Sweden to launch digital currency e-krona
The government of Sweden has called for plans to launch a digital version of their fiat currency, the krona, to be brought forward. As the country moves rapidly towards a cashless future, there are concerns that citizens will turn to ...
One dead after bus plunges into Yangtze River in China
One person has died following the collision of a private car and bus which then plunged into the Yangtze River, police said Sunday, adding they have put the driver of the private car under police watch, Xinhua reported. ...
Afghanistan: 5 killed in bombing
A bomb attack in Afghanistan’s Maidan Wardak province just west of the capital Kabul has claimed the lives of five people, according to a statement by security forces, Anadolu Agency reported. ...
Turkish president meets German, Russian, French leaders
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held separate meetings Saturday with German, Russian and French leaders ahead of a four-way Syria summit to be held in Istanbul, according to Anadolu Agency. Erdogan's closed-door meetings with Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin ...
FSB exposes IS cell planning high-profile terrorist attacks in Moscow
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has busted a cell of the Islamic State terror group, outlawed in Russia, which had conspired to carry out high-profile terrorist attacks in Moscow, the FSB press service said in a statement, TASS reported ...
8 killed in India fireworks factory blast
An explosion at a firecracker factory in northern India Friday killed eight people just days before the big Indian festival of Diwali, police said, AFP reported. Firework use hits a peak across India during the festival, although the Supreme Court ...
Ford recalls 1.5 million Ford Focus cars that could stall with fuel tank problem
Ford Motor is recalling 1.46 million Ford Focus cars in North America to fix a defect that could lead to stalling, according to USA TODAY. The recall affects the 2012 through 2018 model-year Focus with 2-liter GDI and 2-liter GTDI ...
Death toll in Kuban flood climbs to six
The number of people killed in the Kuban flood caused by heavy rains has reached six, Krasnodar Region Minister for Civil Defense and Emergency Situations Sergei Kapustin told TASS. "The total number [of people killed in the flood] has reached six," he ...
At least 14 children injured in knife attack at kindergarten in China
At least 14 children were injured on Friday in a knife attack at a kindergarten in China's southwestern city of Chongqing, according to Euronews. A 39-year-old woman, identified only by her surname Liu, attacked the children at the gate of the kindergarten with a kitchen ...
Lukashenko, Poroshenko to meet on 26 October
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is set to take part in a plenary session of the 1st Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine in Gomel on 26 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader ...
Krasnodar Region floods leave two dead
Floods have left two people dead and two others injured along with one missing in the Tuapse district of the Krasnodar Region, parts of which were hammered by severe storms, Municipal District Head Anatoly Rusin told TASS on Thursday ...
Moscow, Rome examine options of connecting Italy to TurkStream
Moscow and Rome are exploring options of connecting Italy to the TurkStream gas pipeline, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after talks with Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte, TASS reported ...
China to become largest global aviation market in mid-2020s: IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Wednesday its 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast shows that China will displace the United States as the world's largest aviation market in the mid-2020s, according to Xinhua news agency ...
Japanese PM arrives in Beijing for official visit
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing Thursday afternoon for an official visit to China, according to Xinhua. At the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ...
Turkey remands PKK terrorist handed over by Bulgaria
A PKK terrorist who illegally crossed to Bulgaria has been handed over to Turkish officials from the Kapikule border crossing in western Edirne province, security sources said on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. The man, identified by officials as Hakki Goren, was allegedly planning ...
Japan confirms journalist held in Syria for 3 years released safely
Japan confirmed Wednesday freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda has been released after more than three years of captivity in Syria and is now in Turkey, and will be coming home as soon as possible, Kyodo news agency reported ...
Nasa 'fixes' Hubble malfunction
Nasa believes it has fixed a malfunction with the Hubble telescope which threatened to limit the orbiting observatory's performance, according to BBC. Earlier this month, one of Hubble's gyros - needed to point the spacecraft ...
Khashoggi's 'savage' murder premeditated: President Erdogan
The Oct. 2 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "premeditated", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. Speaking during his Justice and Development (AK) Party's group meeting at parliament ...
Ex-Croatian PM to serve jail term for bribery
Croatia's former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on Monday was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for bribery and unjustified profits in the 90s wars, Anadolu Agency reported. A court in Croatian capital Zagreb found Sanader guilty ...