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Hyundai Engineering and Bentley Systems to collaborate in AI design development
Asia | April 9, 2021 4:13:56 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], April 9 (ANI/Global Economic): Hyundai Engineering announced Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of automated AI (artificial intelligence) design with Bentley Systems, a global software ... read..


'Russia to protect E.Ukraine residents if needed'
Moscow | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Russia will be protect the residents in eastern Ukraine's conflict-hit Donbas region if there is a need to do so, Kremlin Deputy Chief of Staff Dmitry Kozak said here. ... read..


US gun violence int'l embarrassment: Biden
Washington | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden called gun violence in the country an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment", as he delivered a speech from the White House introducing new executive actions aimed at addressing the issue. ... read..


US Navy says it conducted 'Freedom of Navigation' ops near Lakshadweep without prior Indian consent
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 3:43:59 PM IST
US Naval ships on April 7 conducted the freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) near Lakshadweep Islands, inside India's exclusive economic zone without taking prior consent from the Indian side. ... read..


US 'increasingly concerned' by Russian military build-up on Ukraine border
Washington | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The US is "increasingly concerned" by the Russian military build-up on its border with Ukraine, the White House said, adding that Moscow now has more troops on that frontier since 2014. ... read..


Shanghai Disney Resort marks 10th ground-breaking anniversary
Shanghai | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated the 10th anniversary of its ground-breaking, with president and general manager Joe Schott expressing his great confidence in its future. ... read..


Indonesia floods toll climbs to 165
Jakarta | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 165 with 45 still missing, the National Disaster Management Agency said. ... read..


Pakistan assisting Ankara to develop nuclear arsenal, control Kabul
Athens | April 9, 2021 3:14:07 PM IST
Pakistan is helping Turkey to develop nuclear weapons and control Afghanistan by expanding Recep Tyyip Erdogan's Caliphate expedition to the country. ... read..


Third wave of COVID-19 claims 105 more lives in Pakistan, death tally rises to 15,229 in 24 hours
Islamabad | April 9, 2021 3:13:55 PM IST
Lethal third wave of coronavirus killed 105 more in Pakistan in last 24 hours, taking the national death tally to 15,229. ... read..


US to help India achieve 450 GW green energy goal: Kerry
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry has welcomed India's ambitious goal of generating 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030 and said that Washington will help New Delhi achieve it by helping mobilise international funding. ... read..


Putin supports building good ties with Washington
Moscow | Friday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin prefers to establish good relations with the United States despite Washington's "aggressive policy," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. ... read..


Pakistan approves emergency use of third Chinese COVID vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate
Karachi | April 9, 2021 1:43:57 PM IST
Pakistan approved the emergency use of the third Chinese vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate, on Thursday. ... read..


US expresses concern over Tigray crisis
Washington | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan expressed US concern over the crisis in the Tigray region to Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, the White House said. ... read..


Third wave of COVID-19 claims 105 more in Pakistan, death tally rises to 15,229 in 24 hours
Islamabad | April 9, 2021 1:13:52 PM IST
Lethal third wave of coronavirus killed 105 more in Pakistan in last 24 hours, taking the national death tally to 15,229. ... read..


Rajnath Singh meets Kazakhstan counterpart Nurlan Yermekbayev
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 12:13:55 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met his Kazakhstan counterpart Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev. ... read..


Chile registers record daily increase in COVID-19 cases
Others | April 9, 2021 11:44:04 AM IST
Santiago [Chile], April 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Chile reported 8,195 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest daily count since the outbreak, taking the national tally to 1,051,270. ... read..


10th summit of D-8 on economic cooperation kicks off virtually
Tehran | April 9, 2021 11:43:55 AM IST
The 10th summit of eight developing countries (D-8) began virtually in Iran on Thursday. ... read..


Fearing death due to COVID-19 more young Chinese people writing wills
Beijing | April 9, 2021 10:44:05 AM IST
Fearing death due to the coronavirus pandemic more young Chinese are writing wills, a report by the China Registration Center said. ... read..


US must pay UN dues of peacekeeping budget: Ex-officials
Washington | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
Three retired senior officials of the US Department of State have urged the current administration to pay the arrears the country owes to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping budget. ... read..


Under construction China Town sparks anti-Beijing sentiment in South Korea
Seoul | April 9, 2021 9:43:52 AM IST
A Chinatown in South Korea - Korea-China Culture Town located in Gangwon province - expected to be completed in 2022 - has sparked anti-Chinese sentiment. ... read..


Morocco receives COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX
Others | April 9, 2021 8:13:53 AM IST
Rabat [Morocco], April 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Morocco on Thursday received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through the global vaccine-sharing facility COVAX, the Ministry of Health said. ... read..


