Botanists in Peru find two new plant species endangered by mining activity

A group of Peruvian and international botanists has discovered two new species of plant that are endangered by mining activity in the Peruvian Andes, the University of San Marcos reported Tuesday.

5 Palestinians killed in West Bank

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, and a suspected car-ramming attacker was killed after wounding an Israeli soldier, Israeli medics and the army said.

  • Mexico dismisses US plea to reverse GM corn ban

    Mexico's president on Tuesday rejected a call by the US to scrap a planned ban on imports of genetically modified maize, but voiced hope that an agreement could be reached.

    By AFP | 2022/11/30 20:18:41
  • Iran's top leader urges Iraq to strengthen security along common borders

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called on visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani to strengthen security measures along their common borders, official IRNA news agency reported.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/30 19:51:07
  • Two militia leaders guilty of sedition in US Capitol riot

    Two leaders of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, including founder Stewart Rhodes, were found guilty of sedition on Tuesday in the most high-profile case yet stemming from the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of then-president Donald Trump.

    By AFP | 2022/11/30 19:47:29
  • Libyan prime minister expresses readiness to hold national elections

    Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah on Tuesday expressed his government's readiness to hold general elections in the country, calling for local and international pressure to complete the laws regulating the elections.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/30 19:35:16
  • Australian former PM censured over key secret ministry posts

    Australia's parliament on Wednesday censured ex-prime minister Scott Morrison for secretly appointing himself to several key ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering a rare and stinging rebuke.

    By AFP | 2022/11/30 19:32:52
  • Texas challenges Biden administration's border policy

    The US Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case brought by border state Texas challenging the federal government's right to decide which undocumented migrants should be targeted for deportation.

    By AFP | 2022/11/30 19:30:21
  • Russia Has Not Received Response From US and Ukraine Regarding Biolabs Near Its Borders: Envoy

    On November 26, Lt. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical and biological defense troops of the Russian Armed Forces, said that Russia is concerned about US-controlled tests of infectious agents on military personnel and mental patients in Ukraine.

    By Sputnik News | 2022/11/30 11:07:15
  • Europe's Imports of Russian LNG Increase by 42% in 2022, Report Suggests

    The European Union has boosted the imports of Russian liquefied natural gas by 42% between January-October 2022 year-on-year, British financial newspaper reported.

    By Sputnik News | 2022/11/30 11:03:45
  • Harmful subsidies

    Famous for its lamb, New Zealand's agricultural industry was once so well-subsidized that slaughterhouse workers were said to earn more than airline pilots, recalled William Rolleston, a farmer in South Canterbury and leading advocate for the sector.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/29 19:50:47
  • WHO renames monkeypox virus as 'mpox' to avoid stigmatization

    To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatization, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday that the monkeypox virus be rEnamed “mpox.”

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/29 19:25:28
  • World's largest volcano erupts in Hawaii

    The world's largest active volcano burst into life for the first time in 40 years, spewing lava and hot ash Monday in a spectacular display of nature's fury by Mauna Loa in Hawaii.

    By AFP | 2022/11/29 19:23:35
  • AU Great Barrier Reef at risk

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of “in danger” World Heritage sites, according to UN experts who warned the fading wonder has been “significantly impacted” by climate change.

    By AFP | 2022/11/29 19:20:15
  • German government defends plan to ease citizenship rules

    Germany's government on Monday defended a plan to make it easier for people to apply for citizenship, countering complaints from within the ruling coalition and the opposition that it might encourage illegal immigration.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/29 19:17:34
  • Turkey, Egypt may reappoint ambassadors: Turkish FM

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that Ankara and Cairo could mutually appoint ambassadors in the upcoming months as part of efforts to normalize bilateral ties.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/29 19:15:09
  • Security Forces defeat Al-Qaeda militants

    Somali security forces on Monday ended an hours-long siege by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents who killed eight civilians after storming a prominent hotel in the capital Mogadishu, the police said.

