Denmark registers largest increase in consumer prices since 2008

Copenhagen (Denmark), December 11: Danish consumer price index increased by 3.4 percent year-on-year in November 2021, the highest in the past 13 years, the country's...

Ukraine's COVID-19 death toll tops 90,000

Kiev (Ukraine), December 11: A total of 442 people have died from COVID-19 in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's death toll...

Britain's high court grants Julian Assange's extradition to U.S.

London [UK], December 11: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges, the Royal Courts of Justice ruled...

At Biden's summit, Moon bills S. Korea as 'exemplary testament' to democracy

Seoul (South Korea), December 11: President Moon Jae-in said Friday that South Korea is an "exemplary testament" to the value of democracy, citing the...

Saudi newspaper hails crown prince's Qatar visit as "new milestone"

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), December 11: A Saudi newspaper has hailed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud's visit to Qatar as "a new milestone...

Pakistan opposes any form of politicization of sports: Foreign Ministry

Islamabad (Pakistan), December 11: The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Pakistan opposes any form of politicization of sports.

Germany inflation reaches highest level in almost 30 years

Berlin (Germany), December 11: Inflation in Germany continued to rise and climbed from 4.5 percent in October to 5.2 percent in November, the highest...

Death toll from Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption rises to 45

Jakarta (Indonesia), December 11: The death toll from the eruption of Indonesia's Semeru volcano has risen to 45 after rescuers recovered two more victims...

Myanmar lifts stay-at-home order in 8 more townships

Naypyidaw (Myanmar), December 11: Myanmar's Health Ministry on Friday announced lifting a stay-at-home order in eight more townships as fewer COVID-19 infections were...

UN report warns pressure on some water, soil ecosystems at critical point

Rome (Italy), December 10: The pressure on water and land ecosystems at global level was intense and, in some cases, at a critical point, which...

UN chief accepts invitation to attend Beijing Winter Olympics

United Nations, December 10: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accepted an invitation to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics in February 2022, said his spokesman on...

U.S. lacks int'l prestige to host "democracy summit": Cuban FM

Havana (Cuba), December 10: The United States lacks "international prestige" to host the so-called "Summit for Democracy," Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Thursday.

Libya launches services projects to ensure security for development

Tripoli (Libya), December 10: The Libyan Privatization and Investment Board on Thursday launched a number of services projects, involving healthcare, agriculture, tourism, education, industry, energy,...

France reveals EU presidency agenda

Paris (France), December 10: French President Emmanuel Macron presented on Thursday France's presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), under the motto "Recovery,...

U.S. court rejects Trump's bid to conceal records from House Jan. 6...

Washington (US), December 10: A U.S. federal appeals court ruled Thursday to reject former President Donald Trump's bid to block the National Archives from turning...

U.S. authorizes COVID-19 boosters for younger teenagers amid Omicron fears

Washington (US), December 10: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended individuals 16 and 17 years of age get a...

Ukrainian, U.S. presidents discuss security issues over phone

Kiev (Ukraine), December 10: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. President Joe Biden held a telephone conversation on Thursday to discuss the security situation around...

S. Korea begins procedures to ratify Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel...

Seoul (South Korea), December 9: South Korea has begun domestic procedures to ratify the Cape Town Agreement on the safety of fishing vessels, the oceans...

U.N. panel OKs sanctions waiver for UNICEF aid project for N. Korea

Seoul (South Korea), December 9: A U.N. Security Council panel has approved sanctions exemptions for an aid project by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...

Moon congratulates Germany's new chancellor on inauguration

Seoul (South Korea), December 9: President Moon Jae-in on Thursday congratulated Germany's new Chancellor Olaf Scholz on his official inauguration, saying he hopes to work...

New infections above 7,000 for 2nd day; critical patients hit all-time high

Seoul (South Korea), December 9: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed above 7,000 for the second consecutive day Thursday and the number of critically ill...

UN chief asks for generous donations to global emergency response fund

United Nations, December 9: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for generous donations to the world body's global emergency response fund.

Interview: U.S. democracy run by oligarchy, says former UN independent expert

Geneva (Switzerland), December 9: America's democracy is run by an oligarchy, former United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international...

Britain announces stronger measures to curb spread of Omicron variant

London (UK), December 9: Britain will move to "Plan B" restrictions to combat the rapid spread of the Omicron variant this winter, said British Prime...

Majority of Australians want COVID-19 booster vaccines: survey

Canberra (Australia), December 9: More than 70 percent of Australians say they want a coronavirus booster vaccine, a survey has found.

Biden signs order directing federal gov't to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by...

Washington (US), December 9: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order that requires the federal government to achieve a goal of net-zero...

World Insights: Rifts continue to dominate ties following Putin-Biden summit

Moscow (Russia), December 9: No breakthrough was achieved after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, met via video link on Tuesday,...