Intelligence report warns of competitive geopolitical environment amid US-China clash
Washington | April 9, 2021 7:43:47 AM IST
US intelligence officials warned in a report issued on Thursday (local time) that the geopolitical environment has become more competitive due to China's challenge to the United States and Western-led international system. ... read..


Pak delegation trip cancelled just before landing in Kabul
Islamabad | April 9, 2021 7:43:45 AM IST
The visit of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to Afghanistan has been scrapped due to the security threat. ... read..


China resists disclosing details of loans to developing countries as G-20 demands debt transparency
Vienna | April 9, 2021 7:13:47 AM IST
Despite pressure from the Group of 20 major economies, Beijing has been resisting to disclose the details on its lending to developing nations as low-income countries have been struggling with their vaccination campaigns. ... read..


Instagram, Facebook recover after brief outage
California | April 9, 2021 7:13:46 AM IST
Social networking sites Facebook and Instagram were temporarily down on Thursday in many parts of the world for a short duration because of which users were unable to send or receive messages. ... read..


US lawmakers plan to introduce bill to counter China threat
Washington | April 9, 2021 6:43:47 AM IST
US lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next week that would put additional sanctions on Chinese officials; build closer US relations with Taiwan and place more checks on Beijing's military operations and territorial claims, among other measures intend ... read..


Royal conflict resolved, says Jordan's King
Amman | April 9, 2021 6:13:49 AM IST
Jordan's King Abdullah II has said that a sedition attempt has been quashed and that he has mended his relationship with his half-brother, who the government had accused of spearheading a plot against the country's leaders. ... read..


Brazil reports highest daily death toll of 4,249 People
Others | April 9, 2021 5:43:57 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], April 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Brazil has registered 4,249 new fatalities caused by the coronavirus within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, the national Ministry of Health said. ... read..


Irish, UK Prime Ministers call for calm in Northern Ireland amid ongoing violence
Europe | April 9, 2021 5:43:54 AM IST
Dublin [Ireland], April 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Micheal Martin and his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, have discussed the ongoing violence in Northern Ireland and called on the conflicting parties to calm down and start a dialogue ... read..


EU on track for herd immunity from COVID-19 by mid-July: Vaccine chief
Brussels | April 9, 2021 5:13:51 AM IST
The European Union is on track for herd immunity by mid-July, the EU's vaccine chief Thierry Breton has said. ... read..


Nepal: 4 Maoist Centre ministers relieved of Parliament membership
Kathmandu | April 9, 2021 5:13:49 AM IST
Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist Center (CPN-MC) has relieved four sitting ministers from the post of lawmakers on Thursday. ... read..


Australia unveils 'Road Map for Respect' amid sexual harassment scandals
Canberra | April 9, 2021 4:13:51 AM IST
After two months of sexual harassment and assault scandals, including a claim of rape inside Parliament House, Australia's government agreed on Thursday to accept a series of recommendations that aim to prevent gender-based abuse and increase accountabili ... read..


One dead among 6 shot in Texas
Bryan | April 9, 2021 4:13:50 AM IST
A gunman shot six people, killing one, at a local business in Bryan, Texas, Bryan Police Department Chief Eric Buske said in a press conference. ... read..


Argentina registers record 23,683 new COVID-19 cases
Others | April 9, 2021 4:13:47 AM IST
Buenos Aires [Argentina], April 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Argentina has registered 23,683 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak for the third day in a row, the national Ministry of Health sa ... read..


US mulls sending warships to Black Sea as Russia-Ukraine tensions rise
Washington | April 9, 2021 3:43:53 AM IST
The United States is considering sending warships into the Black Sea in the next few weeks in a show of support for Ukraine amid Russia's increased military presence on Ukraine's eastern border, a US defense official said on Thursday. ... read..


Biden labels gun violence in US as 'international embarrassment'
Washington | April 9, 2021 3:13:54 AM IST
After a recent spate of high-profile mass shootings in the United States, President Joe Biden unveiled a package of moves Thursday that seek to address a scourge of gun violence he deemed a "blemish on the nation." ... read..


India, US to pursue actions to collaborate on climate crisis, 2030 agenda for green technologies
Washington | April 9, 2021 1:43:47 AM IST
US Special Presidential Envoy for climate John Kerry and Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed US-India cooperation on addressing the climate crisis and pursue actions to collaborate on a 2030 agenda for clean and green technologies in the service of the ... read..


Israel remembers Holocaust victims
Tel Aviv | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Israel paused on Thursday to mourn the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during the Second World War on Holocaust Remembrance Day. ... read..


