WHO says air pollution leads to 7m deaths per year, toughens guidelines

The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing 7 million premature deaths a year.

Former VP Pence seeks to cement 'family values' in EU

Former US vice president Mike Pence and other conservative leaders are expected to attend a forum in Budapest from Thursday to discuss demographics and family values, cementing Hungary's reputation as a bastion of conservatism in the EU.

  • COVID-19 may have been spreading in US in September 2019

    The coronavirus may have been silently spreading in the US in as early as September 2019, a preprint research paper suggested.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/23 19:48:39
  • Taking root

    Tractor convoys trundled thousands of oil palm seedlings to new homes on farms across southeastern India in September, as the world's top importer of edible oil rolls out an ambitious $1.5 billion plan to boost output.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/23 18:13:40
  • Countries abandoning Syrian kids, says charity

    Two children die every week in Al-Hol, one of the overcrowded Syrian camps where families with suspected links to the Islamic State group are stranded, Save the Children said Thursday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:58:41
  • Countries abandoning Syrian kids, says charity

    Two children die every week in Al-Hol, one of the overcrowded Syrian camps where families with suspected links to the Islamic State group are stranded, Save the Children said Thursday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:58:40
  • Norway's election winners meet in bid to form majority government

    Norway's centre-left election winners meet on Thursday for three-way talks to determine whether they can form a majority coalition government, with oil, taxes and EU relations among the sticking points.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/23 17:53:40
  • US authorizes Pfizer booster for the elderly and high-risk

    The US on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure jobs.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:13:40
  • 800-year-old bodies dug up in Peru

    Peruvian workers laying gas pipes found the remains of eight people buried in a common tomb with food and musical instruments some 800 years ago, an archaeologist said Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 17:08:40
  • US shares responsibility for Mexico's gun violence

    The US shares responsibility for gun violence in Mexico, which is why the Mexican government filed a lawsuit against 11 US arms manufacturers and dealers, Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/23 17:03:39
  • Johnson says Glasgow climate talks 'turning point for humanity'

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday cast UN climate talks in Glasgow in November as a last chance for humanity as he made a passionate appeal for the world to slash carbon emissions.

    By AFP | 2021/9/23 16:58:39
  • COVID-19 might have been circulating in the US as early as September 2019: CAS analysis

    The coronavirus may have been silently spreading in the US back in September 2019, an analysis of a preprint database from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) suggests.

    By Global Times | 2021/9/22 23:29:31
  • Time for change

    When the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded his New York City neighborhood, Johnson Ho had to wade through sewage water to save four downstairs neighbors driven from their apartments.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/22 19:13:39
  • Manila mayor to run for Philippine presidency

    Manila mayor, Francisco Domagoso, said on Wednesday he will run for the Philippine presidency in the 2022 election.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/22 19:03:40
  • Some caution dispute should not torpedo trade talks

    European allies rallied cautiously around France on Tuesday after the US and Australian decision to strip Paris of a submarine supply contract, but some warned the dispute should not torpedo trade talks.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 19:03:39
  • Anger as US progressives object to Israeli Iron Dome missile defense funding

    A group of leftist US Democrats came under heavy fire Tuesday after reportedly vowing to nix a short-term spending bill over a $1 billion allocation for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 18:43:40
  • UK reaches deal to boost carbon dioxide production after shortage

    Britain has signed a deal enabling it to restart production of captured carbon dioxide for three weeks, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said Tuesday, after a shortage of the gas had sparked renewed food supply concerns.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 18:08:40
  • Deportations spark global outcry with 'whipping' photos of immigrants

    The United Nations expressed deep concern Tuesday at mass deportations of Haitian migrants from the US, warning they could go against international law.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 18:03:40
  • Cashier killed in row with customer asked to wear mask

    Germany reacted with shock and outrage on Tuesday as a 20-year-old gasoline station worker was shot dead by a customer who was angry about being asked to wear a mask while buying beer.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 18:03:40
  • Rare Australia earthquake triggers panic

    A rare quake rattled southeastern Australia early Wednesday, shaking buildings, knocking down walls and sending panicked Melbourne residents running into the streets.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 18:03:39
  • Sudan foils coup attempt to ousted Omar al-Bashir

    Sudan's fragile transitional government said it foiled an attempted coup Tuesday involving military officers and civilians linked to the ousted regime of longtime former president Omar al-Bashir.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 17:58:39
  • South Africa approves controversial power plants

    South Africa's energy regulator on Tuesday approved generating licenses for three controversial floating power plants, stoking environmental concerns as Africa's most industrialized nation grapples with electricity shortages.

