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Gov't to raise gathering size limit to 8 under new distancing rules: PM

Gov't to raise gathering size limit to 8...

Seoul (South Korea), October 15: The government decided Friday to raise the private gathering size limit to eight people for...

New virus cases slow down, eased distancing rules to be applied for 2 weeks

New virus cases slow down, eased distancing rules...

Seoul (South Korea), October 15: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases stayed in the 1,000s for the seventh straight day...

U.S. returns to UN Human Rights Council

U.S. returns to UN Human Rights Council

United Nations, October 15: The United States was on Thursday elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council, following...

UN pays tribute to former General Assembly president Bouteflika

UN pays tribute to former General Assembly president...

United Nations, October 15: The UN General Assembly on Thursday held an event to pay tribute to former Algerian President...

Yemeni humanitarian crisis deepens with continued fighting -- UN official

Yemeni humanitarian crisis deepens with continued fighting --...

United Nations, October 15: The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to deepen as more than 20 million people, or two-thirds...

IMFC warns of divergent recoveries from pandemic, pledges to expedite universal vaccination

IMFC warns of divergent recoveries from pandemic, pledges...

Washington [US], October 15: The policy-setting body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday warned of divergent recoveries from...

U.S. FDA panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine booster for at-risk adults

U.S. FDA panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine booster...

Washington [US], October 15: Vaccine advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously Thursday to recommend emergency...

Blinken warns of "other options" if diplomacy fails on Iran nuclear issue

Blinken warns of "other options" if diplomacy fails...

Washington [US], October 15: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned that the United States would turn to...

Turkish FM meets Taliban's senior delegation over Afghan issues

Turkish FM meets Taliban's senior delegation over Afghan...

Ankara [Turkey], October 15: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday met with a senior delegation of Taliban from Afghanistan,...

U.S. House panel to seek criminal contempt referral for Bannon

U.S. House panel to seek criminal contempt referral...

Washington (US), October 15: The Democrat-led U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Thursday said it...

French gov't to announce additional measures to tackle soaring energy prices

French gov't to announce additional measures to tackle...

Paris [France], October 15: The French government will lay out additional measures to tackle the ongoing surge in energy prices,...

Putin says AUKUS harms regional stability

Putin says AUKUS harms regional stability

Moscow (Russia), October 15: The AUKUS, a security partnership between Australia, Britain and the United States, "undoubtedly" undermines regional stability,...

Tunisia refuses interference in internal affairs: President

Tunisia refuses interference in internal affairs: President

Tunis [Tunisia], October 15: Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday expressed his country's refusal to any interference in its internal...

Russia confirms 28,717 daily COVID-19 infections

Russia confirms 28,717 daily COVID-19 infections

Moscow (Russia), October 14: Russia registered 28,717 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, up from 28,190 the day...

New cases near 2,000 amid rising vaccination rate

New cases near 2,000 amid rising vaccination rate

Seoul (South Korea), October 14: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases neared the 2,000s on Thursday, but the daily caseload...

U.S., S. Korea working to restart dialogue with N. Korea: Amb. Lee

U.S., S. Korea working to restart dialogue with...

Washington (US), October 14: South Korea and the United States are working closely together to restart the Korean Peninsula peace...

UN calls for unimpeded humanitarian access to volatile N. Ethiopia

UN calls for unimpeded humanitarian access to volatile...

United Nations, October 14: Describing the situation in northern Ethiopia as unpredictable and volatile, the United Nations on Wednesday urgently...

Blinken warns of "other options" if diplomacy fails on Iran nuclear issue

Blinken warns of "other options" if diplomacy fails...

Washington (US), October 14: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned that the United States would turn to...

World Bank chief highlights "tragic reversal" in development amid pandemic

World Bank chief highlights "tragic reversal" in development...

Washington (US), October 14: World Bank Group President David Malpass said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing up...

UN chief asks for 3.12 bln USD for 2022 budget

UN chief asks for 3.12 bln USD for...

United Nations, October 14: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for nearly 3.12 billion U.S. dollars as the world...

U.S. Fed could start tapering asset purchases in mid-November or mid-December: minutes

U.S. Fed could start tapering asset purchases in...

Washington (US), October 14: U.S. Federal Reserve officials broadly agreed last month the central bank could start tapering asset purchases...

Britain suggests "intensive talks" with EU on Northern Ireland

Britain suggests "intensive talks" with EU on Northern...

London (UK), October 14: Britain has called for "intensive talks" with the European Union (EU) on the Northern Ireland Protocol...

IMF revises down 2021 global economy forecast to 5.9 pct amid Delta surge

IMF revises down 2021 global economy forecast to...

Washington (US), October 13: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that the global economy would grow by 5.9...

Chilean president declares state of emergency amid conflict in south

Chilean president declares state of emergency amid conflict...

Santiago (Chile), October 13: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday decreed a state of emergency in the southern provinces of...

G20 meeting on trade ends with strong commitment to multilateralism, WTO

G20 meeting on trade ends with strong commitment...

Rome (Italy), October 13: Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday called on ministers from the Group of 20...

Interview: IMF official says central banks to face tough trade-offs amid inflation uncertainty

Interview: IMF official says central banks to face...

Washington (US), October 13: Global central banks are going to face tough trade-offs between supporting the economic recovery, tackling inflation...

Diversity must be seen as a source of strength instead of threat in search for peace: UN chief

Diversity must be seen as a source of...

United Nations, October 13: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that diversity must be seen as a source of strength...