Sat, 27 Feb 2021

U.S. Senate votes 78-20 to confirm Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

WASHINGTON DC: - Career foreign service diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield was approved to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations this ...

Supreme Court ruling exacerbates Trump's legal issues

NEW YORK, New York - Like a mob boss looking for payback, Donald Trump wanted the Supreme Court to do ...

Inspectors to seek out metal failure as cause of United engine fire

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered immediate inspections of all Boeing 777-200 planes using Pratt ...

EU expects Navalny sanctions for Russians to be ready next week

BRUSSELS, Belgium - In a largely symbolic move, foreign ministers of the European Union agreed this week to sanction four ...

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 ...

Improvements seen, but 8.7 million Texans still boiling water

Some 8.7 million Texans remain under orders to boil their water before drinking or cooking with it, following a massive ...

After 11 month closure, Chicago's parks to reopen 'soon'

CHICAGO, Illinois - Following an 11-month closure, Chicago's lakefront, parks and pools are preparing to reopen.Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor ...

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 ...

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 ...

Who Are Iran-backed Militants Struck by US in Syria

The U.S. military Thursday struck facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in eastern Syria, a decision the Pentagon said President ...

France's coronavirus infections remain high as more restrictions loom

© Provided by Xinhua To date, France has registered a total of 3,712,020 cases after 25,207 infections were confirmed in ...

Dutch authorities seize largest-ever heroin consignment

Amsterdam [Netherlands], February 27 (ANI): The Dutch authorities have seized the biggest single consignment of 1.5 tonnes of heroin packed ...

An Animal Welfare Organization makes Agra proud

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], February 27 (ANI): Animal Welfare Organization, named Casper Home Trust in Agra has been awarded internationally ...

US announces 'Khashoggi ban' for 76 Saudi individuals

Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): The United States on Friday (local time) imposed visa restrictions on 76 Saudi individuals who ...

Alvarez takes on Yildirim with super middleweight domination in mind

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is an overwhelming favourite as he fights for the first time this year on Saturday against Turkey's ...

Ivory Coast Receives 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The World Health Organization said Ivory Coast received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Friday, the second nation to receive vaccines ...

India calls on world to lend support to Myanmar

New York [US], February 27 (ANI): India on Friday said that restoring democratic order should be the priority of all ...

'Saudi crown prince Salman approved plan to kill Khashoggi'

Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul to capture or ...

Gayle returns to West Indies T20 squad after 2-year absence

Chris Gayle was called into the West Indies T20 squad on Friday for the first time in two years as ...

Ton-up North's cap landmark 'scary' for Wales great Jenkins

Wales great Neil Jenkins has said it is "scary" that George North is about to become the youngest player in ...

Jose Mourinho says pressure at Spurs 'like oxygen'

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday that being under pressure was "like oxygen" for him as he seeks to ...

Funny old world: The week's offbeat news

Paris, Feb 26, 2021 (AFP) -Our weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world:Sheer relief A wild Australian sheep ...

UN panel's conclusions on VVIP chopper scam accused biased

New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): India on Friday rejected a United Nations panel's call to release Christian Michel, an ...

MTN to fight Syria's decision to put its business under supervision

MTN says it plans to appeal a decision by the Syrian authorities to place its business under judicial guardianship, in ...

Govt shown utmost respect to protesting farmers: India

Geneva [Switzerland], February 26 (ANI): The Government has shown the utmost respect for protests by farmers and has remained engaged ...

Final days of the USSR in PHOTOS

Renowned American photographer Peter Turnley is famous for catching moments in human life. The street photography he took while in ...

The country estate at Znamenskoye-Rayok: Faded Shangri-La

Historian and architecture expert William Brumfield discovers a neglected mansion with an illustrious past. Znamenskoye-Rayok estate. Mansion & attached colonnade, ...

5 streets in Russia named after famous Brits

We picked the most interesting streets in Russian cities that have British history. 1. Bryusov (Bruce) Lane, MoscowRussia, Moscow. The ...

Protest, prison and politics: The making of an activist in Kazakhstan

When Maks Bokayev walked free earlier this month after nearly five years in prison, he headed straight to the main ...

Post-war report: Pashinyan misfired with insult of Russian missiles

Some intemperate remarks about Russian weaponry from Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan led the country to the precipice of a ...

Where does plastic pollution go when it enters the ocean?

Of the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic waste we produce each year, it's estimated that around ten million ...

Artificial insemination in captive lions is bad news for conservation

It is tempting to believe that technology will save the day when it comes to environmental and wildlife conservation crises. ...

Gulf War: 30 years on, the consequences of Desert Storm are still with us

It was a short message to end a short war. On February 26 1991, Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz put ...

Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

Editor's note: So you've gotten your coronavirus vaccine, waited the two weeks for your immune system to respond to the ...

EU welcomes India, Pakistan decision to ceasefire along LoC

Brussels [Belgium], February 26 (ANI): The European Union on Friday has welcomed the agreement between India and Pakistan to observe ...

Armenian Opposition Marches In Yerevan, Demands PM's Resignation

YEREVAN -- Thousands of opposition supporters have marched through Yerevan demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian as tensions ...

Early To Rise: Making Bread The Traditional Way At A Bishkek Bakery

BISHKEK -- People in Kyrgyzstan enjoy their daily bread with a reverence seldom seen elsewhere.Not only is this traditional staple ...

Police Charge Three Over Attack On Georgian Investigative Reporter

Georgian prosecutors have charged three people for an attack on investigative television journalist Vakho Sanaia, who believes his assailants targeted ...

India's 2-day win is bad for Test cricket, pundits say

Victorious India and dejected England players took a rest on Friday on what should have been the third day of ...

Bulls unveil new kit, inspired by 1997 win over British Lions

The Bulls on Friday unveiled their new kit for the 2021 rugby season.The team's sponsors, PUMA, opted for a blue ...

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U.S. stocks breakdown continues, techs however gain

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were like a tug of war Friday. Industrials lost ground, while technology stocks ...

Ability to transfer money prevented by Wednesday failure at U.S. Fed

WASHINGTON, DC - Several payment services belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve came to a standstill on Wednesday, including the ...

Stocks in Tokyo drop more than twelve hundred points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Shares across Asia were slammed on Friday sending the major indices tumbling."The bond market is signalling ...

US home values rise by 10% in one year

The US is witnessing the strongest housing market boom since 2014, with record-low mortgage rates and a limited supply of ...

U.S. stocks take a bath, Dow Jones dives 560 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields rose. sparking inflationary fears.Technology stocks took ...

Macquarie profits up by $317 million due to Texas deep freeze

The winter storms that have swept across the U.S., particularly Texas, upending the energy market and knocking out power for ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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