U.S. treasury secretary says Congress must raise debt limit by Oct. 18

Washington (US), September 29: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that U.S. lawmakers have until Oct. 18 to raise or suspend the debt...

U.S. Fed chief says inflation pressures could last longer amid supply bottlenecks

Washington (US), September 29: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday that inflation pressures could last longer than expected amid supply bottlenecks.

ECB pledges accommodative monetary policy for economic recovery

Frankfurt (Germany), September 29: The European Central Bank (ECB) on Tuesday played down the pressure of inflation surge in the euro area and reaffirmed its...

UN special rapporteur on human rights to assess impact of unilateral sanctions...

Harare (Zimbabwe), September 29: The United Nations special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Alena Douhan,...

N. Korea urges U.S. to give up hostility by permanently stopping joint...

Washington (US), September 28: The United States must permanently stop its joint military exercises with South Korea and the deployment of its strategic weapons to...

World Bank says East Asia and Pacific's recovery undermined by Delta variant

Washington (US), September 28: The East Asia and Pacific region's recovery has been undermined by the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, the World Bank...

U.S. State Department spokesperson tests positive for COVID-19

Washington (US), September 28: U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Roundup: Mixed reactions prolong U.S. vaccination process, worsen COVID-19 situation

New York (US), September 28: Mixed or de-synchronized responses to the U.S. federal government's universal call for vaccination against the coronavirus have been delaying the...

Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Washington (US), September 28: U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday received his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on camera at the White House.

Myanmar faces humanitarian crisis: UN

United Nations, September 28: Myanmar is facing a humanitarian crisis with about 3 million people requiring assistance, said UN humanitarians on Monday.

Tedros, Macron break ground for WHO academy campus in Lyon

Paris (France), September 28: World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday broke ground for the WHO Academy's...

S. Korea to unveil additional measures next month to curb household debt

Seoul (South Korea), September 27: South Korea plans to unveil additional measures next month to curb household debts, the head of the financial regulator said...

New cases in 2,000s for 2nd day amid jitters over further upticks

Seoul (South Korea), September 27: South Korea's daily coronavirus cases remained in the 2000s for a second day Monday amid concerns the daily caseload may...

S. Korea to increase support of startups' overseas expansion

Seoul (South Korea), September 27: South Korea said Monday it plans to increase support for overseas expansion by startups and smaller firms as part of...

Iran seeks cooperation with all countries based on mutual respect: president

Tehran (Iran), September 27: Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said on Sunday that Iran seeks to cooperate with all countries based on mutual respect, Iranian Foreign...

Israel receives 3 new F-35 stealth jets

Jerusalem (Israel), September 27: Israel's Air Force received from the United States three new F-35 stealth fighter jets on Sunday, an Israeli military spokesperson said.

UN chief calls for nuclear weapons to be eliminated

United Nations, September 27: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke Sunday on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, declaring that nuclear...

Trade protectionism curtails U.S. economic development, says economist

Washington (US), September 27: U.S. actions in the trade sphere not only curtail America's economic development, but also undermine its alliances, thereby diminish its own...

Sudanese PM says current dispute not between military, civilians

Khartoum (Sudan), September 27: Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday said that the current dispute in the country is not between the military and...

Pakistan reports surge in dengue fever cases amid outbreak fears

Islamabad (Pakistan), September 27: A surge in the number of dengue fever cases has been reported in parts of Pakistan over the past 24 hours...

SPD leads slightly in German federal election, situation not yet clear

Berlin (Germany), September 27: Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) slightly led in the federal election on Sunday, while its major competitor plunged to a...

Sudan's empowerment removal committee condemns withdrawal of security forces guarding committee headquarters

Khartoum (Sudan), September 27: Sudan's Committee for Removal of Empowerment and Recovery of Public Funds on Sunday condemned withdrawal of security forces guarding 22 of...

5 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine administered in New Zealand

Wellington (New Zealand), September 27: New Zealanders are continuing to step up, come forward and get vaccinated, with 5 million doses of Pfizer having now...

S.Korean president's approval rating stays at 40.2 pct: poll

Seoul (South Korea), September 27: South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating stayed at 40.2 percent last week, a weekly poll showed Monday.

New Zealand reports 18 new community cases of COVID-19

Wellington [New Zealand], September 26: New Zealand reported 18 new community cases of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.

N.K. leader's sister holds out prospect of end-of-war declaration, inter-Korean summit

Seoul (South Korea), September 26: North Korea could declare a formal end to the Korean War as suggested by South Korea and even discuss holding...

UN Under-Secretary-General on AUKUS: Differences Should Be Resolved Via Diplomacy

United Nations, September 26: UN Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told Sputnik on Saturday, regarding the establishment of the Australia-UK-US security alliance (AUKUS), that...