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Allies view NoKor’s ICBM launch involves not new missile: sources

Allies view NoKor’s ICBM launch involves not new missile: sources

March 28, 2022, 5:23 pm

SEOUL – South Korea and the United States regard North Korea as having disguised its launch of an existing intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week as that of a new larger one, informed sources said Sunday. The allies believe that the North again tested a Hwasong-15 ICBM on Thursday,… Read More

Night of historical firsts at 2022 Academy Awards

Night of historical firsts at 2022 Academy Awards

March 28, 2022, 4:26 pm

HOUSTON, Texas – Despite a violent moment at the 2022 Academy Awards where Best Actor winner Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face, it was a historical night at the Oscars on Sunday. Ariana DeBose became the first Afro-Latina and first openly queer woman of color to win an Oscar,… Read More

France, Saudi, UAE talk about diversifying Europe energy supplies

France, Saudi, UAE talk about diversifying Europe energy supplies

March 28, 2022, 2:39 pm

PARIS -- France held talks Sunday with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on diversifying Europe's energy supplies to reduce the continent’s dependence on Russia. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in a phone call with his Saudi and UAE counterparts Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and… Read More

Second black box found in China plane crash

Second black box found in China plane crash

March 27, 2022, 6:44 pm

BEIJING – The second black box has been recovered from the crash of China Eastern Airlines that killed all 132 people on board last week, authorities said on Sunday. The recorder was found 1.5 meters (5 feet) underground, according to emergency response headquarters for the accident. The Boeing… Read More

WHO, India establish global center for traditional medicine

WHO, India establish global center for traditional medicine

March 26, 2022, 3:11 pm

ISTANBUL – The World Health Organization (WHO) and India signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine, the agency said Friday. The center in Jamnagar in Gujarat state will open on April 21, the global health agency said in a statement. “For many millions of… Read More

S. Korea new Covid cases below 400K for 3rd day amid Omicron wave

S. Korea new Covid cases below 400K for 3rd day amid Omicron wave

March 26, 2022, 2:43 pm

SEOUL– South Korea's new daily Covid-19 cases stayed below 400,000 for the third consecutive day Saturday, as the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant continues amid eased virus curbs. The country added 335,580 new Covid-19 infections, including 49 cases from overseas, bringing the… Read More

45% of Ukraine population worry about accessing food: UN

45% of Ukraine population worry about accessing food: UN

March 26, 2022, 1:36 pm

GENEVA – As Russia's war on Ukraine enters its second month, the United Nations (UN) World Food Program said Friday it estimates that 45% of the people in Ukraine are worried about finding enough food to eat. “Food is one of the top three concerns, along with safety and fuel for… Read More

EU summit ends with no solution to high energy prices

EU summit ends with no solution to high energy prices

March 26, 2022, 1:28 pm

BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) leaders were unable to agree on a way to tackle rising energy prices despite marathon talks on the second day of the EU summit on Friday. "Today, we discussed energy-related matters," European Council President Charles Michel told reporters after the summit,… Read More

EU readies new tough sanctions vs. Russia, Belarus

EU readies new tough sanctions vs. Russia, Belarus

March 25, 2022, 8:38 pm

BRUSSELS – Leaders of the European Union (EU) member-states expressed readiness to introduce new tough sanctions against Russia and Belarus, the European Council said in its statement released on Friday. "The European Union has so far adopted significant sanctions that are having a massive… Read More

Trudeau announces sanctions on 160 more Russians over Ukraine war

Trudeau announces sanctions on 160 more Russians over Ukraine war

March 25, 2022, 11:23 am

TRENTON, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Thursday to stand "steadfast" with allied countries and he introduced another 160 sanctions against individual members of the Russian Federation Council. It brings the total number of "catastrophic sanctions" applied by Canada to… Read More

UN Security Council rejects Russian draft resolution on Ukraine

UN Security Council rejects Russian draft resolution on Ukraine

March 24, 2022, 3:38 pm

WASHINGTON – The UN Security Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a draft resolution from Russia on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Only China joined Russia in voting in favor of the text, with all of the chamber's other 13 members abstaining. The draft resolution expresses "grave… Read More

Omicron subvariant infections on rise in US

Omicron subvariant infections on rise in US

March 24, 2022, 3:07 pm

LOS ANGELES – The BA.2 sub-lineage of the Omicron variant has made up over one third of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the United States (US), coinciding with the allergy season that may complicate symptoms and delay timely distinction. The BA.2 variant accounted for about… Read More

Ukraine hopes China will play ‘more prominent’ role to end war

Ukraine hopes China will play ‘more prominent’ role to end war

March 23, 2022, 6:19 pm

ANKARA – A senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday that his country hopes China, as an important global actor, will play a more notable role to bring an end to the war with Russia. "Kyiv is hopeful that Beijing will play a more prominent role in bringing this war to an end," Andriy Yermak, head… Read More

NATO leaders to meet on Ukraine-Russia war

NATO leaders to meet on Ukraine-Russia war

March 23, 2022, 4:54 pm

BRUSSELS – The leaders of 30 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries will meet on Thursday to discuss the situation after Russia's attack on Ukraine and its long-term stance in Eastern Europe. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will also attend the NATO Leaders' Summit,… Read More

IMF working with Ukraine to prevent its economic collapse: chief

IMF working with Ukraine to prevent its economic collapse: chief

March 23, 2022, 3:31 pm

ANKARA – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is closely engaged with Ukraine on how to apply the best crisis management measures to prevent its economic collapse, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Tuesday. "I would say that money is important, but support in how to keep the… Read More

Rescue work continues after passenger plane crash in south China

Rescue work continues after passenger plane crash in south China

March 22, 2022, 5:29 pm

NANNING – Rescue work continued on Tuesday after a passenger plane with 132 people aboard crashed in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Monday afternoon. Over 2,000 people have been sent to the site as part of the rescue efforts. Since the site of the crash is located in a mountain… Read More

S. Korea's new Covid-19 cases below 400K

S. Korea's new Covid-19 cases below 400K

March 19, 2022, 3:24 pm

SEOUL – South Korea's new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases fell below 400,000 on Saturday but concerns linger over the highly transmissible omicron variant amid the government's move to shift away from rigorous social distancing. The country reported 381,454 new Covid-19 infections,… Read More

Meaningful talks with Ukraine only chance for Russia: Zelenskyy

Meaningful talks with Ukraine only chance for Russia: Zelenskyy

March 19, 2022, 2:49 pm

ANKARA – The president of Ukraine late Friday demanded that Russia conduct “meaningful” negotiations to ensure peace and security in his country. “Meaningful talks on peace and security for Ukraine are the only chance for Russia to reduce the damage from its own mistakes,” Volodymyr… Read More

UN agency, partners appeal for $1.2-B for eastern Africa refugees

UN agency, partners appeal for $1.2-B for eastern Africa refugees

March 19, 2022, 1:16 pm

KIGALI, Rwanda – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) and its development partners on Friday appealed for a $1.2 billion funding to address the refugee crisis in eastern Africa. In a statement, UNHCR said the money is needed to deliver humanitarian assistance and protection… Read More

Rescue work continues in theater reportedly hit by Russian forces

Rescue work continues in theater reportedly hit by Russian forces

March 19, 2022, 12:35 pm

ANKARA – Ukrainian officials said Friday that rescue workers continue to search for survivors in the rubble of a theater in the besieged city of Mariupol after Russian forces reportedly hit the building where residents were seeking shelter. More than 1,000 people, including women and children,… Read More