Ireland reports first case of Omicron variant

Dublin [Ireland], Dec 2: Ireland has detected its first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant, said the country's Department of Health on Wednesday.

Poland allows journalists access to border area with Belarus

Warsaw [Poland], Dec 2: The Polish government announced on Wednesday that it will reopen a 3-kilometer restricted zone in the border area with Belarus for...

S.Korea's revised GDP grows 0.3 pct in Q3

Seoul [South Korea], Dec 2: South Korea's revised figure for real gross domestic product (GDP), adjusted for inflation, grew 0.3 percent in the third quarter...

Canada finds first cases of COVID-19 in wildlife

Ottawa [Canada], Dec 2: Canada has found the first cases of COVID-19 in three white-tailed deer, according to the Environment and Climate Change Canada on...

Chinese FM meets with Ethiopian Deputy PM

Beijing [China] Dec 2: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister DemekeMekonnen here on Wednesday.

First U.S. case of Omicron variant reported in California

Washington [US], Dec 2: The United States has identified the country's first confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the state of California, health...

Malaysia reports 5,439 new COVID-19 infections, 49 more deaths

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Dec 2: Malaysia reported another 5,439 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight Wednesday, bringing the national total to 2,638,221, according to the...

Afghanistan's GDP likely to drop 20 pct in one year: UN

New York [US], Dec 2: Afghanistan's gross domestic product (GDP) likely will drop from 20 billion U.S. dollars to 16 billion dollars within a year,...

Iran says not to sacrifice demands for meeting deadline of nuke talks

Tehran [Iran] Dec 2: Iran will not sacrifice its demands to deadlines or "artificial timetables" of the ongoing nuclear talks, according to a commentary published...

EU countries should discuss mandatory COVID-19 vaccination: von der Leyen

Brussels [Belgium], Dec 2: The European Union (EU) should start a discussion on whether mandatory vaccinations are needed in the fight against the ongoing surge...

Americans urged to get vaccinated as first Omicron variant case detected in...

Washington [US], Dec 2: White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Wednesday urged Americans to get vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19 as the first...

Russia says U.S. not "beacon of democracy"

Moscow [Russia], Dec 2: The United States and its allies with numerous problems at home cannot and should not claim that they are a "beacon...

Chinese mainland reports 53 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing (China) Dec 2: The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 53 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Inner Mongolia, the National Health Commission said...

Omicron variant found in earlier test samples from November in Netherlands

Amsterdam [Netherlands], Dec 1: The Omicron coronavirus variant has been detected in test samples taken in the Netherlands from Nov. 19 to 23 this year,...

Italy's GDP, inflation rise as signs of recovery

Rome [Italy], Dec 1: Italy's economy grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous one, and 3.9 percent compared to the same...

Global vaccination plan only way to stop pandemic, says UN chief

New York [US], Dec 1: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres argued on Tuesday that "the only way out of a global pandemic and out of...

Humanitarians deliver winterization aid in Afghanistan: UN

New York [US], Dec 1: The United Nations and its partners are distributing winter clothing, emergency shelter, heating, fuel and rent support for tens of...

Brazil reports first cases of Omicron variant

Brasilia [Brazil], Dec 1: Brazil became on Tuesday the first Latin American country to report cases of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.

Portugal detects new case of Omicron variant

Lisbon [Portugal], Dec 1: Portugal registered a new case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Tuesday, which has been linked with a football team where...

Malaysia reports 4,879 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Dec 1: Malaysia recorded 4,879 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 2,632,782, according to...

Scientists protect Australian sea lions from deadly parasite

Canberra [Australia], Dec 1: Veterinary scientists have made a breakthrough in protecting endangered Australian sea lions from an often-fatal infection.

Australia creates its first mRNA COVID vaccine candidate

Canberra [Australia], Dec 1: Research institutes and pharmaceutical company in Australia's state of Victoria have created a new mRNA COVID vaccine candidate, with clinical trials...

US FDA experts narrowly recommend Merck's COVID-19 new drug molnupiravir

Washington [US], Dec 1:An expert committee on Tuesday voted to narrowly recommend that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize a COVID-19 pill from...

US Treasury likely to run out of cash before end of December:...

Washington [US], Dec 1: The U.S. Treasury Department would most likely run out of cash before the end of December if Congress fails to raise...

Omicron COVID-19 variant poses downside risks to U.S. economy: Fed chief

Washington [US], Nov 30: The recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant pose downside risks to U.S. employment and economic...

EU, Russia, Iran optimistic after resumption of nuclear talks

Vienna [Austria], Nov 30: Diplomats from EU, Russia and Iran expressed here on Monday optimism amid a fresh round of Iran nuclear talks aimed at...

4 killed, 19 wounded in strong storm in Turkey's Istanbul: governor's office

Ankara [Turkey], Nov 30:The death toll in a powerful southwest wind storm in Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Monday increased to four, the Istanbul Governor's...