Turkey detains 19 suspected of financing IS

Istanbul [Turkey], June 18: The Turkish police on Friday detained 19 people suspected of financing the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Demiroren News Agency reported.

Heatwave continues to fuel wildfires in Spain

Madrid [Spain], June 18: An early summer heatwave continues to fuel a series of wildfires in northern Spain Friday as the mercury touches 42 degrees...

Zelensky, Johnson meet on defense, security issues

Kiev [Ukraine], June 18: Ukrainian President VolodymyrZelensky met with visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to discuss defense and security issues, the presidential...

Italian-designed lunar module eyes 2026 takeoff

Rome [Italy], June 18: An Italian-designed lunar module could become operational on the moon as early as 2026, the head of the Italian Space Agency...

Italy's coronavirus infection rate climbs after weeks of decline

Rome [Italy], June 18: Italy's coronavirus infection rate has been climbing for two weeks in a row after a period of decline, according to data...

China Day event held at Philadelphia flower show

Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) [US], June 18: A China Day event was held Friday in Philadelphia, the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, amazing the...

U.S. stocks close mixed ahead of holiday weekend

New York [US], June 18: U.S. stocks ended mixed on Friday as investors repositioned themselves ahead of a long holiday weekend.

Child labor common in U.S.: Telesur

Mexico City [Mexico], June 18: Child labor is common in the United States, even in the high-risk agricultural sector, exposed to job-related injury or death,...

Rapid yen weakening negative for Japan's economy: BOJ governor

Tokyo [Japan], June 18: Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday warned again that the Japanese yen's recent rapid depreciation is "negative" for...

Singapore reports 4,085 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, June 18: Singapore reported 4,085 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,360,780.

Sri Lankan government workers to work from home for two weeks

Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 18: The Sri Lankan government on Friday announced that public sector employees will work from home for two weeks starting from...

Myanmar reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], June 18: Myanmar confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 613,474, according to the Ministry...

27 trafficked Cambodian antiquities repatriated from U.S.

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], June 18: Twenty-seven trafficked Cambodian antiquities have been repatriated to the southeast Asian country from the United States, Cambodia's Ministry of Culture...

Uzbekistan makes first cargo transit from Pakistan through Afghanistan

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], June 18: Uzbekistan has made the first safe cargo transit from Pakistani port via Afghanistan in a week-long route, Uzbekistan's Transport Ministry said...

Japanese gov't urges BOJ to help curb yen's plunge ahead of policy...

Tokyo (Japan), June 16: The Japanese government on Wednesday heaped pressure on the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to help address the yen's slump, ahead of...

S. Korea to closely monitor market after Fed's aggressive monetary tightening

Seoul (South Korea), June 16: South Korea will keep close tabs on the financial market following the Federal Reserve's overnight rate hike decision as worries...

German inflation to remain high in 2023: economists

Berlin (Germany), June 16: Leading German economic institutes expect inflation in the country to remain high in 2023, due to soaring energy prices, the Russia-Ukraine...

Russia continues to slash gas supply to Europe

Moscow (Russia), June 16: Russian gas giant Gazprom announced on Wednesday that it will shut down another turbine engine on the Nord Stream 1 natural...

U.S. Fed raises rates by three-quarter point amid inflation surprises

Washington (US), June 16: The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points, marking the sharpest rate hike since...

UN agency for Palestine refugees faces 100-mln-USD funding gap: chief

Beirut (Lebanon), June 16: Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) urged on Wednesday countries...

UN chief urges protection, promotion of women's rights amid proliferating crises

United Nations, June 16: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged the international community to protect and promote women's rights amid "proliferating crises."

Roundup: Monkeypox infections continue to rise in U.S. amid concern for overlooking

Los Angeles, June 16: Monkeypox cases in the United States have continued to climb, reaching 72 as of Tuesday, according to the latest data of...

Egypt's president, UAE army chief discuss military, security cooperation

Cairo (Egypt), June 16: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and visiting Chief of Staff of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi...

Italy's relative poverty rate climbed in 2021: statistics

Rome (Italy), June 16: A total of 11.1 percent of Italy's households were classified as in relative poverty in 2021, up from 10.1 percent a...

U.S. to provide 1-bln-USD additional security assistance to Ukraine

Washington (US), June 16: U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that his country is providing Ukraine with a package of additional security assistance worth 1...

Special economic zones to play vital role in Pakistan's development: PM

Islamabad (Pakistan), June 16: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the special economic zones (SEZs) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will...

Macron voices support for Moldova's EU accession bid

Bucharest (Romania), June 16: France conveyed a positive message regarding Moldova's application to get the status of country candidate for accession to the European Union...