    By AFP | 2022/11/29 19:13:09
  • US teen pleads guilty to racist massacre at supermarket in NY State

    A self-declared white supremacist pleaded guilty Monday to killing 10 black people during a livestreamed shooting rampage at a supermarket in the US state of New York earlier in 2022.

    By AFP | 2022/11/29 19:08:03
  • Kazakhstan, Russia seek to strengthen cooperation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a cooperation document on Monday as the two countries mark three decades of diplomatic ties in 2022.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/29 18:37:30
  • UN backs two-state solution

    UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland on Monday called for urgent steps toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/29 18:28:43
  • Iran says not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission: IRNA

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that Tehran will not cooperate with the “political” fact-finding mission proposed by a recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, according to Iran's official news agency IRNA.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/28 22:49:49
  • Australian govt moves to censure former prime minister over secret ministries

    Australia's Labor government said it will move a parliamentary censure motion against former Liberal prime minister Scott Morrison this week after an inquiry found his secret appointment to multiple ministries undermined trust in government.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/28 22:42:36
  • Israeli coalition shuns pact

    The Israeli ministerial coalition has signed a deal to abandon bilateral peace agreements signed under international auspices, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/28 20:07:49
  • Small plane crash causes mass power outages near Washington DC

    A small plane crashed into high-voltage power lines about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Washington DC on Sunday, causing mass outages, with rescue services working into the night to rescue two people on board the aircraft still entangled in the cables.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/28 19:41:15
  • S.Korea's striking truckers say no deal reached in government talks

    South Korea failed to reach agreement with a striking truckers' union in the first session of talks on Monday, the fifth day of a nationwide walkout, the union said, as supply chain glitches worsen and concrete runs out at building sites.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/28 19:35:32
  • Four dead in Somali attack

    At least four people were killed in an ongoing attack by Al-Shabaab militants who laid siege to a popular hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu overnight, a security agency official told AFP on Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/28 19:32:07
  • Low-carbon culture?

    The Baltic state of Estonia relies on shale oil, a locally mined fossil fuel, to generate power – and despite a short-term boost in production to fill a gap in electricity imports, it is sticking to targets to ditch the polluting fuel.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/28 19:26:58
  • Australia faces summer of floods, cyclones, mosquitoes: report

    Australia's climate council has warned that the nation is facing a disastrous summer of extreme weather events.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/28 19:18:13
  • Shortage of doctors in UK compounded by Brexit, says study

    Brexit has compounded a shortage of doctors in Britain, with an estimated shortfall of 4,000 in major speciality areas from EU countries, a study published Sunday said.

    By AFP | 2022/11/28 19:15:46
  • 7 dead, 5 missing after landslide in Italy

    Italy declared a state of emergency on the southern island of Ischia on Sunday after a landslide killed at least seven people and left several others missing.

    By AFP | 2022/11/28 19:13:06
  • Argentine Football Association deepening links with China: Ambassador

    "Our Argentine Football Association is constantly seeking to deepen its links with China. I think we have a great opportunity ahead of us to develop together," ­Argentine Ambassador to China Sabino Vaca Narvaja told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Xie Wenting and Fan Lingzhi | 2022/11/28 0:02:51
  • Iran's top leader says negotiation won't solve problems with US

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the country's problems with the US will not be solved through negotiation, according to the official news agency IRNA.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/27 19:19:03
  • Palestinian president calls for backing soft resistance

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday called for backing the soft, peaceful, and popular resistance against Israel in the West Bank until Palestine achieves its goals.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/27 19:17:09
  • Trump condemned for meeting Fuentes

    The White House on Saturday condemned former president Donald Trump for meeting at his Florida estate with a renowned white supremacist and with rapper Kanye West who is embroiled in a storm over anti-Semitic remarks.

    By AFP | 2022/11/27 19:11:34
  • Thousands of Australians strip for Tunick cancer awareness photo shoot

    Some 2,500 people took off their clothes on Saturday to pose for US photographic artist Spencer Tunick at Sydney's Bondi Beach in an effort to raise awareness about skin cancer.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/27 18:58:02
  • Uganda extends Ebola lockdown in two hot spots

    Uganda's president extended a six-week lockdown Saturday on two districts at the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak that has claimed 55 lives but said its spread was being curbed.

