• Luis Arce, credited with steering Bolivia through years of economic growth, will be a presidential candidate in May elections, Bolivia’s exiled former leader Evo Morales said on Sunday, according to AFP. Bolivians will choose a new president May 3, more than six months after a disputed ...
  • Oil supplies from Iraq, the Middle East’s second-biggest producer, are “potentially vulnerable” amid rising political risks in the country and the broader region, the International Energy Agency warned, according to Bloomberg. Crude prices briefly soared to a three-month high above $70 a barrel last week as tensions between the ...
  • Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted a letter of resignation, Ukrinform reports. "I took up the post to implement the program of the President. For me, he is a paragon of honesty and integrity. However, to ...
  • The Russian government has resigned, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced, TASS reports. President Vladimir Putin thanked Dmitry Medvedev’s government for its work. "For my part, I also want to thank you for everything that was done at this stage of our joint work, I want to express satisfaction with ...
  • Lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday which will allow Britain to leave the European Union on Jan. 31 with an exit deal, ending more than three years of tumult over the terms of the unprecedented divorce, according to Reuters. ...

Parliament to elect Greece's first woman president

22.01.2020 [15:53]
A trailblazing judge with particular expertise in environmental law and the constitution will become Greece's first female president on Wednesday, according to AFP. The candidacy of Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has already won cross-party support and been welcomed by some commentators as ...

Evo Morales announces his candidate for Bolivian presidential race

21.01.2020 [18:27]
Luis Arce, credited with steering Bolivia through years of economic growth, will be a presidential candidate in May elections, Bolivia’s exiled former leader Evo Morales said on Sunday, according to AFP. Bolivians will choose a new president May 3, more than six months after a disputed ...

China says fourth person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

21.01.2020 [12:11]
A fourth person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, health authorities said on Tuesday, according to China Daily. The 89-year-old man developed symptoms on Jan 13 and was admitted to hospital five days later after he experienced severe ...

Heavy snowfall hinders search efforts for 4 missing S. Korean trekkers in Himalayas

20.01.2020 [18:53]
Heavy snowfall is delaying Nepalese rescue workers' efforts to save four South Korean school teachers who went missing while trekking a circuit route of Annapurna in the Himalayas, officials here said Sunday, according to Yonhap News Agency. The four South Koreans who went missing in an avalanche during a Annapurna Base Camp trek Friday ...

IEA: Iraq oil supplies vulnerable as Mideast tensions flare

20.01.2020 [12:39]
Oil supplies from Iraq, the Middle East’s second-biggest producer, are “potentially vulnerable” amid rising political risks in the country and the broader region, the International Energy Agency warned, according to Bloomberg. Crude prices briefly soared to a three-month high above $70 a barrel last week as tensions between the ...

All staff members of Anadolu Agency released after detention in Egypt

19.01.2020 [16:00]
All staff members of Anadolu Agency released after detention in Egypt, says agency head. On Tuesday evening, Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of Anadolu Agency and detained four employees,. Turkey and the international community condemned the raid and called for the immediate release ...

Flights cancelled at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport in heavy snowfall

19.01.2020 [15:31]
The flights of Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport were cancelled on Sunday because of heavy snowfall in the capital of Iran, semi-official Mehr news agency reported. "The horizontal view of the runway has been reduced to 500 meters at the present time," Mehrabad Aviation ...

Iran agrees to send black boxes of shot down plane to Ukraine

19.01.2020 [13:41]
Iran will send the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military shot down earlier this month to Ukraine, Tasnim news agency reported. The Iranian authorities are also prepared for experts from France, Canada and the United States to examine the data from the ...

China unveils 17 new cases of mystery virus

19.01.2020 [11:14]
Chinese authorities on Sunday announced 17 new cases of a deadly virus that has infected more than 60 people in the central city of Wuhan, according to DW. At least three of those patients are in critical condition, said the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. Two people ...

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Xinjiang

18.01.2020 [09:49]
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Payzawat County of Kashgar Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 00:05 a.m. Saturday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Xinhua reports ...

German Chancellor Merkel to visit Turkey next week

17.01.2020 [20:57]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Turkey next week to discuss bilateral relations and international issues, her spokesman said Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Steffen Seibert said Merkel would ...

Ukrainian PM Honcharuk submits letter of resignation

17.01.2020 [18:50]
Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted a letter of resignation, Ukrinform reports. "I took up the post to implement the program of the President. For me, he is a paragon of honesty and integrity. However, to ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Nay Pyi Taw for state visit to Myanmar

17.01.2020 [17:20]
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar, according to chinadaily.com.cn. It is Xi's first overseas trip this year, and the first visit to the Asian neighbor by a Chinese president after an interval of 19 ...

China's economy expanded 6.1% in 2019

17.01.2020 [10:34]
China's economy grew 6.1 percent year-on-year in 2019, within the government's annual target of 6 to 6.5 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, according to chinadaily.com.cn. The reading was lower than the 6.6-percent growth registered in 2018 ...

Toyota injects 400 million dollars into flying taxi project

16.01.2020 [15:29]
Japanese car giant Toyota announced Thursday that it will invest $ 394 million (about 353 million euros) in Joby Aviation, a California start-up that develops an electric aircraft for mobility services on demand in urban areas, according to AFP. This investment, made within the framework of a fundraising of 590 million dollars by Joby Aviation ...

Communication satellite of Beijing-based company sent into orbit

16.01.2020 [13:57]
A broadband communication satellite, developed by a Beijing-based company, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 11:02 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time), Xinhua reported ...

Medvedev to remain Chairman of United Russia party, says party official

16.01.2020 [13:53]
Dmitry Medvedev as Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council will remain Chairman of the United Russia political party, which he led during his tenure as Russian Prime Minister, Secretary of the party’s General Council Andrei Turchak told reporters after ...

Russian government resigns

15.01.2020 [20:25]
The Russian government has resigned, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced, TASS reports. President Vladimir Putin thanked Dmitry Medvedev’s government for its work. "For my part, I also want to thank you for everything that was done at this stage of our joint work, I want to express satisfaction with ...

Japan's environment minister Koizumi to take paternity leave

15.01.2020 [10:48]
Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Wednesday he will take paternity leave after the birth of his first child scheduled for later this month in what is believed to be an unprecedented move by a Cabinet member, according to Kyodo news ...