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New infections above 7,000 for 2nd day; critical patients hit all-time high

New infections above 7,000 for 2nd day; critical...

Seoul (South Korea), December 9: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 7,000 for the second consecutive day Thursday and...

UN chief asks for generous donations to global emergency response fund

UN chief asks for generous donations to global...

United Nations, December 9: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for generous donations to the world body's global emergency...

Interview: U.S. democracy run by oligarchy, says former UN independent expert

Interview: U.S. democracy run by oligarchy, says former...

Geneva (Switzerland), December 9: America's democracy is run by an oligarchy, former United Nations independent expert on the promotion of...

Britain announces stronger measures to curb spread of Omicron variant

Britain announces stronger measures to curb spread of...

London (UK), December 9: Britain will move to "Plan B" restrictions to combat the rapid spread of the Omicron variant...

Majority of Australians want COVID-19 booster vaccines: survey

Majority of Australians want COVID-19 booster vaccines: survey

Canberra (Australia), December 9: More than 70 percent of Australians say they want a coronavirus booster vaccine, a survey has...

Biden signs order directing federal gov't to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Biden signs order directing federal gov't to achieve...

Washington (US), December 9: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order that requires the federal government to...

World Insights: Rifts continue to dominate ties following Putin-Biden summit

World Insights: Rifts continue to dominate ties following...

Moscow (Russia), December 9: No breakthrough was achieved after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, met...

Amazon launches accelerator program to help promote real estate developers of color

Amazon launches accelerator program to help promote real...

San Francisco (US), December 9: Amazon on Wednesday announced it committed more than 21 million U.S. dollars to pilot a...

U.S. Senate votes to overturn Biden's vaccine mandate

U.S. Senate votes to overturn Biden's vaccine mandate

Washington (US), December 9: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to overturn President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses.

News Analysis: As Merkel steps down, there's no clear replacement as Europe's informal leader

News Analysis: As Merkel steps down, there's no...

Rome (Italy), December 9: After Angela Merkel formally handed over the control of the German chancellery to successor Olaf Scholz,...

U.S. committed to dialogue with N. Korea despite no success so far: White House czar

U.S. committed to dialogue with N. Korea despite...

Washington (US), December 8: The United States remains committed to engaging with North Korea diplomatically despite having no success so...

Moon vows to support creation of mutually beneficial local jobs

Moon vows to support creation of mutually beneficial...

Seoul (South Korea), December 8: President Moon Jae-in pledged Wednesday to provide a variety of support for an initiative to...

UNICEF launches largest-ever funding appeal

UNICEF launches largest-ever funding appeal

United Nations, December 8: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched a record 9.4-billion-U.S.-dollar emergency funding appeal to reach...

UN chief in self-isolation after contact with COVID-positive person

UN chief in self-isolation after contact with COVID-positive...

United Nations, December 8: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested...

Palestinian PM says Algeria's grant to help alliviate financial crisis

Palestinian PM says Algeria's grant to help alliviate...

Ramallah (Palestine), December 8: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said Tuesday that Algeria's grant of 100 million U.S. dollars to...

Putin, Biden discuss Ukraine, bilateral ties, Iran during online summit

Putin, Biden discuss Ukraine, bilateral ties, Iran during...

Moscow (Russia), December 8: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden discussed the Ukrainian crisis, bilateral relations...

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib fails in appeal against corruption conviction

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib fails in appeal against corruption...

Putrajaya (Malaysia), December 8: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday failed in his bid to overturn the...

Most patients infected with Omicron COVID-19 variant get mild symptoms: S. African doctor

Most patients infected with Omicron COVID-19 variant get...

Johannesburg (South Korea), December 8: Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said most patients infected with Omicron COVID-19...

Iran says U.S. seeking "new crisis" in region after IS fall

Iran says U.S. seeking "new crisis" in region...

Tehran (Iran), December 8: Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Tuesday accused the United States of...

FMs of Cambodia, Myanmar discuss bilateral cooperation, ASEAN matters

FMs of Cambodia, Myanmar discuss bilateral cooperation, ASEAN...

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), December 8: Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Tuesday met with visiting Myanmar's...

Israel announces completion of high-tech barrier around Gaza

Israel announces completion of high-tech barrier around Gaza

Jerusalem (Israel), December 8: Israel announced on Tuesday the completion of a high-tech underground wall around the Gaza Strip aimed...

Poland tightens coronavirus restrictions to combat Omicron variant

Poland tightens coronavirus restrictions to combat Omicron variant

Warsaw (Poland), December 8: The Polish government announced on Tuesday new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 infections...

4,000 healthcare workers protest in Brussels against vaccination obligation

4,000 healthcare workers protest in Brussels against vaccination...

Brussels (Belgium), December 8: Over 4,000 healthcare workers protested on Tuesday in Brussels against the federal government's decision to make...

Biden's democracy summit unlikely to be effective: media

Biden's democracy summit unlikely to be effective: media

Tokyo (Japan), December 8: U.S. President Joe Biden's democracy summit will highly likely produce no clear result and end up...

IMF chief calls on global cooperation to control pandemic, support economic recovery

IMF chief calls on global cooperation to control...

Washington (US), December 7: Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday called on global cooperation...

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Mali

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Mali

United Nations, December 7: The United Nations Security Council on Monday strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack in Mali, in which...

Cuba kicks off COVID-19 booster vaccine drive in Havana

Cuba kicks off COVID-19 booster vaccine drive in...

Havana (Cuba), December 7: Cuban health authorities on Monday began the massive application of booster vaccine doses against COVID-19 for...