Vienna returns as world's 'most liveable city'
Vienna has again topped the list of most livable cities, in an annual index published by British weekly The Economist. The city had previously held the title in 2018 and 2019, according to DW. "Stability and good infrastructure are the city's main charms for its inhabitants, supported by good health care ...
6 dead in West Virginia helicopter crash
Six people reportedly died in a helicopter crash in West Virginia on Wednesday, according to ABC News. The Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed by Route 17 in Logan County around 5 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which also said six people were on board. Emergency service personnel responded to the scene ...
Russian FM meets with Iranian president in Tehran
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi shortly after arriving in Tehran on an official visit, Iranian state IRIB TV reported. During his two-day trip at the invitation of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Lavrov is scheduled ...
Turkish president, Saudi crown prince discuss new era of cooperation in bilateral ties
The Turkish president and Saudi crown prince on Wednesday discussed the new era of cooperation in bilateral ties, including political, economic, military, security, and cultural relations, according to Anadolu Agency. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ...
53,905 new Covid-19 cases, 50 more victims in Italy
There have been 53,905 new cases of COVID-19 in Italy in the last 24 hours, and 50 more victims of the virus, the health ministry said Wednesday, according to ANSA. That compares to 62,704 new cases and 62 more victims Tuesday ...
Russian aviation agency extends restrictions on flights to eleven airports
Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) has extended restrictions on flights to the southern and central part of the country, the agency said in a statement, according to TASS. "Temporary flight restrictions to 11 airports in southern and central Russia ...
Italy’s Foreign Minister Di Maio leaves 5-Star Movement after internal split
Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday left the 5-Star Movement, announcing the creation of a new political group supporting the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, according to Anadolu Agency.The split follows months of turbulence and internal battles within the movement, which is now led by former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ...
S.Korea reports 1st suspected monkeypox cases
South Korea on Wednesday reported its first two suspected monkeypox cases, according to the health authorities, Xinhua reports. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said two suspected cases were found Tuesday afternoon and diagnostic tests were underway ...
Floods claim 36 lives in Bangladesh
The ongoing floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills have claimed 36 lives in Bangladesh in less than a week, according to Xinhua. According to the daily flood report of the country's Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room ...
Firefighters battle to control wildfire in southern Türkiye
Firefighters and other personnel are intervening by land and air to control a wildfire that broke out overnight in a forest in southern Türkiye, an official said Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. The cause of the fire in Marmaris district of Mugla province is still unknown ...
CDC: 67% of Americans should be wearing masks indoors or considering it
The majority of Americans should be wearing masks while in indoor spaces or considering the measure, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Thursday, more than 67% of the population was in a “high” or “medium” ...
Poland’s ruling party leader resigns from government
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and an erstwhile deputy prime minister, has told PAP that the prime minister and president have accepted his resignation ...
Rescuers out searching for An-2 plane missing in Yakutia
An aircraft with rescuers on board is out to search for an An-2 plane missing in Yakutia, Polar Airlines said on Tuesday, according to TASS. "At 06:56 Moscow time, a Polar Airlines An-26 aircraft with rescuers on board took off to search for a privately owned An-2 plane missing" in Yakutia, the airline’s press ...
Two people killed in North Yorkshire helicopter crash
Two people have died after a helicopter crashed into a field in North Yorkshire, police said, according to The Guardian. North Yorkshire police said the incident happened off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale on the Cumbria border shortly before midday on Monday. Burton in Lonsdale ...
African Lion Military Exercises to Kick Off in Morocco on Monday
June 20 marks the beginning of military exercises for the African Lion 2022 in several cities across Morocco, according to Morocco World News. The Spanish news agency reported today that the US and Morocco will celebrate the military maneuvers, starting tomorrow in different cities across the North African ...
Japan set to fine Meta, Twitter if they keep neglecting domestic registry
The Japanese government is set to levy fines against overseas IT giants that have failed to register their overseas headquarters in Japan, Nikkei has learned. A total of 48 companies, including Twitter, Facebook-owner Meta and Google, were asked to register by the end ...
Boris Johnson returns to No 10 after minor sinus operation
Boris Johnson had a "minor routine operation related to his sinuses" under general anaesthetic at a London hospital on Monday morning, according to BBC. The prime minister had the operation at 06:00 BST and was back in Downing Street at 10:00 ...
All countries may freely buy food products, fertilizers from Russia, Borrell says
Anyone who wants to buy Russian food products and fertilizers can do so without any obstacles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said upon arriving at a meeting of EU top diplomats in Luxembourg on Monday, according to ...
Asia's largest passenger railway hub starts operation in Beijing
The largest passenger railway hub in Asia was put into operation Monday in Beijing as a four-year reconstruction breathes new life into the Chinese capital's oldest railway station, according to Xinhua ...