U.S. committed to dialogue with N. Korea despite no success so far:...

Washington (US), December 8: The United States remains committed to engaging with North Korea diplomatically despite having no success so far, White House policy coordinator...

Moon vows to support creation of mutually beneficial local jobs

Seoul (South Korea), December 8: President Moon Jae-in pledged Wednesday to provide a variety of support for an initiative to create jobs through joint cooperative...

UNICEF launches largest-ever funding appeal

United Nations, December 8: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched a record 9.4-billion-U.S.-dollar emergency funding appeal to reach more than 327 million people,...

UN chief in self-isolation after contact with COVID-positive person

United Nations, December 8: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been in self-isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, said Farhan...

Palestinian PM says Algeria's grant to help alliviate financial crisis

Ramallah (Palestine), December 8: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said Tuesday that Algeria's grant of 100 million U.S. dollars to support the Palestinian Authority's budget...

Tunisian president meets visiting Palestinian counterpart

Tunis (Tunisia), December 8: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Tunisia Tuesday on an official visit at the invitation of his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied,...

Putin, Biden discuss Ukraine, bilateral ties, Iran during online summit

Moscow (Russia), December 8: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden discussed the Ukrainian crisis, bilateral relations and the Iran nuclear deal...

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib fails in appeal against corruption conviction

Putrajaya (Malaysia), December 8: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday failed in his bid to overturn the guilty verdict in a case...

Most patients infected with Omicron COVID-19 variant get mild symptoms: S. African...

Johannesburg (South Korea), December 8: Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said most patients infected with Omicron COVID-19 variant got mild symptoms, while...

Iran says U.S. seeking "new crisis" in region after IS fall

Tehran (Iran), December 8: Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Tuesday accused the United States of seeking "a new crisis" in...

FMs of Cambodia, Myanmar discuss bilateral cooperation, ASEAN matters

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), December 8: Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Tuesday met with visiting Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung...

Israel announces completion of high-tech barrier around Gaza

Jerusalem (Israel), December 8: Israel announced on Tuesday the completion of a high-tech underground wall around the Gaza Strip aimed at preventing militants from entering...

Poland tightens coronavirus restrictions to combat Omicron variant

Warsaw (Poland), December 8: The Polish government announced on Tuesday new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 infections in face of the proliferation...

4,000 healthcare workers protest in Brussels against vaccination obligation

Brussels (Belgium), December 8: Over 4,000 healthcare workers protested on Tuesday in Brussels against the federal government's decision to make vaccinations compulsory for all medical...

Biden's democracy summit unlikely to be effective: media

Tokyo (Japan), December 8: U.S. President Joe Biden's democracy summit will highly likely produce no clear result and end up being "just another talk shop,"...

New cases below 5,000 for 2nd day; critically ill patients at record...

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 5,000 for the second straight day Tuesday, but the number of critically ill...

S. Koreans' spending on Disney+ hits over 17 bln won in Nov.:...

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: South Koreans are estimated to have spent more than 17 billion won (US$14.5 million) in purchasing contents by Disney+ less...

Samsung Heavy Industries wins 734 bln won orders for 3 LNG carriers

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Tuesday that it has bagged two orders worth a combined 734 billion won (US$621 million)...

N.K. leader Kim urges nurturing 'absolutely loyal' commanding officers

Seoul (South Korea), December 7: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has presided over a gathering of military educators and called on them to nurture commanding...

IMF chief calls on global cooperation to control pandemic, support economic recovery

Washington (US), December 7: Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday called on global cooperation to control the COVID-19 pandemic...

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Mali

United Nations, December 7: The United Nations Security Council on Monday strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack in Mali, in which more than 30 civilians, including...

Israel reports outbreak of bird flu at southern farm

Jerusalem (Israel), December 7: Israel has reported an outbreak of the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza at a turkey farm in the south of the country,...

Palestinian government stands before hard financial situation: PM

Ramallah (Palestine), December 7: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Monday announced that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is standing before a very difficult financial situation.

Cuba kicks off COVID-19 booster vaccine drive in Havana

Havana (Cuba), December 7: Cuban health authorities on Monday began the massive application of booster vaccine doses against COVID-19 for Havana residents with the home-grown...

U.S. inflation to remain above Fed's target over three years amid rising...

Washington (US), December 7: U.S. annual inflation will remain above the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent over the next three years amid rising wages...

France extends mask mandate in schools, orders nightclubs to close

Paris (France), December 7: The French government on Monday announced new measures in an attempt to curb the rising number of fifth-wave coronavirus infections in...

About 5,000 trucks queuing at Belarusian border awaiting entry into EU

Minsk (Belarus), December 7: On Monday, the State Border Committee of Belarus told the media that the number of trucks at the Belarusian border waiting...