Turkey denies it snubbed EU chief during Ankara visit
Ankara | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in line with "demands and suggestions from the EU side", rejecting criticism that Ankara snubbed her. ... read..


Jemima Goldsmith slams ex-husband over rape remarks
Islamabad | Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
The recent statement by the Pakistani premier Imran Khan about the increasing rape and sexual cases in the country has sparked uproar not within the country but also from across the globe. To add more to his criticism, his former wife Jemima Goldsmith has ... read..


Young Aus women most resistant to Covid vax: Poll
Canberra | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Young women are the most reluctant group in Australia to get vaccinated against Covid-19, a new survey revealed on Thursday. ... read..


S.Korea's ruling party suffers defeat in mayoral bypolls
Seoul | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
South Korea's ruling Democratic Party suffered a crushing defeat in the by-elections for new Mayors of the country's two biggest cities, the National Election Commission said on Thursday. ... read..


Aus to convene national women's safety summit
Canberra | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Australian government announced that it will convene a national summit on women's safety in July, which will shape a new plan to prevent all kinds of violence, including domestic and sexual, against women and children. ... read..


Israel strikes near Damascus injure 4 soldiers
Damascus | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A fresh Israeli missile attack targeted positions near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday, injuring four soldiers and causing widespread damage. ... read..


NZ delivers next phase of climate action
Wellington | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The New Zealand government on Thursday delivered on a key election commitment to tackling climate change by banning new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers and partnering with the private sector to help it transit away from fossil fuels. ... read..


G20 Ministers call for continued Covid spending
Rome | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Finance Ministers and central bank governors from the world's largest economies have agreed on continued financial backing for countries struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic "as long as required", said the co-chair of a virtual G20 summit. ... read..


No lockdown despite surging cases in Brazil: Bolsonaro
Brasilia | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stood firm in his opposition against a nationwide lockdown despite a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths. ... read..


US, Iraq agree to redeploy coalition forces
Washington | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The US and Iraq have agreed to redeploy the remaining Washington-led coalition combat troops outside the war-torn country to contribute in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terror group, an official statement said. ... read..


Palestine condemns Israeli move to build settlement units
Ramallah | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Palestine has condemned Israel's decision to build 540 new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Har Homa, south of East Jerusalem. ... read..


Egypt sentences 9 to life imprisonment over terror charges
Cairo | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
An Egyptian top court has sentenced nine people to life imprisonment and acquitted 41 others over charges related to terrorism in Sohag province in 2015. ... read..


Palestine hasn't received Arab financial aid for over a yr
Ramallah | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Palestine has not received financial aid from any Arab country for more than one year, Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said. ... read..


32 sentenced to life imprisonment for failed Turkey coup
Ankara | Thursday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
A Turkish court has sentenced 32 people, including former soldiers, to life imprisonment for their involvement in the 2016 failed coup, according to state media. ... read..


Saudi launches masterplan for AlUla development
Riyadh | Thursday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has launched a masterplan to develop the historical city of AlUla in the Kingdom's Medina region. ... read..


8,000 killed by landmines in Yemen's civil war
Sanaa | Thursday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Landmines laid by the Houthi group during the years-long civil war in Yemen killed nearly 8,000 people so far, state-run news agency Saba reported. ... read..


Jordan's King says Prince Hamzah in his care
Amman | Thursday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Jordan's King Abdullah II said that his step-brother and former Crown Prince Hamza, who was accused by authorities of being part of a plot to destabilise the country, was "with his family, at his palace, in my care". ... read..


San Francisco launches new neighbourhood vax site
San Francisco | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the opening of a new neighbourhood Covid-19 vaccine site in Excelsior District to bolster the city's ongoing efforts to ensure that highly impacted areas have equitable access to a jab against the virus. ... read..


N-deal with Iran doesn't bind Israel: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the US that a possible future nuclear agreement with Iran will not obligate the Jewish state. ... read..


Lufthansa converts Airbus jet into climate research aircraft
Berlin | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
German flag carrier Lufthansa is converting an Airbus A350-900 into a climate research aircraft, the airline announced. ... read..


Morocco to impose night curfew during Ramadan
Rabat | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Morocco has announced a night curfew during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan in an effort to combat Covid-19 spread. ... read..


Over 5mn Italian students back in school
Rome | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
More than five million students across Italy returned to schools for in-person classes, after months of distant learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


All options open regarding Nile dam: Sudan
Khartoum | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Sudan's Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas said Khartoum is open to all options, including resorting to the UN Security Council, regarding the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river following the failure of the ... read..


