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Pakistan to switch state-owned buildings to solar energy

Pakistan to switch state-owned buildings to solar energy

Islamabad (Pakistan), July 3: Pakistan's task force on solar energy has decided to make all state-owned buildings in the capital...

Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Russian FM says Moscow no longer trusts U.S., EU

Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Russian FM says Moscow...

BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis:

Aussie researchers warn of "long COVID" threat

Aussie researchers warn of "long COVID" threat

Sydney (Australia), July 3: As COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease across Australia, health professionals expressed concerns over a "very big wave"...

UNDP praises Cambodia for appealing donations for landmine clearance

UNDP praises Cambodia for appealing donations for landmine...

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), July 3: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Saturday praised the Cambodian government for appealing donations...

Ukraine earns 22.2 bln USD from grain, oilseeds exports in 2021-2022

Ukraine earns 22.2 bln USD from grain, oilseeds...

Kiev (Ukraine), July 3: Ukraine has earned 22.2 billion U.S. dollars from exporting grain and oilseeds in the 2021-2022 marketing...

Dubai implements green tariff on single-use plastic bags

Dubai implements green tariff on single-use plastic bags

Dubai [UAE], July 2: Dubai started on Friday imposing a 25-fils (6 U.S. cents) tariff for each single-use plastic bag,...

Iranian lawmaker says not optimistic about U.S. removal of sanctions

Iranian lawmaker says not optimistic about U.S. removal...

Tehran [Iran], July 2: A senior Iranian lawmaker said Friday that they still cannot express "definite optimism" that Washington will...

Iran's FM says durable guarantees key to conclusion of nuclear talks

Iran's FM says durable guarantees key to conclusion...

Tehran [Iran], July 2: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Friday that the negotiations to revive the Iranian nuclear deal...

Turkey, Armenia agree on new steps for normalizing ties

Turkey, Armenia agree on new steps for normalizing...

Ankara [Turkey], July 2: Turkey and Armenia on Friday agreed on taking new steps toward normalizing their bilateral relations after...

Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon awarded UN medals

Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon awarded UN medals

Beirut [Lebanon], July 2: A total of 410 peacekeepers of the 20th Chinese peacekeeping contingent to Lebanon were awarded UN...

Iraq exports 101 mln barrels of crude oil in June

Iraq exports 101 mln barrels of crude oil...

Baghdad [Iraq], July 2: Iraq exported 101.19 million barrels of crude oil in June, bringing in revenues worth 11.5 billion...

Hamas welcomes UN report that calls for lifting Israeli siege on Gaza

Hamas welcomes UN report that calls for lifting...

Gaza [Palestine], July 2: The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Friday welcomed a UN report that called for the immediate...

6.2-magnitude quake hits 54 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran: USGS

6.2-magnitude quake hits 54 km NE of Bandar-e...

New York [US], July 2: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted 54 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran...

3 killed in 6.1-magnitude quake in S. Iran

3 killed in 6.1-magnitude quake in S. Iran

Tehran [Iran], July 2: At least three people were killed and 19 others wounded in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck...

Ukraine needs "hard work, determination" to join EU, says von der Leyen

Ukraine needs "hard work, determination" to join EU,...

Brussels [Belgium], July 2: Ukraine's bid to join the European Union (EU) is "within reach" but requires "hard work, determination...

German retailers plan to further increase food prices

German retailers plan to further increase food prices

Berlin [Germany], July 2: German consumers must brace for higher food costs in the coming months, the Munich-based research center...

COVID-19 infections on the rise in Germany due to BA.5 variant

COVID-19 infections on the rise in Germany due...

Berlin [Germany], July 2: COVID-19 infections have been steadily growing in Germany due mainly to the spread of Omicron variant...

Czech Republic assumes six-month EU Council presidency

Czech Republic assumes six-month EU Council presidency

Prague [Czech Republic], July 2: The Czech Republic on Friday took over from France at the helm of the six-month...

Italy's COVID-19 transmission rate rises for 4th consecutive week

Italy's COVID-19 transmission rate rises for 4th consecutive...

Rome [Italy], July 2: Italy's COVID-19 transmission rate has increased for the fourth consecutive week, according to a weekly government...

Ukrainian president, Norwegian PM discuss support for Kiev

Ukrainian president, Norwegian PM discuss support for Kiev

Kiev [Ukraine], July 2: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store on Friday to...

Airbus confirms big orders with 4 Chinese airlines

Airbus confirms big orders with 4 Chinese airlines

Paris [France], July 2: Airbus confirmed the signature of orders with Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines...

Finland's energy imports surge by 93 pct in Q1

Finland's energy imports surge by 93 pct in...

Helsinki [Finland], July 2: Energy imports to Finland surged by 93 percent to 4.1 billion euros (4.28 billion U.S. dollars)...

UN Ocean Conference closes with adoption of Lisbon Declaration

UN Ocean Conference closes with adoption of Lisbon...

Lisbon [Portugal], July 2: More than 150 countries reached an agreement and proclaimed the "Lisbon Declaration" aiming to scale up...

Macron, Albanese discuss future France-Australia relations

Macron, Albanese discuss future France-Australia relations

Paris [France], July 2: French President Emmanuel Macron received on Friday Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to discuss the future...

Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Russian FM says Moscow no longer trusts U.S., EU

Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Russian FM says Moscow...

Beijing [China], July 2: The following are the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis:

Number of active U.S. drilling rigs down this week

Number of active U.S. drilling rigs down this...

Houston [Texas], July 2: The number of active drilling rigs in the United States decreased to 750 this week, down...

U.S. announces additional security assistance to Ukraine

U.S. announces additional security assistance to Ukraine

Washington [US], July 2: The United States on Friday announced a new round of security assistance to Ukraine that included...