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Angry Russia vows retaliation after Bulgaria expels diplomats

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Russian diplomats and their families departed Bulgaria over the weekend, amidst heightened tensions between the two eastern European ...

No end in sight as South Africa suffers thru power cuts

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: More frequent power cuts in South Africa have affected households and businesses across the country, with state-owned ...

Rescuers find 3 alive, 27 missing after boat sinks off Hong Kong

HONG KONG: An engineering vessel with 30 people on board went missing 200 miles off Hong Kong after it snapped ...

As Covid cases rise in France, no return to mandatory restrictions

NICE, France -As some 1,000 Frenchmen are being hospitalized daily with Covid infections, French officials have "invited" or "recommended" the ...

In "geopolitical signal," UE, New Zealand sign free trade pact

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand ended successfully this week, paving ...

After shark kills swimmer, Egyptian authorities close Red Sea beach

CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptian authorities have prohibited swimming in a stretch of the Red Sea after an Australian woman was killed ...

US flight attendant to mark 65 years serving air passengers

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Bette Nash, age 86, has been named the longest serving flight attendant in the world, ...

UK parliament tells members to leave babies at home

LONDON, England: A UK parliamentary committee has told lawmakers that they may not bring babies to parliamentary proceedings and debates.The ...

Marine, Iwo Jima veteran, dies; last WW2 US Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON D.C.: Hershel "Woody" Williams, the final surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War Two, has died at a ...

Norwegian cruise cancels voyage after ship strikes small iceberg

SEATTLE, Washington: A Norwegian cruise liner has canceled its sailing and returned to port after damage was discovered following its ...

US sanctions causes 90 percent drop in chips sent to Russia

WASHINGTON D.C.: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said that since the U.S. and its allies imposed sanctions on Moscow ...

Tokyo suffers through heatwave, worst since 1875

Tokyo, Japan: On June 28, Japan baked under intense heat for a fourth successive day, with temperatures breaking nearly 150-year-old ...

Law allowing non-citizens to vote ruled unconstitutional in New York

ALBANY, New York: A New York state judge has struck down a recent law giving 800,000 non-citizen New York City ...

Arab states reaching energy targets with alternative solar, wind power

DUBAI, UAE: The Arab states have built significant amounts of solar and wind power installations, and are in line to ...

Brexit seen as driving force behind Scotland independence vote

LONDON, England: A second referendum on Scottish independence is set to be held in October 2023. The Scottish government, led ...

Tuvalu pulls out of UN ocean conference after China blocks Taiwan

LISBON, Portugal: Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe walked out of the opening cermonies of this week's United Nations Ocean Conference ...

14 ft. crocodile captured by man in Indonesia, returned to nature

SULAWESI, Indonesia: Using just a rope, an Indonesian man, supported by fellow villagers on the island of Sulawesi, captured a ...

UK PM Boris Johnson Loses 2 Ministers in Grave Blow

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting for his political survival on Tuesday after Finance Minister Rishi Sunak ...

Drought-Related Malnutrition Kills at Least 500 in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia - At least 500 children have died this year of malnutrition as Somalia deals with record-breaking drought, the ...

Emiratis dominate Forbes' list of Top 100 CEOs in Middle East

ABU DHABI, 5th July, 2022 (WAM) -- Emiratis dominated this year's list of the Top 100 CEOs in the region, ...

Israel's Lapid Meets Macron in Paris on First Trip as PM

Paris - Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday used his first trip abroad since taking office to urge ...

Scindia holds meet with airlines on aviation turbine fuel pricing

New Delhi [India], July 6 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday held a detailed discussion with the advisory ...

Madhya Pradesh: Chess Olympiad Torch Relay reaches Gwalior

Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 6 (ANI): The first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay reached Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh on ...

Xander Schauffele stays hot, wins pro-am in Ireland

Xander Schauffele shot a 2-under-par 70 Tuesday to win an Open Championship tune-up in Ireland. Schauffele's two-round score of 10 ...

