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Dutch court preps for inspecting MH17 wreckage

Dutch court preps for inspecting MH17 wreckage

The Hague (Netherlands), February 9: The District Court of The Hague has ordered preparations to be done for inspecting the...

Europe begins cautiously reopening schools

Europe begins cautiously reopening schools

Copenhagen (Denmark), Febuary 9: After the governments in most European countries sent students home last year due to the severity...

U.S. remains committed to peace, stability of Indo-Pacific: Pentagon

U.S. remains committed to peace, stability of Indo-Pacific:...

Washington (US), February 9: The United States continues to be committed to the peace and security of its allies in...

N.K. leader raps economic agencies for 'passive, self-protecting tendencies'

N.K. leader raps economic agencies for 'passive, self-protecting...

Seoul (South Korea), February 9: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rapped economic agencies for "passive and self-protecting tendencies" as he...

Fiji stops all maritime transport as precautionary measure for tropical depression

Fiji stops all maritime transport as precautionary measure...

Suva (Fiji), February 9: The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) has directed that all maritime transport cease from midday...

U.S. aircraft carrier leadership aggravates COVID-19 outbreak: Pentagon watchdog

U.S. aircraft carrier leadership aggravates COVID-19 outbreak: Pentagon...

Washington (US), February 9: The ineffective implementation of social distancing and the premature release of sailors from quarantine were the...

Italy's coronavirus indicators keep improving despite slowdown in vaccine rollout

Italy's coronavirus indicators keep improving despite slowdown in...

Rome (Italy), February 9: Italy's main coronavirus indicators continued to improve on Monday, a week into the country's latest easing...

Australian journalist arrested in China on suspicion of espionage, foreign department says

Australian journalist arrested in China on suspicion of...

Moscow (Russia), February 8: Australian national Cheng Lei, who was detained in August last year by Chinese authorities, has been...

32 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

32 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli (Libya), February 8: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Sunday said that 32 illegal migrants, including...

Sudan's PM issues decision to dissolve gov't

Sudan's PM issues decision to dissolve gov't

Khartoum (Sudan), February 8: Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday issued a decision to dissolve the government, said the...

Russia was 'forced' to expel EU diplomats for going to illegal protests, Foreign Ministry says

Russia was 'forced' to expel EU diplomats for...

Moscow (Russia), February 8: A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday defended the expulsion of three diplomats...

Former French PM Raffarin wishes stronger Europe-China relations in upcoming Lunar New Year

Former French PM Raffarin wishes stronger Europe-China relations...

Paris (France), February 8: Former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin extended his best wishes for Europe-China ties in a recent...

Aussie state to tighten hotel quarantine program after new positive COVID-19 case

Aussie state to tighten hotel quarantine program after...

Sydney (Australia), February 8: The Australian state of Victoria will start testing all hotel quarantine workers daily on Monday after...

Borrell says asked Lavrov to reverse EU diplomats expulsion, but 'to no avail'

Borrell says asked Lavrov to reverse EU diplomats...

Brussels (Belgium), February 8: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday that he knew about Moscow's decision...

Palestinian factions head to Egypt for national dialogue

Palestinian factions head to Egypt for national dialogue

Gaza (Palestine), February 8: The delegations of various Palestinian political factions headed to Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday for...

Arauz coming ahead in Ecuador's presidential election, early official results show

Arauz coming ahead in Ecuador's presidential election, early...

Mexico city (Mexico), February 8: The first official voting results from Ecuador's presidential election show that leftist candidate Andres...

Biden says U.S. not to lift sanctions on Iran first

Biden says U.S. not to lift sanctions on...

Washington (US), February 8: U.S. President Joe Biden said the United States would not lift sanctions against Iran unless Tehran...

S. Korea to develop indigenous long-range radar to boost air defense capabilities

S. Korea to develop indigenous long-range radar to...

Seoul (South Korea), February 8: South Korea will develop an indigenous long-range radar for air defense in order to replace...

UK gov't rules out "vaccine passports" for travelling broad

UK gov't rules out "vaccine passports" for travelling...

London (UK), February 8: The British government on Sunday ruled out plans to introduce the so-called "vaccine passports" to allow...

Libya's Saleh says withdrawal of foreign forces expected in 'near future'

Libya's Saleh says withdrawal of foreign forces expected...

Cairo (Egypt), February 8: Speaker of Libya's Tobruk-based House of Representatives (parliament) Aguila Saleh Issa says foreign military presence in...

Storm to bring winds, snow to England during weekend

Storm to bring winds, snow to England during...

London (UK), February 7: Heavy snow and icy conditions are forecast to hit Britain during this weekend, the Met Office...

Japan's local governors urge central gov't to present COVID-19 vaccine plan

Japan's local governors urge central gov't to present...

Tokyo (Japan), February 7: Prefectural governors in Japan on Saturday urged the central government to roll out its COVID-19 vaccine...

Greek Prime Minister Accused of Attending Dinner in Violation of Coronavirus Rules

Greek Prime Minister Accused of Attending Dinner in...

Athens (Greece), February 7: The Greek "Coalition of the Radical Left - Progressive Alliance" party (SYRIZA) has accused Prime Minister...

Armie Hammer Dropped by Agency Amid Cannibal DM Scandal - Report

Armie Hammer Dropped by Agency Amid Cannibal DM...

Moscow (Russia), February 7: The actor's career has been taking a dramatic plunge over the past month following a sex...

Twitter CEO Dorsey Almost Quit Tech to Become Fashion Designer, Report Says

Twitter CEO Dorsey Almost Quit Tech to Become...

Moscow (Russia), February 7: A recent report revealed what choices the Twitter co-founder has made - and what opportunities he...

Sri Lankan president inaugurates construction of irrigation tunnel by Chinese company

Sri Lankan president inaugurates construction of irrigation tunnel...

Colombo (Sri Lanka), February 7: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has inaugurated the construction of an irrigation tunnel to be...

Feature: Music resonates through Lunar New Year celebrations despite pandemic

Feature: Music resonates through Lunar New Year celebrations...

New York (USA), February 7: Music is re-connecting people from the United States, China and beyond as Chinese Lunar New...