Oil prices end mixed as traders await OPEC+ meeting

New York (US), November 30: Oil prices closed mixed on Tuesday as market participants awaited a key meeting by major producers.

U.S. crude oil inventories down: API

Houston (US), November 30: The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday reported a decrease of 7.85 million barrels of crude oil in U.S. inventories for...

LatAm receives over 142 bln USD in FDI in 2021: UN agency

Santiago (Chile), November 30: Latin America and the Caribbean received 142.79 billion U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2021, 40.7 percent more than...

U.S. stocks end mixed as Wall Street awaits Powell's speech

New York (US), November 30: U.S. stocks finished mixed on Tuesday, ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Canada's economy rises 0.7 pct in third quarter

Ottawa (Canada), November 30: Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.7 percent in the third quarter, the fifth consecutive quarterly increase, Statistics Canada said...

Apple announces 2022 Apple Podcasts Award winner

San Francisco (US), November 30: Apple on Tuesday announced the Apple Podcasts Award honoring a Show of the Year and its team for outstanding quality,...

Black Friday sales rise modestly in Finland: statistics

Helsinki (Finland), November 30: This year's Black Friday sales in Finland were higher than last year, if only modestly, the OP Financial Group's Corporate Bank...

IAEA says to strengthen presence in all nuclear plants in Ukraine

Kiev (Ukraine), November 30: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will strengthen its presence at all nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Ukraine, IAEA Director-General Rafael...

Horn of Africa facing unprecedented drought emergency with catastrophic outcomes: UN report

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), November 30: The Horn of Africa is facing an unprecedented drought emergency with catastrophic consequences, the United Nations Office for the Coordination...

Israel's exports of hi-tech services rise 13.5 pct in Q3

Jerusalem (Israel), November 30: The exports of Israeli hi-tech services rose in the third quarter by 13.5 percent year-on-year, the country's Central Bureau of Statistics...

U.S. takes N. Korean provocations seriously: Kirby

Washington (US), November 29: The United States takes seriously the threats posed by North Korea's evolving military capabilities, a White House official said Monday.

Yoon warns of unprecedented response if N. Korea conducts nuclear test

Seoul (South Korea), November 29: President Yoon Suk-yeol said any new nuclear test by North Korea will be met with an international response "not seen...

UN chief saddened by death of former peacemaker

United Nations, November 29: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by the death of Francesc Vendrell, a mediator who helped shepherd major political and peace...

Aid access in Ethiopia's Tigray opens up but not wide enough: UN

United Nations, November 29: UN humanitarians said on Monday that access for aid deliveries in Ethiopia's Tigray region since the cessation of hostilities is improving...

UN chief calls for action in 3 areas to prevent disaster of...

United Nations, November 29: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for action in three areas to prevent the disaster of biological weapons.

Iran summons German envoy over officials' "meddlesome" remarks, UNHRC resolution

Tehran (Iran), November 29: The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the German ambassador for the third time in the past four weeks to protest...

Iran signs 300-mln-USD MoU for car exports to Russia

Tehran (Iran), November 29: Iran has signed a Memorandum of Understanding valued at 300 million U.S. dollars with Russia for car exports to the country,...

Over 20,000 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast since start of 2022

Tripoli (Libya), November 29: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday said a total of 20,842 were rescued and returned to Libya so far...

WHO renames monkeypox as "mpox" to avoid stigma

Geneva (Switzerland), November 29: To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatization, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday that the monkeypox virus be renamed "mpox."

UN recommends Great Barrier Reef be listed as "in danger"

Canberra (Australia), November 29: A landmark United Nations (UN) report has recommended Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef be added to the World Heritage "in danger"...

Intl' students contribute 5 bln euros a year to French economy :...

Paris (France), November 29: International students contribute around 5 billion euros (5.2 billion U.S. dollars) a year to the French economy, according to a survey...

New COVID-19 subvariants account for over half new cases in U.S.

Los Angeles (US), November 29: New Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounted for over half of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in the...

Roundup: U.S. weekly flu hospitalizations hit record high since 2010

Los Angeles (US), November 29: Over 11,200 patients in the United States were hospitalized with flu in the latest week, the highest rate in the...

Amazon Web Services to return more water than it uses by 2030

San Francisco (US), November 29: Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon, on Monday announced it will be water positive (water+) by 2030, returning...

Japan's PM seeks to up defense budget to 2 pct of GDP...

Tokyo (Japan), November 29: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday required cabinet ministers to increase Japan's defense budget to around 2 percent of gross...

Some 460,000 people in Cambodia fall below poverty line due to pandemic:...

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), November 28: Some 460,000 people in Cambodia have fallen below poverty income thresholds since the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, said a...

Australia lowers terrorism threat level

Canberra (Australia), November 28: Australia's terrorism threat level has been downgraded for the first time in almost a decade.