Norway opens Covid jabs to 5-11 year-olds

15.01.2022 [14:12]
Norway said Friday it would open Covid vaccinations to 5-11 year-olds on a voluntary basis but stopped short of issuing an official recommendation. Parents can choose to have children aged between 5 and 11 vaccinated on a voluntary basis, but the Norwegian government has not issued an official recommendation ...

Japan, France to hold 2-plus-2 security talks in mid-January

15.01.2022 [13:11]
Japan and France plan to hold virtual ministerial security talks in mid-January, according to Kyodo News. The defense and foreign ministers of the two countries are expected to release documents after the two-plus-two talks, the first of their kind since the last session was ...

Prince Andrew loses military roles and use of HRH title Prince Andrew returns military affiliations, Royal patronages

15.01.2022 [11:41]
The UK's Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has returned his military affiliations and royal patronages to Queen Elizabeth, according to a statement by Buckingham Palace released on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports. "With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned ...

Kyrgyz parliament speaker greets Turkish official on new post

15.01.2022 [10:34]
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament speaker Talant Mamytov on Friday met and congratulated Mehmet Sureyya Er, a Turkish official recently appointed as secretary general of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking Countries (TURKPA), according to Anadolu Agency. “As an experienced diplomat ...

Swedish premier tests positive for COVID-19

15.01.2022 [10:06]
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has tested positive for coronavirus, her spokesperson said on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. Speaking to Sweden's TT news agency, the spokesperson said the premier "tested positive for COVID-19 in a rapid test ... is following the current recommendations ...

Turkish, Armenian officials hold first meeting towards normalization of relations

14.01.2022 [21:03]
The first meeting of special representatives from Turkiye and Armenia towards normalization was held on Friday, according to Anadolu Agency. The closed-door meeting, held in the Russian capital Moscow, lasted for an hour-and-a-half, according to diplomatic sources ...

Two civilians wounded in rocket attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone

14.01.2022 [14:41]
At least four rockets targeted the United States Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, wounding two civilians, according to two Iraqi security officials, AlJazeera reports. Three of the missiles struck within the perimeter of the US Embassy on Thursday, the officials said ...

Spider-Man: Single page of comic sells for more than three million dollars

14.01.2022 [14:29]
A single page from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book has sold for $3.36 million (£2..45m) at an auction in Texas, according to Sky News. The page was the original artwork by Mike Zeck and shows Spider-Man with a black costume for the first time. It is part of an increasing ...

Vilnius could host EU’s anti-money laundering authority

14.01.2022 [12:46]
Lithuania is willing to host the European Union’s (EU) Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) in Vilnius, Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste has said after a meeting with Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance for Ireland and President of the Eurogroup, according to The Baltic ...

Ukraine’s Sich-2-30 satellite launched into orbit

14.01.2022 [11:12]
Ukraine’s Sich-2-30 (Sich-2-1) spacecraft has been launched into orbit in the United States, according to Ukrinform news agency. "Sich-2-30 satellite was launched at the Cape Canaveral U.S. Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40)," an Ukrinform correspondent ...

Spain breaks record for new coronavirus cases, reporting 179,125 infections in one day

13.01.2022 [20:35]
Spain broke its record for the highest number of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with 179,125 new cases registered in the daily Health Ministry report on the pandemic, according to El Pais. An additional 125 Covid-19 fatalities were added to the overall death toll ...

Greater Bay Area expected to help bolster sustainable development

13.01.2022 [18:41]
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is expected to be built into a world-class city cluster with enhanced connectivity and improved green development, speakers said at the latest Vision China event, according to chinadaily.com.cn. The GBA Development Forum (Guangzhou) & Vision China was held virtually on Wednesday ...

Russia records over 21,100 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

13.01.2022 [14:36]
Russia’s COVID-19 cases surged by 21,155 in the past 24 hours to 10,723,305, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Thursday, according to TASS. The number of so-called active cases, patients who are currently receiving treatment, has decreased to 619,785, according to the crisis ...

Japan's next-gen electricity cable promises zero transmission loss

13.01.2022 [13:42]
Superconducting power transmission technology, which promises to deliver electricity while leaking almost none along the way, has entered the practical stage in Japan, offering a potentially less costly way to operate trains and a possible countermeasure to global ...

Delta air lines named as the world`s best performing airline of 2021

13.01.2022 [13:26]
Cirium, the aviation analytics firm, today released its On-Time Performance Review 2021, the global standard for airline and airport operational performance. Cirium awarded Delta Air Lines with the Platinum Award, recognizing the Atlanta-based carrier as the world’s best performing airline of the year for Operational Excellence ...

Kazakhstan-linchpin of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

13.01.2022 [12:32]
The Republic of Kazakhstan is the “birth place” of the One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI) thus it has strategic relevance to it. It was launched during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s September 2013 visit to Astana, highlighting Kazakhstan’s critical transit role in China’s pivot to the world and especially Europe ...

Japan's daily coronavirus count tops 13,000

13.01.2022 [11:03]
Japan's count of reported daily coronavirus cases exceeded 13,000 on Wednesday for the first time in over four months, as a sixth wave of the pandemic spurred by the Omicron variant continues to spread across the country, according to Kyodo News ...

Turkiye decides to move forward with mass-production of Hurjet light attack aircraft

13.01.2022 [10:40]
Turkiye’s Defense Industry Executive Committee decided Wednesday to move forward with the first-phase mass-production of the Hurjet light attack jet, according to Anadolu Agency. Apart from the Hurjet, which will be unveiled in 2023, the committee discussed ...

Almaty airport to resume operation Jan 13

12.01.2022 [20:14]
The Almaty International Airport will resume operation on 13 January, Kazinform correspondent reports. The airport’s press service confirmed that Almaty’s airport will resume operation on Thursday, 13 January 2022, starting from 00:00 am ...