Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Italian ambassador's convoy attacked in Congo, envoy and driver killed

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was assassinated Monday while traveling in ...

Irish schools expect to reopen in March

DUBLIN, Ireland - The government is considering easing the nationwide Covid lockdown before the planned nine-week deadline, as Taoiseach Micheal ...

Vaccine could prevent transmission of virus, says Israeli study

TEL AVIV, Israel: An Israeli study has found the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech effective in preventing laboratory-confirmed ...

Tanzania president tells public to avoid foreign-made face masks

NAIROBI, Kenya: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested that Tanzania report on its measures to battle ...

Texas recovering from freezing winter, looks to begin pumping oil

Oil prices climbed again on Tuesday after a jump in the morning session, holding near a 13-month high, due to ...

Call for moving 2022 Olympics from China

OTTAWA, Canada - Ramping up pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to toughen his stance on China, Canada's parliament ...

Town remembers Italy's first Covid death

CODOGNO, Italy: Sunday marked one year since Italy experienced its first known COVID-19 death, a 77-year-old retired roofer from the ...

Reports claim Huawei to only ship 70 to 80 million phones in 2021

SHENZEN, China - After shipping 189 million smartphones in 2020, Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei reportedly anticipates production will fall by ...

Ireland's bars, restaurants, hotels to stay shut until summer

DUBLIN, Ireland: Taoiseach Micheal Martin confirmed on Saturday that Ireland's bars, cafes, hotels and restaurants will remain closed until mid-summer. ...

Britain speeds delivery of coronavirus vaccine to all adults

LONDON, England: The British government has pledged that all adults in the country will receive their first dose of the ...

Bitcoin jumps to $50,000, raising concerns about investor safety

In a blistering rally led by endorsements from electric carmaker Tesla and Wall Street giants, Bitcoin surged past US$50,000 this ...

Report says first transmission of H5N8 avian flu occurred in Russia

MOSCOW, February 20: Russian officials have reported discovering the first cases in the world in which the H5N8 strain of ...

Biden Nominee To Head CIA Sees Russia As Potent Threat

U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has told lawmakers that the 'biggest geopolitical test' ...

Indian skeet shooters in line for medals in Team events

New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI): Indian Skeet Shooters were in line for medals in the Team events at the ...

Urgent need to counter China's growing tech dominance

Washington [US], February 25 (ANI): Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Tuesday called on the US government to fast track ...

Airtel announces pricing of $1.25 billion 10.25-year bond

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): Bharti Airtel said on Thursday it has successfully priced its debt fund raise of ...

ATP roundup: Two Argentines reach quarterfinals at Cordoba

Federico Coria and qualifier Facundo Bagnis both won all-Argentine matches Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Cordoba (Argentina) Open. ...

Pressure on WTO to consider India's proposed IPR waiver

New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI): As the world grapples to counter the pandemic, pressure on the World Trade Organisation ...

A new study uncovers new genes linked to glaucoma risk

New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI): A new study led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Harvard Medical School ...

Former Serbian Mayor Convicted in Arson Attack on Reporter

A Serbian court has sentenced a former mayor to four years in prison for ordering an arson attack on the ...

China represses its own people, says Burns

Washington [US], February 25 (ANI): US President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, in ...

French Tourist Detained In Iran Nine Months Ago

France has confirmed Iran detained a French tourist in May 2020 on vague security-related charges.The Foreign Ministry said February 24 ...

France announces partial lockdown in Northern Regions

Paris [France], February 25 (ANI/Sputnik): France will introduce a lockdown over the weekend in the northern coastal city of Dunkerque ...

CIA Chief Nominee Warns of 'Adversarial, Predatory' China

WASHINGTON - The United States must train its spies and intelligence analysts on the rising threat from China, U.S. President ...

Police in Germany, Belgium Seize Record 23 Tons of Cocaine

German customs authorities Wednesday announced the largest seizure of cocaine in European history, more than 23 tons discovered in two ...

'Measures by Imran contributing to religiosity, extremism'

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan posing himself as the standard-bearer of Islam against the wave ...

Neglect Drives Child Labor in Syria

IDLIB PROVINCE, SYRIA / ISTANBUL - As the truck pulls into the landfill, women and children crowd around, pouncing at ...

Gray backs French 'crazy depth' to overcome Covid crisis

Scotland's Richie Gray believes the "crazy depth" of French rugby union will ensure his side still face a tough challenge ...

EU wants ban on roaming charges extended by 10 years

The current rules were due to expire in 2022 but would now be extended for a decade beyond that under ...

UK reports another 9,938 coronavirus cases, 442 deaths

© Provided by Xinhua Britain reported another 442 coronavirus-related deaths, taking the total fatalities to 121,747. LONDON, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) ...

Russian Court Jails Mother And Son Jehovah's Witnesses

A Russian court has sentenced a mother and her son to prison as part of ongoing persecution of the Jehovah's ...

Georgia's restaurants fight back against the lockdown

Nodari insists that he makes the best khachapuri in Tbilisi - a bold claim, when Georgia's trademark national cheese pie ...

Before Lenin: The Monuments Of Tsarist Russia

Historical photos show the royal Russian statues that were consigned to the 'dustbin of history' after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. ...

One-Shot Vaccine Protects Against COVID, US Government Says

The U.S. government has determined that a one-shot COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson is safe and offers partial ...

NHL selects DreamHack Sports Games to run esports events

The NHL announced a multi-year deal with DreamHack Sports Games to operate live and online esports events. DreamHack Sports Games ...

Kyrgyz President Meets With Putin In First Trip Abroad

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Japarov have discussed bilateral ties in Moscow as Kyrgyzstan emerges from a ...

Jailed Kazakh Activist's Parole Request Rejected

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A court in Kazakhstan has rejected a request for early release filed by jailed activist Almat Zhumaghulov, ...

Calvey Associate Reiterates Innocence As Trial Resumes In Moscow

Philippe Delpal, a French national and an associate of prominent U.S. investor Michael Calvey, has reiterated his innocence as a ...

France v Scotland to go ahead despite virus outbreak: Six Nations

But after a fresh round of negative test results, France have now been given the go-ahead to host Gregor Townsend's ...

European stocks climb despite Asia losses

European stocks rose Wednesday after Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell sought to allay fears around rising inflation.Asian markets closed with ...

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Boost in supplies seen as Covid vaccine stocks fall short of promises

WASHINGTON, DC - Moderna has announced, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that it will place 15 ...

Italian ambassador's convoy attacked in Congo, envoy and driver killed

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was assassinated Monday while traveling in ...

Irish schools expect to reopen in March

DUBLIN, Ireland - The government is considering easing the nationwide Covid lockdown before the planned nine-week deadline, as Taoiseach Micheal ...

Vaccine could prevent transmission of virus, says Israeli study

TEL AVIV, Israel: An Israeli study has found the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech effective in preventing laboratory-confirmed ...

Tanzania president tells public to avoid foreign-made face masks

NAIROBI, Kenya: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested that Tanzania report on its measures to battle ...

Texas recovering from freezing winter, looks to begin pumping oil

Oil prices climbed again on Tuesday after a jump in the morning session, holding near a 13-month high, due to ...

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