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UK PM announces new taskforce to find "promising new medicines" to treat coronavirus

UK PM announces new taskforce to find "promising...

London (UK), April 21: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a new taskforce to find "promising new medicines"...

Bulgaria records second-highest daily death toll since start of pandemic

Bulgaria records second-highest daily death toll since start...

Sofia (Bulgaria) Apr 20: Bulgaria's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 15,412 after 217 new deaths were reported in the...

German shares almost unchanged at the start of trading on Tuesday

German shares almost unchanged at the start of...

Berlin (Germany) Apr 20: German stocks were almost unchanged at the start of trading on Tuesday, with the benchmark DAX...

Iran reports 24,346 new COVID-19 cases, 2,261,435 in total

Iran reports 24,346 new COVID-19 cases, 2,261,435 in...

Iran (Tehran) Apr 20: The Iranian Health Ministry on Monday reported 24,346 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total infections...

U.S. COVID-19 cases rise as more states ease restrictions

U.S. COVID-19 cases rise as more states ease...

Washington DC (USA) Apr 20: Despite the country's vaccine rollout, a significant number of U.S. cities and states remain hotspots...

S. Korea to make sure to participate in IAEA monitoring team for Fukushima water release: ministry

S. Korea to make sure to participate in...

Seoul (South Korea), April 20: South Korea will make sure to participate in an international monitoring team led by...

New virus cases in 500s for 2nd day; Seoul aims to vaccinate 3 mln by end-April

New virus cases in 500s for 2nd day;...

Seoul (South Korea),April 20: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 500s for the second day Tuesday as...

FM: Seoul, Washington 'earnestly discussing' COVID-19 vaccine swap deal

FM: Seoul, Washington 'earnestly discussing' COVID-19 vaccine swap...

Seoul (South Korea), April 20: South Korea is "earnestly discussing" forging a swap deal with the United States to secure...

Economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 not putting brake on climate change: UN report

Economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 not putting brake...

Geneva (Switzeland), April 20: The COVID-19-related economic slowdown failed to put a brake on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts,...

UN chief calls for ensuring inclusion, empowerment of indigenous peoples

UN chief calls for ensuring inclusion, empowerment of...

United Nations, April 19: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday reminded the international community of the need to...

U.S. Treasury announces new hub to coordinate climate-related policies

U.S. Treasury announces new hub to coordinate climate-related...

Washington (US), April 20: The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Monday that it is creating a new "Climate Hub" in...

Japan's decision to dump nuclear wastewater "extremely irresponsible": experts

Japan's decision to dump nuclear wastewater "extremely irresponsible":...

Beijing (China), April 20: Chinese experts have condemned Japan's unilateral decision to discharge nuclear wastewater into the sea, calling it...

UN chief calls for specific commitments, real action to fight climate change

UN chief calls for specific commitments, real action...

United Nations, April 20: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for specific commitments and real action to fight...

Syrian presidential elections to be held in May: parliament

Syrian presidential elections to be held in May:...

Damascus (Syria), April 19: The Syrian presidential elections will be held in May, the Syrian parliament announced on Sunday.

Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliation

Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliation

Moscow (Russia), April 19: The Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday that it is expelling 20 staffers of the Czech embassy...

Israel lifts mandatory outdoor mask-wearing, reopens schools

Israel lifts mandatory outdoor mask-wearing, reopens schools

Jerusalem (Israel), April 19: Israel on Sunday lifted the requirement to wear masks outside and fully reopened its education...

Iranians observe Ramadan amid challenges of COVID-19, sanctions

Iranians observe Ramadan amid challenges of COVID-19, sanctions

Tehran (Iran), April 19: The Iranians have been observing Ramadan since Wednesday amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Australian defence minister overturns special forces medal ban

Australian defence minister overturns special forces medal ban

Canberra (Australia), April 19: Australia's Defence Minister Peter Dutton has pulled rank and intervened to ensure that soldiers who served...

NASA's Mars helicopter to attempt first flight Monday

NASA's Mars helicopter to attempt first flight Monday

Washington (US), April 19: NASA is targeting early Monday for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, according to...

Argentina reports 16,267 new COVID-19 cases

Argentina reports 16,267 new COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires(Argentina), April 19: Argentina on Sunday reported 16,267 COVID-19 infections and 65 more related deaths in a day, bringing...

Brazil reports 1,657 single-day deaths from COVID-19

Brazil reports 1,657 single-day deaths from COVID-19

Rio De Janerio (Brazil), April 19: Brazil's COVID-19 death toll on Sunday reached 373,335 after registering another 1,657 fatalities, the...

S. Korean president's approval rating rises to 34.7 pct: poll

S. Korean president's approval rating rises to 34.7...

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose 1.3 percentage points over the week to...

US Troops Not Stationed at Balad Base in Iraq Attacked Sunday Night, Military Spokesman Says

US Troops Not Stationed at Balad Base in...

Moscow (Russia), April 19: There are no US servicemen at the Balad Air Base in Iraq that came under a...

Nokia to tap S. Korea's indoor 5G equipment market with LG Uplus

Nokia to tap S. Korea's indoor 5G equipment...

Seoul (South Korea) Nokia Corp., a Finnish telecom equipment giant, said Monday it has signed an agreement with South Korean...

New virus cases back under 600 on fewer tests; stable vaccine rollout in focus

New virus cases back under 600 on fewer...

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 600 for the first time in...

Moon to join Biden-hosted climate summit this week

Moon to join Biden-hosted climate summit this week

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will participate in a multilateral meeting on climate change...

Moon urges move toward 'more mature' democracy in S. Korea on historic anniversary

Moon urges move toward 'more mature' democracy in...

Seoul (South Korea), April 19: President Moon Jae-in called Monday for nonstop efforts to further develop South Korea's democracy, as...