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Myanmar Facing 'Alarming' Risk Of Escalating Civil War: UN Rights Chief
Myanmar has been in turmoil since Aung San Suu Kyi's government was ousted by the military in February, sparking a nationwide uprising that the junta has tried to crush.
European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month
An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.
Way Out Of Crisis Over Submarine Deal Will Take Time: France Tells US
France's top diplomat told Antony Blinken that a phone call between the of presidents of US and France had been a "first step" towards repairing relations, according to a French foreign ministry statement.
Window Open For Iran Nuclear Talks, But Won't Be Forever, Says US
An US official declined to set a deadline, saying this depended on technical progress in Iran's nuclear program and a wider judgment by US and its partners on whether Iran was willing to revive the deal.
Delivery Robots Ease Shopping In UK Town
According to the robots' operators, the squat white machines came into their own when Britain locked down last year as coronavirus hit the country.
"Shooting" At US Army Base Was "Exercise", No Casualties: Official
An US official said the "shooting" incident was a planned exercise for such emergencies, after another official had confirmed the incident to AFP.
China Wants Sanctions On Afghanistan Lifted, Its Forex Reserves Released
Addressing the G20 Foreign Ministers, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi demanded the rushing of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan without any delay.
Nobel Prizes In Science, Literature To Be Awarded In Winners' Home Countries
Nobel Prizes 2021: The Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation said uncertainty about the course of the pandemic and international travel possibilities is the reason why the laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their ho...
Taliban Unlikely To Participate In UN General Assembly: Report
A week ago, the currently accredited Afghan ambassador had written to the UN chief stating that he and other members of his team, still occupying the Afghan mission at the United Nations, will represent Afghanistan in UNGA.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's Warning For Staff Who "Leak Confidential Information"
The Apple CEO’s email warning employees against leaking company information has also been leaked.
Over 100 arrested in Spain and Italy in major money-laundering sting
More than 100 people have been arrested in Spain and Italy following a joint investigation into money laundering.
A single EU anti-money laundering rulebook
After multiple directives, several high-profile money laundering scandals, and numerous policy papers, the evidence is clear – money laundering remains an undiminished threat within the EU.
Johnson & Johnson Announces Positive Covid Booster Data
A second shot given 56 days after the first provided 75 percent protection against symptomatic Covid in a global clinical trial, with that level rising to 94 percent in the United States.
Trudeau can’t escape blackface scandal as new photo lands on eve of Canada election
Another disturbing photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface surfaced Sunday on the eve of a national election that will determine whether he remains in power. The photo showed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a...
External Review Finds Deeper Rot In World Bank 'Doing Business' Rankings
An 84-page review, written by senior academics and economists, was published on the bank's website on Monday, about three weeks after it was submitted to World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart.
Bill Gates Raises Over $1 Billion For Clean Energy
Early participants in the initiative, dubbed "Catalyst," also include American Airlines, Bank of America, BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group and Microsoft.
Watch: BTS Performs At UN, Promotes Youth Solutions For Planet
The seven-member boy band, clad in subdued dark suits, said they hoped to rally young people to look at how to work toward the Sustainable Development Goals -- UN benchmarks on which the world has fallen increasingly behind.
"Hotel Rwanda" Hero Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison On Terror Charges
Supporters of "Hotel Rwanda" hero turned government critic Paul Rusesabagina say the trial, convicting him of terrorism, was politically motivated.
Vladimir Putin Thanks Russians For Trust After Ruling Party Wins Polls
"I would like to address special words of gratitude to the citizens of Russia (and) thank you for your trust, dear friends," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Sparse Attendance At Rally In Support Of US Capitol Rioters
Police who were caught on the back foot by the deadly riot on Capitol Hill took no chances this time: they used a security fence around the Capitol complex.
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