‘Practical Work’ Summit for Biden, Putin: No Punches, No Hugs

US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on…

China Launches First Astronauts to New Space Station

China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country’s new space station.…

Britain Considers Vaccine Passports to Restart International Travel

Britain is looking at easing travel restrictions, including allowing those who are double vaccinated against COVID-19…

China Disease Expert Says Covid Origins Probe Should Shift to US

A senior Chinese epidemiologist said the United States should be the priority in the next phase…

Bangladesh garment industry could save $500 mln a year by recycling cotton

Bangladesh’s garment industry, the world’s second-largest exporter of clothes, could reduce its annual spending by half…

US Restates Condemnation of Nigeria’s Twitter Ban

The United States has renewed its condemnation of Nigeria for suspending Twitter’s operations in the country,…

New Government, Same Action: Israel Launches Air Raids on Gaza, First Since May Truce with Hamas

Israel launched air raids on the Gaza Strip after Palestinian groups in the besieged enclave sent…

Face to Face: Biden, Putin Ready for Long-anticipated Summit

President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin sit down Wednesday for their highly anticipated summit in…

Change of Government as Israel Gets New Prime Minister, Ending Netanyahu’s 12-year Rule

Israel’s parliament has put an end to Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year-long tenure as prime minister in a…

Africa Roundtable to focus on rebooting African-European relations

At the Africa Roundtable forum, decision-makers from politics, business and civil society will discuss new ways…

On First Overseas Trip, Biden to Reassure Allies Before Putin Meeting

Set to embark on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager…

Kim Jong-un Wages War on Slang, Jeans and Foreign Films

North Korea has recently introduced a sweeping new law which seeks to stamp out any kind…

Top Diplomatic Missions ‘Disappointed’ With FG’s Twitter Ban

Prominent diplomatic missions to Nigeria, including Canada, the US, the UK and the EU, on Saturday…

Putin questions U.S. prosecution of Capitol rioters, saying mob carried only ‘political requests’

Less than two weeks from a first face-to-face with President Biden in Geneva, Russian President Vladimir…

India’s COVID-19 Deaths Hit 4000 Record

India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time and more states…

Online Speech Shield Under Fire as Trump Facebook Ban Stays

Lurking beneath Facebook’s decision on whether to continue Donald Trump’s suspension from its platform is a…

Covid: Concern Increases Over India Variant in UK

Public health experts have recommended a version of the Indian Covid variant found in the UK…

Former Maldives President Nasheed Wounded In Assassination Bid

Former Maldives president and current parliamentary speaker Mohamed Nasheed underwent more surgery Friday following an assassination…

US Backs WTO’s Push for Covid Vaccine Patent Waivers

The US has thrown its support behind an initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to…

World’s Oldest Person Pulls out of Torch Relay for Tokyo Olympics Over Covid Concerns

The world’s oldest person, a 118-year-old Japanese woman, has decided not to take part in the…

Biden Aims to Vaccinate 70% of American Adults by July 4

President Joe Biden set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70%…

Boeing Faces New Hurdle in 737 MAX Electrical Grounding Issue

U.S. air safety officials have asked Boeing Co (BA.N) to supply fresh analysis and documentation showing…

US to Share Up to 60m AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses

The US will share up to 60 million doses of its AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries…

Nearly 200 Protesters Detained During Pro-Navalny Rallies

Nearly 200 protesters were detained at anti-Kremlin rallies across Russia on Wednesday, a monitor said, as…

EU Regulator Prepares To Issue Advice on Use of J&J Vaccine

Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation into…

Biden: George Floyd Murder Verdict Giant Step Forward but We Can Do More

US President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the…

At Least Five Dead as Tornado Outbreak Rips Across US Deep South

Tornadoes and severe storms have torn through the Deep South in the United States, killing at…

Police Arrests 10 People at Violent Protest in Bristol, England

Ten people were arrested in the city of Bristol in southwest England on Friday after protests…

