Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected as Vietnam's new president

Hanoi (Vietnam), April 5: The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam on Monday elected Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the state president.

Moon attends tree-planting day event at historic power plant site

Seoul (South Korea), April 5: President Moon Jae-in reaffirmed South Korea's commitment to going carbon neutral by 2050 on Monday, marking Korean Arbor Day, called...

Defense ministry rejects Japan's renewed claims over Dokdo islets

Seoul (South Korea), April 5: South Korea's defense ministry on Monday flatly dismissed Japan's renewed territorial claims to the country's easternmost islets of Dokdo,...

New virus cases back below 500 on fewer tests; tougher curbs under...

Seoul (South Korea), April 5: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 500 after six days on Monday on fewer tests over...

Iran not to hold "direct or indirect" talks with U.S. in Vienna:...

Tehran (Iran), April 5: Iran will not hold any direct or indirect talks with representatives of the United States in the meeting of the 2015...

Colombian president announces new restrictive measures to slow spread of COVID-19

Bogota (Colombia), April 5: Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Sunday new restrictive measures for several Colombian cities where the number of COVID-19 cases are...

George Floyd case underscores thorny issue of U.S. police reform

Washington (US), April 5: The ongoing murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin who last year killed unarmed black man George Floyd underscores the...

France's COVID-19 hospitalizations up by 470 in one day

Paris (France), April 5: The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in France rose by 470 in a single day to a total of 29,356, showed...

Brazil surpasses 330,000 COVID-19 deaths

Rio De Janerio (Brazil), April 4: Deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil surpassed 330,000 on Saturday after 1,987 new fatalities registered, bringing the country's death toll...

Cuba registers over 1,000 COVID-19 cases for fifth straight day

Havana (Cuba), April 4: Cuba registered two more deaths and 1,029 cases of COVID-19, the fifth consecutive day with over 1,000 daily infections, the Ministry...

Portuguese president says April will be "decisive" against pandemic

Lisbon (Portugal), April 4: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Saturday that respecting restrictions during Easter and throughout April will be "crucial" so...

Argentine president infected with COVID-19

Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 4: Argentine President Alberto Fernandez received the confirmation on Saturday afternoon that he got infected with COVID-19 after his PCR test...

Turkey reports record daily high of 44,756 COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), April 4: Turkey on Saturday reported the highest daily count of 44,756 COVID-19 cases, according to its health ministry.

Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum Appoints New Prime Minister Just Days After Failed...

Moscow (Russia), April 4: Niger's newly-elected President Mohamed Bazoum has appointed Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou as Prime Minister.

Baltimore Plant Where Vaccines Got Ruined Won't Be Making AstraZeneca Shots -...

Moscow (Russia), April 4: The Baltimore manufacturing facility where millions of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine doses were ruined due to a mix-up of ingredients...

Florida Governor Going to Manatee County Amid Piney Point Leak, Emergency Declared

Moscow (Russia), April 4: Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis will be traveling to Manatee County where a former phosphate mine is leaking contaminated water into...

Trump Says Republicans Must Fight Back, Boycott Companies Amid Voting Law Tensions

Moscow (Russia), April 4: Former US President Donald Trump has called on Republicans to target certain businesses in response to Democrats boycotting several companies...

IMF approves financing package for Kenya's COVID-19 response

Nairobi (Kenya), April 4: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 254.41 billion shillings (about 2.34 billion U.S. dollars) financing package to help the...

UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

United Nations, April 6: The Security Council on Saturday condemned Friday's attack against a camp of UN peacekeepers in Aguelhok, Kidal region of Mali that...

UN chief welcomes revocation of U.S. sanctions against ICC officials

United Nations, April 4: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the revocation by the United States of former President Donald Trump's executive order on...

S. Korea to develop military transport aircraft

Seoul (South Korea), April 4: Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer, said Sunday it aims to develop its own transport and...

Wang says S. Korea, China will seek 'political' resolution process for Korean...

Beijing (China)/ Seoul (South Korea), April 4: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that China and South Korea will seek a process for a...

New virus cases above 500 for 5th day, another potential wave worrisome

Seoul (South Korea), April 4: South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases exceeded 500 for the fifth straight day on Sunday, putting health authorities on alert...

Nissei introduces soft serve ice cream in Japan

Tokyo [Japan], April 2 (ANI): Japanese company Nissei has introduced light yellow coloured, soft-serve ice cream to make customers happy as they taste the sophisticated...

Raysum safely operates youth hostel in Japan's Kyoto amid Covid-19

Kyoto [Japan], April 2 (ANI): Kyoto is a famous tourist destination in Japan. Foreign tourists come here to enjoy and feel the charm of the...

Beijing 2022 ice hockey test program underway

Beijing (China) Apr 3: An ice hockey test program began at Beijing's National Indoor Stadium on Friday morning, marking the stadium's debut as the venue...

Kalou, Botafogo agree to terminate contract

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Apr 3: Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou parted ways with Botafogo on Friday, less than halfway through his 18-month contract with...