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20 years after invading, U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC - All U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn by September 11 - the 20th anniversary of the ...

Confrontation looms as Ethiopian Nile dam threatens Egypt, Sudan

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt and Sudan have refused to discuss an offer by Ethiopia to share data on waters being held ...

French company's proposal to cost $400 million to rebuild Beirut port

PARIS, France: A French container company says it will rebuild the destroyed Beirut port within three years. CMA CGM group ...

Bill would spend millions to ensure U.S. tech superiority over China

WASHINGTON D.C.: A U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will conduct hearings this week on a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting programs ...

Infections, deaths drop 60 percent in UK due to vaccinations, lockdown

LONDON, England: Research has shown that COVID-19 infections have dropped some 60 percent in March in Britain, as the nationwide ...

Radio Free Europe faces $1 million fines from Russia

MOSCOW, Russia: - Radio Free Europe has been fined $70,000 by a Russian court.The Russian move was part of a ...

Turkey arrest former admirals who pan Erdoan's "crazy" canal project

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Turkey has arrested ten former admirals who criticized a government plan to build a canal to the Mediterranean ...

23% of U.S. elderly need to be vaccinated, says White House

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration has voiced concern over the slowing pace of senior citizens, aged 65 and older, who ...

To date, Italy has suffered 3.75 million cases of Covid, says official

ROME, Italy: As Covid-19 rages throughout Europe, Italy recorded 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday and 718 the day before. However, ...

China maintains pressure on Taiwan with air incursions

TAIPEI, Taiwan: China has again sent fighter jets into Taiwan's air defense zone, causing Taiwan to launch its own jets ...

Italian demonstrators gather at parliament, block roads over lockdown

ROME, Italy: Italian restaurant owners clashed with police earlier this week during a demonstration outside Parliament in Rome, as they ...

Kenyan top diplomat acknowledges India as a strong partner

New Delhi [India], April 14 (ANI): Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Kenya, Raychelle Omamo on Wednesday acknowledged India as a ...

Glaucoma may be more than just issue of eye pressure

New York [US], April 14 (ANI): A new study conducted in rats shows that chemical known to protect nerve cells ...

Auto Racing Glance

NASCAR CUP SERIES: TOYOTA OWNERS 400 (400 laps, 300 miles around a .75-mile D-shaped oval), Richmond Raceway; Richmond, Va. TV: ...

US Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Rare Blood Clots

U.S. health officials have pressed pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a handful of people developed a rare ...

After Natanz Blast, Iran Vows to Ramp Up Uranium Enrichment

Iran warned Tuesday it would start enriching uranium up to 60 percent purity, two days after an explosion it blamed ...

Biden Warns Putin on Russian Troop Buildup Near Ukraine

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call Tuesday that the United States ...

'Will not engage in conferences until...'

Kabul [Afghanistan], April 14 (ANI/Sputnik): Taliban's spokesperson Mohammad Naeem Wardak said on Tuesday that the movement would refrain from taking ...

Taliban Shun Afghanistan Talks Until Foreign Forces Go

DOHA, QATAR - The Taliban said on Tuesday they would not attend a summit on Afghanistan's future in Turkey this ...

Canadiens, Phil Kessel, Carl Hagelin join OverActive ownership

OverActive Media announced Tuesday that the Montreal Canadiens have joined its ownership group and NHL players Phil Kessel and Carl ...

Friendly: USWNT at France in La Havre, France

Stalwarts Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored 14 minutes apart in the first half to lead the U.S. women's national ...

Golf Glance: Webb Simpson defends at RBC Heritage

Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours. PGA ...

Turkey Plans Afghanistan Peace Summitin Late April

ANKARA - Turkey will host a peace summit for Afghanistan from April 24 to May 4 meant to jump-start efforts ...

US Intelligence Raises Concerns About Afghanistan Pullout

WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies are not optimistic about the prospects for a peaceful Afghanistan with or without the presence ...

Iran plans to start 60-pct uranium enrichment: media

© Provided by Xinhua Iran vows to enrich uranium with 60-percent purity at Natanz nuclear plant and install 1,000 more ...

Iran increases uranium enrichment to 60 pc

Tehran [Iran], April 14 (ANI/Sputnik): Iran started enrichment of uranium to 60 per cent on Tuesday, the IRNA news agency ...

Sharks seek revenge after being blanked by Ducks

The San Jose Sharks are reeling at a bad time heading into their game against the visiting Anaheim Ducks on ...

US special envoy flying to China, S Korea

Washington DC [US], April 14 (ANI): US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry is flying to China and South Korea ...

Broncos, Seahawks to skip voluntary in-person workouts

Players from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks issued statements through the NFL Players Association on Tuesday announcing they will ...

UN Rights Chief Warns Myanmar Heading Toward Syria-like Civil War

GENEVA - The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Michele Bachelet, warns Myanmar could be headed toward a bloody civil ...

Some Universities Mandate Vaccines for Fall Students

More U.S. colleges and universities are announcing a return to in-person classes this fall, and some say they will mandate ...

Taliban and Afghan Government to Attend Peace Talks in Turkey

The Taliban and Afghanistan's government will join upcoming talks to begin the peace process in Afghanistan, Turkey's foreign ministry announced ...

WNBA season to tip off May 14

The WNBA will tip off its 25th season on May 14 with teams returning to their home arenas following a ...

Russia has patented a NASAL SPRAY against Covid-19. Wait - what!

The treatment doesn't affect the human genome or immunity, but its developers believe that it "turns off" the replication of ...

Great Russian writers who didnt do so well at school

Let's face it, even great Russian writers were often not great students. Some were expelled from schools for bad behavior, ...

SA women cricketers cleared to leave Bangladesh after new Covid tests

Five members of a South African women's cricket touring party, who tested positive for Covid-19 in Bangladesh, were cleared to ...

We're on the hunt for novel ways to assess the risk of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is characterised by elevated blood glucose levels. This can cause complications that lead to damage to the ...

Number of US Troops Linked to Domestic Terror Plots Small but Growing

WASHINGTON - Two reports are raising new concerns about the extent to which current and former members of the U.S. ...

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the ...

World is under-prepared to handle COVID-19 pandemic: PM

New Delhi [India], April 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that although humanity has faced many infectious ...

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Piaget, with strong online sales, to open more retail stores in 2021

GENEVA, Switzerland: Piaget, the luxury watch brand from Switzerland, will be opening more stores in 2021, especially in the Middle ...

Wall Street divided, as greenback corrects

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday with the Dow Jones losing ground, while the Standard ...

Jack Ma's Alibaba fined $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

SHANGHAI, China: Alibaba Group has been fined $2.75 billion by Chinese regulators for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its leading ...

Airbus increases deliveries as travel revives in US, China

LEIDEN, Netherlands: Airbus reported a surprise surge in deliveries in March and a slight increase in deliveries in the first ...

Stocks in Asia little moved, U.S. dollar has mixed day

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks across Asia were mixed on Tuesday, with a positive bias although moves in either direction ...

Levi reports online sales takes place of retail during pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Denim manufacturer Levi Strauss reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter ended February 28 and raised its ...

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