Sat, 29 Jan 2022

EU nations warned of falling behind in building 5G mobile networks

BRUSSELS, Belgium: A European Union watchdog, the European Court of Auditors (ECA), has warned that the EU faces considerable economic ...

Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Florida

FORT PIERCE, Florida: The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off eastern Florida, with hopes of saving 39 missing ...

Thailand decriminalizes marijuana, unclear about recreational use

BANGKOK, Thailand: In a landmark move, Thailand, on January 25, emerged as the first Asian nation to decriminalize the use ...

China again sends warplanes to Taiwan; US aircraft carriers enter area

TAIPEI, Taiwan: In its largest sortie in 2022, China sent 39 warplanes towards Taiwan on January 24, amidst tensions over ...

France appears to ensure Djokovic plays in French Open under new rules

PARIS, France: Under the latest COVID-19 rules adopted by the French government, leading tennis player Novak Djokovic could be allowed ...

Lack of in-class learning blamed for drop in US high school graduates

WASHINGTON D.C.: The percentage of students graduating from U.S. high schools in 2021 plummeted in twenty states due to Covid ...

Researchers: Shark attacks increase after 3 years of decline

GAINESVILLE, Florida: Shark attacks soared worldwide in 2021.Research conducted by the Florida Museum of Natural History and the American Elasmobranch ...

African stowaway in wheel section found at Amsterdam airport

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Dutch military police have confirmed that a stowaway, a 22-year-old Kenyan man, was found alive in an aircraft's ...

Viking boats to be protected by UNESCO

PARIS, France: During the course of several thousand years, wooden sailing boats enabled North Europeans to expand their businesses, influence ...

New US visas to attract foreign science, tech students

WASHINGTON D.C.: To ensure that the U.S. economy remains competitive, the Biden administration will allow international students specializing in science, ...

World famous Rio Carnival rescheduled for April

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil and the spread of the Omicron ...

Following blunt comments about Ukraine, German navy chief resigns

BERLIN, Germany: Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach, head of the German Navy, resigned due to comments he made on Ukraine and ...

Turkish journalist jailed before trial for insulting Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Turkey: A Turkish journalist has been arrested for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her lawyer said. Journalist Sedef Kabas ...

French adventurer dies attempting solo Atlantic crossing

LE PECQ, France: A 75-year-old Frenchman has reportedly died during a solo attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean. The ...

Will Zalatoris chips his way into share of lead at Farmers

Will Zalatoris shot a 7-under-par 65 on Friday and moved into a tie atop the leaderboard with Australia's Jason Day ...

UK PM Johnson to visit Europe next week to discuss situation around Ukraine

London [UK], January 29 (ANI/Sputnik): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to visit Europe next week to discuss the ...

Confident of BJP's victory in BBMP election: Karnataka CM Bommai

Bengaluru (Karnataka), January 29 (ANI): Expressing confidence that the BJP would register a victory in the forthcoming civic body election ...

US believes China wants de-escalation in Ukraine crisis to avoid negative impact on its interests

Washington [US], January 29 (ANI): The United States believes China prefers de-escalation in Ukraine because of the possibility of a ...

Biden says US to send troops to Eastern Europe in near term - media

The US will move a small contingent of troops to the region near Russia as tensions running high over UkraineDETAILS ...

Report: Team BDS to sign juseu, Fizzy, Mickebwoy

Team BDS' new roster is coming into focus, as Elric "juseu" Belland of Ireland, David "Fizzy" Figueiredo of Portugal and ...

UN envoy on good offices mission to Burkina Faso

A UN envoy will travel to Burkina Faso over the weekend on a "good offices mission" in the wake of ...

Team from UN Mission in Colombia attacked, vehicles torched

The UN Mission in Colombia was the target of an attack on Thursday, when three vehicles that were part of ...

US weapons makers celebrate benefits from tensions with Russia

According to top executives, the rapidly escalating standoff could mean big bucks for investorsRock bottom relations between Moscow and the ...

US has decision to make on Ukraine

On top of weapons, America might send money to improve the economy in Kiev, Biden has saidAmerica is considering the ...

'Urgent, renewed effort' needed to restore civilian rule in Myanmar: UN rights chief

Geneva [Switzerland], January 29 (ANI): UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday appealed international community to intensify pressure on ...

Inclusive government is not task of international community: EU to Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 28 (ANI): Responding to the Taliban's statement that the international community has yet to define "an inclusive ...

32 world leaders to attend Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony

Beijing [China], January 28 (ANI): At least 32 foreign heads of state, heads of government, members of the royal family ...

Taiwan to skip opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics

Taipei [Taiwan], January 28 (ANI): Taiwan's delegation to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing will not participate in the ...

Russia COVID-19Deaths Pass 700,000, News Agency Says

New data from Russia's Rosstat state statistics service show the nation's COVID-19 deaths passed 700,000 Friday, the Reuters news agency ...

Pakistan: Prices of petroleum products likely to shoot up by Rs 10

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 29 (ANI): Amid the rising inflation in Pakistan, the price of petroleum products is expected to shoot ...

Lebanon crisis robbing young people of their futures: UNICEF

More than four in 10 young Lebanese over just a 12-month period, reduced spending on education to buy basic food, ...

US weapons makers celebrate 'benefits' from tensions with Russia

According to top executives, the rapidly escalating standoff could mean big bucks for investorsRock bottom relations between Moscow and the ...

Pump vodka through Nord Stream 2 Nuland

According to the Kremlin, it's better that US officials joke rather than inflame tensions on the continentWith the process for ...

US mulls sending extra aid to Ukraine

On top of weapons, America might send money to improve the economy in Kiev, Biden has saidAmerica is considering the ...

Germany reveals chances of Ukraine joining NATO

Kiev's accession into the US-led alliance isn?t even a subject for discussion, Berlin saysNATO will not expand to include Ukraine ...

UN Weekly Roundup: January 22-28, 2022

Editor's note: Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as ...

German Bank Drops Funding For Controversial Bosnian Hydropower Plant

German development bank KfW has dropped plans to finance a controversial hydropower plant on the Bosna river in Bosnia-Herzegovina, environmentalist ...

Struggling West Virginia visits Arkansas in Big 12-SEC Challenge

West Virginia will look to end a four-game skid when it travels out of conference to take on Arkansas in ...

ECOWAS Suspends Burkina Faso's Membership

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - West African political bloc ECOWAS is meeting Friday to discuss dealing with coups in Burkina Faso ...

UN Rights Chief Calls for Restoration of Civilian Rule in Myanmar

GENEVA - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is calling for greater international pressure on Myanmar's military to ...

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African stowaway in wheel section found at Amsterdam airport

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Dutch military police have confirmed that a stowaway, a 22-year-old Kenyan man, was found alive in an aircraft's ...

US discusses response to Russian proposals with European allies

Washington [US], January 29 (ANI/Sputnik): US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and diplomats from France, Germany, Italy, and the ...

UN envoy on good offices mission to Burkina Faso

A UN envoy will travel to Burkina Faso over the weekend on a "good offices mission" in the wake of ...

UN Weekly Roundup: January 22-28, 2022

Editor's note: Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as ...

ECOWAS Suspends Burkina Faso's Membership

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - West African political bloc ECOWAS is meeting Friday to discuss dealing with coups in Burkina Faso ...

Northern Ethiopia: A record 9 million now need food assistance

After 15 months of conflict in Ethiopia, almost 40 per cent of Tigrayans are suffering an extreme lack of food, ...

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