    By AFP | 2021/9/22 17:53:40
  • Construction workers in Melbourne protest ban

    Construction industry workers took to the street for the second day following a two-week ban on the sector in the Australian city of Melbourne in response to construction sites being linked to new COVID-19 infections.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/21 18:53:40
  • UN holds high-level event to galvanize global action toward SDGs

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday convened a high-level event to galvanize global action toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/21 18:53:39
  • Trudeau fails to win majority

    Canadians returned Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to power Monday in hotly contested elections against a rookie conservative leader, but he failed to gain an absolute majority, according to projections by television networks.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 18:48:40
  • Fall from grace

    The mild-mannered hero of "Hotel Rwanda" credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, Paul Rusesabagina evolved into Kigali's sharpest-tongued critic before being convicted of terrorism.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 18:23:39
  • Ban lifted for all air passengers with testing and tracing

    The US announced Monday it will lift COVID-19 travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:48:39
  • France eyes momentum at UN to relaunch Iran nuclear deal talks

    France's top diplomat said Monday that he hoped a meeting of foreign ministers in New York this week would build positive momentum towards kick-starting stalled talks over the Iran nuclear deal.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:43:40
  • Top Mexican court removes legal barriers

    Mexico's Supreme Court on Monday struck down a part of the country's health law that allowed medical personnel to refuse to carry out abortions on the grounds of conscientious objection.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:43:40
  • Australian sharks face extinction: govt report

    More than 10 percent of Australia's shark species are at risk of extinction, a government report has found.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/21 17:17:52
  • EU court slaps daily fine on Poland for not closing mine

    The EU's top court on Monday ordered Poland to pay Brussels a daily fine of 500,000 euros ($586,000) for failing to shut a massive coal mine that angered neighboring Czech Republic.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:12:43
  • Multiple wildfires converge on California woodland home to ancient trees

    Hundreds of firefighters were battling to protect several groves of giant sequoias in the US on Monday, warning the enormous ancient trees were at risk from out-of-control blazes.

    By AFP | 2021/9/21 17:09:54
  • Over 5,000 people evacuated as volcano erupts on Spain's La Palma island

    Between 5,000 and 10,000 people are being evacuated after a volcano began erupting on the La Palma island of Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday afternoon.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/21 0:39:58
  • North Korea slams US' nuclear-powered submarine deal with Australia

    The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Monday slammed the US and UK's move to provide Australia with the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines, and said it will definitely take corresponding measures if the deal has a slightest adverse impact on North Korea's national security, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

    By Global Times | 2021/9/20 16:42:01
  • US military admits drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

    The US military admitted on Friday that a US drone strike in late August in Kabul of Afghanistan killed as many as 10 civilians, including 7 children.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/18 20:01:20
  • Slovenian police fight protesters

    Slovenian police used water cannons and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse thousands protesting against toughened COVID-19 restrictions.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 19:13:40
  • Ebola in survivors can trigger outbreaks years after infection

    Ebola survivors can relapse and trigger outbreaks at least five years after infection, and long-term follow-up of former patients is needed to prevent devastating flare-ups, according to new research.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 19:13:40
  • Destiny maker

    In her 16 years in power, Chancellor Angela Merkel took a leading role not only in charting Germany's course but influencing the path taken by Europe too.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 19:08:40
  • Australian disaster boosts CO2, but also carbon-capturing algae: studies

    Devastating Australian wildfires released twice as much climate-warming carbon dioxide than previously thought, but also triggered vast algae blooms thousands of miles away that may have soaked up significant extra carbon, according to studies published Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 19:03:40
  • Australian nuclear submarines will be banned from New Zealand waters

    New Zealand will not lift a decades-long ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of key ally Australia's decision to develop a nuclear submarine fleet, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/16 18:53:40
  • Indonesia in vaccine hub talks

    Indonesia is in talks with the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as six drug companies to become a global hub for manufacturing vaccines, its health minister told Reuters.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/16 18:53:39
  • Raise debt limit or face crisis, warn US CEOs

    Business Roundtable, an association of over 200 chief executive officers (CEOs) of America's leading companies, on Wednesday warned US congressional leaders of the prospect of an economic crisis if they fail to swiftly raise the debt limit.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/16 18:48:40
  • African Union calls for end to vaccine nationalism