    By AFP | 2022/11/27 18:54:25
  • UNESCO promotes 'Blue Friday'

    Under the motto “Blue is the new Black,” a two-day event of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) took place in the lagoon city of Venice in Italy on Friday and Saturday, aimed at promoting oceans protection and responsible shopping behaviors.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/27 18:52:24
  • 'Poverty spreads everywhere'

    Haitian high-school teacher Miguel Jacquet used to be able to provide for his family, but a dire humanitarian and economic crisis has seen him join the swelling ranks of the poor.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/27 18:40:01
  • Brazil school shooting toll rises to four after teacher death: official

    The death toll from a twin school shooting in Brazil rose to four on Saturday after a teacher wounded in the attack by a 16-year-old shooter wearing Nazi symbols died from her injuries, officials said.

    By AFP | 2022/11/27 18:23:59
  • UN strongly condemns airfield attack in SE CAR

    The United Nations (UN) on Saturday strongly condemned an attack on an airfield in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) which left a Moroccan peacekeeper dead.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/27 18:17:42
  • LFB slammed by new report

    The union representing UK firefighters said Saturday it was “skeptical” that London Fire Brigade (LFB) leaders would implement reforms after an independent review concluded the service was institutionally misogynistic and racist.

    By AFP | 2022/11/27 18:15:50
  • Turkey's Erdogan says he does not rule out meeting with Syria's Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he did not rule out a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad following a decade of ruptured ties.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/24 19:29:39
  • Walmart supervisor opens fire on fellow employees in store

    A Walmart supervisor armed with a handgun and several magazines of ammunition opened fire on fellow employees in a Virginia store, killing six people before turning the gun on himself in a break room, witnesses and police said on Wednesday.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/24 19:27:49
  • Scottish govt's push for self-rule

    Scotland's leader vowed Wednesday to turn the next UK general election into a de facto vote on independence, after judges blocked her bid to hold a new referendum without London's approval.

    By AFP | 2022/11/24 19:24:05
  • Air pollution killed 238,000 Europeans prematurely in 2020: EEA

    Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the bloc's environmental watchdog said Thursday, a slight rise from the previous year.

    By AFP | 2022/11/24 18:55:01
  • Namibia pulls down statue of German colonizer

    Authorities in Namibia's capital Windhoek on Wednesday took down and relocated a statue of a controversial German colonial officer following pressure from local activists.

    By AFP | 2022/11/24 18:48:39
  • ESA adopts record space budget

    The European Space Agency (ESA) announced five new career astronauts as well as history's first astronaut recruit with a disability on Wednesday after adopting a record budget to fund its projects.

    By AFP | 2022/11/24 18:46:11
  • Indonesia rescuers race to find dozens missing after quake

    Indonesian authorities deployed heavy machinery, helicopters and thousands of personnel Thursday in a desperate effort to locate dozens trapped in rubble by an earthquake that killed 271 people, as hopes faded to find survivors.

    By AFP | 2022/11/24 18:40:25
  • IAEA officials to visit Iran for talks: Iranian atomic chief

    The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami announced on Wednesday that the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and accompanying officials will travel to Tehran for talks.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/24 18:35:46
  • Israel boosts Jerusalem troop deployment

    Israel's police were boosting forces throughout Jerusalem on Wednesday after twin blasts shook the city, killing an Israeli-Canadian teenager and injuring at least 18 others.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/24 18:29:44
  • School's out

    When flooding devastated northwest Pakistan in late August, 8-year-old Sinain Bibi lost out on about two months of education after half of her school building was swept away, along with the wooden bridge that connected her village with the school.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/24 18:25:23
  • Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker to expand Arctic shipment

    Russia launched its latest nuclear-powered icebreaker Yakutia on Tuesday in a persistent bid to better use the Arctic shipping route leading to the Far East.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/23 19:59:44
  • King Charles III welcomes South Africa's Ramaphosa

    King Charles III on Tuesday welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to London for a milestone first state visit of his reign.