Biden Invites Russia, China to First Global Climate Talks

President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among…

‘You Could Be Shot in the Head’: Myanmar Junta Issues Chilling Warning, Several Killed on Saturday

Several civilians were reported killed across Myanmar on Saturday as the military government puts on a…

Ship Stuck in Suez Canal Could Be Refloated ‘as Soon as Saturday’

The large container ship trapped in the Suez Canal could be dislodged as soon as Saturday,…

Facebook Freezes Venezuela President Maduro’s Page Over Covid Misinformation

Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19…

US and China Diplomats Clash Publicly During First Talks of Biden Presidency

The first high-level US-China talks of the Biden administration got off to a fiery start on…

Cuomo Should Resign if Investigation Confirms Claims, Biden Says

The pressure against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations reached the White House…

Donald Trump Says He Might Run For US President In 2024

Donald Trump told conservatives Sunday he was considering running for president again in 2024, as he reasserted dominance…

Biden: Strikes in Syria Sent Warning to Iran to ‘Be Careful’

President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize US airstrikes in…

US Conducts Air Strikes on ‘Iran-backed Militia’ in Syria

US President Joe Biden on Thursday directed military air strikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging…

US Supreme Court Allows Release of Trump Tax Returns

In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has declined to step…

Taiwan Deploys Missiles after Chinese Jets ‘Enter Its Air Zone’

Taiwan’s air force has activated its missile system after eight Chinese fighter jets flew into the…

WTO to UK: Don’t Wait for Surplus, Send Vaccines to Poorer Nations Now

The UK should donate vaccines to developing countries now rather than waiting until it has a…

G7 Summit: UK Pledges Covid-19 Vaccine Surplus to Poorer Countries

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pledging to donate most of the UK’s surplus vaccine supply…

Biden Withdraws Trump’s Restoration of UN Sanctions on Iran

The Biden administration on Thursday rescinded former president Donald Trump’s restoration of UN sanctions on Iran,…

Seventy-year-old Man Arrested in Hit-And-Run Death of Nicki Minaj’s Father

A 70-year-old man has been arrested  in the hit-and-run death of rapper Nicki Minaj’s father. Charles…

New York Governor Cuomo under Investigation By FBI for Nursing Home Deaths

The FBI and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are investigating Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus task force with…

Nigerians Use #BelikeNgozi Challenge to Pay Tribute to New WTO Boss Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s former minister of finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday made history by becoming the first…

Invictus Obi: US Court Sentences Obinwanne Okeke to 10 Years in Jail for $11m Fraud

Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, was on Tuesday sentenced in the United States to…

Pelosi Says lndependent Commission to Investigate Capitol Riots

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will establish an “outside, independent” commission to investigate the…

WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Promises to Reform WTO, Prioritise Fair Access to Covid-19 Vaccines

With her emergence on Monday as the first African and first female to be the Director-General…

North Korea ‘Tried To Hack’ Pfizer For Vaccine Info – South’s Spies

North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a…

Risk of global food shortages due to Covid has increased, says UN envoy

People living in poverty around the world are in danger of food shortages as the coronavirus…

China Overtakes US As EU’s Biggest Trading Partner

China last year overtook the United States as the EU’s biggest trading partner, the EU statistics…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes History as First Female, First African DG of WTO

A former Nigerian Minister of Finance and coordinating minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Expecting Second Child

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their second child, the couple revealed in a…

Myanmar Protests Resume Despite Heavy Military Presence, Internet Restored

Pro-democracy protests resumed in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, on Monday two weeks after the military seized…

President Erdogan Accuses US Of Supporting Terrorists In Iraq

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the United States of siding with “terrorists” after blaming…

Okonjo-Iweala To Be Confirmed As WTO Boss Today

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of…

Support Grows for Capitol Riot Inquiry After Trump Acquittal

A day after former President Donald Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appeared…

Julian Assange: Biden administration appeals UK ruling against WikiLeaks co-founder’s extradition

The US government has appealed against a UK judge’s ruling blocking the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Believes the WTO Can Change the World. But First It Needs Reform