    Rich countries should end vaccine nationalism that is to blame for a supply crunch in Africa and slowing down efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the continent, experts said at a webinar on accelerating COVID-19 vaccination in Africa on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/16 18:43:40
  • Bangladesh inks trade and investment framework with Australia

    Bangladeshi Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and his counterpart Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan have signed a framework on trade and investment between the two countries.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/16 18:43:40
  • Prime Minister challenger O'Toole assails Canada's debt

    The leader of Canada's main opposition party on Wednesday said a surge in inflation in August highlighted the failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's economic policies, and urged Canadians to vote out the government in an election on Monday.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/16 18:38:39
  • Sinopharm and Sinovac expand supply to Singapore amid study on non-mRNA boosters

    Chinese COVID-19 vaccines producers Sinopharm and Sinovac will expand supply to Singapore while the country is studying the possibility of using non-mRNA vaccines as booster shots.

    By Leng Shumei | 2021/9/16 0:11:01
  • Thorny discussions begin to form coalition government in Norway

    A day after winning Norway's general election, left-wing parties on Tuesday kicked off thorny talks to form a government replacing the center-right party that was in power for eight years.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 19:53:39
  • Outcry as Faroe Islands 'grind' hunt kills dolphins

    The government of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous Danish territory, faced an outcry on Tuesday over the culling of more than 1,400 white-sided dolphins in a day in what was said to be the single biggest hunt in the northern archipelago.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 19:48:39
  • Pandemic here to stay: experts

    To ensure gains are fully sustained, the rapidly increasing number of people vaccinated is vital.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 19:33:39
  • Death stalks Colombian defenders of nature

    Death is a constant companion for indigenous defenders of nature in the violence-ridden country, and Umenza has already survived three attempts on her life.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 19:18:39
  • New Zealand's strong export growth narrows current account deficit to $2.13 bln

    New Zealand's current account deficit narrowed to $2.13 billion in the June 2021 quarter, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/15 18:33:40
  • UNGA urged to embrace hope amid challenges

    As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday opened its 76th session, UNGA President Abdulla Shahid urged member states to embrace hope and initiate a new narrative after a challenging year with climate change, conflict, and COVID-19.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/15 18:33:39
  • GOP refuses debt ceiling increase

    Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday continued to withhold support for efforts by the Democratic majority to increase the US debt ceiling.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 18:28:40
  • Bandicoot back from the brink on Australian mainland

    A small nocturnal marsupial that once roamed the Australian mainland has been brought back from the brink of extinction after a decades-long conservation effort, authorities said Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 18:23:39
  • UAE, Israel eye trillion dollar prize in new deal

    The United Arab Emirates marks one year since normalizing ties with Israel on Wednesday, a move which drew Palestinian anger but that leaders hope could reap a trillion dollars in economic exchanges.

    By AFP | 2021/9/15 18:18:40
  • COVID-19 batters India's education

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit almost all sectors in India, especially the country's education sector. Ever since the disease started to spread in 2020, schools and educational institutions across India were the first to shut down in a bid to protect children.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/15 18:13:39
  • Traffic noise linked to dementia in pioneering study

    A massive study spanning two million Danes concluded that exposure to noise results in stress, fatigue, poor sleep and, in turn, even more stress, which ultimately increases the chances of developing dementia.

    By sputniknews.com | 2021/9/14 19:30:45
  • European gas futures hit new all-time high above $800 per 1,000 cubic meters

    On Monday, gas futures on the European market hit $750 per 1,000 cubic meters.

    By sputniknews.com | 2021/9/14 19:27:36
  • UK to off er COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 12-15

    All children aged 12-15 will be offered COVID-19 vaccinations, Britain announced Monday, following the advice of four top medical officers.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 19:13:41
  • Vending machines bring safe, cheap water to Nairobi slums

    In the 30 years that Josephine Muthoni has lived in Nairobi's Mukuru slum, she has never had a steady supply of clean water.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/14 19:13:40
  • Tropical storm threatens to swamp central Texas coast

    Tropical Storm Nicholas gained strength as it tracked up the Texas coast hours before its expected landfall late Monday, threatening to unleash a dangerous deluge of rainfall on the southern US state, meteorologists warned.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 19:13:39
  • Climate change to force mass migration

