Canada provides additional financial support to Ukraine

Ottawa [Canada], May 21: Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on Friday announced an additional loan to support Ukraine.

France announces new government

Paris [France], May 21: French President Emmanuel Macron appointed on Friday ministers for the new government of the country.

Demining in Ukraine to take 5-7 years: official

Kyiv [Ukraine], May 21: The work on clearing the territory of Ukraine from the landmines scattered during the conflict with Russia would take between five...

Italy's oil imports from Russia quadruple since February: reports

Rome [Italy], May 21: Italy is importing three times more of oil from Russia than it did before the start of the conflict between Russia...

Russian forces "completely liberate" Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

Moscow [Russia], May 21: Russian forces have "completely liberated" the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

Sweden classifies monkeypox as disease dangerous to society

Stockholm [Sweden], May 21: Sweden's government on Friday classified monkeypox as a disease dangerous to society after the first case had been confirmed in the...

HKSAR gov't strongly opposes European Commission report on Hong Kong

Hong Kong, May 21: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Friday expressed strong opposition to the remarks in a report on Hong...

Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HKSAR urges EU to take...

Hong Kong, May 21: The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday strongly...

Liaison office of central gov't congratulates John Lee on HKSAR chief executive...

Hong Kong, May 21: The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday extended congratulations to...

Shanghai reports 84 confirmed, 784 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

Shanghai [China], May 21: China's Shanghai reported 84 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 784 local asymptomatic cases on Friday, the municipal health commission said...

China, Ecuador pledge to advance pragmatic cooperation

Beijing [China], May 21: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held a phone conversation with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguin,...

China strongly opposes Canada's ban on Huawei, ZTE telecommunication equipment

Beijing [China], May 21: China strongly opposes Canada's latest ban on the use of equipment and services from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE in...

Chinese, Nicaraguan FMs hold phone conversation, vowing to boost cooperation

Beijing [China], May 21: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held a phone conversation with Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada.

Former senior Jiangxi provincial legislator arrested for suspected bribery

Beijing [China], May 21: Gong Jianhua, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People's Congress, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery,...

Beijing extends COVID control measures amid local outbreak

Beijing [China], May 21: Beijing will maintain strict and tight COVID-19 control measures as hidden community-level transmission has been discovered through recent screenings, a municipal...

Russian, U.S. military chiefs discuss Ukraine over phone

Moscow [Russia], May 20: Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...

Italy reports 1st case of monkeypox

Rome [Italy], May 20: Italy announced on Thursday that the country's first case of monkeypox had been identified, with the patient isolated at a hospital...

Scholz says no shortcuts to Ukraine's EU membership bid

Berlin [Germany], May 20: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that there would be no shortcuts to Ukraine's bid to join the European Union...

S.Korea reports 25,125 new COVID-19 cases

Seoul [South Korea], May 20: South Korea reported 25,125 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number...

Uzbekistan to ease tariff policy for energy sector reform

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], May 20: Uzbekistan will introduce a monthly "social norm" - a limit for state-subsidized gas and electricity as a part of broader energy...

Soldier killed in terrorist attack in NW Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 20: A soldier was killed in an explosion near a military convoy in South Waziristan district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)...

Pakistan bans import of non-essential luxury products to stabilize economy

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 20: The Pakistani government has imposed a complete ban on the import of more than three dozen non-essential luxury items as part...

Pakistan reports 89 new COVID-19 cases

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 20: Pakistan reported 89 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally of infected people to 1,529,560, the ministry of health said on Thursday.

13 women awarded damages for Japanese medical school's entrance exams rigging

Tokyo [Japan], May 20: A Japanese court on Thursday decided that a medical school in Tokyo should pay about 8.05 million yen (63,000 U.S. dollars)...

HKSAR gov't to relaunch online platform for declaration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination...

Hong Kong, May 20: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Thursday announced that the online platform for declaration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination...

Taiwan's accumulated number of local COVID-19 cases exceeds 1 mln

Taipei [Taiwan], May 20: The total number of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases recorded in Taiwan has exceeded 1 million, the island's disease monitoring agency said...

Chinese mainland reports 176 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Beijing [China], May 20: The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 176 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 88 were in Shanghai, according to the National...