On its surface, the mandate of the World Trade Organization is relatively circumscribed: to make and…

Trump Impeachment Trial Nears End With Verdict Expected

The US Senate was expected to deliver a verdict in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this weekend…

WTO DG Race: Coast Clear For Okonjo-Iweala As South Korean Candidate Withdraws

South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee on Friday abandoned her bid to become head of the…

Myanmar Blocks Facebook as Resistance Grows to Coup

Myanmar’s new military government has blocked access to Facebook as resistance to Monday’s coup surged amid…

US, Russia Extend Last Major Nuclear Arms Control Treaty Despite Disputes

The United States and Russia have extended the New START arms control treaty for five years,…

Myanmar Coup: Detained Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Charges

Police in Myanmar have filed several charges against the elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi…

Biden, Yellen Say GOP Virus Aid Too Small, Democrats Push on

US President Joe Biden panned a Republican alternative to his $1.9 trillion Covid rescue plan as…

Thousands Join Fresh Navalny Protests Across Russia

Thousands of Russians have been taking part in unauthorised protests to demand the release of the…

Black Lives Matter Proposed For Nobel Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter, a movement which became a rallying cry after the killing by US police…

Near-total Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Poland Amid Protests

A near-total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland and triggered a new round of…

Russian Court Orders Kremlin Critic Navalny to Remain in Jail Despite Outcry

A Russian court has ordered Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be kept in jail, rejecting an…

Argentine President on Negotiations with IMF to Refinance Debt

Argentine President Alberto Fernández said Thursday that in the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

Republicans Seek Delay Until February to Give Trump ‘Fair’ Impeachment Trial

Republicans in the US Senate are asking Democrats to delay the start of former President Donald…

Biden Orders New US COVID-19 Measures As EU Discourages Travel

In his first full day as US president, Joe Biden tackled his country’s staggering coronavirus caseload…

US’ Historic Inauguration Day In Pictures

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States with a call to…

Twitter Locks Account of China’s US Embassy for Post on Xinjiang

Twitter has locked the account of China’s embassy in the United States for a social media…

UK and EU in Row Over Bloc’s Diplomatic Status

A diplomatic row has broken out between the UK and EU over the status of the…

Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Football’s All-time Top Goalscorer

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially become football’s all-time leading goalscorer surpassing Joseph Bican for the most goals…

President Biden Signs Orders for US to Rejoin Climate Deal and WHO, End ‘Muslim Ban’

United States President Joe Biden has signed a string of executive orders, memorandums and directives that…

Biden’s Inauguration Day: From Oath-Taking To Honouring COVID-19 Victims

Joe Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States,…

Trump Pardons Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black in Final Hours of Presidency

American rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black have been pardoned by US President Donald Trump. Late…

WHO Chief Warns of ‘Moral Failure’ in Covid Vaccine Access to Poor Countries

The head of the World Health Organization has criticised drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s…

Trump Pardons Former Adviser Steve Bannon

US President Donald Trump has granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon as part…

US Says China’s Policies on Muslims Amount to ‘Genocide’

On his way out the door, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out anew at…

US Virus Deaths Top 400,000 as Trump Leaves Office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the US recorded…

Movement ‘Only Just Beginning’, Trump Says in Farewell Address

US President Donald Trump has released a farewell video, touting what he described as the success…

US ‘Deeply Disappointed’ Mexico Closed Probe of Ex-Defence Minister

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is “deeply disappointed” by Mexico’s decision to close…

Biden Unveils $1.9tn US Economic Relief Package

US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan for the coronavirus-sapped economy before…

Germany and France Oppose Trump’s Twitter Exile

Germany and France attacked Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. after US President Donald Trump was shut…

Several Gorillas at San Diego Zoo in US Test Positive for Covid

Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in…

US to Designate Yemen’s Houthi Movement as Foreign Terror Group

The United States plans to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, a move…

‘We’ll Act with Urgency’: Pelosi Says House Will Impeach Trump, Pushes VP to Oust Him

