New virus cases soar to nearly 2,000 ahead of start of phased...

Seoul (South Korea), October 27: South Korea's new coronavirus cases soared to nearly 2,000 Wednesday, as fresh concerns emerge over people letting their guard down...

Canadian PM unveils new cabinet

Ottawa (Canada), October 27: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced a new cabinet, which includes significant changes to senior portfolios such as foreign...

S. Korea's childbirths at fresh low in August

Seoul (South Korea), October 27: The number of babies born in South Korea dropped to a record low in August, data showed Wednesday, underscoring...

Humanitarian access to northern Ethiopia remains challenging: UN

United Nations, October 27: Humanitarian access to the northern parts of Ethiopia remains challenging, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...

UN chief calls for leadership in climate action ahead of Glasgow conference

United Nations, October 27: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday stressed the need to close the "leadership gap" in climate action before the UN Climate...

Mexico to deal prudently with new migrant caravan: FM

Mexico City (Mexico), October 27: Mexico will deal prudently with the latest migrant caravan with thousands of Central American migrants advancing toward the country's capital...

U.S. Democratic senators propose corporate minimum tax to pay for Biden's economic...

Washington (US), October 27: Three key U.S. Democratic senators on Tuesday released a proposal for a minimum tax on corporate profits to help pay for...

EU energy ministers discuss power price surge

Brussels (Belgium), October 27: The energy ministers of the European Union (EU) member states met in Luxembourg on Tuesday to exchange views on the increase...

ASEAN leaders call upon developed countries to fulfill climate change finance commitment

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei ), October 27: Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tuesday called upon developed countries to fulfill their climate...

News analysis: G20 Leaders' Summit to focus on climate, health, global economy

Rome (Italy), October 27: Luigi Mattiolo, a senior diplomatic advisor to Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, said on Tuesday that the upcoming Group of 20...

FDA advisors recommend authorizing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to...

Washington (US), October 27: Advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for...

Turkish parliament ratifies motion on launching cross-border operations toward Iraq, Syria

Ankara (Turkey), October 27: Turkish parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion extending authorization for the government to launch cross-border operations in northern Iraq and Syria...

N. Korea reports no coronavirus case: WHO

Seoul (South Korea), October 26: North Korea has conducted coronavirus tests on around 42,000 people but found no infections, a World Health Organization (WHO) report...

Kim says N.K.-China ties are 'sealed in blood,' will strengthen for generations

Seoul (South Korea), October 26: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the North's close ties with China are "sealed in blood" and will further...

New virus cases below 1,500 for third day amid preparations for return...

Seoul (South Korea), October 26: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 1,500 for the third consecutive day Tuesday, less than a week to go...

S. Korea to speed up enforcement of stricter income-based lending rules to...

Seoul (South Korea), October 26: South Korea said Tuesday it will enforce stricter lending rules based on borrowers' repayment capability at an earlier date than...

UN voices grave concern over escalation of hostilities in northern Ethiopia

United Nations, October 26: The United Nations remains extremely concerned about the continued escalation of hostilities in northern Ethiopia, including new airstrikes over the weekend...

Palestinian president slams Israel's interference in NGOs' work in West Bank

Ramallah (Palestine), October 26: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday condemned Israel for intervening in the work of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which act in...

U.S. envoy reiterates window for Iran nuclear talks won't be open forever

Washington (US), October 26: U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley said on Monday that the efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal are "in...

ASEAN kicks off series of virtural summits with COVID-19, economic recovery high...

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei ), October 26: Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday kick-started their 38th and 39th summits...

U.S. suspends economic aid to Sudan

Washington (US), October 26: The United States on Monday suspended 700 million U.S. dollars in economic aid to Sudan after the country's military forces arrested...

UN chief galvanizes action on new Our Common Agenda

United Nation, October 26: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday galvanized action among member states to implement his new Our Common Agenda, which, he said,...

Moderna says new data supports its COVID-19 vaccine for children 6-11

Washington (US), October 26: American biotechnology company Moderna said Monday a study in children ages 6 to 11 found two doses of the company's COVID-19...

London launches Europe's biggest scheme to drive polluting vehicles off roads

London (UK), October 26: Europe's biggest ultra-low emission zone, spanning about 380 square km of London, came into operation on Monday.

Putin, Johnson discuss climate issues, int'l affairs over phone

Moscow (Russia), October 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed climate issues and international affairs in a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on...

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.7 million

Ottawa (Canada), October 26: Canada reported 1,381 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the cumulative total to 1,700,696 cases with 28,785 deaths, according to CTV.

300,000 Swedes believed to have impaired sense of smell due to COVID-19

Stockholm (Sweden), October 25: An estimated 300,000 Swedes suffer from an impaired sense of smell due to COVID-19, Swedish national TT News Agency reported on...