News Analysis: U.S. president touts gas tax holiday amid surging energy prices

Washington (US), June 24: The White House has proposed a gasoline tax holiday in a bid to bring down record energy prices. But economists doubt...

Australia launches plastics innovation hub in Vietnam

Canberra (Australia), June 24: Australia's national science agency has announced to open a hub in Vietnam to help reduce plastic waste in the region.

U.S. Senate advances compromised gun bill

Washington (US), June 24: The U.S. Senate advanced a compromised gun bill in a 65-34 vote on Thursday.

Zelensky welcomes EU decision to grant Ukraine candidate status

Kiev (Ukraine), June 24: Ukrainian President VolodymyrZelensky on Thursday welcomed the decision of the European Council to grant Ukraine candidate status for accession to the...

Moscow ready to consult Baku and Yerevan on border delimitation and demarcation:...

Baku (Azerbaijan), June 24: Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday expressed Moscow's official readiness to consult Azerbaijan and Armenia on delimitation and demarcation...

HJ Shipbuilding wins US$240 mln order for 2 container ships

Busan (South Korea), June 23: South Korean shipyard HJ Shipbuilding & Construction Co. said Thursday it has clinched a US$240 million order to build two...

New COVID-19 cases below 10,000 for 2 straight weeks amid slowing omicron

Seoul (South Korea), June 23: South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 10,000 for the 14th straight day on Thursday amid a steady omicron downtrend,...

Korean biz leaders discuss supply chain cooperation with U.S. lawmakers, White House...

Seoul (South Korea), June 23: A group of South Korean businessmen have discussed bilateral economic cooperation with U.S. lawmakers and White House officials in Washington,...

Colombia's president-elect contacts Venezuelan gov't to "open border"

Bogota (Colombia), June 23: Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro announced Wednesday that he has contacted the Venezuelan government to open the border between the neighboring countries.

Macron admits "deep divisions" in France exposed by legislative elections

Paris (France), June 23: French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday night he could not ignore the deep political divisions in the country as shown by...

Bulgarian gov't ousted by no-confidence vote

Sofia (Bulgaria), June 23: Bulgaria's coalition government led by KirilPetkov was ousted in a no-confidence vote in Parliament here on Wednesday.

Indonesia to provide 28 mln vaccine doses against foot-and-mouth disease

Jakarta (Indonesia), June 23: A total of 28 million doses of vaccines will be provided for livestock across Indonesia in a bid to overcome the...

Canada's inflation surges to 7.7 pct in May

Ottawa (Canada), June 23: Canadians continued to feel the impact of rising prices in May as consumer inflation rose to 7.7 percent year over year,...

Lebanon sees resurgence in COVID-19 cases

Beirut (Lebanon), June 23: Lebanon registered on Wednesday a daily increase of 861 new COVID-19 cases, which is significantly higher than previous reports in the...

World Insights: How BRICS could inject new life into fragile global economy

Beijing [China], June 23: Shabby infrastructure has troubled the Padre Leo Schneider School in northern Brazil for long enough. The road outside its gate --...

Chilean gov't to reinvest in copper giant Codelco

Santiago (Chile), June 23: Chile's government on Wednesday announced the decision to reinvest 30 percent of the profits generated by the state-owned copper corporation Codelco...

New Zealand reports 5,285 new COVID-19 community cases

Wellington (New Zealand), June 23: New Zealand recorded 5,285 new community cases of COVID-19 with 12 more deaths, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

Australia launches campaign to celebrate Olympic Day

Sydney (Australia), June 23: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) launched its "Have a Go Month '22" campaign on Olympic Day to encourage all Australians to...

S. Korea successfully deploys precision navigation satellite to boost GPS accuracy, flight...

Seoul (South Korea), June 23: South Korea successfully launched a precision aviation satellite Thursday to improve the accuracy and reliability of global positioning system (GPS)...

N. Korea discusses revising operational plans of its front-line military units

Seoul (South Korea), June 23: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other top officials had discussions on adding missions and revising operational plans of front-line...

Yoon slams premature announcement of police reshuffle

Seoul (South Korea), June 23: President Yoon Suk-yeol expressed outrage Thursday that a reshuffle of senior police officials was announced prematurely before receiving his approval,...

Official campaigning starts for Japan's upcoming upper house election

Tokyo (Japan), June 23: The official campaigning for Japan's House of Councilors election began on Wednesday, with the ruling and opposition parties focusing on issues...

ASEAN-China cooperation mutually beneficial, contributes to regional peace, stability, development: Cambodian deputy...

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), June 23: The cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China has provided mutual benefits and greatly contributed to...

Malaysian PM unveils measures to ease rising food prices

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), June 23: Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail SabriYaakob unveiled measures on Wednesday, aimed at easing the rising cost of living, as the country...

Higher prices in Yemen because of Ukraine crisis challenge aid efforts: UN

United Nations, June 23: Higher prices because of the conflict in Ukraine are contributing to unrest and insecurity in Yemen, challenging poorly funded aid efforts,...

UN chief saddened by heavy loss of life in Afghanistan earthquake

United Nations, June 23: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that he was saddened by the tragic loss of life in the earthquake that...

Biden calls on Congress to suspend federal gas tax for 90 days

Washington (US), June 23: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gas tax for 90 days, as Americans are frustrated...