    Reduced agricultural production, water scarcity, rising sea levels and other effects of climate change could cause up to 216 million people to leave their homes and migrate within their own countries by 2050, the World Bank has warned.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 19:03:40
  • 'S.Korea's Bernie Sanders' tops presidential polls with universal basic income lure

    A South Korean politician who once said he aspired to be a "successful Bernie Sanders" is leading the field to replace Moon Jae-in as president after rising to prominence with an aggressive pandemic response and a populist economic agenda.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/14 18:28:40
  • Prince Andrew rejects sexual abuse accuser's 'unlawful suit'

    A US-based lawyer for Britain's Prince Andrew on Monday forcefully rejected claims in a civil lawsuit by a woman who accused the prince of sexually assaulting her when she was 17, and challenged whether the case could even be brought.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/14 18:28:39
  • Pentagon disputes media claims aid worker was killed

    The US Central Command is "still assessing" the results of a drone strike late August in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was alleged to have killed multiple civilians, the Pentagon said on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/14 18:23:39
  • Biden stumps on eve of California governor voting to aid Newsom

    President Joe Biden hit the hustings in California on Monday, warning voters they risk a Donald Trump-style governor if they vote to recall the state's leader.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 17:43:39
  • Builders in Victoria become focus for inoculations

    Construction workers in the Australian state of Victoria are being targeted in a vaccination blitz as the state government battles to contain its soaring number of COVID-19 cases.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/14 17:38:39
  • No trial date for Bolivia's ex-president Jeanine Anez

    Six months after being arrested on coup charges by a Bolivian government allied to her political rival Evo Morales, ex-president Jeanine Anez is still awaiting a trial date.

    By AFP | 2021/9/14 17:33:39
  • Ample room for China-Turkey cooperation in Afghan reconstruction: Turkish envoy

    Turkey is one of the important regional powers to play an important role in the Afghan issue. Given its ties with the country in the past, the stance of Turkey on the Taliban and the new government is worthy of attention. Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed Turkish Ambassador to China, Abdulkadir Emin Onen (Onen), on the Afghan issue as well as the upcoming refugee problems.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2021/9/13 19:13:39
  • Finding greener alternatives to heat Glasgow homes

    When her first electricity bill arrived, Hollie Osborne's dream of a "forever home" for herself and her two-year-old son began to fade.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/13 19:03:39
  • Malaysia PM to sign cooperation pandemic pact

    Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's coalition and the main opposition bloc is set to sign a cooperation pact on Monday to ensure political stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a move that could also help the premier with any confidence vote.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/13 18:43:39
  • Australian state warns unvaccinated to get inoculations

    Authorities of the Australian state of New South Wales said on Monday that greater freedoms promised at 80 percent rates of vaccination would not necessarily be granted to the unvaccinated.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/13 18:43:39
  • Saudi Arabia talking to Khartoum about boosting infrastructure and more

    Sudan is mulling the allocation of six investment sectors for Saudi Arabia under a plan to attract investment to address the country's economic issues.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/13 18:38:39
  • South Africa announces 'vaccine passport' plans, eases restrictions

    South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced plans to introduce COVID-19 "vaccine passports" amid widespread scepticism of the jab, ahead of an easing of movement restrictions this week.

    By AFP | 2021/9/13 18:23:39
  • Musk set to make history

    SpaceX is set to launch four people into space on Wednesday on a three-day mission that is the first to orbit the Earth with exclusively private citizens on board, as Elon Musk's company enters the space tourism fray.

    By AFP | 2021/9/13 18:23:39
  • UK urges net zero shipping emissions

    Britain, host of the COP26 climate change summit in 2021, called Monday for net zero global shipping emissions by 2050 and the launch of non-polluting commercial vessels by 2025.

    By AFP | 2021/9/13 18:18:39
  • Australian ex-principal in court on child sex claims

    A former principal accused of sexually abusing children at a Jewish ultra-Orthodox school in Australia appeared by video link on Monday on the opening day of pre-trial hearings.

