N.K. leader presides over key party meeting to discuss discipline among military...

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over a Central Military Commission meeting to urge disciple among military officials and stricter...

UN Chief to convene 5+1 meeting on Cyprus in Geneva April 27-29

United Nations, February 25: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will convene an informal five-plus-one meeting on the Cyprus issue in Geneva on April 27-29, United...

US Border Patrol says large groups of illegal migrants coming to southern...

Washington (US), February 25: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said agents operating in region of the Rio Grande Valley Texas, are continuing to see...

Tokyo stocks advance in morning as Fed's stance bolsters Wall Street

Tokyo (Japan), February 25: Tokyo stocks were higher Thursday morning, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index retaking the 30,000-mark, as the U.S. central bank indicating...

Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green card applicants

Washington (US), February 25: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked an executive action by his predecessor banning legal immigration for family members of U.S....

COVID-19 cases decline for sixth straight week worldwide but more contagious strains...

Geneva (Switzerland), February 25: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has been decreasing for the sixth week in a row, but the more contagious...

Israel's hi-tech services exports up 19 pct in 2020: report

Jerusalem (Israel), February25: Israel's exports of hi-tech industries services, excluding start-up companies, rose by 19 percent from 30 billion U.S. dollars in 2019 to 35.7...

Human rights must not only be available to privileged few, warns UN...

United Nations, February 25: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that human rights must not only be available to the privileged few and...

Portuguese president proposes new "state of emergency" with phased opening

Lisbon (Portugal), February 25: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa proposed to the parliament on Wednesday to renew the "state of emergency" in the country...

S. Korean nuke envoy holds virtual talks with U.S. diplomat

Seoul (South Korea), February 25: South Korea's top nuclear envoy held virtual talks with a senior U.S. diplomat over the Korean Peninsula issues, Seoul's foreign...

U.S. economy remains far from employment, inflation goals: Fed official

Washington (US), February 25: The U.S. economy remains far from the Federal Reserve's goals for employment and inflation, and monetary policy will continue to provide...

Joint Chiefs of Staff officer tests positive for new coronavirus

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: A military officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) tested positive for the new coronavirus, the defense ministry...

UAE company presents country's first domestic air defense missile system

DOHA (Sputnik) - UAE weapons company Halcon on Tuesday presented the country's first air defense missile system SkyKnight, the company said.

N. Korea to convene labor union congress to lend support to party...

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: North Korea will convene a congress of the country's largest labor union in May for the first time in about...

U.S. missile defense 'clearly focused' on N. Korea: Gen. Hyten

Washington (US), February 24: The United States' missile defense capability is "clearly" focused on North Korea and must continue to advance to

US 'deeply troubled' by arrest of opposition leaders in Georgia

Washington (US), February 24: The US administration is deeply concerned over the arrest of opposition leaders in Georgia, State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters...

Biden, Canada's Trudeau agree to counter Chinese influence, modernize NORAD

Washington (US), February 24: President Joe Biden after a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said both leaders agreed to coordinate on numerous...

UK Unemployment rate Up to 5.1 percent in Q4 of 2020, Office...

London (UK), February 24: The UK unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent in the three months to December last year, while the number of workers...

Microsoft President blames Russia Intelligence Agency for SolarWinds Hack

Washington (US), February 24: Microsoft President Brad Smith told a US Senate panel there is substantial evidence that a Russian intelligence agency was involved in...

New virus cases bounce back to over 400 ahead of vaccine rollout

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 400 on Wednesday on continued cluster infections across the country...

EU, Italian flags at half-mast as tribute to ambassador killed in attack

Brussels (Belgium), February 24: The European Union (EU) and Italian flags in Brussels flew at half-mast on Tuesday as a tribute to Luca Attanasio, the...

U.S., S. Korea may discuss Iran sanctions but no money transferred yet:...

Washington (US), February 24: The United States and South Korea may discuss the proposed release of Iranian funds held in South Korea, but no money...

PM says COVID-19 vaccine shipment 1st step toward return to normalcy

Seoul (South Korea), February 24: Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said that the first shipment of new coronavirus vaccines in South Korea on Wednesday marks the...

Israel opposition leader Lapid promises to disengage country from US domestic politics

Washington (US), February 23: Israel's opposition leader Yair Lapid on Monday accused Benjamin Netanyahu of straining the country's relations with the new Biden administration in...

Brazil to start producing COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), February 23: Brazil will begin to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in the first half of 2021, a state-run biological sciences institution...

Blinken welcomes EU decision to sanction Russia over Navalny situation

Washington (US), February 23: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has welcomed the decision of the European Union to slap sanctions against Russia under the...

US Sanctions 2 Myanmar Generals Over Coup, Blinken Warns of More Action

Washington (US), February 23: US government sanctioned two individuals in connection with the military coup in Myanmar, the Treasury Department said in a statement.