Germany irritated by Ukraine’s snub of a presidential visit
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday criticized a diplomatic snub by Ukraine for his country’s president and defended Berlin’s record on delivering weapons to Kyiv amid tensions that have flared at a delicate moment in German policymaking on the war, according to AP ...
South Africa floods: At least 300 dead in worst rainfall since 60 years VIDEO
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called it "a catastrophe of enormous proportions", according to Africa news. South Africa's leader was visiting survivors in one of the townships in the city of Durban which has been struck by floods and mudslides stoked by record rains ...
Hospitals empty in Turkiye as COVID-19 pandemic wanes
The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus has significantly dropped in Turkiye, with some hospitals starting to close down their wards dedicated to battling the deadly infection, according to Daily Sabah. It has been two years since Turkiye faced the steep risk of the coronavirus ...
Truck hits tourist bus in Egypt, kills 10 including 4 French
A tourist bus collided with a truck on a highway in southern Egypt and burst into flames on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, including four French citizens and a Belgian national, according to AP. Five Egyptians were also killed in the crash, authorities said ...
Death toll from floods in South Africa reaches 306
The death toll in South Africa from devastating floods caused by heavy rains has reached 306, the government said Wednesday, as roads were washed away and homes collapsed, according to Anadolu Agency. The eastern port city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province was particularly hard-hit ...
Ukraine says 9 humanitarian corridors open for civilian evacuation
Nine humanitarian corridors will be opened to evacuate civilians from Ukraine's besieged cities, Ukraine's deputy prime minister said on Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency. In a Facebook post, Iryna Vereshchuk said people could use private ...
Six dead, 12 injured in blast at chemical factory in Eluru
About six persons were killed and more than 12 injured in a major explosion and blaze at a pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing company at Akkireddygudem in Musunuru Mandal of Eluru district, according to The Times of India. According to Nuzividu DSP, B Srinivasulu ...
Hierapolis-Pamukkale –remains of ancient city recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site
Hierapolis-Pamukkale - a natural site located in Turkish province of Denizli in the southwestern part of the country, famous for its unreal landscape, mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988 ...
NASA shows off Psyche spacecraft to media
Engineers are putting the final touches on NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, which is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in August on its journey to a metal-rich asteroid of the same name, according to NASA. Members of the media ...
Finland, Sweden move ahead toward possible NATO membership
European Union nations Finland and Sweden reached important stages Wednesday on their way to possible NATO membership as the Finnish government issued a security report to lawmakers and Sweden’s ruling party initiated a review of security policy options, according to AP news. Finnish Prime Minister ...
Russian economy will need at least two years to readjust under sanctions – official
Russia's economy will need at least two years to readjust if sanctions remain at their current level, Head of the Russian Accounts Chamber Alexey Kudrin told reporters, according to TASS. "Of course, our economy will have to readjust. I believe that we need to separate the medium and long term ...
US and French to replace Russians as suppliers of Temelín nuclear fuel
Nuclear fuel for Temelín, one of the Czech Republic’s two nuclear power stations, will be supplied by American firm Westinghouse and France’s Framatome from 2024, a spokesperson for power company CEZ said on Tuesday, according to Radio Prague International ...
Normalization talks with Turkiye should continue: Armenian premier
Normalization talks between neighboring Turkiye and Armenia should not be neglected but should continue, said Armenia’s premier on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency.The sides should do their best to see that the talks go on, Nikol Pashinyan said in an address to Armenia’s parliament ...
Giant 205-carat ‘Red Cross Diamond’ to be sold, with some of proceeds going to namesake aid group
One of the world’s largest diamonds is going up for auction next month, with a portion of proceeds from the sale set to go to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the world’s largest humanitarian organization, which it has been associated with for more than 100 years, according to Forbes ...
China at critical point in fight against COVID-19: health spokesperson
China will maintain its dynamic zero-COVID approach as the country is at a critical moment in the fight against COVID-19, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission (NHC) of the country Mi Feng said Tuesday, according to Xinhua ...
Turkiye sends 67 trucks of humanitarian aid to Ukraine since war began
Turkiye has sent 67 trucks of humanitarian aid to Ukraine since the war began late February, authorities said on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency. According to Turkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) ...
Georgian Prime Minister, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities discuss cooperation
The cooperation between the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe agencies and Georgian authorities was discussed in a meeting involving Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Kairat Abdrakhmanov, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities ...
At least 29 people hospitalized in connection with Brooklyn subway shooting
At least 29 people have been hospitalized in connection with the Brooklyn subway shooting, according to information provided to CNN by several local hospitals. Twenty-one patients were admitted, and 10 have since been discharged ...
Death toll from Philippines landslides, floods rises to 58
The death toll from landslides and floods in the Philippines has risen to 58 as rescuers dug up more bodies with their bare hands in villages buried in rain-fuelled landslides, according to Aljazeera. Most of the deaths from tropical storm Megi – the strongest to hit the Southeast ...