Thu, 20 Jan 2022

As British face inflation, government freezes BBC subscription fee

LONDON, England: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) faces a major financial setback following a recent announcement by the government to ...

US Supreme Court to rule on religious rights of football coach

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear an appeal from a former high school football coach who ...

US snow storm leaves thousands without power

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: The eastern United States was hit by a severe winter storm on January 16, packing heavy snow, ...

Norwegian Caribbean cruise remains in St. Martin as cruise canceled

PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin: Norwegian Cruise Line canceled, mid-voyage, a ten-day Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Gem due to COVID-19, leaving ...

One of world's oldest gorillas put to sleep at Atlanta Zoo

ATLANTA, Georgia: Zoo Atlanta's gorilla, one of the oldest in captivity at 59 years, was euthanized on January 13 due ...

Former Denmark defense minister charged with leaking state secrets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: An official at the highest level of the Denmark government has been charged with leaking state secrets. Claus ...

West Australia's Onslow sets new high of 50.7 degrees Celsius

ONSLOW, West Australia: The sun appears to be mercilessly beating down on Onslow in West Australia, as the town registered ...

Suspicions on Russia as Ukraine websites suffer cyberattacks

KIEV, Ukraine: Many government websites in Ukraine have suffered cyberattacks, with the intruders posting the text, "Be afraid and wait ...

19 year-old Belgium completing solo flight round-the-world

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Zara Rutherford, a teenager from Belgium, is nearing the completion of a solo round-the-world flight. Rutherford, age 19, ...

FedEx asks US to let it install laser defenses to planes

MEMPHIS, Tennessee: FedEx is seeking permission to arm its cargo planes with defensive systems to thwart attacks by heat-seeking missiles. ...

Australians rejoice in potential death of Djokovic's sporting career

Not since the 1936 Olympics in Berlin has a government tried to prevent an athlete from competing in a sporting ...

French government's Covid policies cause teachers to strike

PARIS, France: French teachers have begun a nationwide strike organized by teachers unions to protest against class disruptions caused by ...

Great excitement in Tokyo over newborn twin pandas

TOKYO, Japan: Twin panda cubs have made their first public appearance before devoted fans at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. However, ...

After 5,000 cranes die from bird flu, Israel acts to stop virus

TEL AVIV, Israel: An avian influenza upsurge has claimed the lives of over 5,000 cranes in Israel, resulting in the ...

Poland joins other EU countries with 100,000 Covid-related deaths

WARSAW, Poland: Poland has emerged as the most recent country in Europe to have reported 100,000 fatalities linked to COVID-19, ...

Britain warns MPs of Chinese agent seeking contacts in Parliament

LONDON, England: A rare warning by the UK's MI5 intelligence agency has revealed that a Chinese agent, Christine Ching Kui ...

Omicron to infect half of Europe in weeks, says WHO

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Based on the 7 million new cases reported across Europe in the first week of 2022, the World ...

China hosts Middle East foreign ministers in rare gathering

BEIJING, China: This week, the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain are visiting China for meetings with ...

Eyeing Chinese market, global luxury brands embrace Year of the Tiger

HAIKOU, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- As the Chinese Lunar New Year approaches, global luxury brands are launching limited edition products ...

Communication links affected by volcanic eruption gradually being restored in Tonga

Nuku'alofa [Tonga], January 20 (ANI): Tonga is on track to restore communication and transport which was hit by a major ...

Reporter Kidnapped, Beaten in Northeast Syria

WASHINGTON - Tuesday started like any other day for Jindar Barakat. The reporter, who works part time at a currency ...

France calls for new 'European order'

The French leader has marked the beginning of his country's presidency of the EU with a call for a new ...

Biden: 'Not There Yet' on Easing of Tariffs on Chinese Goods

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that it was too soon to make commitments on lifting U.S. tariffs ...

Jon Rahm comfortable, confident kicking off West Coast swing

Suffice it to say, Jon Rahm enjoys the PGA Tour's "West Coast swing." He arrives in La Quinta, Calif., one ...

It's been a year of challenges but also of enormous progress, says Biden commemorating first year in office

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): US President Joie Biden on Wednesday (local time) commemorated his first year in office and ...

State Department Recap: January 13-19, 2022

STATE DEPARTMENT - Here's a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been ...

US Urges Ex-American Hostage in Iran to Halt Vienna Hunger Strike

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is urging a 77-year-old former U.S. hostage in Iran to call off a hunger strike ...

Russia will be held accountable if it invades Ukraine, says Biden

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) said that Russia will be held accountable ...

UN to urge donors to provide USD 8 billion aid for Afghanistan, says Lyons

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 20 (ANI): The UN top envoy in Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons on Wednesday said that the organization is ...

How did Fox News become the voice of reason

Imagine traveling back in time 20 years and explaining the current US geopolitical predicament to someone in 2002. They'd easily ...

Brzezinski becomes US ambassador to Poland

Son of infamous Cold War hawk takes up new role amid growing tensions with RussiaMark Brzezinski, son of former US ...

Bill Gates warns of worse pandemics in future

The billionaire calls for massive government investments to prepare for potential outbreaks that could be deadlier than Covid-19Software magnate Bill ...

Taliban urges Muslim countries to recognize Islamic Emirate govt

Kabul [Afghanistan], January 20 (ANI): The Taliban on Wednesday urged Muslim countries to recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) ...

12 Syrian Police Hurt in Bus Bombing, State News Agency Says

DAMASCUS - Twelve members of Syria's internal security forces were lightly wounded Wednesday in a bomb blast on a police ...

Tech cooperation must be a global imperative, urge WEF leaders

© Provided by Xinhua According to data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an estimated 37 percent of the world's ...

Products of grassroots, student's innovations; traditional knowledge to be available for online sale: Ministry of Science and Technology

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): Products by grassroots innovators, outstanding traditional knowledge holders as well as student creativity based ...

Iran has "no limitation" for boosting ties with Russia: president

© Provided by Xinhua TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday Tehran is faced with ...

Border opening spurs rebound in demand from international students

Australia's position in the international higher education market weakened significantly while our border was closed over the past two years. ...

UK PM Johnson rolling back COVID-19 measures including mandatory face masks

London [UK], January 20 (ANI): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (local time) announced the end of COVID-19 measures ...

Teen Pilot One Stop from Finishing Round-the-world Solo Flight

A 19-year-old British-Belgian pilot landed her plane on Wednesday at an airstrip near Frankfurt, Germany, one stop away from becoming ...

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U.S. stocks crumble again, dollar edges down

NEW YORK, New York - In the face of looming interest rate hikes, U.S. stock markets continued to shed weight ...

British Petroleum says EV charging to become profitable soon

LONDON, England: Oil giant British Petroleum (BP) has said that the use of its pulse electric vehicle chargers is "on ...

Amazon UK says it will accept Visa credit cards for purchases

LONDON, England: In a statement on January 17, Amazon UK said it has canceled plans to stop accepting Visa credit ...

Japanese stock markets records major falls

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday. The biggest move was the Japanese market which saw ...

UK imports to Ireland fell, trade with N. Ireland up due to Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland: Since Brexit went into effect in 2020, Ireland has witnessed a 20 percent decline in goods exported from ...

At 3.45%, mortgage rates highest in US since pandemic struck

WASHINGTON D.C.: According to a closely watched survey, U.S. mortgage rates have reached levels not seen since March 2020. In ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

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