parliament Approves Bill Forcing Vaccination for Medical Workers & Greater Health Pass Use Amid Growing Protests

French Parliament Approves Bill Forcing  Vaccination for Medical Workers & Greater Health Pass Use Amid Growing Protests

July 27,2021

The French parliament has approved a bill to further tighten requirements for mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations and health passes in response to the Delta variant. The new constraints ...

Chinese Medical Team Provides Support to Needy Children in South Sudan

Chinese Medical Team Provides Support to Needy Children in South Sudan

July 27,2021

JUBA-  Members of the eighth batch of the Chinese medical team on Sunday donated essential support including medicines and food to needy children in South Sudan ...

No Agreement on Global Temperature Target Among G20 Energy-Environment Ministers

No Agreement on Global Temperature Target Among G20 Energy-Environment Ministers

July 25,2021

ROME-  Energy and environment ministers of the G20 group closed a two-day meeting with a 58-article final communique on Friday, but without an agreement on a specific commitment ...

New ECOSOC President Sees Bigger Role of His Council

New ECOSOC President Sees Bigger  Role of His Council

July 25,2021

UNITED NATIONS-sss Botswana's UN ambassador, Collen Vixen Kelapile, who became the new president of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Friday, saw a more important ...

Biden Stumps for Mcauliffe in Early Test of Political Clout

Biden Stumps for Mcauliffe in Early  Test of Political Clout

July 25,2021

ARLINGTON- President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow ...

Iraqi Communist Party Withdraws from Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

Iraqi Communist Party Withdraws from Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

July 25,2021

BAGHDAD-  Iraqi Communist Party announced on Saturday its withdrawal from the competition in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 10...

Europe Floods: Death Toll over 110 as Rescues Continue

Europe Floods: Death Toll over 110  as Rescues Continue

July 17,2021

BERLIN - At least 110 people have died in devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium, officials said Friday, as search and rescue operations continued for hundreds more still unaccounted for or in danger...

Biden Raises Concerns About Nord Stream 2 to Merkel x

Biden Raises Concerns About Nord Stream 2 to Merkel x

July 17,2021

WASHINGTON- U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday raised his concerns to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, warning Russia not to weaponize ...

Arab League Chief “Disappointed” over Lebanese PM-Designate Hariri’s Resignation

Arab League Chief “Disappointed” over  Lebanese PM-Designate Hariri’s Resignation

July 17,2021

CAIRO- Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit expressed on Thursday "great disappointment" over the decision by Lebanese Prime Minister-designate ...

Libya Might Backslide to Chaos, UN Envoy Warns

Libya Might Backslide to Chaos,  UN Envoy Warns

July 17,2021

UNITED NATIONS- United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Libya Jan Kubis warned the Security Council on Thursday that efforts must be made to avoid having the situation in Libya backslide to chaos...

WHO: Rich Countries Should Donate Vaccines, Not Use Boosters

WHO: Rich Countries Should Donate  Vaccines, Not Use Boosters

July 14,2021

LONDON — Top officials at the World Health Organization say there’s not enough evidence to show that third doses of coronavirus vaccines are needed and appealed ...

U.S.-China Tensions over Taiwan Threaten Peace, Japan Warns

U.S.-China Tensions over Taiwan  Threaten Peace, Japan Warns

July 14,2021

American and Russian officials remained unsure if and when Iran will be willing to renew discussions on a return to the nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...

Climate Change Should Be Treated as an Emergency Like COVID-19, Study Says

Climate Change Should Be Treated as an Emergency Like COVID-19, Study Says

July 14,2021

GLASGOW - Climate change should be treated with the same urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study...

Deadly Lightning Storms Kill Nearly 70 People Across India

Deadly Lightning Storms Kill Nearly  70 People Across India

July 13,2021

Dozens of people across three Indian states have perished in freak lightning storms. The government has promised to provide compensation for the families of the deceased ...

China Military ‘Drove Away’ US Warship in South China Sea

China Military ‘Drove Away’ US Warship  in South China Sea

July 13,2021

China’s military said it “drove away” a United States warship that it said illegally entered Chinese waters near the disputed Paracel Islands on Monday ...

GERB-UDF Coalition Leads in Bulgaria’s Parliamentary Elections: Exit Polls

GERB-UDF Coalition Leads in Bulgaria’s  Parliamentary Elections: Exit Polls

July 13,2021

SOFIA- GERB-UDF coalition party leads in Bulgaria's early parliamentary elections by a narrow margin, according to exit polls announced by the Bulgarian National ...

Russia Committed to Deepening Ties with China: Foreign Ministry

Russia Committed to Deepening Ties with  China: Foreign Ministry

July 11,2021

MOSCOW- The China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation has stood the test of time and remains relevant, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign ...

‘The EU Has Kept Its Word’: European Union Reaches Goal of Delivering Enough Doses to Vaccinate 70% of Adults

‘The EU Has Kept Its Word’: European Union Reaches Goal of Delivering Enough Doses to Vaccinate 70% of Adults

July 11,2021

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Saturday that the European Union has reached its goal of delivering enough Covid-19 vaccine doses to member ...

Biden Fires Trump-Appointed Head of Social Security Agency

Biden Fires Trump-Appointed Head of Social Security Agency

July 11,2021

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden has fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy ...

Condo Collapse Death Toll Rises to 79 As Recovery Continues, ‘Staggering and Heartbreaking’: Mayor

Condo Collapse Death Toll Rises to 79 As Recovery Continues, ‘Staggering and Heartbreaking’: Mayor

July 11,2021

MOSCOW- The China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation has stood the test of time and remains relevant, a spokesperson for the Russian ...

China Will Take ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Defend Companies Blacklisted by US – Foreign Ministry

China Will Take ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Defend Companies Blacklisted by US – Foreign Ministry

July 10,2021

Beijing will defend the interests of Chinese companies hit by US sanctions, the country’s Foreign Ministry has said. It added that the US only hurts investors and itself when attacking ...