Russian envoy's return depends on US policy: Official
Moscow | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The return of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov to Washington will depend on US policy, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said here. ... read..


UNHCR urges equal access to Covid vax for refugees
Geneva | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has called for "concerted international action and solidarity" to secure access to Covid-19 vaccines for refugees, as well as for the forcibly displaced and stateless people. ... read..


60 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrikes
Baghdad | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
A total of 60 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed in airstrikes in a mountainous area in Iraq's Salahudin province, the military said. ... read..


Egyptian FM visits Lebanon
Beirut | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Lebanese President Michel Aoun here during which he affirmed Cairo's "solidarity with Lebanon and its support for efforts to form a new government". ... read..


IS frees 46 people in Syrian desert
Damascus | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Islamic State (IS) has released 46 people out of the 59 the terror group abducted 24 hours ago in the Syrian desert region, a war monitor reported. ... read..


Cambodia bans inter-provincial travel for 2 weeks
Phnom Penh | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
Cambodia has imposed a two week ban on inter-provincial travel after the country witnessed an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases. ... read..


Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 138
Jakarta | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 138, the National Disaster Management Agency said. ... read..


'Working to conclude IDA replenishment by December to help reduce global poverty'
Washington | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
World Bank Group President David Malpass said that the bank is working to conclude the International Development Association's twentieth replenishment (IDA20) by December to help reduce global poverty. ... read..


US Fed officials see some time before tapering asset purchases
Washington | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
US Federal Reserve officials last month indicated that it would take some time before the Fed starts tapering its asset purchases, according to the minutes of the Fed's recent policy meeting released. ... read..


Iran boosts uranium enrichment capacity to 16,500 SWUs
Tehran | Thursday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Iran has increased its uranium enrichment capacity to 16,500 separative work units (SWUs), Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said, official Islamic Republic News agency reported. ... read..


Biden supports Jordan's king, affirming two-state solution
Washington | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 PM IST
President Joe Biden spoke with Jordan's King Abdullah II to voice US support for his leadership and affirmed the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian issue. ... read..


Russia urges Ukraine, NATO to stop military preparations amid Donbas tensions
Moscow | Thursday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
The Russian Foreign Ministry called on Kiev and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to stop military preparations and other actions that could escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine. ... read..


IMF chief urges policymakers to foster fair recovery
Washington | Thursday, 2021 11:15:07 AM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva urged policymakers to take the right actions by giving everyone a fair shot, as global economy is seeing a multi-speed recovery. ... read..


G20 calls on IMF to prepare for new SDR allocation
Washington | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 AM IST
Finance officials from the Group of 20 (G20) major economies called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to prepare for a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) while agreeing to extend debt relief for the world's poorest countries through the ... read..


4 Syria soldiers wounded in Israeli missiles attack: State media
Damascus | April 8, 2021 8:43:48 AM IST
Four Syrian soldiers have been wounded in a fresh Israeli missiles attack targeting military positions in the Syrian capital of Damascus. ... read..


S Korea reports 700 more COVID-19 cases, 107,598 in total
Asia | April 8, 2021 8:13:55 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], April 8 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 700 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 107,598. ... read..


Colombia reports 11,381 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | April 8, 2021 7:43:55 AM IST
Bogota [Columbia], April 8 (ANI/Xinhua): Colombia registered 11,381 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 2,479,617, the ministry of health and social protection said Wednesday. ... read..


PM Modi, Seychelles President to jointly inaugurate projects at virtual event today
New Delhi | April 8, 2021 7:13:53 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday participate in a high-level virtual meeting with the President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan and inaugurate a range of projects supported by India in Seychelles as part of New Delhi's Indo-Pacific vision. ... read..


UK unveils 43 million pound package to support Hong Kong families escaping draconian law
London | April 8, 2021 7:13:52 AM IST
The UK government has launched a 43 million pound (USD 59.6 million) package to support British National (Overseas) families that settle in the country, funding local councils nationwide to help the new arrivals from Hong Kong with housing, education and ... read..


US not discussing with allies Joint Boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in China
Washington | April 8, 2021 6:43:57 AM IST
President Joe Biden administration's position on the 2022 Winter Olympics hosted in China has not changed, but Washington is not discussing with allies plans for a joint boycott, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Wednesday. ... read..


India so far contributed over USD 1 million to UN Counter terrorism fund
New York | April 8, 2021 6:43:55 AM IST
India has till date contributed over USD 1 million to the UN Trust fund for Counterterrorism Fund, including for Africa, the country's Permanent Representative TS Tirumurti said. ... read..


