Ten dead after van plunges into river in south China

18.05.2022 [11:13]
Ten people were killed after a van plunged into a river in Shaoguan City, south China's Guangdong Province, on Monday, local authorities said Tuesday, according to Xinhua. The accident happened at around 5:20 p.m. Monday when the van carrying ...

Tashkent hosts 1st meeting of SCO countries in field of plant quarantine

18.05.2022 [10:58]
As part of the chairmanship of Uzbekistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the first meeting of the heads of ministries and departments of the SCO, which interact in the field of plant quarantine, was held in Tashkent on Tuesday in a hybrid format ...

Iraq hit by another sandstorm, Baghdad airport closes airspace

17.05.2022 [19:00]
The latest heavy sandstorm to hit Iraq has forced some schools and offices to close, while flights at Baghdad Airport have also been suspended, according to Aljazeera. The education ministry and other offices declared Monday a day off for local government institutions, ...

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake shakes Japan's northeast coast

17.05.2022 [18:07]
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake, which measured a strong 5 on Japan’s intensity scale, struck at a depth of 20 kilometers off the coast of Iwate Prefecture on Friday at 11:25 p.m., according to the Japan Times. No tsunami warning was issued ...

Croatia approves transition to euro in 2023

17.05.2022 [18:00]
Croatia on Friday approved a law that paves the way for the introduction of the euro currency next year, according to Anadolu Agency. The country's 151-seat assembly voted 117-13 in favor of the legislation to bring in the euro, with one member abstaining ...

Japan to seek space policy coordination at upcoming Quad summit

17.05.2022 [14:59]
Japan is likely to seek space policy coordination with the United States, Australia and India within the so-called Quad security framework, according to NHK World-Japan. That goal was included in the government's draft interim report on the review of the roadmap ...

French PM Jean Castex resigns as Macron prepares cabinet reshuffle

16.05.2022 [20:44]
French Prime Minister Jean Castex submitted his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, setting the stage for a cabinet reshuffle as Macron embarks on his second term. According to France 24, French Prime Minister Jean Castex resigned Monday ...

Iraq sandstorm forces closure of airports, schools, public administrations

16.05.2022 [19:15]
Another sandstorm descended Monday on Iraq forcing the closure of airports, schools, universities and public administrations across the country, officials said, according to Al Arabiya. It is the eighth duststorm since mid-April to hit Iraq, which has been ...

McDonald's in talks with several companies to transfer business in Russia — source

16.05.2022 [17:56]
McDonald's Corporation is negotiating the transfer of its business in Russia with several Russian companies, a source at McDonald's told TASS on Monday. "There is a pool of Russian candidates. Negotiations are underway with all of them. This was one of the requests of the Russian authorities - that a Russian businessman becomes ...

Japan's wholesale prices jump by record 10% as energy costs soar

16.05.2022 [14:48]
Japan’s wholesale prices in April jumped 10% from the same month a year earlier, data showed on Monday, rising at a record rate as the Ukraine crisis and a weak yen pushed up the cost of energy and raw materials, according to the Japan Times ...

Sweden`s ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO membership

16.05.2022 [13:01]
The ruling Social Democratic Party in Sweden decided on Sunday that the country should apply for NATO membership, according to Anadolu Agency. At the meeting held by the Social Democratic Party administration ...

15 killed, 16 wounded in bus crash in western Indonesia

16.05.2022 [12:58]
Fifteen people were killed and 16 others injured in a bus crash in East Java province of western Indonesia on Monday, a doctor and an official said, according to Xinhua. The incident took place at a toll road in Mojokerto ...

1 killed, 5 injured at church in U.S. California

16.05.2022 [12:09]
One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting on Sunday at a church in the western U.S. state of California, according to Xinhua. The shooting happened in the City of Laguna Woods in Southern California's Orange County on Sunday afternoon ...

Japan reports 35,008 new cases of coronavirus, 25 deaths

16.05.2022 [11:03]
Local authorities across Japan confirmed 35,008 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 deaths on Sunday. The health ministry says the number of seriously ill patients on ventilators or ECMO heart-lung machines is 139, down 14 from Saturday ...

Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE’s new president

16.05.2022 [10:42]
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected Saturday as the new president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the state news agency WAM reported, according to Anadolu Agency. “The Federal Supreme Council elects Mohamed bin Zayed as UAE President,” WAM said in a brief Twitter post ...

Finnish President says his country will apply for NATO membership

15.05.2022 [16:07]
Finland will apply to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, President Sauli Niinisto announced on Sunday at a press conference in Helsinki, according to TASS. "Today the President and the Foreign and Security Policy ...

At least 10 dead in supermarket mass shooting in New York VIDEO

15.05.2022 [11:46]
A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo city in the US state of New York on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 10 people, according to Buffalo Police Department, Anadolu Agency reports. The mass shooting took place at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue ...

7 found, 6 remain missing during a trip to SW China mountain

14.05.2022 [14:35]
Seven out of 13 people who went missing during a trip to Cangshan Mountain in Dali, Southwest China's Yunnan province, were found by rescuers on Saturday and are in good condition, China Media Group reported, according to China Daily. According to the report ...

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

14.05.2022 [14:03]
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University, according to AP. Ardern on Saturday ...