German family minister resigns over vacation scandal

Berlin (Germany), April 12: Anne Spiegel, Germany's federal minister for family affairs, resigned from office on Monday following criticism of her handling of the flood...

Economists fear U.S. inflation could lead to recession: media

Washington (US), April 12: As Americans continue to face rising prices, there are growing concerns from economists who fear rising inflation could spark a recession,...

63 percent of Americans rate U.S. economy as bad: poll

New York (US), April 12: A whopping 63 percent of Americans rated the U.S. economy as bad, with 86 percent saying it was because of...

E-commerce platform Lazada launches foundation to empower women, youths in digital economy

Singapore (Singapore), April 12: Southeast Asia's leading online shopping company Lazada Group has launched a foundation to provide educational opportunities for women and youths in...

Singapore PM says Pacific region more respectful of China's handling of COVID-19...

Singapore (Singapore), April 12: Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the Pacific region is a lot more respectful of what the Chinese did...

Mongolia puts its first metal powder plant into operation

Ulan Bator (Mongolia), April 12: Mongolia has officially put into operation its first-ever metal powder plant here, the country's Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry...

Indonesia seeks technology investors to develop rare earth elements industry

Jakarta (Indonesia), April 12: The Indonesian government is seeking investors in the technology sector to help extract rare earth elements (REE), as the country has...

N. Korea opens new exhibition hall to mark 10th anniv. of Kim's...

Seoul (South Korea), April 11: North Korea opened a new exhibition hall at a major museum in Pyongyang to mark the 10th anniversary of its...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 100,000 for first time in 7...

Seoul (South Korea), April 11: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases fell below 100,000 for the first time in seven weeks on Monday, as the omicron...

Zelensky, Scholz discuss defense, financial support for Ukraine over phone

Kiev (Ukraine), April 11: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted Sunday that he had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss defense and...

Aussie governing coalition, PM make up ground as election campaign begins: poll

Canberra (Australia), April 11: Australia's governing coalition has made up ground on the Opposition ahead of the general election, a poll has found.

Iranian lawmakers demand U.S. legal guarantee for nuke deal revival

Tehran (Iran), April 11: Iranian lawmakers on Sunday demanded the United States provide a legal guarantee that prevents future U.S. governments from quitting a possible...

U.S. seeks to impose new conditions for lifting sanctions: Iranian FM

Tehran (Iran), April 11: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday that the United States is seeking to impose new conditions for lifting anti-Iran...

Vienna nuke talks must ensure Iran's economic benefits: Speaker

Tehran (Iran), April 11: Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said on Sunday that nuclear negotiations in Vienna must lead to guaranteed economic benefits for...

Romania's main ruling party elects PM as new leader

Bucharest (Romania), April 11: Romania's main ruling National Liberal Party (PNL) elected on Sunday incumbent Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca as its new chairman during the...

Russia increases spending fund to ensure economic stability

Moscow (Russia), April 11: The Russian government said Sunday that it has raised its reserve fund by 273.4 billion rubles (3.4 billion U.S. dollars) to...

Israeli missiles strike military sites in central Syria: media

Damascus (Syria), April 10: Israel carried out missile strikes against Syrian military sites on Saturday, state news agency SANA reported.

U.S. agriculture secretary joins list of officials testing positive for COVID-19 after...

Washington (US), April 10: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, joining dozens of others who have...

Iran blacklists 24 U.S. individuals for illicit activities

Tehran (Iran), April 10: Iran announced Saturday the sanction of another 24 U.S. officials and individuals for "involvement in terrorist and anti-human rights activities," according...

S. Korea to launch first homegrown spy satellite atop SpaceX rocket in...

Seoul (South Korea), April 10: South Korea plans to launch its first homegrown spy satellite in 2023 atop a rocket from U.S. commercial space firm...

Yoon to announce 8 Cabinet member nominees

Seoul (South Korea), April 10: President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol plans to announce eight Cabinet member nominees Sunday, including his pick for finance minister, his aides said.

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases below 200,000 for 2nd day amid slowdown...

Seoul (South Korea), April 10: South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases fell below 200,000 for the second straight day Sunday amid a downtrend in the virus...

Australian general election called for May 21

Canberra (Australia), April 10: Australians will go to the polls for a general election on May 21.

Russia-Ukraine conflict to affect 25 pct of global grain market: Ukrainian official

Kiev (Ukraine), April 10: The conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the world's major exporters of foodstuffs such as wheat, will impact 25 percent of the...

British PM says to provide more economic, military assistance for Ukraine

KIEV (Ukraine), April 10: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday vowed to provide more economic and military assistance to Kiev amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict...

Moody's adjusts outlook on Israel from stable to positive

Jerusalem (Israel), April 10: Global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook on the Israeli government from stable to positive and maintained...

Greek PM stresses need to decouple gas, electricity prices

Athens (Greece), April 10: The prices of natural gas and electricity have to be decoupled to address the energy crisis fueled by the Russia-Ukraine conflict,...