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Moldova declares emergency as gas jumps from $550 to $790 per thousand

CHIINU, Moldova: To help ease gas shortages caused by rising global energy prices, Moldova's parliament has approved a government-requested state ...

As Covid returns, Austria warns of lockdown for unvaccinated

VIENNA, Austria: Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said unvaccinated people in the country could face new lockdown restrictions, as COVID-19 cases ...

Germany reports 15,145 new infections in one day, highest since May

BERLIN, Germany: On Saturday, Germany recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases since mid-May, rising from 95 to 100 ...

South African elephant kills poacher, chases off hunters

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa: An elephant has trampled a suspected poacher to death in South Africa's Kruger National Park, ...

As Covid infections, deaths rise, Moscow closing schools, businesses

MOSCOW, Russia: As Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic began in 2020, beginning ...

4,000 pound sunfish is largest ever seen by experts

Autonomous Ceuta, Spain: A 4,000 pound sunfish was released after being caught in a fishing net off of autonomous Ceuta, ...

Russia, China hold naval patrol off Japan

MOSCOW, Russia: Russia and China have conducted their first-ever joint patrol in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, the ...

Scientific data shows Vikings in Canada 500 years before Columbs

GRONINGEN, Netherlands: Scientists from the University of Groningen recently used a new dating technique and and referenced a past solar ...

Republic of Barbados elects woman as first president

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Prior to becoming a republic and removing Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, Barbados has elected ...

Polish controversy as officials say EU laws violate constitution

BRUSSELS, Belgium: A Brussels summit of 27 European Union member states is being overshadowed by a dispute with Poland about ...

Mexico's richest man agrees to rebuild collapsed subway line

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: On Wednesday, telecom and construction magnate Carlos Slim, Mexico's richest person, reached an agreement with the Mexico ...

Canadian men pulled from waters by Sikhs who made rope from turbans

VICTORIA, British Columbia: A group of Sikh hikers in Canada used their unraveled turbans to rescue two men who fell ...

Poland sends 6,000 soldiers to Belarus border to stop flow of migrants

WARSAW, Poland: On Tuesday, the Polish Defense Ministry said it had increased the number of troops on its border with ...

US government warns Americans to avoid travel to Singapore

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department have warned Americans to avoid travel ...

In response to threats, Japan PM calls for greater military spending

TOKYO, Japan: During a televised debate with eight political leaders prior to the national elections on 31st October, Prime Minister ...

Eruption of Canary Island volcano sets new record

LA PALMA, Canary Islands: Officials in the Canary Islands said there are no signs that the eruption of a volcano, ...

British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses appeal in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND: A British-Iranian woman arrested and jailed in 2016, has had her court appeal rejected by Iranian authorities.Aid worker ...

Extreme Weather, Climate Change Wreaking Havoc in Asia

GENEVA - A U.N. report says extreme weather and the impact of climate change killed thousands of people and resulted ...

Japanese Princess Marries Commoner, Gives Up Royal Status

The niece of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, Princess Mako, married a commoner Tuesday, relinquishing her royal status following a heavily scrutinized, ...

China Urges US-Led West to Engage With Taliban, Lift Sanctions

ISLAMABAD - China has pressed the Taliban interim government in Afghanistan to 'effectively' protect the rights of women and renewed ...

US Calls for Renewed Taiwan Participation at UN

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday urged member states of the United Nations to support Taiwan's ...

Biden Expands US-ASEAN Strategic Partnership

WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday rebooted his country's lapsed relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian ...

ASEAN Summit Opens Without Myanmar Presence

TAIPEI / WASHINGTON - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, opened a three-day regional summit without Myanmar, after ...

Beijing Confirms Strict 'Closed Loop' for Winter Olympics

BEIJING - Chinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year's Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population ...

Taiwan Has No Right to Join United Nations: China

BEIJING - China insisted Wednesday that Taiwan had no right to join the United Nations, after the United States called ...

Uyghur Recap: October 18-27

Here is a fast take on Uyghur-related news around the world in the past week:Xinjiang's official becomes Tibet's party leaderWang ...

Nigeria Launches Africa's First Digital Currency

ABUJA - Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has launched the continent's first digital currency, the e-Naira. The launch also ranks Nigeria ...

Sudan Strongman is Seen as an Insider with Powerful Allies

CAIRO - The general leading Sudan's coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan ...

Zimbabweans Divided Over Western Sanctions

HARARE - Pro-government Zimbabweans say sanctions imposed in 2003 and earlier by some Western nations, including the United States, because ...

Africa Must Adapt to Climate Change Effects

NAIROBI - The Global Center on Adaptation says climate change will push 120 million people into extreme poverty by 2030, ...

Sudanese Journalist Arrested by Military, CPJ Says

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Sudanese military authorities on Tuesday arrested journalist Maher Abugoukh, a manager at Sudan state ...

Q&A: Sudan's Ambassador to US Rejects Military Takeover

WASHINGTON - Despite the military takeover in Sudan on Monday, Nureldin Satti, Sudan's ambassador to the United States, remains in ...

Sudanese Security Forces Arrest 3 Leading Pro-Democracy Activists

KHARTOUM, SUDAN / WASHINGTON - Sudanese security forces arrested demonstrators in Khartoum Wednesday, including three leading pro-democracy activists, as the ...

Abuses by Sahel Security Forces Against Citizens in Burkina Faso Down

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO - Once commonplace, abuses by state security forces against civilians in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have ...

US to Develop 'Indo-Pacific Economic Framework'

WHITE HOUSE - The United States plans to 'explore with partners the development of an Indo-Pacific economic framework,' the White ...

US Holiday Sales Could Hit Record Levels

U.S. holiday sales could rise over 10% this year, a trade body said on Wednesday, as major consumer goods makers ...

Iran Agrees to Resume Nuclear Talks

WASHINGTON - Iran said Wednesday it would resume talks with world powers about its nuclear development program by the end ...

US State Department Creates Bureau to Tackle Digital Threats

WASHINGTON - The State Department is creating a new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy to focus on tackling cybersecurity ...

US Senate Considers 'Wealth Tax' to Fund Biden's Spending Proposals

WASHINGTON - As Democrats in Congress fight among themselves over how much of U.S. President Joe Biden's Build Back Better ...

State DepartmentRecap:October21-27

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

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24 executed for starting lethal wildfires in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria: The Syrian Ministry of Justice has announced that 24 people convicted of lighting last year's devastating wildfires, which ...

Moldova declares emergency as gas jumps from $550 to $790 per thousand

CHIINU, Moldova: To help ease gas shortages caused by rising global energy prices, Moldova's parliament has approved a government-requested state ...

As Covid returns, Austria warns of lockdown for unvaccinated

VIENNA, Austria: Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said unvaccinated people in the country could face new lockdown restrictions, as COVID-19 cases ...

Germany reports 15,145 new infections in one day, highest since May

BERLIN, Germany: On Saturday, Germany recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases since mid-May, rising from 95 to 100 ...

South African elephant kills poacher, chases off hunters

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa: An elephant has trampled a suspected poacher to death in South Africa's Kruger National Park, ...

As Covid infections, deaths rise, Moscow closing schools, businesses

MOSCOW, Russia: As Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic began in 2020, beginning ...

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