'Kaali' poster row: Canadian museum regrets offence caused to Hindu community

Toronto [Canada], July 6 (ANI): The Toronto-based Aga Khan Museum, which landed in trouble for the inappropriate depiction of Hindu ...

Indian Naval Warship Satpura, P8I aircraft to take part in RIMPAC exercise

Hawaii [US], July 6 (ANI): Indian Naval Warship, INS Satpura and P8I LRMRASW aircraft will take part in one of ...

Ons Jabeur wins at Wimbledon, reaches first Grand Slam semi

Third seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia dropped the first set before storming back Tuesday to defeat Czech opponent Marie Bouzkova ...

UN: Civilians Bear the Brunt of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Geneva - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is calling for an end to the war in Ukraine ...

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali, Several Wounded

At least two U.N. peacekeepers from Egypt are dead and more are wounded after their convoy hit an improvised explosive ...

Deepti Naval talks about her 'unforgettable childhood' in latest book launch

New Delhi [India], July 5 (ANI): Actor and author Deepti Naval opened her heart and shared the "unforgettable childhood" she ...

US academic Vivek Wadhwa thanks Dalai Lama for his humanitarian efforts

Lhasa [Tibet], July 5 (ANI): Vivek Wadhwa an academic, entrepreneur, and author of five best-selling books thanked Dalai Lama for ...

International Hockey Body Rejects Russia, Belarus Appeals

The disciplinary board of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Tuesday rejected appeals by Russia and Belarus of the IIHF's ...

Pakistan govt puts expensive cigarette brands in lower tax slab

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 5 (ANI): Pakistan government has quietly increased the threshold for higher duties on expensive cigarette brands to ...

Indian Athletes start training in USA ahead of CWG 2022, World Athletics Championships 2022

Washington [US], July 5 (ANI): Indian athletes have started their training at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre in ...

Make-in-India impact: toy imports drop by 70 pc, exports up 61 pc

New Delhi [India], July 5 (ANI): Make-in-India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has yielded positive results for the ...

Biden could lift tariffs on Chinese goods: Report

Washington [US], July 5 (ANI): US President Joe Biden can lift the tariff on some Chinese imports in an effort ...

FIH Women's Hockey World Cup: Vandana's goal helps India secure 1-1 draw against China

Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 5 (ANI): The Indian Women's Hockey Team held China to a 1-1 draw in their second pool ...

India has performed 'well' in digital public infrastructure sector: CoWin chief

New Delhi [India], July 5 (ANI): CoWIN platform chief and CEO of the National Health Authority, Dr RS Sharma on ...

European stocks tumble on recession fears

© Provided by Xinhua Amid the Ukraine crisis, global inflationary pressures have intensified sharply and the economic outlook for the ...

The Russians are coming for Europe Zelensky

Moscow sees Ukraine as a starting point for future moves in the region, the Ukrainian president saysRussia could use Ukraine ...

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Greenback soars as oil plunges below $100 a barrel, U.S. stocks mixed

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks gyrated on Tuesday, with major indices tumbling more than two percent before regaining ...

India prohibits use of single-use plastic in bid to reduce litter

NEW DELHI, India: To combat worsening pollution, India, the world's second most populous country, has banned single-use plastic items, ranging ...

Airbnb announces worldwide ban on parties held in rentals

SAN FRANCISCO, California: In response to a string of shootings that have broken out at U.S. properties it lists, rental ...

Stocks in Asia on the boil after Australia's central bank hikes interest rates

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia strengthened on Tuesday with major gains recorded across the region.The Reserve Bank of ...

To prevent fuel price hikes, India sets windfall tax on oil producers

NEW DELHI, India: As the Indian government aims to increase local fuel supplies to meet rising demand and boost federal ...

Exxon tells shareholders to expect $16 billion Q2 profits

HOUSTON, Texas: Exxon Mobil Corp said this week that profits from skyrocketing fuel prices could result in a record $16 ...

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