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Summer travel returns worldwide, even with air problems, surging Covid

PARIS, France: According to projections and interviews by the Associated Press in 11 countries, tourism officials have said they expect ...

Six hikers dead when falling glacier strikes in Italian Alps

TRENTO, Italy: Record warm temperatures caused a mountain glacier in the Italian Alps to collapse on July 3, killing at ...

Qatar World Cup to receive US security assistance

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will assist Qatar with security during the 2022 World Cup, which begins ...

Minimal disruptions as summer strikes continue at Paris airport

PARIS, France: Signaling further disruptions for summer travelers, workers at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport said they would go on strike ...

Angry Russia vows retaliation after Bulgaria expels diplomats

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Russian diplomats and their families departed Bulgaria over the weekend, amidst heightened tensions between the two eastern European ...

No end in sight as South Africa suffers thru power cuts

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: More frequent power cuts in South Africa have affected households and businesses across the country, with state-owned ...

Rescuers find 3 alive, 27 missing after boat sinks off Hong Kong

HONG KONG: An engineering vessel with 30 people on board went missing 200 miles off Hong Kong after it snapped ...

As Covid cases rise in France, no return to mandatory restrictions

NICE, France -As some 1,000 Frenchmen are being hospitalized daily with Covid infections, French officials have "invited" or "recommended" the ...

In "geopolitical signal," UE, New Zealand sign free trade pact

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand ended successfully this week, paving ...

After shark kills swimmer, Egyptian authorities close Red Sea beach

CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptian authorities have prohibited swimming in a stretch of the Red Sea after an Australian woman was killed ...

US flight attendant to mark 65 years serving air passengers

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Bette Nash, age 86, has been named the longest serving flight attendant in the world, ...

UK parliament tells members to leave babies at home

LONDON, England: A UK parliamentary committee has told lawmakers that they may not bring babies to parliamentary proceedings and debates.The ...

Marine, Iwo Jima veteran, dies; last WW2 US Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON D.C.: Hershel "Woody" Williams, the final surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War Two, has died at a ...

Norwegian cruise cancels voyage after ship strikes small iceberg

SEATTLE, Washington: A Norwegian cruise liner has canceled its sailing and returned to port after damage was discovered following its ...

US sanctions causes 90 percent drop in chips sent to Russia

WASHINGTON D.C.: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said that since the U.S. and its allies imposed sanctions on Moscow ...

Tokyo suffers through heatwave, worst since 1875

Tokyo, Japan: On June 28, Japan baked under intense heat for a fourth successive day, with temperatures breaking nearly 150-year-old ...

Biden to rescind Afghanistan's designation as major non-NATO ally

Washington [US], July 7 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Wednesday notified Congress of his intent to rescind the designation ...

Turkey renews extradition requests with Sweden, Finland after NATO membership deal

Ankara [Turkey], July 7 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Wednesday renewed its extradition requests for "terror suspects" with Finland and Sweden, following ...

Zion Williamson 'locked in' with Pelicans after signing big deal

Zion Williamson put pen to paper on Wednesday, signed his name, looked up and said "I'm locked in, baby." That's ...

US, UK Leaders Raise Fresh Alarms About Chinese Espionage

LONDON - The head of the FBI and the leader of Britain's domestic intelligence agency raised fresh alarms Wednesday about ...

Over 6 million Sri Lankans face food insecurity due to record inflation: UN body

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 7 (ANI): Some 6.26 million Sri Lankans, or three in 10 households, are unsure of where ...

At London forum, FBI Director, MI5 Director warn of China threat

London [UK], July 7 (ANI): FBI Director Christopher Wray and United Kingdom MI5 Director General Ken McCallum have urged business ...

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews preparations ahead of inauguration of Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi by PM Modi

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 7 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed last-minute preparations at the Rudraksh International Convention Centre ...

UK says reports of British diplomat's arrest in Iran are 'completely false'

Tehran [Iran], July 7 (ANI): The UK Foreign Office has denied reports that the deputy head of the United Kingdom's ...

Yemen's warring factions agree to consolidate truce during Eid al-Adha: UN

Aden [Yemen], July 7 (ANI/Xinhua): UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg announced on Wednesday that Yemen's warring factions agreed ...

Saudi Arabia Sees Largest Hajj Since Pandemic

For the first time in two years, Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca is showing signs of normalcy as an ...

UN: 828 Million More People Faced Hunger in 2021

New York - The United Nations warned Wednesday that the world is failing in its efforts to eradicate hunger, as ...

Taliban Offer Free Pass to Former Corrupt Officials

The Taliban say they will not hold former Afghan officials accountable for the massive corruption that derailed donor-funded development projects ...

Uzbek govt rejects reports of illegal use of force at 'peaceful rally' in Karakalpakstan

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], July 7 (ANI): The Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry has rejected media reports and claims by human rights groups which ...

NHL 2022-23 slate opens with two games in Prague

Stanley Cup finalists Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning will face off twice in a six-day period in February as ...

Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha have received national, global recognition

New Delhi [India], July 7 (ANI): Centre on Wednesday nominated four new members to Rajya Sabha who represent various South ...

COVID changed travel writing. Maybe that's not a bad thing

In 2019, international travel and tourism was a $1.7 trillion global industry. A new cruise ship with space for 6600 ...

Anwar Gargash receives British Minister of State for Asia and Middle East

DUBAI, 6th July, 2022 (WAM) -- Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President, received today the British Minister ...

Medvedev cites Bible to Russia's critics

Those seeking to ?judge? Russia might face the ?wrath? of God, the country's ex-president has cautionedRussia's former president, Dmitry Medvedev, ...

China blames NATO for creating conflicts and waging wars

Beijing's Foreign Ministry has accused the US-led Western military bloc of undermining world peaceThe US and its NATO allies have ...

Sri Lankan President Calls Putin to Request Help with Fuel

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said Wednesday he had spoken with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to seek credit help in ...

Africa Democracy Summit Calls On Leaders to Respect Term Limits

Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana is hosting an international meeting aimed at strengthening democracy and adherence to constitutions in Africa. Participants ...

Iran arrests British Deputy Ambassador on spying charges

Tehran [Iran], July 7 (ANI): Iran has arrested the deputy head of the United Kingdom's mission in Iran, Giles Whitaker, ...

Journalism is not a crime: Rights group slams Pakistan's crackdown on scribes

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 7 (ANI): A prominent rights group has slammed the Pakistani government for the arrest of journalist Imran ...

ICMR-VCRC develops special mosquitoes to control Dengue, Chikungunya

Puducherry [India], July 7 (ANI): In order to control Dengue and Chikungunya, ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC) developed special female ...

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EasyJet boss quits due to flight cancellations

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China must abide by Hong Kong agreements, says Prime Minister Johnson

LONDON England: In a video post, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK will work to hold Beijing ...

Tiger Woods playing in Ireland's McManus Pro-Am prior to British Open

DUBLIN, Ireland: Tiger Woods is in Ireland competing in the J.P. McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor being conducted Monday and ...

UK parliament tells members to leave babies at home

LONDON, England: A UK parliamentary committee has told lawmakers that they may not bring babies to parliamentary proceedings and debates.The ...

Saying pricing unfair, UK's Tesco pulls some Heinz Kraft products

LONDON, England: US food company Kraft Heinz has pulled some of its products from Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket group, ...

US, UK Leaders Raise Fresh Alarms About Chinese Espionage

LONDON - The head of the FBI and the leader of Britain's domestic intelligence agency raised fresh alarms Wednesday about ...

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