Xi pledges continuous support for Colombia's COVID-19 fight

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that China stands ready to continue to provide as much support as its capacity allows...

California tops 50,000 COVID-19 deaths

California (USA) Feb 26: The California authority reported Thursday that the United States' most populous state had 50,991 deaths from COVID-19, about one-tenth of the...

China to conduct 40-plus space launches in 2021: report

Beijing (China) Feb 26: China is expected to conduct more than 40 space launches in 2021, according to a report released by the China Aerospace...

Xi declares "complete victory" in eradicating absolute poverty in China

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday that China has secured a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty.

Portugal renews state of emergency till mid-March

Lisbon (Portugal) Feb 26: Portugal's parliament approved on Thursday President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa's proposal to renew the state of emergency in the country until...

Putin, Pashinyan discuss situation in Armenia over phone

Moscow (Russia) Feb 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Armenia in a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister NikolPashinyan on Thursday,...

Xi eyes new driving forces for China-France cooperation

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested Thursday that China and France actively push for continuous progress in such areas of practical cooperation...

Scientists discover 630 million-year-old fungus fossils in SW China

Beijing (China) Feb 26: Scientists from China and the United States have discovered fungi fossils dating back 630 million years in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Iran detects 112 cases of COVID-19 variant: health authorities

Tehran (Iran), February 25: Iranian health authorities said on Wednesday that 112 people infected with the mutant variant of coronavirus have been identified in the...

Foreigners in Cambodia to receive free COVID-19 vaccine in due course: ministry

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), February 25: Cambodia said on Wednesday that all foreigners living or working in the kingdom will be able to receive free COVID-19...

S. Korea prepares for vaccine shots as 1st batch of 1.5 mln...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: Trucks and ships carrying the first batch of some 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines headed across the country Thursday,...

Discussions still under way on upcoming S. Korea-U.S. combined exercise: defense ministry

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: South Korea and the United States have yet to finalize the schedule and other details of a planned combined springtime...

N.K. leader presides over key party meeting to discuss discipline among military...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a Central Military Commission meeting to urge disciple among military officials and stricter...

UN Chief to convene 5+1 meeting on Cyprus in Geneva April 27-29

United Nations, February 25: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will convene an informal five-plus-one meeting on the Cyprus issue in Geneva on April 27-29, United...

US Border Patrol says large groups of illegal migrants coming to southern...

Washington (US), February 25: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said agents operating in region of the Rio Grande Valley Texas, are continuing to see...

Tokyo stocks advance in morning as Fed's stance bolsters Wall Street

Tokyo (Japan), February 25: Tokyo stocks were higher Thursday morning, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index retaking the 30,000-mark, as the U.S. central bank indicating...

Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green card applicants

Washington (US), February 25: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked an executive action by his predecessor banning legal immigration for family members of U.S....

COVID-19 cases decline for sixth straight week worldwide but more contagious strains...

Geneva (Switzerland), February 25: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has been decreasing for the sixth week in a row, but the more contagious...

Israel's hi-tech services exports up 19 pct in 2020: report

Jerusalem (Israel), February25: Israel's exports of hi-tech industries services, excluding start-up companies, rose by 19 percent from 30 billion U.S. dollars in 2019 to 35.7...

Human rights must not only be available to privileged few, warns UN...

United Nations, February 25: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that human rights must not only be available to the privileged few and...

Portuguese president proposes new "state of emergency" with phased opening

Lisbon (Portugal), February 25: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa proposed to the parliament on Wednesday to renew the "state of emergency" in the country...

S. Korean nuke envoy holds virtual talks with U.S. diplomat

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: South Korea's top nuclear envoy held virtual talks with a senior U.S. diplomat over the Korean Peninsula issues, Seoul's foreign...

U.S. economy remains far from employment, inflation goals: Fed official

Washington (US), February 25: The U.S. economy remains far from the Federal Reserve's goals for employment and inflation, and monetary policy will continue to provide...

Joint Chiefs of Staff officer tests positive for new coronavirus

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: A military officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) tested positive for the new coronavirus, the defense ministry...

UAE company presents country's first domestic air defense missile system

DOHA (Sputnik) - UAE weapons company Halcon on Tuesday presented the country's first air defense missile system SkyKnight, the company said.

N. Korea to convene labor union congress to lend support to party...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: North Korea will convene a congress of the country's largest labor union in May for the first time in about...

U.S. missile defense 'clearly focused' on N. Korea: Gen. Hyten

Washington (US), February 24: The United States' missile defense capability is "clearly" focused on North Korea and must continue to advance to