UNESCO member states adopt first global agreement on AI ethics

Paris (France), November 26: The first ever global standard on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) was presented by Audrey Azoulay, director-general of the United...

European Commission proposes 9 months validity of COVID-19 vaccination

Brussels (Belgium), November 26: A complete vaccination against COVID-19 will grant European Union (EU) citizens free movement within the bloc for nine months, starting from...

Romania has new gov't with overwhelming majority in Parliament

Buchrest (Romania), November 26: Romania's new government led by ex-general Nicolae Ciuca took the oath of office on Thursday soon after winning a vote of...

Roundup: U.S. COVID-19 vaccination uneven, high rates among federal personnel

New York (US), November 26: Some 92 percent of U.S. federal employees and military personnel have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccines, far...

Czech president tests positive for COVID-19

Prague (Czech Republic), November 26: Czech President Milos Zeman has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said on Thursday.

Macron, Draghi meet to discuss treaty aimed at boosting EU ties

Rome (Italy), November 26: French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi met Thursday to work toward finalizing the "Quirinale Treaty."

Greek gov't calls on domestic violence victims to speak up, as reported...

Athens (Greece), November 26: The Greek government launched a new public awareness campaign urging victims of domestic violence to speak up on International Day for...

Japanese gov't remains cautious view of economic recovery

Tokyo (Japan), November 26: The Japanese government on Thursday kept its view that the economic recovery from the COVID-19 fallout is showing "weakness", while expressing...

Afghan aid funds reach goal as financial system totters: UN

United Nations, November 23: Aid funding in Afghanistan reaches its goal as relief needs increase while the United Nations warns that the country's banking and...

UN deputy chief calls for renewed global action against human trafficking

United Nations, November 23: UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for renewed global action against human trafficking.

Chile applies over 40 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses

Santiago (Chile), November 23: Chile has applied more than 40 million vaccine doses against COVID-19, Health Minister Enrique Paris said Monday.

EU diplomats oppose Israeli settlement policy in West Bank

Ramallah (Palestine), November 23: Heads of missions and representatives from the European Union (EU) and like-minded countries on Monday affirmed strong opposition to Israeli...

White House to keep mask mandate as Washington, D.C. lifts indoor masking...

Washington (US), November 23: The White House will keep its mask mandate in place on its grounds even as the indoor masking rule for most...

U.S. stocks end mixed as tech stocks overwhelmed by rising Treasury yields

New York (US), November 23: U.S. stocks ended mixed on Monday despite a high opening as rising Treasury bond yields led to material drop of...

Libya seeks to increase oil, gas production

Tripoli (Libya), November 23: Libya is seeking to increase oil and gas production in the country over the next five years, Minister of Gas and...

Ethiopian PM says to lead frontline combat against rebel forces

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), November 23: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday announced his decision to lead frontline combat as of Tuesday against rebel forces...

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 8.58 mln: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), November 23: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,582,983 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control...

Biden to nominate Jerome Powell for second term as Fed chair

Washington (US), November 23: U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday announced that he intends to nominate Jerome Powell for a second term as Federal Reserve...

U.S. dollar extends gains as Fed chair Powell nominated for 2nd term

New York (US), November 23: The U.S. dollar further firmed up significantly in late trading on Monday as market participants expected the Federal Reserve chaired...

UK records another 44,917 new coronavirus cases

London (UK), November 23: Britain registered 44,917 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 9,889,926, according to official...

Putin, Draghi discuss Poland-Belarus border crisis over phone

Moscow (Russia), November 23: Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the migrant crisis at the Poland-Belarus border, and bilateral energy cooperation in a telephone call with...

58 refugees released from detention in Libya's capital

Tripoli (Libya), November 23: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said that 58 refugees have been released from a detention center in...

N. Korea calls for glorifying Kim's era as mass movement conference closes

Seoul (South Korea), November 22: North Korea has called for praising the era of leader Kim Jong-un as a large-scale conference on carrying out a...

Daily infections fall below 3,000, country's guard up as in-person classes resume

Seoul (South Korea), November 22: South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell below 3,000 for the first time in six days Monday due to fewer tests...

N. Korea yet to reopen land border with China: unification ministry

Seoul (South Korea), November 22: North Korea has yet to reopen its land border with China amid indications of brisk preparations to ease lockdown measures...

UN chief calls for traffic safety with one death every 24 seconds

United Nations, November 22: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for protection of life at a time when traffic accidents kill a life...

Venezuelans vote in regional, local elections

Caracas (Venezuela), November 22: President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela Pedro Calzadilla announced on Sunday that the country's regional and local elections...