US 'maintains capacity' to resist threat jeopordising Taiwan: Price
Washington | April 8, 2021 6:43:52 AM IST
The United States maintains the capacity to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security or the social or economic system of the people on Taiwan, said State Department Spokesperson Ned Price on Wednesday (local ... read..


Myanmar ambassador 'locked out' of London embassy
London | April 8, 2021 6:13:54 AM IST
Myanmar's ambassador to the UK said he has been locked out of the London embassy in what he described as another "coup." ... read..


Scientists call for new investigation into COVID-19 origins
New York | April 8, 2021 5:43:54 AM IST
A group of international scientists called for a new investigation into the origins of Covid-19 on Wednesday after China and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a scrutinized report last week concluding that the virus most likely came from wildli ... read..


Canada's Ontario to begin 4-week COVID-19 state of emergency today
Others | April 8, 2021 5:13:54 AM IST
Ontario [Canada], April 8 (ANI/Sputnik): Ontario is declaring a state of emergency and introducing a stay-at-home order effective Thursday amid an increase in coronavirus variant cases, Premier Doug Ford announced on Wednesday. ... read..


Turkey sentences 32 to life in jail for failed coup in 2016
Asia | April 8, 2021 5:13:52 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], April 8 (ANI/Xinhua): A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced 32 people, including former soldiers, to life in jail for their involvement in the 2016 defeated coup, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported. ... read..


Trump's tariffs on China helped protect US jobs: Commerce Secy Raimondo
Washington | April 8, 2021 5:13:51 AM IST
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Wednesday that steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by former President Donald Trump's administration have helped protect jobs in the United States and she will aggressively use all available tools to counter Chin ... read..


US 'prepared to lift' sanctions imposed on Iran inconsistent with JCPOA
Washington | April 8, 2021 5:13:48 AM IST
The United States is prepared to lift sanctions imposed on Iran to resume mutual compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday. ... read..


US launches study of allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines
Washington | April 8, 2021 3:13:44 AM IST
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday that it has kicked off a study to determine the risk of allergic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines. ... read..


US restoring aid to Palestinians with USD 235 mn for UN refugee agency, development
Washington | April 8, 2021 2:43:54 AM IST
The US is planning to resume financial assistance to the Palestinian people with a USD 235 million package that includes funding for development in the West Bank and Gaza along with assistance for the UN refugee agency and peacebuilding programs, Secretar ... read..


EU regulator says AstraZeneca vaccine benefits outweigh risks despite 'possible links' of blood clots
Brussels | April 8, 2021 2:43:53 AM IST
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday acknowledged a "possible link" between the AstraZeneca vaccine and "very rare cases of blood clots" but said the benefits of the vaccine, however, continue to outweigh the risks. ... read..


Navalny says 'continuing hunger strike' despite high temperature, bad cough
Moscow | April 8, 2021 2:13:54 AM IST
Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is continuing his hunger strike despite a high temperature and a bad cough, according to a post shared by his team on his official Instagram account. ... read..


China's belligerence pushing Vietnam closer to Washington
Hanoi | April 8, 2021 1:13:48 AM IST
Beijing's increasing belligerence towards Vietnam and the anti-China sentiment in the country is pushing Vietnam closer towards the United States. ... read..


China targeting Christians by detaining them in secretive brainwashing centres: Report
Beijing | April 8, 2021 12:44:04 AM IST
Authorities in China are detaining Christians in secretive, mobile "transformation" facilities to make them renounce their faith by using brainwashing methods, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). ... read..


China on back foot over potential boycott of Beijing Winter Games
Beijing | April 7, 2021 11:43:59 PM IST
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said that boycotting the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing would go against the spirit of the Olympic Charter after the United States hinted at the idea of discussing with its partner a possible boycott of the u ... read..


China terrorising Uyghur population, eroding their cultural identity, says UK-based academic
London | April 7, 2021 11:14:11 PM IST
Amid worldwide condemnation and sanctions by western countries over human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, a UK-based poet and academic said the Chinese government has been terrorising the entire Uyghur population and is erasing their eth ... read..


List blood clots as 'very rare side effect' of AstraZeneca vaccine, advises European Medicines Agency
Amsterdam | April 7, 2021 11:14:08 PM IST
Experts at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday said that the blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as very rare side effects of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. ... read..


'Onus is on men': Imran Khan's ex-wife on his 'vulgarity' rape remark
London | April 7, 2021 11:14:04 PM IST
Jemima Goldsmith, former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Wednesday took a clear stand on her ex-husband's controversial remarks where he blamed "fahashi" (vulgarity) for increasing incidents of rape and sexual violence. ... read..


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