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U.S. Fed keeps interest rates near zero as recovery picks up

U.S. Fed keeps interest rates near zero as...

Washington (US), April 29: The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged at the record-low level...

Turkey confirms 43,301 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey confirms 43,301 new COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), April 28: Turkey on Tuesday reported 43,301 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,703 symptomatic patients, as the total number...

US, Russia Can Work on Mutual Interests if Moscow 'Chooses Not to Escalate', Blinken Says

US, Russia Can Work on Mutual Interests if...

Washington (US), April 28: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that he does not know if Russian President Vladimir...

Lavrov: Russian Government to Soon Present List of Unfriendly Countries, Criteria Are Clear

Lavrov: Russian Government to Soon Present List of...

Moscow (Russia), April 28: The Russian government will soon present a list of unfriendly countries, the criteria are clear, Russian...

US Tries to Avoid Miscalculations When Coming Across IRGC Vessels at Sea, Pentagon Says

US Tries to Avoid Miscalculations When Coming Across...

Washington (US), April 28: The United States tries to avoid miscalculations with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) navy vessels when...

N. Korean schools partially start resuming in-person classes: state media

N. Korean schools partially start resuming in-person classes:...

Seoul (South Korea), April 28: North Korea appears to have started resuming in-person classes in schools, according to state media...

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with North Korea

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with...

Seoul (South Korea), April 28: President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that the time is drawing near for the two Koreas...

New cases bounce back near 800; untraceable infections at highest ever

New cases bounce back near 800; untraceable infections...

Seoul (South Korea), April 28: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose to the highest in four days on Wednesday,...

Palestine says seeking more int'l pressure on Israel to allow elections in East Jerusalem

Palestine says seeking more int'l pressure on Israel...

Ramallah (Palestine), April 28: Palestine said on Tuesday that it is seeking more international pressure on Israel to allow its...

Zimbabwean government adopts strategy to boost pharmaceutical sector

Zimbabwean government adopts strategy to boost pharmaceutical sector

Harare (Zimbabwe), April 28: The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday approved a five-year national strategy to boost the domestic pharmaceutical industry.

Bangladesh approves Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

Bangladesh approves Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik for emergency...

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 28: The Bangladeshi government has approved the import and use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.

EU pushes for voluntary return of immigrants denied of residence

EU pushes for voluntary return of immigrants denied...

Brussels (Belgium), April 28: The European Commission on Tuesday adopted a strategy on voluntary return and reintegration in a bid...

U.S. California to provide India supplies to combat COVID-19 outbreak

U.S. California to provide India supplies to combat...

Los Angeles (US), April 28: Some medical supplies would be flown out from California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to...

Brazil sees 1,139 more COVID-19 deaths

Brazil sees 1,139 more COVID-19 deaths

Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 27: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll on Monday reached 391,936 after registering 1,139 more fatalities in the...

U.S. must be ready to make concessions to N. Korea to advance denuclearization: lawmaker

U.S. must be ready to make concessions to...

Washington (US), April 27: The United States must be ready to make concessions to North Korea that could include temporary...

New virus cases in 500s for 2nd day; vaccine rollout to gather pace

New virus cases in 500s for 2nd day;...

Seoul (South Korea), April 27: South Korea's daily new virus cases stayed in the 500s for the second straight day...

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with North Korea

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with...

Seoul (South Korea), April 27: President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that the time is drawing near for the two Koreas...

S. Korea calls in Japanese diplomat to protest Tokyo's renewed claims to Dokdo

S. Korea calls in Japanese diplomat to protest...

Seoul (South Korea), April 27: The foreign ministry called in a Japanese diplomat on Tuesday to protest Tokyo's repeated claims...

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with North Korea

Moon says time approaching for resuming dialogue with...

Seoul (South Korea), April 27: President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that the time is drawing near for the two Koreas...

Fighting in Ethiopia's Amhara region displaces at least 330,000: UN

Fighting in Ethiopia's Amhara region displaces at least...

United Nations, April 27: Intercommunal fighting in Ethiopia's Amhara region -- adjacent to restive Tigray -- has displaced at least...

UN chief voices concern over armed clashes in Somali capital

UN chief voices concern over armed clashes in...

United Nations, April 27: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday voiced deep concern over the recent armed clashes in the...

Biden plans to raise capital gains taxes for top 0.3 pct of U.S. households: White House advisor

Biden plans to raise capital gains taxes for...

Washington (US), April 27: U.S. President Joe Biden plans to raise capital gains taxes for households earning more than 1...

EU chief says "sofagate" underlines urgency to fight for gender equality

EU chief says "sofagate" underlines urgency to fight...

Brussels (Belgium), April 27: Ursula von der Leyen, the first female president of the European Commission, said on Monday that...

Spanish minister receives red-stained-knife death threat

Spanish minister receives red-stained-knife death threat

Madrid (Spain), April 27: Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto said on Monday that she had been...

Tunisian PM rules out nationwide lockdown despite rapid increase of COVID-19 cases

Tunisian PM rules out nationwide lockdown despite rapid...

Tunis (Tunisia), April 27: Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has ruled out again the possibility of a nationwide lockdown despite...

Japanese PM's leadership shaken by LDP's hefty election loss, falling public support

Japanese PM's leadership shaken by LDP's hefty election...

Tokyo (Japan), April 27: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday said that focusing on tackling the increasingly serious COVID-19...

Biden, Modi have phone conversation on tackling COVID-19

Biden, Modi have phone conversation on tackling COVID-19

Washington (US), April 27: U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday promised to support India hit hard by COVID-19 in a...