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Tokyo stocks advance in morning as Fed's stance bolsters Wall Street

Tokyo stocks advance in morning as Fed's stance...

Tokyo (Japan), February 25: Tokyo stocks were higher Thursday morning, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index retaking the 30,000-mark, as...

Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green card applicants

Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green...

Washington (US), February 25: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked an executive action by his predecessor banning legal immigration...

COVID-19 cases decline for sixth straight week worldwide but more contagious strains spreading rapidly: WHO

COVID-19 cases decline for sixth straight week worldwide...

Geneva (Switzerland), February 25: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has been decreasing for the sixth week in a...

Israel's hi-tech services exports up 19 pct in 2020: report

Israel's hi-tech services exports up 19 pct in...

Jerusalem (Israel), February25: Israel's exports of hi-tech industries services, excluding start-up companies, rose by 19 percent from 30 billion U.S....

Human rights must not only be available to privileged few, warns UN chief

Human rights must not only be available to...

United Nations, February 25: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that human rights must not only be available...

Portuguese president proposes new "state of emergency" with phased opening

Portuguese president proposes new "state of emergency" with...

Lisbon (Portugal), February 25: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa proposed to the parliament on Wednesday to renew the "state...

S. Korean nuke envoy holds virtual talks with U.S. diplomat

S. Korean nuke envoy holds virtual talks with...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: South Korea's top nuclear envoy held virtual talks with a senior U.S. diplomat over the...

U.S. economy remains far from employment, inflation goals: Fed official

U.S. economy remains far from employment, inflation goals:...

Washington (US), February 25: The U.S. economy remains far from the Federal Reserve's goals for employment and inflation, and monetary...

Joint Chiefs of Staff officer tests positive for new coronavirus

Joint Chiefs of Staff officer tests positive for...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: A military officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) tested positive for the...

UAE company presents country's first domestic air defense missile system

UAE company presents country's first domestic air defense...

DOHA (Sputnik) - UAE weapons company Halcon on Tuesday presented the country's first air defense missile system SkyKnight, the company...

N. Korea to convene labor union congress to lend support to party decisions

N. Korea to convene labor union congress to...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: North Korea will convene a congress of the country's largest labor union in May for...

U.S. missile defense 'clearly focused' on N. Korea: Gen. Hyten

U.S. missile defense 'clearly focused' on N. Korea:...

Washington (US), February 24: The United States' missile defense capability is "clearly" focused on North Korea and must continue to...

US 'deeply troubled' by arrest of opposition leaders in Georgia

US 'deeply troubled' by arrest of opposition leaders...

Washington (US), February 24: The US administration is deeply concerned over the arrest of opposition leaders in Georgia, State Department...

Biden, Canada's Trudeau agree to counter Chinese influence, modernize NORAD

Biden, Canada's Trudeau agree to counter Chinese influence,...

Washington (US), February 24: President Joe Biden after a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said both leaders...

UK Unemployment rate Up to 5.1 percent in Q4 of 2020, Office for National Statistics says

UK Unemployment rate Up to 5.1 percent in...

London (UK), February 24: The UK unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent in the three months to December last year,...

Microsoft President blames Russia Intelligence Agency for SolarWinds Hack

Microsoft President blames Russia Intelligence Agency for SolarWinds...

Washington (US), February 24: Microsoft President Brad Smith told a US Senate panel there is substantial evidence that a Russian...

New virus cases bounce back to over 400 ahead of vaccine rollout

New virus cases bounce back to over 400...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 400 on Wednesday on continued...

EU, Italian flags at half-mast as tribute to ambassador killed in attack

EU, Italian flags at half-mast as tribute to...

Brussels (Belgium), February 24: The European Union (EU) and Italian flags in Brussels flew at half-mast on Tuesday as a...

U.S., S. Korea may discuss Iran sanctions but no money transferred yet: State Dept

U.S., S. Korea may discuss Iran sanctions but...

Washington (US), February 24: The United States and South Korea may discuss the proposed release of Iranian funds held in...

PM says COVID-19 vaccine shipment 1st step toward return to normalcy

PM says COVID-19 vaccine shipment 1st step toward...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said that the first shipment of new coronavirus vaccines in South...

Israel opposition leader Lapid promises to disengage country from US domestic politics

Israel opposition leader Lapid promises to disengage country...

Washington (US), February 23: Israel's opposition leader Yair Lapid on Monday accused Benjamin Netanyahu of straining the country's relations with...

Brazil to start producing COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021

Brazil to start producing COVID-19 vaccine in first...

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), February 23: Brazil will begin to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in the first half of 2021,...

Blinken welcomes EU decision to sanction Russia over Navalny situation

Blinken welcomes EU decision to sanction Russia over...

Washington (US), February 23: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has welcomed the decision of the European Union to slap...

US Sanctions 2 Myanmar Generals Over Coup, Blinken Warns of More Action

US Sanctions 2 Myanmar Generals Over Coup, Blinken...

Washington (US), February 23: US government sanctioned two individuals in connection with the military coup in Myanmar, the Treasury...

Texans Outraged US Energy Capital Unprepared for Winter Storm

Texans Outraged US Energy Capital Unprepared for Winter...

Washington (US), February 23: Texans are irate the US energy capital's infrastructure was unable to withstand the recent winter storms...

Seoul stocks trade down on U.S. inflation concerns

Seoul stocks trade down on U.S. inflation concerns

Seoul (South Korea), February 23: South Korean stocks traded bearish late Tuesday morning, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street that...

Foreign ministry says Iran's assets to be unlocked through consultations with U.S

Foreign ministry says Iran's assets to be unlocked...

Seoul (South Korea), February 23: The Iranian assets locked in South Korea will be released after consultations with the United...