    By AFP | 2021/9/13 17:33:39
  • US House Speaker Pelosi voices concern about alleged Saudi torture

    US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she was "deeply concerned" about the alleged torture of a Saudi aid worker while in detention in Saudi Arabia.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/13 17:33:39
  • Opposition deals blow to ruling Peronists ahead of ballot

    Argentina's main opposition party landed a blow against the ruling Peronists on Sunday, winning key races in a congressional primary vote that is a strong leading indicator of how voters will cast ballots in the midterm election in November.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/13 17:28:39
  • Former head of Peru's 'Shining Path' guerrillas dies in prison

    Abimael Guzman, historic leader of Peru's Shining Path guerrillas - blamed for one of the insurgencies in Latin America - died Saturday in a military prison at the age of 86.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:43:39
  • President Orban's anti-Muslim immigration policy

    Pope Francis arrives in Budapest on Sunday morning to celebrate a mass, with eyes focused on his meeting with the anti-migration Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:38:40
  • 'Armed drone' attack on Arbil airport, Iraq

    Armed drones attacked Arbil international airport, which lies near the US consulate in this northern Iraq city, Kurdish security forces said in a statement Saturday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:38:40
  • Polish health workers rally for a rise in payroll

    Thousands of medics rallied in Warsaw on Saturday for better pay and conditions, criticizing the government for failing to compensate them for the added workload during the pandemic. Nurses, doctors and paramedics marched through central Warsaw, holding a minute's silence outside the presidential palace in memory of the 500 medics killed during the pandemic.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:34:16
  • Haiti PM, asked to testify on Moise murder, slams 'diversionary tactics'

    Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who has been asked to appear for questioning in connection with the July slaying of the country's president, on Saturday slammed what he called "diversionary tactics" used by investigators.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:33:40
  • Opposition pushes back on Guinea sanctions

    A leading figure in Guinea's opposition on Saturday urged regional bloc ECOWAS not to impose economic sanctions on Guinea's new military regime, describing the recent coup as a "welcome development."

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:33:39
  • Greek PM voices optimism on new economic policy

    Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented on Saturday evening the government's updated economic policy for the next few months, promising a new model of development that will be beneficial to all. "Greece is changing" was the main slogan in 2021 during the customary keynote economic policy speech at the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the country's largest annual trade fair held in the port city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

    By Xinhua | 2021/9/12 18:28:40
  • Community groups set pace in Australia's race to raise vaccination rates

    Community groups in Australia's pandemic-hit cities are battling misinformation in multiple languages as they race to vaccinate a way out of "traumatic" lockdowns. Beneath the minarets of a mosque in west Sydney, 500 people are booked in for vaccine appointments at a pop-up clinic, part of a burgeoning network of initiatives by minority communities trying to fill a void left by Australia's mostly Anglo-centric officialdom.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:28:39
  • Western powers to make call on Iran nuclear resolution

    UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi is set for talks in Iran on Sunday that may ease a standoff between Tehran and the West just as it threatens to escalate and scupper negotiations on reviving the Iran nuclear deal.

    By Reuters | 2021/9/12 18:28:39
  • Domestic tourism boom gives UK seaside new lease of life

    Blackpool, on the Irish Sea north of Liverpool and Manchester, embodies the rise and fall of the quintessential British seaside resort.

    By AFP | 2021/9/12 18:18:39
  • Former Guantánamo detainee denounces US 'war on terror'

    The words "9/11" have been frequently appearing again in news reports recently, jogging memories of the cataclysmic event 20 years ago. 20 years is a long time, memories might have faded for some people of the changes, large and small, that have occurred on US soil and around the world since the attacks.

    By GT staff reporters | 2021/9/10 23:20:25
  • Americans living through 9/11 attack witness with mistrust and dismay how the US is back to 'ground zero' 20 years later

    As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks approaches, countless Americans, especially those who lived through the disaster, are confused, disillusioned and angry that their country has spent so much to end up with this ironic result and an increasingly murky future.

    By Lin Xiaoyi | 2021/9/10 4:35:07
  • A World Reshaped

    US' withdrawal from Afghanistan adds to the tally of world powers that have failed in the heart of Eurasia. The war in Afghanistan, which started in 2001, seems to have come to an abrupt end in 2021. What does this mean for the world?

    By Global Times | 2021/9/10 0:13:39
  • Ten dead in fire at COVID-19 hospital in North Macedonia

    Ten people died in a fire Wednesday evening at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in North Macedonia, authorities said. The fire broke out following an explosion in a COVID-19 clinic in Tetovo in the northwest of the Balkan country, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who immediately headed to the town.

    By AFP | 2021/9/9 19:18:40
  • US power could be 45% solar by 2050

    Solar power could account for nearly half of the US' electricity supply by the middle of the century, according to a government study released Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2021/9/9 19:13:40