Turkish, Russian presidents discuss bilateral ties

10.04.2021 [17:05]
The Turkish and Russian presidents on Friday discussed steps to further improve bilateral relations, according to Anadolu Agency. In a phone call, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin also exchanged views on regional developments, the Turkish Presidency said on Twitter. ...

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 718,000 in past day, says WHO

10.04.2021 [12:28]
More than 718,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 133.53 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Friday, according to TASS ...

Turkey reports over 55,500 new COVID-19 cases

10.04.2021 [10:09]
Turkey's daily count of coronavirus cases reached over 55,500 on Friday, the Health Ministry said, according to Anadolu Agency. A total of 55,791 cases, including 2,408 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed ...

Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, dies at 99

09.04.2021 [18:49]
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died, a statement by Buckingham Palace said on Friday. The statement said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ...

Moderna vaccine UK rollout begins in Wales

09.04.2021 [15:24]
The UK has begun the rollout of its third coronavirus vaccine, the Moderna jab, in Wales, according to BBC. Unpaid carer Elle Taylor was the first to receive the vaccine and described feeling "very excited and happy". The UK is committed to buying 17 million doses of Moderna, the third of seven vaccines developed ...

Brazil’s daily deaths from COVID pass 4,000 for first time

08.04.2021 [12:42]
Brazil reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time Tuesday, becoming the third nation to go above that daily threshold, according to AP. Many governors, mayors and ...

Turkey hits new COVID-19 case record

08.04.2021 [11:18]
Turkey reported more than 54,700 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the highest daily count in the country since the start of the pandemic, according to Anadolu Agency. A total of 54,740 cases, including 2,203 ...

WHO records over 517,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 worldwide

08.04.2021 [10:30]
More than 517,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, which pushed a total number of infections to 132.04 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Wednesday, according to TASS ...

NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter prepares for first flight

07.04.2021 [15:52]
NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Before the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft can attempt its first flight, however, both it and its team must meet a series of daunting milestones ...

6 soldiers, 8 militants killed in clash in northern Afghanistan

07.04.2021 [13:05]
Six Afghan soldiers and eight militants were killed as Taliban militants stormed a military camp located in Ishkamish district in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province on Tuesday night, a local source said on Wednesday, Xinhua ...

CPEC: China & Iran strategic partnership

07.04.2021 [12:42]
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has now become hot topic in the South East Asia and Central Asia regions because of its “trans-regional” importance in terms of a real “pushing force” to achieve immense “socio-economic” prosperity, “regional integration” ...

Ukraine reports 15,415 new cases, record 481 deaths, 15,585 new vaccinations

07.04.2021 [11:35]
Ukraine has registered 15,415 new cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on April 7, according to Kyiv Post. In the past 24 hours, 481 people have died from the disease, setting a new record and raising the total number of fatalities to ...

Robert Mundell, Nobel laureate who inspired the euro, dies at 88

06.04.2021 [18:12]
Robert Mundell, the Nobel Prize-winner and supply-side economist who was considered the intellectual father of the euro, has died, according to Bloomberg.His death was confirmed by Sophia Johnson, assistant director of the program for economic research ...

For first time in a year, Israel's 2nd largest hospital admits no new COVID-19 patients

06.04.2021 [16:01]
The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel’s second-largest hospital, reported Monday that it admitted no new Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, that no patients were on life supports and that no patients had died of the virus, the first time since the pandemic began in the country a bit over a years ago, according to TPS ...

Spain seeks volunteers for nationwide test of four-day workweek

06.04.2021 [13:54]
Spain is about to ask hundreds of companies to join in one of the biggest-ever tests of whether a four-day workweek can be implemented without harming the economy, according to Bloomberg. While initiatives elsewhere have largely ...

Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England

05.04.2021 [19:27]
Everyone in England is to be given access to two rapid coronavirus tests a week from Friday, under an extension of the government's testing programme, according to BBC. The lateral flow kits, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, will be available for free at testing ...

Greece extends restrictions on international flights to April 19

05.04.2021 [18:01]
Greece said on Sunday it was extending restrictions on domestic flights until April 12 and on international flights until April 19 as the number of new COVID-19 infections continues to rise, according to Reuters. Under the restrictions, passengers flying to Greece must receive a negative PCR test 72 hours before ...

Turkey rescues 109 asylum seekers on faulty boat

05.04.2021 [16:50]
Turkey rescued at least 109 asylum seekers aboard a faulty boat set to sail from a bay in Turkey’s Aegean Izmir province, according to Anadolu Agency. Local gendarmerie teams learned that migrant smugglers were preparing to take asylum seekers to Italy by boat attached to a fishing port in the Karaburun district of Izmir ...

Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected as Vietnam's new president

05.04.2021 [13:01]
The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam on Monday elected Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the state president, according to Xinhua. A resolution on electing Phuc as the new president was adopted with an approval rate of 97.5 percent at the ongoing 11th ...