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After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Turkish women gassed by police during women's rights demonstration

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkish police in Istanbul fired tear gas on women demanding the country's re-adoption of a landmark international treaty ...

Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

As talks stall, French fishermen threaten to block delivery of fish

PARIS, France: In protesting the UK's refusal to grant more licenses to fish in British waters, French fishermen said this ...

Russia Claims It Detained Three Suspected Ukrainian Spies

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says its officers have apprehended three Ukrainian nationals suspected of working for Ukraine's intelligence agencies.In ...

Ukraine says viral video alleging refugees were shot at is fake

A viral video claiming to show armed Ukrainian personnel shooting a group of migrants along the frontier with Belarus is ...

Refugees on Belarus border can already claim asylum EU

Migrants living in makeshift camps on the border between Belarus and the EU are permitted to claim asylum and seek ...

NATO has been too successful at doing the wrong thing

NATO and Russia are facing off once again. At the center of the new cycle of mutual warnings and brinkmanship ...

France to lift ban on Southern Africa flights from Dec 4

Paris [France], December 2 (ANI): France has said it will start allowing flights from Southern Africa to land on its ...

Czech Authorities Deport Belarus Soccer Chief For COVID Violations

Czech authorities have deported the chief of the Belarusian Football Federation, Uladzimer Bazanau, and his wife for allegedly breaching COVID-19 ...

Blinken, Lavrov to Meet Amid Ukraine Tensions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to meet Thursday with the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine ...

Why China's Uyghurs are back in the headlines

After months of silence, the Western media have refocused their attention on the Uyghurs of China's Xinjiang region. The agenda ...

South Africa criticizes unscientific restrictions over Omicron

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his country is being penalized for detecting the latest Covid-19 ?variant of concern,? dubbed ...

US Seeks Norms for Outer Space After 'Irresponsible' Russia Test

WASHINGTON - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday criticized an 'irresponsible' Russian test that endangered the International Space Station ...

Putin Demands NATO Guarantees Not to Expand Eastward

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow would seek Western guarantees precluding any further NATO expansion and deployment ...

Taliban hide details of drug trade revenue amid financial crisis in Afghanistan: Report

Kabul [Afghanistan] December 2 (ANI): Taliban which was always suspected to be one of the wealthiest militant groups in the ...

IFFCO ranks first among top 300 cooperatives globally

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has been ranked 'number one Cooperative' among ...

Third case of COVID Omicron strain confirmed in Spain

Madrid [Spain], December 2 (ANI/Sputnik): The third case of infection with the new strain of COVID-19, Omicron, has been confirmed ...

Russian plane with evacuees from Afghanistan lands in Moscow

Moscow [Russia], December 2 (ANI): The third plane from Kabul with citizens of Russia and Afghanistan has landed at the ...

The Hague Conference demands unconditional apology from Pakistan for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh

The Hague [Netherlands], December 2 (ANI): An international conference in The Hague, known as the city of Justice, demanded of ...

US court dismisses ex-Yukos shareholders' lawsuit against Russia

Washington [US], December 2 (ANI/Sputnik): A US court of appeals dismissed a lawsuit filed by former shareholders of the now-defunct ...

Taiwanese legislators call for boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to China's human rights abuses

Taipei [Taiwan], December 2 (ANI): Owing to China's human rights violation in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, Taiwanese legislators from ...

Erdogan replaces Finance Minister amid record drop in Turkish Lira

Ankara [Turkey], December 2 (ANI/Sputnik): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced the republic's minister of finance and treasury amid a ...

US, EU to discuss Taiwan during their high-level dialogue on China

Washington [US], December 2 (ANI): During the high-level US and European Union dialogue on China, both sides are slated to ...

Russia Orders U.S. Diplomats To Leave In Tit-For-Tat Response

Russia has ordered a number of U.S. Embassy staff in Moscow to leave by January 31 in the latest tit-for-tat ...

India seeks to establish strong ties with EU, which can help in transition to clean energy

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): India said on Wednesday that it seeks to establish a strong partnership with the ...

Omicron variant: Karnataka asks officials to strict implement travel advisory

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 2 (ANI): The Karnataka government on Wednesday asked the officials of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, District ...

UN Committee: No Change for Now in Afghanistan, Myanmar Envoys

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. committee that approves the credentials of representatives at the world body decided Wednesday to postpone ...

New COVID variant: Odisha CM holds review meeting

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 2 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting with senior government officials and district ...

Six persons sent to LNJP Hospital from Delhi airport, four have travel history related to Omicron-hit countries

New Delhi [India], December 2 (ANI): As many as six patients have been referred from Delhi Airport to Lok Nayak ...

Brit star Johanna Konta announces her retirement

Former World No. 4 Johanna Konta announced her retirement on Wednesday after a rough 2021 season. The 30-year-old Konta pulled ...

EU Reportedly Approves Fresh Sanctions On Belarus Over Migrant Crisis

EU ambassadors on December 1 agreed on a fifth sanctions package against Belarus that will add 17 people and 11 ...

In Cyprus and Greece, Pope Plans to Send Message on Migrants

ROME - Pope Francis will embark on a trip to Cyprus and Greece on Thursday. The principal focus of this ...

Ukraine says viral video of migrants being shot at is fake

A viral video claiming to show Ukrainian border guards shooting a group of migrants at a border with Belarus is ...

NATO ready to punish Russia

NATO member states are prepared to take action against Russia should it show aggression against neighboring Ukraine, the White House's ...

Myanmar's Coup Economy Is 'Boom and Bust'

BANGKOK - Myanmar's economy is crumbling and experts predict more illegal trade and zero growth in 2022.The Southeast Asian country's ...

Is it true that the center of Asia is in... Russia

This spot is believed to be the geographical center of Asia. But who decided that this was so and when?There ...

What efforts are being made to talk sense into Russian anti-vaxxers

A tour of the "red zone" at a major hospital's Covid ward, threats of criminal proceedings and whole boxes of ...

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Lebanese take to streets as currency drops 90% in value

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Protesting Lebanese took to the streets, lighting tires on fire and blocking roads throughout Lebanon to express their ...

Stowaway survives in landing gear on Guatemala flight to Miami

MIAMI, Florida: A stowaway has been found alive in the landing gear of an American Airlines plane that flew from ...

New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...

After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

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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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