Vintage Mercedes fetches record €135 mn at auction

20.05.2022 [15:10]
A 1955 Mercedes-Benz, one of only two of its kind, was auctioned off earlier this month for a whopping 135 million euros ($143 million), making it the most expensive car ever sold, RM Sotheby's announced Thursday, according to France 24 ...

Australia's first "probable" case of monkeypox detected in New South Wales

20.05.2022 [11:00]
The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) announced on Friday afternoon the nation's first "probable" case of the monkeypox virus, which has been spreading through Europe, according to Xinhua. The case comes from a NSW man in his 40s who recently returned from Europe ...

No approval for NATO enlargement that could weaken Turkiye or alliance, says president

19.05.2022 [22:04]
As a NATO member, Turkiye will not agree to any enlargement that could leave the military alliance less secure, nor harm its own security, the Turkish president said Wednesday, laying out its concerns over Finland and Sweden’s push for NATO membership amid the ...

Italy-Turkiye summit to be held in Ankara in July, says PM Draghi

19.05.2022 [16:25]
Italy’s Premier Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday announced an Italy-Turkiye summit will be held in Ankara at the beginning of July, according to ANSA. He said the meeting, the first of its kind in 10 years, would assess negotiating prospects and bilateral relations ...

Mumbai - financial and commercial center of India

19.05.2022 [15:36]
Mumbai, formerly Bombay, city, capital of Maharashtra state, southwestern India is the country’s financial and commercial centre and its principal port on the Arabian Sea. Located on Maharashtra’s coast, Mumbai is India’s most-populous city, and it is one of the largest ...

Turkiye observes Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day

19.05.2022 [15:34]
Turkiye on Thursday is celebrating the Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day, a milestone day for the beginning of the country's War of Independence, according to Anadolu Agency. May 19, 1919 was the day ...

Indonesia to drop outdoor mask mandate as COVID infections drop

19.05.2022 [13:44]
Indonesia will drop requirements for people to mask up outdoors and for vaccinated travellers to show negative pre-departure tests, officials said on Tuesday, as COVID-19 infections decline in the Southeast Asian country, according to Jakarta Post.Masks are no longer required outdoors as "the pandemic is getting more and more controlled ...

Italy’s ENI opens rubles bank account for Russian gas payments

18.05.2022 [19:13]
Italy’s energy company, ENI, said Tuesday it opened two bank accounts in Russia’s Gazprom Bank -- one in euros and the other rubles -- to keep paying for Russian gas deliveries, according to Anadolu Agency. ENI, which is controlled by the Italian state, said it informed the government of the decision, insisting it was in ...

Wall collapse at salt factory kills 12 in west India

18.05.2022 [19:10]
A wall collapsed in a salt packaging factory in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 12 workers and injuring another 13, a government administrator said, according to AP.The workers stocking salt in bags were found buried in the wall debris in the factory in Morbi district ...

Euro area's annual inflation slightly lowers to 7.4% in April

18.05.2022 [15:38]
Annual inflation rate in Euro area was slightly lower to 7.4% in April, from a preliminary figure of 7.5%, but remaining at a record high level, according to official data on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports. The highest contribution to the inflation comes from energy (+3.70 percentage points, pp), followed by services ...

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 ...