US chain of coffeehouses Starbucks leaves Russia

24.05.2022 [18:29]
American multinational chain of coffeehouses Starbucks has decided to leave the Russian market, according to TASS. "Starbucks has made the decision to exit and no longer have a brand presence in the market. We will continue to support the nearly 2,000 green apron partners in Russia ...

131 monkeypox cases confirmed outside Africa, WHO says 'containable'

24.05.2022 [17:28]
A total of 131 confirmed cases and 106 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported in 19 countries so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, according to CGTN.While the outbreak is unusual, it remains "containable" and limited, the WHO said, and it is convening further ...

Afghan Taliban hand over 4 key airports to UAE

24.05.2022 [17:17]
The Afghan Taliban interim government on Tuesday signed a deal to hand over the country's four key airports to a state-run United Arab Emirates company, according to Anadolu Agency.Under the deal, the control and management of four international airports – Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, and Mazar-e-Sharif ...

Arrest warrants issued for 60 FETO-linked suspects in Turkiye

24.05.2022 [15:51]
Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants Tuesday for 60 suspects over their alleged links to the FETO, the group behind the defeated coup of 2016, according to Anadolu Agency. The Chief Public Prosecutor's office in Izmir issued warrants for 37 soldiers, including 29 on-duty personnel ...

WHO raises alarm as monkeypox spreads

24.05.2022 [12:13]
The world is facing “formidable” challenges, including Covid, the war in Ukraine and monkeypox, the head of the World Health Organization has warned, according to the Citizen. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking in Geneva, where ...

Moderato quake shakes southeast Iran

23.05.2022 [15:34]
A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook vicinity of Sarjangal 106 km of Zahedan, capital city of southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan, midday, director general of provincial crisis management office announced on Monday, according to IRNA. According to the Seismological ...

UNHCR: Record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

23.05.2022 [13:08]
The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). “One hundred ...

Belgium introduces 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients

23.05.2022 [11:03]
Belgian authorities have made the decision to introduce a 21-day quarantine for people with monkeypox, La Libre Belgique newspaper said on Sunday, according to TASS. According to the paper, the decision was made after three monkeypox cases had been identified in the country ...

Philippine ferry catches fire at sea, 7 dead

23.05.2022 [10:08]
A ferry with 124 passengers and 10 crew members on board caught fire on Monday while traveling to a town in Quezon province on the main Luzon island, leaving at least seven dead, a spokesperson for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said, according to Xinhua. Commodore Armand ...

IRGC Quds Force member martyred in Tehran

23.05.2022 [06:12]
An IRGC Quds Force member Sayyad Khodaei was martyred by two terrorists riding on a motorbike with five bullets in Tehran on Sunday, according to IRNA. Khodaei was shot with five bullets and martyred in front of his house in downtown Tehran ...

Russian Foreign Ministry publishes list of 963 US citizens barred from entering Russia

22.05.2022 [17:46]
The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a national stop list of 963 US citizens who, as a tit-for-tat measure, are banned to come to Russia, according to TASS. "In the context of retaliatory measures to the anti-Russian sanctions continuously ...

'No positive approach for Sweden, Finland's NATO bids unless they show solidarity with Turkiye'

22.05.2022 [14:07]
Unless Sweden and Finland "clearly show" that they will stand in solidarity with Turkiye on fundamental issues, especially the fight against terrorism, Ankara will not approach their NATO membership bid positively, the Turkish president told the alliance’s chief over ...

M6.0 earthquake hits Fukushima

22.05.2022 [10:52]
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. No major damage has been reported so far, according to NHK World-Japan. The quake hit Fukushima and other prefectures in northeastern and Kanto regions ...

‘Sweden, Finland’s ties with terror elements constitute main problem in NATO memberships’

21.05.2022 [19:48]
Sweden and Finland’s ties with individuals and so-called organizations that operate under the control of the YPG/PKK terror group constitute the “main problem” in their NATO membership bids, the Turkish president told British prime minister on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Cologne - fourth largest city in Germany

21.05.2022 [17:59]
Cologne, German Köln is the fourth largest city in Germany and largest city of the Land of North Rhine - Westphalia. One of the key inland ports of Europe, it is the historic, cultural, and economic capital of the Rhineland.Cologne’s commercial importance grew out of its position at the point where the huge traffic artery ...

Three migrants dead and ten missing in shipwreck in Tunisia

21.05.2022 [17:52]
Three migrants have been confirmed dead and ten others declared missing after their makeshift boat sank off the coast of east-central Tunisia, the National Guard said on Friday, according to Africa news.According to the same source, 44 other migrants were rescued ...

South Korea's Han Duck-soo tapped to return as prime minister for Yoon administration

21.05.2022 [17:47]
The transition committee of South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol named Han Duck-soo on Sunday to become prime minister in the new administration, restoring him to a role he last held more than a decade ago, according to Japan Times.The 72-year-old Han has expertise in economics, trade and public affairs, and was prime ...

 The Azores – a tropical paradise

21.05.2022 [16:33]
The Azores Islands are a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. The nine major Azorean islands extend for more than 600 km ...

Berlanga de Duero Castle in province of Soria, Spain

21.05.2022 [16:10]
In some parts of Spain it seems every hilltop is crowned with a castle. This province is no exception: There are at least 20 castles planted in Soria. Here we see Berlanga de Duero, its ramparts appearing to stretch on forever, softened by fields of sunflowers blooming at the base of the hill ...