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2nd LD-Writethru: China's surveyed urban unemployment rate drops in March

2nd LD-Writethru: China's surveyed urban unemployment rate drops...

Beijing (China) Apr 16: China's surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in March, 0.6 percentage points lower than...

China's first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to start Phase III trial in May: media

China's first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to start Phase...

Beijing (China) Apr 16: China's first messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine will start its Phase III clinical trial in May,...

Pakistani PM holds virtual summit with Uzbek president

Pakistani PM holds virtual summit with Uzbek president

Islamabad (Pakistan), April 15: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues at...

South Sudan's army changes to delay graduation of unified forces

South Sudan's army changes to delay graduation of...

Juba (South Sudan), April 15: The recent changes within the top leadership of the South Sudan army (SSPDF) by President...

Belgium to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Belgium to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: Belgium will end on April 19 its ban on non-essential travel within the European Union (EU)....

US Committed to 'Assisting Ukraine With Its Self-Defense Needs', Pentagon Chief Says

US Committed to 'Assisting Ukraine With Its Self-Defense...

Washington (US), April 15: The United States is committed to assisting Ukraine with its defense needs, US Defense Secretary Lloyd...

New virus cases around 700 for 2nd day; further spike in offing

New virus cases around 700 for 2nd day;...

Seoul (South Korea), April 15: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed around 700 on Thursday, as sporadic infections across...

S. Korea projected to win 9 gold medals, rank 10th at Tokyo Olympics

S. Korea projected to win 9 gold medals,...

Seoul (South Korea), April 15: South Korea is projected to capture nine gold medals to finish 10th overall at the...

Egypt to use Cairo's int'l exhibition center for mass COVID-19 vaccination: minister

Egypt to use Cairo's int'l exhibition center for...

Cairo (Egypt), April 15: Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Wednesday that the government is preparing the vast Cairo...

Iran's top leader insists U.S. lifts sanctions first to revive nuclear deal

Iran's top leader insists U.S. lifts sanctions first...

Tehran (Iran), April 15: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday reiterated Tehran's position that U.S. sanctions must be...

NATO initiates full withdrawal from Afghanistan

NATO initiates full withdrawal from Afghanistan

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies on Wednesday agreed to pull out all of their armed...

EU to borrow 800 bln euros to fund recovery from COVID-19

EU to borrow 800 bln euros to fund...

Brussels (Belgium), April 15: The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it would borrow 800 billion euros from the capital...

Brazil reports 3,808 single-day deaths from COVID-19

Brazil reports 3,808 single-day deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 14: Brazil on Tuesday reported 3,808 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising its...

PM sees lockdown, not vaccination, as main reason for UK's coronavirus infection reduction

PM sees lockdown, not vaccination, as main reason...

London (UK), April 14: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that lockdown, not the country's vaccine rollout, is the...

Argentina breaks record for daily COVID-19 cases

Argentina breaks record for daily COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 13: Argentina on Tuesday reported 27,001 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest...

UN envoy sees strong desire for change in Kosovo

UN envoy sees strong desire for change in...

United Nations, April 14: The top UN envoy in Kosovo, Zahir Tanin, on Tuesday saw a strong desire for change...

New virus cases back over 700 as fourth wave of pandemic looms

New virus cases back over 700 as fourth...

Seoul (South Korea), April 14: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rebounded to over 700 on Wednesday, the most in...

Renewed vaccine jitters may further slow S. Korea's immunization campaign

Renewed vaccine jitters may further slow S. Korea's...

Seoul (South Korea), April 14: Fresh vaccine jitters, caused by U.S. health authorities' recommendation of pausing the use of Johnson...

Sanctions, sabotage not to help U.S. as negotiating tools: Iranian FM

Sanctions, sabotage not to help U.S. as negotiating...

Tehran (Iran), April 14: U.S. officials should understand that neither sanctions nor acts of sabotage on Iran's nuclear facility will...

Iran plans to start 60-pct uranium enrichment: media

Iran plans to start 60-pct uranium enrichment: media

Tehran (Russia), April 14: Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency of its plan to enrich uranium at 60-percent...

Putin, Biden discuss cooperation by phone

Putin, Biden discuss cooperation by phone

Moscow (Russia), April 14: Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden exchanged views on bilateral ties and explored...

Japan's decision to dump Fukushima water into sea sparks domestic, int'l opposition

Japan's decision to dump Fukushima water into sea...

Tokyo (Japan), April 14: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated...

Brazil reports 1,480 more deaths from COVID-19

Brazil reports 1,480 more deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 13: Brazil registered 1,480 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death...

UK Wraps Up Vaccination of People Over 50 Ahead of Schedule, Downing Street Announces

UK Wraps Up Vaccination of People Over 50...

London (UK), April 13: The United Kingdom has completed the vaccination of those over 50 ahead of schedule, administering first...

Zarif Thanks Lavrov for Moscow's Condemnation of Natanz Incident

Zarif Thanks Lavrov for Moscow's Condemnation of Natanz...

Tehran (Iran), April 13: Iran is grateful to Moscow for its condemnation of the recent incident at the Natanz nuclear...

N. Korea holds celebrations for founder's birthday in show of confidence in coronavirus handling

N. Korea holds celebrations for founder's birthday in...

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: North Korea appears to be showing "confidence" in handling the global coronavirus pandemic as it...

New virus cases under 600 for 2nd day; spring resurgence in store

New virus cases under 600 for 2nd day;...

Seoul (South Korea), April 13: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained below 600 for the second straight day Tuesday...