120 adobe houses collapsed in 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Peru
The Peruvian Institute of Geophysics (IGP) National Seismological Center announced that the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 12 kilometers, was 198 kilometers north of the city of Cayllom in the Arequipa region of the country, according to Politics Headlines ...
UK, US and several more countries call for UNSC meeting on Ukraine
The United Kingdom, the United States, France, Albania, Ireland, and Norway have called for a United Nations Security Council meeting on Ukraine, the UK mission to the UN said on Wednesday, according to TASS. "The UK and Albania, Ireland, Norway ...
US to provide Ukraine with $800 million in new aid
US President Joe Biden authorized on Wednesday $800 million in new assistance for Ukraine to bolster its forces, according to Anadolu Agency. "The American people are answering President (Volodymyr) Zelenskyy’s call for more help, more weapons to Ukraine ...
Irish leader tests positive for COVID during visit to DC
Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin learned he had tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday evening while attending an event with U.S. leaders, including President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to a senior administration official ...
Turkiye to continue efforts to bring together Ukrainian, Russian leaders, Erdogan tells Zelenskyy
In a phone call on Wednesday, the Turkish president told his Ukrainian counterpart that Ankara will continue efforts to bring together leaders of Ukraine and Russia, authorities said, according to Anadolu Agency. According to a statement by Turkiye's Communications Directorate ...
Germany earmarks $48 billion for armaments in defense push
Germany has targeted at least 44 billion euros ($48 billion) in spending on modern armaments as it seeks to rapidly upgrade its military, according to a lawmaker involved in the defense ministry’s planning process, Bloomberg reports. The bulk of the total ...
Military plane crashes near Lecco, 2 pilots eject
An Italian military jet crashed near Lecco on Wednesday, according to ANSA. The plane crashed on Monte Legnone, in the province of Lecco, on the border with the provinces of Sondrio and Bergamo, but the two pilots are safe after ejecting from the craft ...
UK PM Johnson arrives in UAE ahead of Saudi visit
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived in the United Arab Emirates ahead of a visit to Saudi Arabia in a Gulf trip held amid soaring oil prices, according to Alarabiya. He is seeking to strengthen ties with Arab oil exporters with sanctions ...
Russia respects Turkiye’s approach to Ukraine issue despite differences — Lavrov
Moscow and Ankara have different approaches to the situation in Ukraine but Russia respects and appreciates Turkiye’s position, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday, according to TASS. "Today, the key issue ...
Ancient administrative center discovered in Egypt`s Kom Ombo
A joint Egyptian-Austrian archaeological mission working at the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan unveiled the discovery on March 2 of an administrative center dating back to the First Transitional Period from 2180 to 2050 B.C., raising questions about when the temple was originally established, according to Al-monitor ...
Russia has not changed its goal at negotiations with Ukraine — chief delegate
Moscow’s goal at negotiations with Kiev has remained unchanged: Russia wishes to see a peaceful, free, neutral and independent Ukraine, Russia’s chief delegate, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky has said, according to TASS. "Russia’s current goal at these negotiations is identical to the one set at the very beginning of the special ...
Dust from Sahara tints Spanish skies red
A Saharan dust cloud blanketed the Iberian Peninsula on Tuesday, tinting skies across Spain and Portugal a surreal tone of red, according to Anadolu Agency. On Monday, when the Saharan dust first entered the southern part of Spain, the orange hue was almost neon ...
Japanese toy maker unveils mini moon exploration robot
Japanese toy maker Tomy has unveiled a small transformer-type robot for exploring the surface of the moon, according to NHK World-Japan. The Sora-Q is only about 8 centimeters in diameter, and weighs roughly 250 grams ...
Russian, Ukrainian negotiating stances became more realistic — Ukrainian president
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday the stances taken by Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have become more realistic, according to TASS. "The meetings continue. I am receiving reports that negotiating stances sound more realistic already," he said in ...
Italy`s coronavirus death toll reaches 157,177
There have been 85,288 new cases of COVID-19 in Italy in the last 24 hours, and 180 more victims of the virus, the health ministry said Tuesday, according to ANSA. That compares to 28,900 new cases and 129 more victims Monday ...
Turkish foreign minister to visit Russia, Ukraine for talks
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is set to visit Russia, followed by Ukraine, amid ongoing diplomatic efforts to end the war between the two countries, Turkiye's president said on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. Cavusoglu will hold talks in Moscow on Wednesday before traveling to Ukraine on Thursday ...
Russia imposed sanctions against Biden and Blinken
Russia said on Tuesday it had put US President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top officials on a "stop list." According to the Jerusalem Post, Russia has imposed personal sanctions against President Joe Biden and representatives of the US ...
Serdar Berdymukhamedov wins Turkmenistan's presidential election
The son of incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, candidate of Turkmenistan’s ruling Democratic Party Serdar Berdymukhamedov won the presidential election in Turkmenistan with 72.97% of the votes, the country's Central Election Commission ...
Serbia will not join NATO: President
Serbia will not join the NATO military alliance and will instead protect its soil and airspace by itself, said the nation’s president on Monday, campaigning for reelection in the southern city of Vranje, according to Anadolu Agency ...