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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 ...

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 ...

The EU is the real villain in the Poland-Belarus migrant crisis

In 2019, when we were doing research on the integration of refugees in Romania, the topic seemed irrelevant for Romanians ...

Nations vote 85-10 for ban on developing Aerosol nerve agents: US State Dept

Washington [US], December 1 (ANI): A global prohibition on chemical weapons to tools for law enforcement won the approval of ...

Despite its climate pledge, China finances coal power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Washington [US], December 1 (ANI): Despite making a climate pledge made by Chinese Xi Jinping at the global stage, China ...

Indian envoy to Russia presents credentials to President Putin

Moscow [Russia], December 1 (ANI): Indian ambassador to Russia Pavan Kapoor presented credentials to President Vladimir Putin ahead of his ...

Russia orders US diplomats to leave in retaliation

Moscow [Russia], December 1 (ANI/Xinhua): Part of the U.S. Embassy staffers must leave Russia in two months, the Russian Foreign ...

EU Leaders Consider Mandatory Vaccinations to Fight Omicron Variant

European Union leaders said Wednesday they are considering a number of public health options, including vaccine mandates, to address the ...

Top Russian, Pakistani security officials discuss situation in Afghanistan

Moscow [Russia], December 1 (ANI): Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Pakistani National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf held bilateral ...

Ukraine warns neighbor not to recognize Crimea as Russia

If Belarus recognizes the disputed Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia, Minsk will deal an ?irreparable blow? to its relationship ...

US Navy ponders cutting training flight hours

Allowing pilots to use simulators more instead of actual flights would be an efficient way to cut expenses during training, ...

French presidential candidate accused of piracy

Media outlets, celebrities, and film production companies have expressed outrage over the unauthorized use of their images in a campaign ...

Mass vaccination fails to halt Covid transmission rates study

Successful vaccine rollouts have failed to stop Covid transmission, with new data showing the prevalence of the virus increasing in ...

WHO Works Toward International Pact on Pandemic Prevention

The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday began a lengthy process to develop an international agreement on the prevention and control ...

Josephine Baker Gets France's Highest Honor

PARIS - The late American entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker has become the first Black woman to be ...

"Facts": Cristiano Ronaldo on fan post denouncing Lionel Messi and Ballon d'Or award

Manchester [UK], December 1 (ANI): Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday agreed with a fan post on Instagram that ...

Foreign Secy Shringla meets White House official, discusses regional issues

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla met US Senior Director in the White ...

Foreign Secy Shringla discusses Afghan situation with EU special envoy Tomas Niklasson

New Delhi [India], December 1 (ANI): Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Tomas Niklasson, special envoy ...

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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 ...

As Barbados becomes Republic, role of British monarchy to end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In a colonial unshackling, Barbados will say goodbye to the British monarch, as the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

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 ...

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