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Italy will be late with plan for massive aid, says EU

BRUSSELS, Belgium: EU officials believe Italy will miss the April 30 deadline for submitting its Recovery Plan to the European ...

Train derailment in Egypt leaves 11 dead, 98 injured

CAIRO, Egypt: A train traveling from Cairo derailed on Sunday, causing four cars to overturn, killing eleven passengers and injuring ...

New Delhi ravaged by Covid; beds, oxygen, medicines in short supply

NEW DELHI, India: As of April 18, there were fewer than 100 critical care beds to treat Covid patients in ...

Public backlash follows Oregon plan to continue Covid restrictions

PORTLAND, Oregon: The state of Oregon is moving in the opposite direction of much of America, as it seeks to ...

China tightens control of Hong Kong, jails protest leaders

HONG KONG: As part of China's campaign to curtail freedoms in Hong Kong, leaders in the protests against China have ...

Crowd at Vatican as Pope returns to Sunday greetings

VATICAN CITY - Following the one-year lockdown, Pope Francis greeted Catholics in St. Peter's Square for his traditional Sunday noon ...

Coronavirus rates at record high among 19 and younger in Michigan

ATLANTA, Georgia: As Covid-19 cases again increase in states such as Michigan and Minnesota, officials have voiced concern about children ...

Canadian court upholds agreement with U.S. on refusing asylum seekers

OTTAWA, Canada: A Canadian appeals court has upheld a Canada-U.S. agreement to turn back asylum seekers.The ruling overturned a Canadian ...

Disneyland set to re-start operations, Covid precautions in place

BURBANK, California: Disneyland is set to reopen on April 30 and tickets are now being sold for the first time ...

Brexit trade agreement on track for approval by European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Committees of the European Parliament handling relations with Britain have approved the EU-UK post-Brexit trade and cooperation deal, ...

Pakistan: Over 100 TLP clerics on terrorism suspects list

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 20 (ANI): As violence by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan's (TLP) supporters continues to rage in Lahore and other cities, ...

EU 'Fully Supports' Prague In Spying Dispute With Moscow

The European Union says it stands in "full support and solidarity" with the Czech Republic amid a diplomatic spat between ...

Watchdog Accuses China Of Crimes Against Humanity In Xinjiang

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says China's communist government is committing crimes against humanity in its treatment of Uyghurs and other ...

Top Iranian General Hejazi Dies At 65

A high-ranking general responsible for Iran's regional military activities and an architect of its repressive internal security apparatus has died.Iran's ...

United States, European Union Urge Georgian Lawmakers To End Crisis

The United States and the European Union have launched a joint appeal to lawmakers in Georgia, urging them to cooperate ...

Lawyer Sees Navalny At Prison Hospital, Warns He Looks 'Bad'

A lawyer for jailed opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, says his ...

U.S. Revokes License Allowing Transactions With Belarus State Firms

The U.S. State Department said on April 19 it would not renew a special license authorizing transactions with nine state-owned ...

Eastern Europe, Central Asia Rank Near Bottom In Press Freedom

Unprecedented crackdowns on reporters covering protests in Belarus and the obstruction of reporting on the war over Nagorno-Karabakh were among ...

Kazakh Activist Sentenced For Supporting Banned Opposition Movement

QYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan -- A court in southern Kazakhstan has handed a parole-like sentence to an activist for supporting the banned ...

Happy Jele: Our playing style can get us to the final again

Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele has hailed the CAF Confederation Cup Group A frontrunners ahead of a matchday 5 clash ...

UEFA, Super League locked in 'phoney war'

The declaration of a private Super League has hurled UEFA and the 12 rebel football clubs into a complex legal ...

Madrid court bans UEFA, FIFA from moves against Super League: ruling

A court in Madrid on Tuesday banned UEFA and FIFA from taking any moves to block plans for a controversial ...

