Lavrov commends Russia-China cooperation on bilateral, int'l issues

Moscow (Russia), January 15: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday spoke highly of the "unique architecture of Russia-China ties" and Russia's and China's joint...

Downing Street apologizes to Queen Elizabeth for holding lockdown parties

London (UK), January 15: Downing Street has apologized to Queen Elizabeth II for hosting two staff parties on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last...

EU excess mortality up 26.5 pct in Nov 2021: Eurostat

Brussels (Belgium), January 15: Excess mortality in the European Union (EU) reached 26.5 percent in November 2021, Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency, reported on Friday.

German GDP up 2.7 pct in 2021, still below pre-crisis level: Destatis

Berlin (Germany), January 15: Germany's gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.7 percent in 2021 compared with the previous year but was down 2.0 percent...

U.S. Texas governor blames White House for border crisis

Moscow (Russia), January 15: Governor of the U.S. State of Texas Greg Abbott has criticized the White House for causing illegal crossings on the border...

Japan should maintain stable relations with China: Japanese media

Tokyo (Japan), January 13: As a neighboringcountry with close relations with China, Japan should not blindly cooperate with the U.S.-led Western countries to contain China,...

S. Korea expected to relax restrictions on private gatherings next week

Seoul (South Korea), January 14: South Korea is expected to temporarily ease restrictions on private gatherings starting next week while maintaining curfews on some...

N. Korea warns of 'stronger' reaction after U.S. imposes new sanctions

Seoul (South Korea), January 14: North Korea warned Friday it will have to take "stronger and certain reaction" after the United States slapped new sanctions...

Daily infections over 4,000 for 3rd day; imported cases hit fresh high

Seoul (South Korea), January 14: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed above 4,000 for the third consecutive day and imported cases reached an all-time high...

Arab League chief demands immediate release of Houthis-seized UAE vessel, crew

Cairo (Eygpt), January 14: Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on Thursday called for the "immediate release" of a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-flagged cargo ship and...

Filibuster showdown in U.S. Senate looms large as House passes voting rights...

Washington (US), January 14: The U.S. House on Thursday passed a package containing two pieces of voting rights legislation that are tied to an unrelated...

India's Adani in pact with S.Korea's POSCO to invest new steel mill

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 14: India's Adani group has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea's POSCO to explore investment of up...

8 member states lose right to vote at UN due to unpaid...

United Nations, January 13: Iran and Venezuela are among the eight countries whose rights to vote at the United Nations have been revoked due...

Turkey eases COVID-19 test and quarantine requirements, reports record cases

Ankara (Turkey), January 13: Turkey said on Wednesday that it has decided to further ease its COVID-19 quarantine restrictions and test requirements, while Omicron has...

UK PM apologizes for attending Downing Street garden party during lockdown

London (UK), January 13: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized on Wednesday for attending a Downing Street garden party during the country's first lockdown in...

Hungary's gov't caps staple food prices

Budapest (Hungary), Janaury 13: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced a price cap on basic foods, in order to help families cope with an...

Greece strengthens protection, integration of unaccompanied refugee minors

Athens (Greece), Janaury 13: Greek officials presented on Wednesday a series of action plans aimed to enhance the protection and integration of thousands of unaccompanied...

U.S. House Jan. 6 committee seeks cooperation from top House Republican

Washington (US), January 13: The U.S. House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Wednesday asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for a voluntary...

N. Korea says it has succeeded in final test-firing of hypersonic missile

Seoul (South Korea), January 12: North Korea said Wednesday it has successfully conducted the "final" test-firing of a new hypersonic missile a day earlier as...

Ukrainian leader seeks fresh Normandy talks to end Donbas conflict

Kiev (Ukraine), Janaury 12: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kiev is willing to restart the negotiations in the Normandy format to find the ways...

/Algeria offers mediation role to end Mali-ECOWAS crisis

Algiers [Algeria ], January 12: Algeria on Tuesday warned of the consequences of the emerging crisis between Mali and the Economic Community of West African...

UN releases 1.9 bln USD to aid 10.9 mln people in Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released on Tuesday a 1.9-billion-U.S.-dollar Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan...

U.S. crude oil inventories down: API

Houston (US), January 12: The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday reported a decrease of 1.077 million barrels of crude oil in U.S. inventories for...

Update: Powell says U.S. Fed could start to shrink balance sheet later...

Washington (US), January 12: U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Tuesday that the central bank could start to shrink its balance sheet later...

Biden reaffirms support for changing Senate filibuster to pass voting rights bills

Washington (US), January 12: U.S. President Joe Biden in a speech Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia, said he supports changing the Senate filibuster rule so as...

Hyundai Engineering wins U.S. plant deal to build micro modular nuclear reactors

Seoul (South Korea), January 11: Hyundai Engineering Co., a plant engineering affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, said Tuesday it has secured a deal to construct...

Apple to allow alternative payment system for 1st time in S. Korea

Seoul (South Korea), January 11: Apple will allow alternative payment systems in South Korea in compliance with a new local law that bans app store...