    By AFP | 2022/11/23 19:55:52
  • 7 killed in Walmart shooting

    Seven people were killed and several wounded in a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday night, authorities said, just days after a gunman killed five and injured 17 at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub.

    By Agencies | 2022/11/23 19:52:58
  • Humane blurred line

    Deep in the Arizona desert on the southern US border, a surveillance tower rises more than 150 feet (46 meters) into the air, its swiveling cameras taking in the surrounding valley.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/23 19:41:50
  • New York judge sets fraud trial date for Trump and his three eldest children

    Donald Trump and his three eldest children will go on trial late in 2023 in a civil lawsuit brought by New York's attorney general that accuses them of fraud, a judge ruled Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/23 19:22:53
  • UN appoints new assistant administrator of UNDP

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday announced the appointment of Michelle Muschett of Panama as UN assistant secretary-general, assistant administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/23 19:20:01
  • Turkey to US: Stop Kurd support

    Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Tuesday urged other countries, particularly the US, to cease any support for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/23 19:12:57
  • Top figures in COVID-19 fight leaving in WHO shakeup

    Two of the World Health Organization's most senior figures in the fight against COVID-19 are quitting next week, according to a letter from the WHO chief seen by AFP on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/23 18:26:25
  • Barcelona to impose water restrictions due to drought

    Barcelona will impose water use restrictions such as banning swimming pools from being filled due to a drought affecting large parts of Spain, local officials said Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/23 18:22:24
  • Australia faces 'sobering' climate challenge

    Rising temperatures are fueling widespread environmental degradation across Australia and supercharging natural disasters, according to a report released Wednesday in the wake of flash floods on the country's east coast.

    By AFP | 2022/11/23 18:17:17
  • China presents a remarkable model in achieving sustainable development: Egyptian ambassador

    Editor's Note: The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) concluded in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday. The conference reached a relatively balanced package of outcomes and sent a positive signal of upholding multilateralism and a jointly enhanced response to the global climate crisis. China attached great importance to this meeting, and fully supported Egypt in making it a success. In addition to the COP27, China and Egypt have also initiated wide-ranging cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) interviewed the newly appointed Egyptian Ambassador to China Assem Hanafi (Hanafi) to elicit his thoughts on the COP27, cooperation under the BRI, as well as the future of China-Egypt bilateral ties.

    By Xie Wenting | 2022/11/22 22:39:40
  • South African power utility runs out of cash for diesel fuel supplies

    South Africa's government was scrambling on Monday to find money to buy diesel and avoid severe nationwide power cuts, after the country's power utility said it had run out funds for the fuel.

    By AFP | 2022/11/22 20:21:27
  • Bacterial infections second leading cause of death worldwide: study

    Bacterial infections are the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for one in eight of all deaths in 2019, the first global estimate of their lethality revealed on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/22 20:17:31
  • Turtles, glass frogs on agenda

    A global wildlife summit in Panama will decide whether to take measures to protect the translucent glass frog and 12 types of freshwater turtles in its final week, which kicked off Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/22 20:13:35
  • Turkey pushes high-level normalization with Egypt

    Turkey wants to proceed with the normalization process with Egypt through high-level talks, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday, a day after his first meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Qatar.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/22 20:06:13
  • Japan's space agency gives up plan to land probe on moon

    Japan's space agency on Tuesday said it has given up on a plan to land its Omotenashi space probe on the moon's surface.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/22 20:04:17
  • Gunman in court for mass shooting

    A Colorado man was facing murder and potential hate crime charges on Monday after a shooting rampage at an LGBTQ nightclub, as a US Army veteran recounted how he “went into combat mode” to quickly subdue the gunman.

