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Portugal's daily COVID-19 cases exceed 30,000

Portugal's daily COVID-19 cases exceed 30,000

Lisbon (Portugal), January 1: Portugal registered 30,829 new infections with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours on Friday, a new...

Myanmar further extends suspension of int'l commercial flights until end of January

Myanmar further extends suspension of int'l commercial flights...

Yangon (Myanmar), January 1: Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications on Friday further extended the suspension of international commercial flights...

Macron "optimistic" for 2022, warning upcoming "few difficult weeks"

Macron "optimistic" for 2022, warning upcoming "few difficult...

Paris (France), January 1: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he is "resolutely optimistic for the coming year"...

Roundup: U.S. travel chaos stretching into New Year amid surge of COVID-19

Roundup: U.S. travel chaos stretching into New Year...

New York (US), January 1: Travel disruptions are slated to persist in the New Year, as heavy holiday traffic in...

Russia safeguards national interests, security in 2021: Putin

Russia safeguards national interests, security in 2021: Putin

Moscow (Russia), January 1: Russia "firmly and consistently" defended its national interests as well as the security of the country...

S. Korea to prioritize supporting pandemic-hit merchants next year: finance chief

S. Korea to prioritize supporting pandemic-hit merchants next...

Seoul (South Korea), Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Friday the government will ramp up its effort to support small merchants...

Roundup: UN chief condemns looting, attacks on UN facilities, equipment in Darfur

Roundup: UN chief condemns looting, attacks on UN...

United Nations, December 31: In a statement released on Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned looting and attacks on...

UN Security Council renews mandate of Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

UN Security Council renews mandate of Counter-Terrorism Executive...

United Nations, December 31: The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted Resolution 2617, renewing the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism...

Abbas, Putin discuss Israeli-Palestinian disputes over phone

Abbas, Putin discuss Israeli-Palestinian disputes over phone

Ramallah (Palestine), December 31: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Israel's economic and security...

World Insights: White House bedeviled by COVID-19 surge fueled by Omicron, Delta variants

World Insights: White House bedeviled by COVID-19 surge...

Washington (US), December 31: Juan Garcia was planning a New Year's trip to his home country in Latin America. He...

U.S. NIH research hospital delays elective surgeries amid rise in Omicron infection

U.S. NIH research hospital delays elective surgeries amid...

Washington (US), December 31: The surge in Omicron cases is forcing the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to postpone...

Biden acknowledges nation's COVID-19 testing shortages: report

Biden acknowledges nation's COVID-19 testing shortages: report

Washington (US), December 31: U.S. President Joe Biden acknowledged the shortage in domestic coronavirus testing facilities, the U.S. News and...

Turkey rolls out local COVID-19 vaccines amid Omicron surge

Turkey rolls out local COVID-19 vaccines amid Omicron...

Istanbul (Turkey), December 31: Turkey started on Thursday to roll out its first locally developed COVID-19 vaccine Turcovac, while the...

Ex-S.Korean president Park Geun-hye set free

Ex-S.Korean president Park Geun-hye set free

Seoul (South Korea), December 31: Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was set free Friday under a special pardon granted...

Biden, Putin hold phone call amid heightened tensions over Ukraine

Biden, Putin hold phone call amid heightened tensions...

Washington (US), December 31: U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin via phone on Thursday amid...

Ukraine, France hold naval exercise in Black Sea

Ukraine, France hold naval exercise in Black Sea

Kiev (Ukraine), December 31: The Ukrainian Navy held a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Black Sea with the French Navy,...

Kamala Harris Reportedly Seeks Policy Advice From Financial, Tech CEOs

Kamala Harris Reportedly Seeks Policy Advice From Financial,...

Washington (US), December 30: US Vice President Kamala Harris has extensively relied upon the expertise of American corporate executives to...

Iraqi Prime Minister Confirms Complete Pull Out of Int'l Troops From Country

Iraqi Prime Minister Confirms Complete Pull Out of...

Baghdad (Iraq), December 30: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Wednesday that the military contingent of the US-led international...

Belarusian Embassy to Request Information From UK Authorities on Attack Against Diplomat

Belarusian Embassy to Request Information From UK Authorities...

London (UK), December 30: The Belarusian Embassy in London plans to send an official request on the progress of an...

Top N. Korean officials join discussions on major policies for 2022 at party plenary

Top N. Korean officials join discussions on major...

Seoul (South Korea), December 30: North Korea had high-profile discussions on key policy issues for 2022 during a year-end plenary...

New COVID-19 cases above 5,000 for 2nd day, critical cases remain high

New COVID-19 cases above 5,000 for 2nd day,...

Seoul (South Korea), December 30: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 5,000 for the second day in a row...

Biden's administration earns "incomplete" in first-year foreign policy for anti-China approach: Los Angeles Times

Biden's administration earns "incomplete" in first-year foreign policy...

Los Angeles (US), December 30: U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has earned an "incomplete" grade in its first-year foreign policy...

Yearender: Egypt demonstrates growing regional weight throughout 2021|

Yearender: Egypt demonstrates growing regional weight throughout 2021|

Cairo (Egypt), December 30: Egypt receives the New Year with growing influence on issues of regional and international concerns and...

Unemployment rate in Hamas-ruled Gaza exceeds 50 pct: Palestinian official

Unemployment rate in Hamas-ruled Gaza exceeds 50 pct:...

Gaza (Gaza Strip), December 29: A Palestinian official announced on Tuesday that the unemployment rate in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip...

U.S. hopes N. Korea will respond positively to outreach for dialogue: State Dept.

U.S. hopes N. Korea will respond positively to...

Washington (US), December 29: The United States continues to hope that North Korea will respond positively to its outreach for...

N.K. leader orders 'important revolutionary measures' for rural development

N.K. leader orders 'important revolutionary measures' for rural...

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has presided over the second-day session of a key party...

S. Korea's childbirths hit record low in Oct.

S. Korea's childbirths hit record low in Oct.

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: The number of babies born in South Korea sank to a record low in October,...