Ukraine, Russia carry out largest prisoner exchange since conflict start

Kiev [Ukraine], June 30: Ukraine and Russia carried out their largest prisoner exchange since the start of the conflict on Feb. 24, the Main Intelligence...

Russia summons Norwegian charge d'affaires over transit ban issue

Moscow [Russia], June 30: The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Norwegian Charge d'Affaires Solveig Rossebo over Norway's decision to block the delivery of goods to Spitsbergen,...

Lavrov, Guterres discuss global food security challenges over phone

Moscow [Russia], June 30: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed global food security issues during a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on...

French court issues guilty verdicts over 2015 Paris terrorist attacks

Paris [France], June 30: The French court handed down guilty verdicts to 20 men accused of involvement in the terrorist attacks in Paris in November...

U.S. child-care system "a broken market": WP

New York [US], June 30: U.S. states have gotten millions of dollars in federal aid for child care, the first major infusion in decades, but...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire this week

Washington [US], June 30: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said on Wednesday that he will officially step down from the bench at noon Thursday.

Bull bison gores visitor in U.S. Yellowstone National Park

Los Angeles [US], June 30: A visitor was gored by a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park, one of the largest and best-known national parks...

Boeing releases 2022 Sustainability Report

San Francisco [US], June 30: Boeing on Wednesday released its annual Sustainability Report with a commitment to delivering commercial airplanes capable of flying on 100...

Canada extending current COVID-19 border measures

Ottawa [Canada], June 30: The federal government of Canada is extending current COVID-19 border measures for travellers entering the country, the Public Health Agency of...

Canada finalises Clean Fuel Regulations toward net-zero emissions

Ottawa [Canada], June 30: Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault on Wednesday announced the publication of the final Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR)...

U.S. stocks end mixed as inflation, recession worries persist

New York [US], June 30: U.S. stocks finished mixed on Wednesday, amid continued worries over inflation, the pace of rate hikes and the threat of...

Death toll rises to 53 from human-trafficking tragedy in U.S. Texas

Houston [US], June 30: The death toll of migrants found on Monday inside a sweltering 18-wheeler in San Antonio, a major city in south central...

Bangladesh to vaccinate kids aged 5-12 amid fresh surge in COVID-19 cases

Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 30: Bangladesh has decided to start administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5-12 amid a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases.

Vietnam reports 777 new COVID-19 cases

Hanoi [Vietnam], June 30: Vietnam recorded 777 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up by eight from Tuesday, according to its Ministry of Health.

Indonesia sees increase in COVID-19 cases of Omicron sublineages

Jakarta [Indonesia], June 30: Indonesia has seen an increase in the number of newly-confirmed COVID-19 infections in the past weeks after the emergence of the...

Singapore reports 9,392 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore reported 9,392 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,434,563.

China, Vietnam vow to strengthen cooperation between legislatures

Beijing [China], June 30: Wang Chen, vice chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, met with Tran Thanh Man, Standing Vice Chairman of...

Myanmar reports 6 more COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], June 30: Myanmar confirmed six new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in the country to 613,583, the country's...

Uzbekistan eyes additional 9 bln USD in revenue from textile industry

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], June 30: Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has tasked the government to generate an additional 9 billion U.S. dollars in revenue per year by...

Uzbek court sentences 14 supporters of militant groups to jail terms

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], June 30: A court in Uzbekistan's southern Surkhandarya region has sentenced 14 supporters of religious militant groups to up to 10 years in...

Australian retail labor shortages reach 50-year high: survey

Sydney (Australia), June 29: A survey report from Australia's peak retail body, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), has shown that Australia's labor market is continuing...

N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases under 10,000 for 5th day: state...

Seoul (South Korea), June 29: North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases have remained below 10,000 for the fifth consecutive day, its state media said Wednesday.

Biz leaders of S. Korea, Japan to hold annual meeting next week...

Seoul (South Korea), June 29: Business leaders of South Korea and Japan will hold their annual meeting early next week, the Federation of Korean Industries...

New COVID-19 infections hit 2-month high in Serbia

Belgrade (Serbia), June 29: A total of 810 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Serbia, the highest in two months, said the Institute of Public...

Jordan's king calls for transparent explanations on Aqaba port gas leakage

Amman (Jordan), June 29: King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday underlined the need to provide transparent explanations to the public about the gas leak...

Canada losing billions of dollars in unpaid tax each year: report

Ottawa (Canada), June 29: The Canadian government is losing billions of dollars, or nine percent of federal tax revenue overall each year, according to a...

N. Korea maps out emergency measures to prevent flood damage amid pandemic:...

Seoul (South Korea), June 29: North Korea is taking emergency measures to prevent damage from flooding as it braces for the summer rainy season amid...