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Moon's 5-year presidency gets approval rating of 42.1 pct

Moon's 5-year presidency gets approval rating of 42.1...

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: About 42 percent of South Koreans think that President Moon Jae-in did a good job...

New COVID-19 cases bounce back to above 5,000; critical cases hit record high

New COVID-19 cases bounce back to above 5,000;...

Seoul (South Korea), December 29: South Korea's new coronavirus cases bounced back to above 5,000 for the first time in...

UN chief urges that recovery be "resolution for 2022"

UN chief urges that recovery be "resolution for...

United Nations, December 29: In his message for the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged everyone...

Roundup: Turkey ramps up crackdown on bootleg alcohol ahead of New Year celebrations

Roundup: Turkey ramps up crackdown on bootleg alcohol...

Ankara (Turkey), December 29: Amid soaring liquor prices and a currency slump, bootleg alcohol has claimed the lives of at...

U.S. sets grim new record for daily COVID-19 cases amid Omicron surge

U.S. sets grim new record for daily COVID-19...

Washington (US), December 29: The lightning spread of the new Omicron variant in the United States has driven daily COVID-19...

Germany's power supply secure despite nuclear phase-out: minister

Germany's power supply secure despite nuclear phase-out: minister

Berlin (Germany), December 29: The power supply in Germany is secure despite the country pushing ahead with its nuclear phase-out,...

Russia not intending to return to "iron curtain" in relations with West: FM spokesperson

Russia not intending to return to "iron curtain"...

Moscow (Russia), December 29: Russia does not want to return to the "iron curtain" in relations with the West, Russian...

N. Korean leader convenes key party meeting to discuss policy issues

N. Korean leader convenes key party meeting to...

Seoul (South Korea), December 28: North Korea has kicked off a key ruling party meeting to decide on "strategic and...

President's annual salary set at 240 million won

President's annual salary set at 240 million won

Seoul (South Korea), December 28: The annual salary of South Korea's president was set at 240.6 million won (US$202,815) for...

Argentina registers 20,263 new daily COVID-19 cases, 31 more deaths

Argentina registers 20,263 new daily COVID-19 cases, 31...

Buenos Aires (Argentina), December 28: Argentina reported 20,263 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 more deaths related to the...

Envoys of Turkey, Armenia to hold 1st meeting in Moscow: Turkish FM

Envoys of Turkey, Armenia to hold 1st meeting...

Ankara (Turkey), December 28: Turkish and Armenian special representatives will hold their first meeting in Moscow, the Turkish Foreign Minister...

U.S. steals Syria's resources, imposes illegitimate sanctions: Syrian FM

U.S. steals Syria's resources, imposes illegitimate sanctions: Syrian...

Damascus (Syria), December 28: The United States is stealing natural resources from Syria and imposing illegitimate sanctions, Syria's Foreign Minister...

Libyan parliament calls for new roadmap for successful elections

Libyan parliament calls for new roadmap for successful...

Tripoli (Libya), December 28: A committee of the Libyan House of Representatives on Monday called for a new roadmap to...

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 2 mln

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 2 mln

Ottawa (Canada), December 28: Canada reported 18,230 new COVID-19 cases Monday noon, elevating the cumulative whole to 2,026,249 cases with...

Germany reaches vaccination rate of 71 pct after one year

Germany reaches vaccination rate of 71 pct after...

Berlin (Germany), December 28: One year after Germany's COVID-19 vaccination campaign began, 70.8 percent of citizens are fully immunized, according...

Apple shuts stores in New York City amid raging COVID-19 infections

Apple shuts stores in New York City amid...

New York (US), December 28: Apple closed all of its stores to in-person shoppers in New York City on Monday...

Yearender: Signs of disunity prompt concerns about EU solidarity

Yearender: Signs of disunity prompt concerns about EU...

Brussels (Belgium), December 28: Europe has persevered through a year of challenges in 2021, in the wake of Brexit and...

Russian scholar advises U.S. to focus on problems, not "adversaries"

Russian scholar advises U.S. to focus on problems,...

Moscow (Russia), December 28: It is "an obsolete foreign policy concept" in the modern world that the United States emphasizes...

Sudan requires investigation into rape allegations against female demonstrators

Sudan requires investigation into rape allegations against female...

Khartoum (Sudan), December 28: Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council on Monday asked the concerned authorities to investigate rape allegations against female...

N. Korea expands online education for workers: state media

N. Korea expands online education for workers: state...

Seoul (South Korea), December 27: North Korea is spurring online education at major universities as part of efforts to train...

S. Korea to submit application for CPTPP in April: finance minister

S. Korea to submit application for CPTPP in...

Seoul (South Korea), December 27: South Korea will push to submit an official application to join a mega Asia-Pacific free...

Israeli PM enters quarantine after daughter tests positive for COVID-19

Israeli PM enters quarantine after daughter tests positive...

Jerusalem (Israel), December 27: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett entered quarantine on Sunday after his daughter tested positive for COVID-19,...

UN closes passenger operations terminal at airport after Somali gov't order

UN closes passenger operations terminal at airport after...

Mogadishu (Somali), December 27: The United Nations said Sunday it has closed its passenger operations facility (Movcon) at the Aden...

Canada to join Mexico in complaint on U.S. car-origin rules: report

Canada to join Mexico in complaint on U.S....

New York (US) December 27: Canada plans to formally join Mexico in calling for an arbitration panel to resolve a...

Bodies of 27 illegal immigrants recovered off western Libyan coast

Bodies of 27 illegal immigrants recovered off western...

Tripoli (Libya), December 27: The Libyan Red Crescent said on Sunday that 27 bodies of illegal immigrants were recovered off...

New Zealand detects 7 new cases of Omicron at border

New Zealand detects 7 new cases of Omicron...

Wellington (New Zealand), December 26: New Zealand detected seven new cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant in international arrivals over two...

Feature: Pakistan's Christians celebrate Christmas among friends

Feature: Pakistan's Christians celebrate Christmas among friends

Islamabad (Pakistan), December 26: There is a festive mood in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.