England rugby chiefs back Jones despite horror Six Nations

England head coach Eddie Jones retains the "full support" of the Rugby Football Union following a review into the team's ...

Stock retreat as Covid fears advance

Stock markets slid Tuesday, with Wall Street continuing to retreat from record highs and Japan fearing a renewed Covid-19 surge.Japan's ...

Covid-19 sends global wine consumption to lowest level since 2002

Wine drinking worldwide fell last year to its lowest level since 2002 as bars and restaurants shut their doors and ...

Biden speaks with family of George Floyd

President Joe Biden has spoken with the family of George Floyd to offer support, the White House said Tuesday as ...

'Over 8,000 sq km area of Bastar region liberated'

Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India], April 20 (ANI): More than 8,000 square kilometres area of Bastar, one of the worst Naxal-hit region ...

Consider lockdowns as last option: PM Modi to statess

New Delhi [India], April 20 (ANI): Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ...

AIIMS RDA demands action against comedian Sunil Pal

By Aiman KhanNew Delhi [India], April 20 (ANI): The AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) has demanded strict action against comedian ...

UN experts demand information on Sheikha Latifa

Geneva [Switzerland], April 20 (ANI): UN human rights experts on Tuesday called on the Government of the United Arab Emirates ...

Climate action "a must" to ensure sustainable living: Boao Forum chairman

© Provided by Xinhua Climate action and carbon neutral initiatives "are no longer an option but a must" for the ...

Tebas hits out at Super League plans of Real Madrid pres

Madrid [Spain], April 20 (ANI): LaLiga president Javier Tebas has slammed Florentino Perez after the Real Madrid President defended the ...

'Truly' independent probe needed to prevent next pandemic

Washington [US], April 20 (ANI): The recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the origin of coronavirus has shown that ...

Khloe Kardashian claps back at critic

Washington [US], April 20 (ANI): American reality TV star and businesswoman Khloe Kardashian recently addressed a critic who had unkind ...

5 facts about Khudozhestvenny, Moscow's oldest operating cinema

Art lovers first descended on the legendary cinema in 1909 for the French silent film 'Georgette'. Later it hosted the ...

Turkmenistan: My kingdom for a horse association

Turkmenistan's leader was given a sharp reminder of his mortality this week with the death of his 89-year-old father, Malikguly ...

UK to launch new partnership to fight future pandemic

New Delhi [India], April 20 (ANI): The UK Government on Tuesday will launch a new Pandemic Preparedness Partnership (PPP) to ...

Guardiola says plans for closed Super League format are 'not sport'

The Super League would guarantee a spot for up to 15 founding members every year, removing the uncertainty of qualification ...

How SA's Covid-19 vaccine injury fund will work

South Africa's vaccine injury fund will be headed up by retired chief justice Sandile Ngcobo who led the Competition Commission's ...

Carter Bays to release debut novel

Washington [US], April 20 (ANI): Carter Bays, who is the co-creator of the Emmy-winning series 'How I Met Your Mother', ...

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Once grounded Boeing 737 Max now faces new electrical problem

SEATTLE, Washington: An electrical glitch that resulted in several dozen Boeing 737 MAX airplanes being pulled out of operations has ...

In Washington, PM of Japan, CEO of Pfizer discuss purchase of vaccines

WASHINGTON D.C.: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appears to have reached an agreement with U.S. drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. for ...

Japanese stocks sold off sharply, greenback crumbles

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Japan tumbled on Tuesday. Sharemarkets in Australia and China also fell, while Hong Kong ...

GM Tennessee plant to produce batteries for 500,000 cars per year

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors has announced plans to build a second electric battery cell plant in the U.S. with its ...

U.S. stocks lose ground as profit-takers move in

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were sold off Monday, a surprising break in what has been a relentless ...

Fewer than 200,000 businesses failed during lockdown, says Fed

WASHINGTON D.C.: Federal Reserve research indicates that fewer than 200,000 businesses in the United States may have failed during the ...

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