Italy's foreign minister cancels Paris trip over 'unacceptable' migration comments
Italy's foreign minister cancelled a trip to Paris Thursday after a French minister criticised Rome's migration policy, in a fresh spat over the contentious issue between the two nations, AFP reported. In a radio interview in Paris on Thursday, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin ...
Local elections 2023: Polls open across England
The polls are open for the biggest round of elections in England since 2019, with millions of people expected to vote for councillors and mayors, according to BBC.com. About 8,000 councillors are being elected for 230 councils, as voters choose who they ...
Floods from heavy rainfall kill at least 129 in Rwanda
Torrential rains caused flooding in western and northern Rwanda, killing at least 129 people, a public broadcaster said Wednesday, according to AP. The death toll “continues to rise,” the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency said Wednesday ...
3 injured in 5.2-magnitude earthquake in southwest China`s Yunnan
Three were injured in a 5.2-magnitude earthquake that jolted the city of Baoshan in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday evening, according to Xinhua. Local authorities have activated a level-III emergency response and rushed ...
Palestinian groups, Israeli forces agree to Gaza ceasefire
Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have agreed to a ceasefire after a night of Israeli air strikes that pounded the besieged coastal enclave, while rockets were launched towards Israel following the death in prison of prominent Palestinian hunger striker ...
U.S. Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine to make visit to S. Korea: Pentagon
An Ohio-class nuclear-powered, ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) will be making a visit to South Korea under an agreement reached with South Korea last week to bolster U.S. deterrence against North Korean threats, a Pentagon spokesperson reaffirmed Tuesday ...
Kosovo, Serbia leaders resume talks in Brussels to normalise ties
The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo have returned to Brussels for talks to normalise ties and implement a European Union 11-point normalisation plan, according to Aljazeera. Tuesday’s meeting follows one in February when both leaders backed ...
UN Says Over 330,000 People Internally Displaced in Sudan
The United Nations migration agency says at least 334,000 people have been internally displaced in Sudan since deadly fighting broke out last month between two military factions, according to VOA news. The data was released Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration at a news conference in Geneva ...
Europe's largest solar power plant to officially launch on Tuesday
The official opening of the Karapinar solar plant in Konya, in southcentral Türkiye, Europe’s biggest solar power plant with 1,350 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity, will take place on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported ...
Hollywood strike: Late night comedy shows to go dark as writers` walkout begins
Thousands of Hollywood TV and movie screenwriters have downed tools after last minute talks with major studios over wages broke down, according to BBC News. A Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, the first in 15 years, saw more than 9,000 writers - 98% of voting members - walk out from midnight ...
Police detain 540 people amid unrest at May Day protests in France — Interior Ministry
At least 540 people were arrested in cities across France during May Day demonstrations protesting against the government’s pension reform plans, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Tuesday, according to TASS ...
TEKNOFEST breaks world record with more than 2.5M visitors this year
Türkiye's premier technology and aviation event TEKNOFEST broke a world record as it welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors in 2023, said the head of the T3 Foundation, which organized the event, on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency ...
US to end COVID vaccination mandate for federal employees, foreign travelers May 11
The US announced Monday that COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees and international air travelers will be lifted on May 11, according to Anadolu Agency.The vaccination mandate was necessary because it was important for public health and millions of lives were saved in this way, the White House ...
At least 6 dead, 30 injured in vehicle crashes amid dust storm in U.S. Illinois VIDEO
At least 6 people died and more than 30 others were injured in a dust storm that caused pileups from vehicle crashes on a highway in U.S. Midwest state of Illinois on Monday, according to Xinhua ...
Conservative economist wins Paraguay's presidential election
Economist and former Finance Minister Santiago Pena from the right-wing Colorado Party won Paraguay´s presidential election Sunday, beating center-left opposition candidate Efrain Alegre, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Türkiye reveals name of national combat aircraft as KAAN
The name of Türkiye's national combat aircraft, known as TF-X, is KAAN, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday, according to Anadolu Agency. Türkiye is now in every field – on land, in sea and submarine, in air and space, Erdogan said during an event ...
Iran’s embassy in Riyadh opens its gates for first time in 7 years
Iran’s embassy in Saudi Arabia opened its gates on Wednesday for the first time in seven years as the restoration of full diplomatic ties between the two countries gathered pace, Arabnews reported ...
US, Japan, South Korea to hold 3-way summit in Hiroshima
President Joe Biden will hold a trilateral meeting with the leaders of Japan and South Korea later this month in Hiroshima when he travels to the city for this year's summit of the Group of Seven advanced economies, a senior U.S. official said Monday ...
Russia’s Bryansk region governor reports derailment of freight train locomotive in explosion
The locomotive of a freight train derailed after an explosive device went off in the Bryansk Region in western Russia, Governor Alexander Bogomaz reported on Monday, according to TASS. "An unidentified explosive device went off at the 136th kilometer of the Bryansk-Unecha ...