    By AFP | 2022/11/22 19:56:36
  • Car bomb

    Police officers and rescue workers inspect damages after a car bomb exploded outside a police accommodation in Narathiwat town, southern Thailand on November 22, 2022. One person died and more than two dozen were injured in the attack, the provincial governor said.

    By AFP | 2022/11/22 19:52:01
  • Iraq strongly condemns Iranian attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan region

    Iraq on Monday strongly condemned Iran's cross-border bombardments on Iranian Kurdish opposition parties' positions in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/22 19:24:02
  • Indonesia quake kills 268 people

    The death toll from an earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java jumped to 268 on Tuesday, as rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble and relatives started to bury their loved ones.

    By AFP | 2022/11/22 19:20:44
  • 'No nuclear safety, security concerns' at Zaporizhzhia

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday that there were “no immediate nuclear safety or security concerns” at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine despite intense shelling at the facility over the weekend.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/22 19:17:19
  • Testing the waters

    An agreement at the COP27 climate talks to set up a “loss and damage” fund marks a milestone in the long fight to get help for poor communities on the frontlines of global warming, said officials and campaigners who had pressed hard for its creation.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/22 18:59:21
  • Greenland Ice Getting Darker, Melting Faster Due to Pigmented Algae, Researchers Say

    In theory, the entire ice sheet of Greenland, the world's largest island, contains enough water to raise sea levels by more than seven meters.

    By Sputnik News | 2022/11/22 18:33:12
  • Survival guaranteed

    Sandwiched between rolling hills which dot the southeastern Kenyan county of Taita Taveta, the Ngangao forest has often been described as a natural wonder interwoven with the heritage of local communities.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/21 20:51:30
  • Japan's Prime Minister Kishida appoints new internal affairs minister

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has appointed former foreign minister Takeaki Matsumoto as the new internal affairs minister, Matsumoto said Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/21 20:42:51
  • NZ's top court rules voting age of 18 breaches youth rights

    New Zealand's highest court ruled on Monday that the country's current voting age of 18 was discriminatory, forcing parliament to discuss whether it should be lowered.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/21 20:40:44
  • Island ravaged by tremors

    A shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's main island Java on Monday, killing at least 56 people and injuring hundreds, local officials said, with buildings damaged and a landslide triggered.

    By AFP | 2022/11/21 20:37:48
  • 1st Israel-Qatar direct flight takes off for World Cup

    The first-ever direct flight between Israel and Qatar took off on Sunday, said Cyprus' leading airline TUS Airways.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/21 20:34:56
  • Every child has right to realize potential: UN education director

    Every child has a right to realize the human potential, said Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Director Yasmine Sherif on Sunday in her World Children's Day statement.

    By AFP | 2022/11/21 20:31:02
  • Tongan eruption largest ever recorded

    A deadly volcanic eruption near Tonga in January was the largest ever recorded with modern equipment, a New Zealand-led team of scientists revealed Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/21 20:27:25
  • UK government denies a newspaper report it seeks closer ties with EU

    The UK government on Sunday denied a newspaper report saying that it was seeking closer ties with the European Union, just three years after leaving the bloc.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/21 20:05:36
  • Turkey says airstrikes hit 89 targets in Iraq, Syria

    Turkey launched an air operation on Sunday morning against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/21 20:01:03
  • Colorado mass shooter stopped by 'heroic' people inside club: police

    The gunman who opened fire inside an LGBTQ Colorado nightclub, killing at least five, was stopped by two “heroic” people inside the club, police told a press conference Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/21 19:55:20
  • South African government welcomes COP27 draft outcomes text

    The South African government on Saturday welcomed the draft outcomes text to the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27).

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/20 21:09:29
  • Biden granddaughter weds in White House ceremony

    US President Joe Biden welcomed guests to the White House Saturday for the wedding of his granddaughter Naomi – an unprecedented ceremony that was closed to the press.

