World Bank chief highlights "tragic reversal" in development amid pandemic

Washington (US), October 14: World Bank Group President David Malpass said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing up poverty and debt levels in...

UN chief asks for 3.12 bln USD for 2022 budget

United Nations, October 14: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for nearly 3.12 billion U.S. dollars as the world body's regular budget for 2022.

U.S. Fed could start tapering asset purchases in mid-November or mid-December: minutes

Washington (US), October 14: U.S. Federal Reserve officials broadly agreed last month the central bank could start tapering asset purchases in mid-November or mid-December, according...

Britain suggests "intensive talks" with EU on Northern Ireland

London (UK), October 14: Britain has called for "intensive talks" with the European Union (EU) on the Northern Ireland Protocol on Wednesday evening after both...

IMF revises down 2021 global economy forecast to 5.9 pct amid Delta...

Washington (US), October 13: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that the global economy would grow by 5.9 percent in 2021, down by...

Chilean president declares state of emergency amid conflict in south

Santiago (Chile), October 13: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday decreed a state of emergency in the southern provinces of Biobio, Arauco, Malleco and Cautin,...

G20 meeting on trade ends with strong commitment to multilateralism, WTO

Rome (Italy), October 13: Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday called on ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) to reinforce the global...

Interview: IMF official says central banks to face tough trade-offs amid inflation...

Washington (US), October 13: Global central banks are going to face tough trade-offs between supporting the economic recovery, tackling inflation and maintaining financial stability as...

Diversity must be seen as a source of strength instead of threat...

United Nations, October 13: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that diversity must be seen as a source of strength instead of threat in search...

Russian, U.S. officials discuss diplomatic missions

Moscow (Russia), October 13: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and visiting U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland on Tuesday discussed the...

Norway's PM Solberg submits resignation

Copenhagen (Denmark), October 13: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg resigned on Tuesday, submitting a letter of resignation in person to King Harald V during a...

EU launches first green bond with record demand

Brussels (Belgium), October 13: The European Commission on Tuesday issued the first NextGenerationEU green bond, raising 12 billion euros (13.8 billion U.S. dollars) to...

Biden to host Kenyan president on Thursday: White House

Washington (US), October 13: U.S. President Joe Biden will host Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House on Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said...

New infections remain in 1,000s for 4th day on fewer tests over...

Seoul (South Korea), October 12: South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases hovered around the 1,000s for a fourth straight day on Tuesday due to fewer...

N.K. leader calls for boosting military capabilities but says enemy is 'war...

Seoul (South Korea), October 12: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for boosting the country's military capabilities to counter what he called "hostile forces"...

Roundup: U.S. warns of "twindemic" prior to holiday season with COVID-19 pill,...

New York (US), October 12: With holidays approaching in the United States, health experts said some festivities can start to return to a sense of...

UN chief calls for injection of liquidity into Afghan economy

United Nations, October 12: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for the injection of liquidity to keep the Afghan economy afloat.

Putin, Merkel, Macron discuss Ukraine issue over phone

Moscow (Russia), October 12: Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the Ukrainian issue during their phone conversation,...

U.S. retailers chartering cargo ships to ensure supplies: WSJ

New York (US), October 12: Some U.S. retailers are chartering cargo ships to import goods for the 2021 holiday shopping season amid the global supply-chain...

UK records another 40,224 coronavirus cases

London (UK), October 12 : Another 40,224 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country...

Venezuela receives over 2 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX

Caracas (Venezuela), October 11: Venezuela on Sunday received more than 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX program in another step towards the...

U.S. importers disappointed at White House's plan to continue collecting tariffs: Yahoo...

Washington (US), October 11: U.S. trade groups representing importers expressed disappointment with the White House's plan to leave the Section 301 tariffs imposed by the...

Libyan official visits Algeria to seek economic, political support

Algiers (Algeria), October 11: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday received in his office in Algiers the visiting Speaker of Libyan House of Representatives Aguila...

Somalia, UN team up to enhance quality mental health services

Mogadishu (Somalia), October 11: Somalia and the United Nations agencies said Sunday they had teamed up to scale up quality mental health services at all...

Singapore reports 3,703 new COVID-19 cases, to offer booster vaccinations to eligible...

Singapore, October 10: Singapore reported 3,703 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, hitting a new record high and bringing the total tally in the country...

Former French PM launches new political party

Paris (France), October 10: Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has launched a new political party, local media reported.

N. Korea quietly marks 76th founding anniversary of ruling party

Seoul (South Korea), October 10: North Korea appears to be marking the 76th founding anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on Sunday without a military...