Foreign

UAE offers sympathy to typhoon victims in PH

UAE offers sympathy to typhoon victims in PH

July 24, 2024, 11:10 pm

ABU DHABI – President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of condolences to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. after Super Typhoon Carina and the enhanced southwest monsoon left several casualties and injuries. His Highness Sheikh… Read More

Polio virus found in Gaza can spread across Middle East

Polio virus found in Gaza can spread across Middle East

July 22, 2024, 4:20 pm

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – An academic from the University of Copenhagen has warned that the recently found polio virus in Gaza has the potential to spread across the Middle East.  Flemming Konradsen, a professor of global health, told Danish state news media outlet on Saturday: “It is a… Read More

Obama, Clinton laud Biden's decision not to seek reelection

Obama, Clinton laud Biden's decision not to seek reelection

July 22, 2024, 3:56 pm

WASHINGTON – Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton reacted Sunday to President Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the November presidential race. Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to become the Democratic presidential nominee. In his statement, Obama praised Biden as "one of… Read More

Biden withdraws from US presidential race

Biden withdraws from US presidential race

July 22, 2024, 7:29 am

WASHINGTON / ANKARA – United States President Joe Biden on Sunday withdrew from the race for the US presidency and endorsed his Vice President, Kamala Harris, as the nominee of the Democratic Party. “It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President. And while it has been my… Read More

New Malaysia king Sultan Ibrahim formally installed

New Malaysia king Sultan Ibrahim formally installed

July 21, 2024, 12:31 pm

KUALA LUMPUR – Sultan Ibrahim was formally installed as Malaysia's new king on Saturday, as part of a grand ceremony marking the event held at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. The ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, members of his cabinet as well as foreign dignitaries… Read More

Around 8.5M Windows devices affected by Microsoft outage - blog

Around 8.5M Windows devices affected by Microsoft outage - blog

July 21, 2024, 10:18 am

NEW YORK – The widespread outage in the Microsoft Azure cloud service, caused by a faulty update by the CloudStrike software firm, affected around 8.5 devices based on Windows operating systems, Microsoft reported in its blog. "We currently estimate that CrowdStrike’s update affected 8.5… Read More

New Covid-19 variant spreading in Australia

New Covid-19 variant spreading in Australia

July 20, 2024, 6:47 pm

ANKARA – A new Covid-19 variant, LB.1, hit Australia as health experts warned that it could spread faster than previous variants, local media said on Saturday. The country's health department spokesperson said that there had been confirmed cases of LB.1 in Australia, SBS News reported. Health… Read More

US journalist sentenced to 16 years for espionage

US journalist sentenced to 16 years for espionage

July 20, 2024, 11:36 am

MOSCOW – A court in Russia on Friday sentenced American journalist Evan Gershkovich to 16 years after he was found guilty of espionage. The prosecutor asked the Sverdlovsk Region Court in Yekaterinburg to sentence him to 18 years in a high-security prison colony, but the judge opposed the… Read More

 Major Microsoft IT outage hits Europe

Major Microsoft IT outage hits Europe

July 19, 2024, 5:59 pm

ANKARA – A major Microsoft information technology (IT) outage shook European lives, affecting airports, airlines, businesses, media outlets, and stock exchanges on Friday. The Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam posted on X: “There is currently a global system failure.” “This disruption also has… Read More

Denmark bunkers to hold 3.6M people in case of war, disaster

Denmark bunkers to hold 3.6M people in case of war, disaster

July 19, 2024, 4:16 pm

PRAGUE – Denmark has space to accommodate at least 3.6 million people in underground bunkers if it ever needs to shelter people in the event of war or disaster, a local news media outlet reported on Thursday. The underground shelters and bunkers would cover around 61 percent of the Danish… Read More

Trump formally accepts nomination as Republican presidential bet

Trump formally accepts nomination as Republican presidential bet

July 19, 2024, 2:04 pm

WASHINGTON – Former US president Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican Party’s nomination as its presidential candidate in his first speech since surviving an attempted assassination. "Tonight, with faith and devotion, I proudly accept your nomination for president of the United… Read More

New health crisis unfolds in Gaza as poliovirus found in sewage

New health crisis unfolds in Gaza as poliovirus found in sewage

July 19, 2024, 1:45 pm

GAZA CITY, Palestine – A new health crisis unfolded in the bombarded Gaza Strip with the detection of poliovirus in sewage, the Gaza Health Ministry revealed on Thursday. A ministry statement noted that “tests on sewage samples, conducted in coordination with UNICEF, confirmed the presence of… Read More

Biden hints at withdrawing from presidential race over medical issues

Biden hints at withdrawing from presidential race over medical issues

July 19, 2024, 12:35 pm

ANKARA – US President Joe Biden, in an interview set to air on BET news, hinted that he might consider dropping out of the presidential race if his doctors advised him due to a "medical condition." This statement comes as Democrats put increasing pressure on him to step down. "If there had… Read More

King’s speech lays out 40 bills to ‘take the brakes off Britain'

King’s speech lays out 40 bills to ‘take the brakes off Britain'

July 18, 2024, 1:54 pm

BIRMINGHAM, England – King Charles III on Wednesday attended the State Opening of the UK Parliament, where he announced the newly elected Labour government's plans for the new political term. Improving living standards for working people through vibrant economic growth will be the main focus of… Read More

Biden tests positive for Covid-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas

Biden tests positive for Covid-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas

July 18, 2024, 12:02 pm

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) while campaigning in Las Vegas, Nevada, the White House announced Wednesday. Biden had what his physician described in a note as "upper respiratory symptoms," including a runny nose, a cough and… Read More

6 foreign nationals found dead in Bangkok hotel

6 foreign nationals found dead in Bangkok hotel

July 17, 2024, 6:45 pm

BANGKOK – Six foreign nationals were found dead at a hotel in downtown Bangkok on Tuesday, police said. Media reports quoting Thai police said the six individuals, including two US citizens, died likely from tea and coffee cups laced with cyanide. Metropolitan Police Bureau Commissioner Thiti… Read More

Ohio Senator JD Vance is Trump's VP nominee

Ohio Senator JD Vance is Trump's VP nominee

July 16, 2024, 10:33 am

WASHINGTON – Former US president Donald Trump announced Monday that Ohio Senator JD Vance will be his 2024 running-mate. "After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice… Read More

Biden calls for unity after Trump slay try

Biden calls for unity after Trump slay try

July 15, 2024, 6:19 pm

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden called on Americans to “stand together” Sunday following an assassination attempt against former president Donald Trump, saying politics must never be a "literal battlefield.” “We debate and disagree, we compare and contrast the character of the… Read More

Opportunities for fresh agri  products  in Singapore 

Opportunities for fresh agri  products  in Singapore 

July 15, 2024, 2:52 pm

HANOI  –  A working delegation from Singapore visited agricultural farms in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on July 12  to learn about food safety management policies, disease control and agricultural export certification process there.  The visit is expected to bring opportunities for… Read More

Findings open path for new ADHD treatment 

Findings open path for new ADHD treatment 

July 15, 2024, 12:57 pm

JERUSALEM – Israeli researchers identified a specific brain region’s crucial function in controlling alertness levels in a study shedding light on the role of an enigmatic irregular sheet of neurons.  The findings open a new door to potential new treatments for disorders characterized by… Read More