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EU, India hope for free trade agreement by 2023, says officials

NEW DELHI, India: The European Union and India have relaunched talks to implement a free trade agreement, aimed to be ...

UK Armed Forces Chief: British must be capable of fighting in Europe

LONDON, England: UK General Patrick Sanders, the new Chief of the General Staff, has told troops that Britain must be ...

Church in largely Catholic Lithuania opposes same-sex partnership bill

VILNIUS, Lithuania: Quoting Pope Francis' argument that civil unions distort the concept of marriage and family, Lithuanian bishops have called ...

Biden to speak with China's Xi, deciding on easing tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. President Joe Biden has said that he is planning to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon, ...

Large numbers of Cubans seeking entry to US over Mexican border

HAVANA, Cuba: In interviews while waiting in lines outside the Colombian, Mexican and Panamanian embassies in Havana, Cubans have expressed ...

US Senate bill could release billions for Taiwan security

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill, the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022, to increase U.S. support for ...

After schools closed in Afghanistan, students graduate in Iraq

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq: Since the Taliban took over Kabul in August 2021, most Afghan girls have been banned from going to ...

Japan top court says government cannot be sued for Fukushima disaster

TOKYO, Japan: Japan's top court has ruled that the government is not liable for damages to those who suffered losses ...

U.S. senators press TikTok on posting Russian 'pro-war propaganda'

WASHINGTON D.C.: Republican U.S. senators have sent a letter to TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew about reports from Russia ...

China launches aircraft carrier, named after province facing Taiwan

BEIJING, China: China's third aircraft carrier set sail this week, adding significant strength to its naval forces. The new carrier, ...

Bangladesh: Drowning third leading cause of children's death

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh has the world's highest child drowning rate. Drowning is the third leading cause of death among ...

Judge rules tanker partly responsible for collision with US navy ship

NEW YORK CITY, New York: A New York court ruled this week that Energetic Tank Inc is 20 percent responsible, ...

UK says it might transfer more anti-ship missiles to Ukraine

LONDON, England: Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said this week that the UK is considering providing the Ukraine with additional anti-ship ...

100 business leaders urge US Congress to pass China competition bill

WASHINGTON D.C.: The chief executives of Alphabet, Amazon.com and Microsoft, along with more than 100 other company officials, have urged ...

VOA Interview: NSC Spokesperson John Kirby

John Kirby, the former Pentagon spokesperson, told VOA's Ukrainian service on Thursday the United States is "focused on making sure ...

Fresh tussle erupts between Delhi CM, LG: Sources

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): A new conflict has erupted between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor ...

How Operation Phoenix exported violence from Australia to Yugoslavia

Fifty years ago this month, in June 1972, Yugoslavia's Territorial Defence Force was desperately trying to contain and kill militants ...

'First responder' India delivers 2nd batch of assistance for Afghans in wake of tragic earthquake

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 24 (ANI): India delivered the second consignment of relief assistance on Friday to support the people of ...

Iconic Russian museum announces moratorium on exhibitions abroad

St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum has announced a one-year moratorium on all exhibitions in the US and EURussia's State Hermitage museum ...

Macron hails 'strong signal from EU to Russia

The French president praised the ?political gesture? of offering candidacy to Ukraine and MoldovaGranting Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for ...

North Korea Approves New Frontline Army Duties Amid Tensions

seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his nuclear arms buildup in the face of 'hostile ...

Biden's USAGM Nominee Bennett Wins Senate Committee Approval

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved President Joe Biden's nominee to head the U.S. Agency for ...

Women, girls 'are being written out of society' by Taliban, experts warn Security Council

New York [US], June 24 (ANI): Amid the plummeting humanitarian and economic conditions, women and girls in Afghanistan are being ...

BTS announces global concert to bring World Expo 2030 to Busan

Seoul [South Korea], June 24 (ANI): South Korean boy band BTS will hold a global concert to support the nation's ...

Report: Scottish Open bans LIV golfers

Golfers on the LIV Golf Invitational Series will not be permitted to compete next month at the Scottish Open, according ...

Equity indices extend gains, Sensex rises around 400 points

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): Domestic equity benchmark indices extended their gains from the previous session and rose substantially ...

Abdul Rehman Makki: Why Are China and Pakistan Protecting a Terrorist?

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): China last week blocked a joint proposal by India and the US to list ...

FIFA Rankings: Indian men's team rises 104th, women's team leaps to 56th

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): The Indian men's senior national football team reaped rewards after their stellar Asian Cup ...

Chris Pratt says his Mario voice is 'unlike anything you've heard'

Washington [US], June 24 (ANI): Hollywood star Chris Pratt is extremely happy about getting a chance to voice the iconic ...

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets Odia diaspora in Rome

Rome [Italy], June 24 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met with several people from the Odia diaspora in Rome, ...

Taliban welcomes return of India's technical team in Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 24 (ANI): The Taliban has welcomed India's decision to return their technical team to its embassy in ...

Adil Rashid misses out on white-ball series against India for Hajj pilgrimage

London [UK], June 24 (ANI): England spinner Adil Rashid will not be featuring in the white-ball series against India as ...

Punjab: Chess Olympiad Torch relay reaches Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], June 24 (ANI): The first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay reached Amritsar on Thursday. On Day 5, Deputy ...

Talking to the Taliban 'only way forward' in Afghanistan: UN official

New York [US], June 24 (ANI): The devastating earthquake this week is just one of several emergencies facing Afghanistan, and ...

Ahead of G7 Summit UNICEF calls for funding of USD 1.2 bln to tackle lethal child malnutrition

New York [US], June 24 (ANI): As leaders prepare to meet at the G7 summit, United Nations International Children's Emergency ...

After pineapples, China bans grouper fish to restrict Taiwan's access to consumer market

Beijing [China], June 24 (ANI): China which banned Taiwanese pineapples last year is yet again flexing its economic muscle with ...

Macron comments on 'strong signal from EU to Russia

The French president praised the ?political gesture? of offering candidacy to Ukraine and MoldovaGranting Ukraine and Moldova the status of ...

'Non-Violence works': Tibetan human rights activist in veiled attack on China

Washington [US], June 24 (ANI): In a veiled attack on China, International Campaign for Tibet, Chairman Richard Gere who advocates ...

US provides USD 450 mln drawdown of new US military aid for Ukraine

Washington [US], June 24 (ANI): US has authorized another drawdown of arms and equipment from US Department of Defense inventories ...

Ole Miss beats Arkansas, reaches CWS finals for first time

Dylan DeLucia pitched a four-hit shutout on Thursday as Ole Miss defeated Arkansas 2-0 in Omaha, Neb., to earn a ...

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Wall Street rallies hard, Nasdag gains more than three percent

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks on Wall Street and around the globe rallied hard on Friday pushing the major ...

Detroit automakers tell workers mask wearing now optional

DETROIT, Michigan: Detroit's three big automakers - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler parent Stellantis NV - have announced that wearing ...

Chinese developer says will accept wheat as payment for new house

HONG KONG: To cope with the weakening property market, developers in China are coming up with innovative ways to attract ...

Positive end to week for Asian stocks, Nikkei 225 advances 321 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia made solid gains on Friday in a positive end to the week.In Japan, ...

China keeps up with demand for power during ongoing heat wave

BEIJING, China: Amidst warmer-than-normal weather, power consumption surged in the Chinese provinces north of the Yangtze river, with regions such ...

UK government pledges action after inflation rises 9.1% in May

LONDON, England: Surging food prices in the UK pushed consumer price inflation to 9.1 percent last month, a 40-year record ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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