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald…

Trump Remains Defiant Amid Calls to Resign

President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies…

US Is North Korea’s ‘Biggest Enemy’, Says Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation’s “biggest enemy”, state…

Indonesia Plane Missing Shortly After Take-Off

Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air lost contact with one of its Boeing 737 passenger planes shortly after take-off…

Citing Increased Credit Exposure Risks, IMF Board Raises Reserve Target

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has agreed to raise the medium-term target for…

Google Suspends Parler Social Networking App from Play Store, Apple Gives 24-hour Warning

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing…

Twitter Permanently Bans Trump Over Risk of Violent Incitement

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further…

‘Profit Over Candour’: Boeing to Pay $2.5bn Settlement for 737 Max Conspiracy

Boeing has agreed to pay $2.5bn (£1.8bn) to settle US criminal charges that it hid information…

US Transport, Education Secretaries, Four More Trump Aides Quit After Capitol Violence

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned on Thursday, joining a list…

Trump Pledges Orderly Transfer of Power, as Congress Affirms Biden’s Electoral College Victory

US President Donald Trump has pledged an orderly transfer of power, saying the formal affirmation of…

Officials of Trump Cabinet Discussing Invoking 25th Amendment Following Violence at Capitol

Discussions are ongoing among some members of the Trump Cabinet and allies of President Donald Trump about…

Twitter, Facebook Freeze Trump’s Accounts After Congress Assault

Social media giants Twitter and Facebook temporarily locked the accounts of US President Donald Trump, as…

Stocks Ride Higher on Democrat Senate Win, Dollar Flounders

US Treasuries suffered their steepest selloff in months and the S&P 500 index made a record…

Biden Calls on Trump to End ‘Unprecedented Assault’

US President-elect Joe Biden has denounced the violence at the Capitol after a mob of Trump…

US Army Activates D.C. National Guard to Deploy Troops to Capitol Hill

The US Army is activating the entire District of Columbia National Guard — 1,100 troops —…

Dozens of Hong Kong Activists Arrested as Crackdown Intensifies

Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy activists on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a new…

US Congress Set to Certify Joe Biden Election Victory Amid Protests

US lawmakers are set to meet on Wednesday to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential…

Georgia Senate Election on Knife-edge in Vote Count

Elections in the US state of Georgia that will decide control of the Senate are too…

Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to hold on to presidency

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — With mounting desperation, Donald Trump declared he would “fight like hell” to…

Saudi Arabia Ends Three-year Blockade with Qatar, Opens Airspace, Land and Sea Borders

Saudi Arabia will reopen its airspace and land and sea border to Qatar as of Monday,…

England Enters Toughest National Lockdown Since March as Covid-19 Variant Rages

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered England into a new national lockdown to contain…

‘We Lost a Legend’: Fashion Industry Pays Tribute to Designer Pierre Cardin Who Passed Away at 98

Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century…

Biden Says Trump Vaccine Plan Falling ‘Far Behind’

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday vowed a relentless effort to fight COVID-19 the moment he…

Ohio Police Officer Fired in Fatal Shooting of Black Man

A white police officer in Columbus, Ohio, has been fired for fatally shooting an unarmed Black…

India Confirms Six Cases of New Coronavirus Variant

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks with a more infectious…

China Hopes to Conclude Talks on EU Investment Deal By ‘Early Date’

China hopes lengthy negotiations for an investment deal with the European Union can wrap up at…

US House Republicans Join Vote to Override Trump’s Veto of Defence Bill

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives has voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a…

London Stocks Soar On Post-Brexit Trade Deal

London stocks surged Tuesday with investors relieved over Britain’s long-awaited Brexit deal with the EU, while…

Czech government imposes its toughest COVID restrictions over holidays

The Czech government will close non-essential shops, services and ski lifts and enforce a stricter curfew…

Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies

President Donald Trump has pardoned 15 people, including a pair of congressional Republicans who were strong…

UK Latest to Impose Travel Ban on South Africa After Discovery of New Coronavirus Variant

A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South…