Biden signs executive order on abortion rights

Washington (US), August 4: U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Wednesday to help ensure access to abortion.

Ukraine needs to export 50 mln tons of grain in 2022-2023 marketing...

Kiev (Ukraine), August 4: Ukraine needs to export some 50 million tons of grain in the 2022-2023 marketing year amid the need to store last...

French bank Societe Generale reports net loss 1.5 bln euros after Russia...

Paris (France), August 4: French bank Societe Generale said on Wednesday it reported a net loss of almost 1.5 billion euros (1.53 billion U.S. dollars)...

UN Secretariat does not take money from oil and gas industry: Guterres

United Nations, August 4: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that the UN Secretariat does not take money from the oil and gas industry.

Severe drought displaces 918,000 people in Somalia: UN

United Nations, August 4: Severe drought in Somalia, with malnutrition and disease outbreaks surging, has displaced 918,000 people from their homes, UN humanitarians said on...

UN chief calls for taxation on windfall profits of oil and gas...

United Nations, August 4: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for taxation on windfall profits of oil and gas companies to ease the impact...

Cuba's Gibara International Film Festival returns after two-year hiatus

Havana (Cuba), August 4: The 16th edition of the Gibara International Film Festival (FICG) is underway in Cuba's eastern province of Holguin after a two-year...

Serviced turbine for Nord Stream 1 can be delivered "at any time":...

Berlin (Germany), August 4: The turbine for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which was serviced in Canada, was ready for use and could be...

Iran says to launch sensing satellite using Russia's carrier

Tehran (Iran), August 4: Iran's remote sensing satellite "Khayyam" will be launched by Russia's Soyuz satellite carrier next week, Iranian Space Agency (ISA) said Wednesday.

Roundup: UN renews warnings over possible food shortage in Sudan

Khartoum (Sudan), August 4: The United Nations on Wednesday renewed its warnings over possible food shortage in Sudan amid continued lack of international funding.

New Zealand releases first ever climate adaptation plan

Wellington (New Zealand), August 3: New Zealand launched its first National Adaptation Plan on Wednesday, which will ensure communities have the information and support they...

Russian Embassy: Canada's New Sanctions Demonstrate 'Thoughtless' Position on Ukraine

Washington (US), August 3: New sanctions by Canada against Russia show Ottawa's thoughtless stance on the Ukrainian conflict, the Russian Embassy said in a statement.

Trump Says Pelosi 'Always Causing Trouble' Amid Her Controversial Visit to Taiwan

Washington (US), August 3: US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "always causing trouble," former US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday amid Pelosi's...

Ex-Pentagon Adviser: US Provoking China Needlessly Over Taiwan, Like Russia Over Ukraine

Washington (US), August 3: The Biden administration is now provoking China needlessly over Taiwan, risking a war Beijing does not want, just as it and...

Samsung, 5 other S. Korean firms to work with Malaysian energy firm...

Seoul (South Korea), August 3: Samsung Engineering Co. and five other South Korean companies have teamed up with Malaysia's state energy company Petroliam Nasional Berhad...

Hyundai, Kia's July U.S. sales fall 11 pct amid chip shortage

Seoul (South Korea), August 3: Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Corp. said Wednesday their combined sales in the United States fell 11 percent...

Busan Port's cargo handling dips 2.1 pct in H1

Busan (South Korea), August 3: Cargo processed at South Korea's largest port of Busan fell more than 2 percent in the first half of the...

N. Korea slams Pelosi's Taiwan visit, backs China's position

Seoul (South Korea), August 3: North Korea strongly denounced Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan on Wednesday, calling it an "impudent interference" by Washington into another...

Pakistan's inflation climbs to 24.9 pct in July

Islamabad (Pakistan), August 3: Pakistan's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 24.9 percent year on year in July as compared to...

S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases rise to over 3-month high, cumulative cases...

Seoul (South Korea), August 3: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases rose further on Wednesday amid a fresh wave of infections driven by a highly infectious...

UN chief to begin Asian trip

United Nations, August 3: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will start his Asian trip that will bring him to Japan, Mongolia and South Korea, said his...

UN envoy announces renewal of UN-mediated truce in Yemen

United Nations, August 3: UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg on Tuesday announced a two-month renewal of the truce in Yemen.

Botswana removes outdoor face mask mandate

Gaborone (Botswana), August 3: As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 has decreased in recent months, the government of Botswana announced on Tuesday that...

Afghanistan receives 40 mln USD cash aid

Kabul (Afghanistan), August 3: Afghanistan received 40 million U.S. dollars in cash as humanitarian aid on Tuesday, the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country's central...

Ukrainian president, NATO secretary-general discuss aid for Kiev

Kiev (Ukraine), August 3: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday held a phone conversation with Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg...

Germany's wheat yields in 2022 below average due to drought

Berlin (Germany), August 3: Wheat yields in Germany is below average this year due to drought, the German Farmers' Association (DBV) said on Tuesday.

1st grain ship leaving Ukraine anchors off Istanbul for inspection

Istanbul (Turkey), August 3: The first grain-laden cargo ship leaving the Ukrainian port under a UN-brokered deal anchors off Istanbul on the Black Sea on...