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U.S. announces waiver of Covid patents; pharmaceutical stocks tumble

WASHINGTON D.C.: Shares of Covid vaccine manufacturers fell following statements from the White House that they support waiving patent rights ...

U.S. economic downturn translates to lowest birth rate in 40 years

WASHINGTON DC - Amidst the radical turndown in the American economy during the Covid lockdown, birth rates in the United ...

WHO says "low confidence" in Sinopharm Covid side-effects data

GENEVA, Switzerland: World Health Organization experts have said they have "very low confidence" in data received from Chinese state-owned drugmaker ...

White House seeks subsidies for nuclear power in bid for clean energy

WASHINGTON D.C.: The White House is talking with lawmakers to offer subsidies to the nation's nuclear power plants, in a ...

Fear of Covid variants calls off Oktoberfest for 2nd year

MUNICH, Germany: Authorities in Germany have called off Oktoberfest for the second straight year, saying the festival, which attracts nearly ...

Police recognize wanted Mafia fugitive on YouTube from tattoos

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic: Italian detectives have arrested a member of the Italian mafia after seeing him on YouTube in ...

93 policemen killed in 2020, 41 shot to death

WASHINGTON D.C.: The FBI has reported that 93 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2020.This was ...

Lithuania president voices support for Ukraine at Warsaw summit

WARSAW, Poland: A defiant Lithuanian president said earlier this week that his country would never accept Russia's 2014 annexation of ...

Columbus police still investigating pepper-spraying of reporters

Who is this person?Nearly a year after Columbus police officers pepper-sprayed journalists covering protests against police brutality, the Columbus Division ...

Covid-19: Medical assistance departs from S Korea for India

Incheon [South Korea], May 9 (ANI): The first batch of medical assistance from South Korea departed from the city of ...

'Liger' teaser release postponed

New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): Movie buffs have been on their toes to see the teaser of the much-awaited ...

COVID-19: Pope Francis backs vaccine patents waiver

Rome [Italy], May 9 (ANI): Pope Francis has backed growing calls for a patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines in a ...

Myanmar's junta brands ousted lawmakers terrorists

Naypyitaw [Myanmar], May 9 (ANI): Myanmar's military junta has designated the National Unity Government ousted in a February coup, and ...

IPL 2021: Punjab Kings members reach home 'safely'

New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): Punjab Kings (PBKS) have informed that most of their players have reached home "safely" ...

ISKCON distributing food among COVID patients in Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], May 9 (ANI): Amid rising cases of coronavirus infections across the state, the International Society For ...

Study on dietary supplements for weight loss

London [UK], May 9 (ANI): The first global review of complementary medicines (herbal and dietary supplements) for weight loss in ...

UNICEF chief strongly condemns Kabul bombing

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 9 (ANI): Leading UN officials on Saturday condemned the deadly bombing outside a high school in Kabul, ...

Pakistan ramps up restrictions to curb COVID-19 spread during Eid al-Fitr

© Provided by Xinhua All businesses, hotels, parks, recreational spots and shopping malls will remain closed from May 8 to ...

EU-China deal inches closer to end

Beijing [China], May 9 (ANI): Amid repeated confrontations with China over retaliatory sanctions on elected officials, European lawmakers are up ...

Sri Lanka begins administering China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines

© Provided by Xinhua "Today we began administering the Sinopharm vaccine in the Panadura Health office for locals above the ...

China constructing villages, outposts in Bhutan

Beijing [China], May 9 (ANI): China has been constructing a previously unnoticed network of roads, buildings and military outposts deep ...

Russia Pledges Support For Tajikistan Amid Concern Over Afghanistan

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is working on strengthening its military base in Tajikistan to boost regional security as the ...

China's behaviour will strengethen Quad

Washington [US], May 9 (ANI): Several experts have opined that China's increasingly aggressive behaviour and US support during India's COVID-19 ...

Israeli Police Beef Up Presence in Jerusalem, Fearing Unrest

JERUSALEM - Israel's national police chief announced Saturday that he was beefing up forces in Jerusalem ahead of expected disturbances ...

European Council calls on partners to enable supply chains

Porto [Portugal], May 9 (ANI): Highlighting that European Union (EU) is exporting vaccines to countries in an expression of solidarity, ...

'EU stands firmly with India in this challenging time'

Porto [Portugal], May 9 (ANI): After the India-EU Leaders' Meeting on Saturday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed ...

India, EU committed to work towards trade: Goyal

New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): India and the European Union (EU) are committed to work towards a balanced, ambitious, ...

Stronger India, EU ties crucial for multi-polar order: PM

New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): The India-EU Leaders' meeting on Saturday underlined their commitment to a free, open, inclusive ...

India-EU summit: Key focus on global cooperation

New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): As the India-EU Leaders' Meeting held virtually on Saturday, leaders of both sides discussed ...

Jet departing from New Delhi makes emergency landing

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 9 (ANI): A Canadian Airforce jet made an emergency landing at the Islamabad International Airport for refuelling ...

The United Nations remembers the dead of WWII

The Second World War had a profound impact on the international community, and established the conditions for the creation of ...

Kabul school bombing condemned by senior UN officials

Saturday's deadly bombing outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has been condemned by leading UN officials. ...

EU Posts Bail to Free Jailed Georgia Opposition Leader

TBILISI, GEORGIA - The European Union said Saturday that it had posted bail for Georgia's jailed opposition leader, Nika Melia, ...

Archaeologists Discover Remains of 9 Neanderthals Near Rome

ROME - Italian archaeologists have uncovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, shedding new light ...

Red Bulls scoot to 2-0 win over Toronto FC

Frankie Amaya and Caden Clark scored goals and the New York Red Bulls were the dominant team in a 2-0 ...

Alexander Zverev sees off Thiem to reach Madrid Open final

Alexander Zverev produced an impressive display to beat Dominic Thiem in straight sets on Saturday and book his spot in ...

Cyberattack Shuts Down Top US Fuel Pipeline Network

NEW YORK - Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network, the source of nearly half ...

PM Modi asks EU to support TRIPS waiver

By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi [India], May 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked EU leaders to support the ...

SA condemns attack on Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque

The South African government has condemned the attack on Palestinian worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli soldiers.The BBC reported ...

PVAO strengthens info dissemination to veterans, legal beneficiaries

MAKILALA, Cotabato Province, May 8 (PIA)-- The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office-Field Service Extension Office (PVAO-FSEO) XII is strengthening its information ...

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Losses climb for Hyatt amid pandemic as public remains homebound

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Hyatt Hotels has reported that it is facing greater losses in Q1 as the public opted to remain ...

Demand seen pushing factory orders to 1.1% in March

WASHINGTON D.C.: After sliding 0.5 percent in February, new factory orders for US-made goods rebounded 1.1 percent in March, as ...

Airlines, biofuel industries discuss low-cost biofuels with U.S. House

WASHINGTON D.C.: As part of a larger drive by lawmakers to advance climate and energy legislation, members of a U.S. ...

China reports 230 million tourist trips over May Day holiday

BEIJING, China: China set a new tourism record, as the Chinese made some 230 million trips over the extended May ...

U.S. industrial stocks set new records, U.S. dollar gets smashed

NEW YORK, New York - It was like Groundhog Day as stocks forged to new highs on Wall Street on ...

Officials say US supply chain will correct self, raise factory output

WASHINGTON D.C.: Production in the United States clocked slower growth last month, as supply scarcities posed restraints and extensive fiscal ...

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