Finland needs 50,000 immigrants per year by 2050: tech industry

Helsinki [Finland], November 17:Finland needs over 50,000 immigrants a year for the next 28 years to fill job vacancies arising due to an ageing population,...

Italy receives 51 refugees with UNHCR university scholarships

Rome [Italy], November 17: A group of 51 refugees from Africa arrived in Italy on Wednesday to enroll in various universities in the country, the...

Energy prices drive up Italian inflation to 11.8 pct in October

Rome [Italy], November 17: Consumer prices in Italy rose by 11.8 percent in October compared to a year earlier, the government's statistics entity reported Wednesday....

At least 12 injured in explosion at condo in U.S. state Maryland

Washington [US], November 17: At least 12 people were injured after an explosion tore down part of a condo building in Gaithersburg, in the U.S....

U.S. Chicago plunges into winter overnight

Chicago [US], November 17: After experiencing an abnormal warm week with high temperatures staying over 20 degrees Celsius, Chicago suddenly plunged into winter as snow...

Amazon reportedly begins layoffs

San Francisco [US], November 17: Amazon has begun the process of cutting jobs across the company this week, according to media reports on Wednesday.

U.S. stocks dip amid economic data

New York [US], November 17:U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday, as investors digested a slew of economic data.

McConnell re-elected as Republican leader in U.S. Senate

Washington [US],November 17: Mitch McConnell was re-elected as Republican leader in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

U.S. Senate advances same-sex marriage bill

Washington [US], November 17: The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to proceed to debate on legislation that would codify same-sex marriage protections in the country.

U.S. dollar slips as euro, sterling rise

New York [US], November 17: The U.S. dollar weakened in late trading on Wednesday amid a momentum in the euro and the British pound.

Gold falls on profit taking

Chicago [US], November 17: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as investors took profit after days...

25 injured after vehicle plows into police recruits in California

Los Angeles [US], November 17: A total of 25 police recruits were injured during a training run after a vehicle plowed into them in the...

Singapore reports 2,184 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, November 17: Singapore reported 2,184 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's total tally to 2,146,706.

G20 leaders reaffirm commitment to cooperation to tackle global economic challenges

Bali [Indonesia], November 17:The leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) reaffirmed here Wednesday their commitment to cooperation to address serious global economic challenges.

Bangladesh aims to increase cotton production five folds by 2030

Dhaka [Bangladesh], November 17: Bangladesh has set a target to increase cotton production five times by 2030, introducing new varieties and expanding cultivation areas, since...

Trial operation of Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway successful

Jakarta [Indonesia], November 17: A comprehensive trial operation of Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) in Indonesia has been successful after a train finished its run on...

Vietnamese customs seizes 26 kg of drugs sent from abroad

Hanoi [Vietnam], November 17:Customs officers of southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City have seized nearly 26 kg of drugs sent from Germany and the United...

Over 37.46 million people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Myanmar

Yangon [Myanmar], November 17:Myanmar has vaccinated more than 37.46 million people for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

S. Sudan's central bank reduces forex injection

Juba [South Sudan], November 16: South Sudan's central bank said on Tuesday that it will limit the amount of weekly hard currency auctions to commercial...

ICANN launches new root server to boost internet access, security in Africa

Nairobi [Kenya], November 16: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a global organization that coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS) on Tuesday...

Israel signs deal to secure economic rights to gas field on maritime...

Jerusalem [Israel]/ Beirut [Lebanon], November 16:Israel said on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with the two energy companies licensed by Lebanon to drill...

Earliest evidence of human cooking found at Israeli archaeological site

Jerusalem [Israel], November 16: An international research team found the earliest known evidence of the cooking at an archaeological site in Israel.

Israel's new parliament sworn in following right-wing election victory

Jerusalem [Israel], November 16: Israel's new parliament was sworn in on Tuesday after the right-wing bloc won the elections two weeks ago.

Iranian president says resistance only way to counter West's "greed"

Tehran [Iran], November 16: Iranian President EbrahimRaisi said here Tuesday that resistance is the only way to confront the "greed" of the West.

Slovenia's Geoplin signs 3-year gas deal with Algeria's Sonatrach

Ljubljana [Slovenia], November 16: Slovenia's partially state-owned natural gas trader Geoplin on Tuesday signed a three-year natural gas supply contract with Algeria's state-owned energy company...

Sweden's annual inflation hits 9.3 pct in October as food, fuel prices...

Stockholm [Sweden], November 16: In October, widespread price increases continued in Sweden for products such as food - in particular vegetables - and non-alcoholic beverages...

EU to train up to 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers

Brussels [Belgium],November 16:The Council of the European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced the launch of a special military mission to support Ukraine in the ongoing...