    By AFP | 2022/11/20 21:06:39
  • Snowstorm batters western NY

    Snowfall of more than 6 feet (1.8 meters) in western New York State prompted local officials on Saturday to further restrict road travel and forced airlines to cancel flights in the Buffalo area, just ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday week.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/20 21:02:01
  • Norway 'Ocean Viking' NGO to take 20 migrants from France-Italy ship dispute

    Norway's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that the country would take in 20 of the migrants rescued by the Ocean Viking NGO, who disembarked in France after Italy blocked access to its ports.

    By AFP | 2022/11/20 20:07:14
  • UN deeply concerned about violence in S.Sudan

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Saturday said it was deeply concerned about the violence in Upper Nile State in South Sudan.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/20 20:04:52
  • 5 more bomb suspects detained

    Bulgaria has detained five people accused of having helped one of the suspects in last weekend's bombing in central Istanbul, which killed six people, prosecutors said Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/11/20 20:02:39
  • Abortion of justice

    Women and girls around the world will suffer a knock-on effect from the US decision to roll back abortion rights, experts say, predicting a global clampdown on hard-won female freedoms.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/20 19:50:44
  • Japan PM Kishida plans to sack internal affairs minister Terada

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to sack internal affairs minister Minoru Terada, Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday, the third cabinet minister to leave in under a month in a fresh blow for Kishida's battered support ratings.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/20 19:44:24
  • Iran vows to counter after IAEA's edict

    Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Saturday vowed to take countermeasures after the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approved an anti-Iran resolution earlier this week.

    By Xinhua | 2022/11/20 19:41:57
  • Trump gets warm reception at GOP forum

    Donald Trump received a standing ovation at a Republican Party gathering Saturday, even as several possible White House rivals lashed out at his election denializm and insisted it was time to move on from the former US president.

    By AFP | 2022/11/20 19:35:20
  • Division, partisan struggles to keep haunting US politics after Pelosi's exit

    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who dragged China-US diplomatic relations into unprecedented danger after a provocative visit to the island of Taiwan in August, has announced that she will not seek the Democratic leadership again after Republicans secured control of the chamber.

    By Zhang Han and Wang Qi | 2022/11/18 23:36:08
  • China criticizes confrontational mindset, urges dialogue on Iranian nuclear issue

    It has been proved that pressure will not help solve the problem but will only result in a counterproductive effect, China declared its position for voting against the IAEA resolution drafted and pushed passed by the US, the UK, France and Germany to order Iran to cooperate in the agency's investigation.

    By Global Times | 2022/11/18 1:50:34
  • Police escorts, flight bans as 508,030 S.Koreans sit key exam

    South Korea closed its airspace to ensure silence and offered police escorts for tardy test ­takers on Thursday as more than half a million students sat high-stakes college admission exams.

    By AFP | 2022/11/17 22:54:38
  • Ebola vaccine candidates to be shipped to Uganda: WHO

    Three Ebola vaccine candidates for a planned clinical trial are expected to be shipped to Uganda next week, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/17 22:52:04
  • US Senate advances gay marriage bill

    The US Senate on Wednesday voted to advance a bill protecting federal recognition of same-sex marriage, prompted by concerns that a more conservative ­Supreme Court could reverse a 2015 ­decision that made it legal nationwide.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/17 22:51:09
  • COVID-19 pandemic leads to surge in superbug infections, EU agency says

    Infections from some antibiotic-resistant pathogens known as superbugs have more than doubled in health care facilities in Europe, an EU agency said on Thursday, providing further evidence of the wider impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/17 22:47:11
  • UK's Hunt hikes taxes, tightens grip on spending in tough budget

    British Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt announced a string of tax increases and tighter public spending in a tough budget plan on Thursday that he said was needed after the blow dealt to the country's fiscal reputation by former prime minister Liz Truss.

    By Reuters | 2022/11/17 22:45:44
  • Ukraine grain export deal extended for 4 months

    An agreement allowing Ukraine to export grain through the Black Sea and aimed at relieving global food insecurity has been extended for 120 days, officials said on Thursday. Ukraine is a top world exporter of grain, but the Russia-Ukraine conflict stopped shipments.

    By AFP | 2022/11/17 22:43:00