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New York City mandates 3.7 million private workers to be vaccinated

NEW YORK CITY, New York: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that all employees working in New ...

Large UK Christmas parties being canceled due to Omicron

LONDON, England: Due to the uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19,, major companies, including NatWest, Aviva, Deloitte and ...

Over 1,300 evacuated after volcano rains fire on Indonesian villages

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Rescue personnel in Indonesia are facing the arduous task of looking for survivors in villages blanketed by searing ...

Cold War fears emerge as democracy summit looms

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, U.S. President Joe Biden will host a virtual "Summit for Democracy." The gathering ...

Ten covid infected cruise passengers placed in isolation in USA

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana: At least ten passengers and crew members onboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship that docked in New ...

British hotels report holiday cancellations due to Covid Omicron

LONDON, England: Fears about the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have led to cancellations at UK hotels, as Christmas plans are ...

Edward Shames, last of War II's 'Band of Brothers,' dies at age 99

NORFOLK, Virginia: The last surviving officer in the historic World War II US Army parachute infantry regiment known as Easy ...

Does Pentagon need three-quarters-of-a-trillion-dollars every year?

Despite a disagreement over some amendments in the Senate, the United States Congress is poised to pass a $778 billion ...

German restrictions grow for unvaccinated citizens

BERLIN, Germany: In a bid to halt the spread of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Germany, national and regional ...

Netflix staff convicted of insider trading, sentenced to prison

NEW YORK CITY, New York: A former Netflix software engineer and his friend will serve time in prison after being ...

$3,000 fine for Austrian surgeon who amputated wrong leg

VIENNA, Austria: A surgeon who amputated the wrong leg of an 82-year-old patient in May, later describing the mistake as ...

WWII bomb explodes during construction in Munich, 4 injured

MUNICH, Germany: German authorities announced this week that a World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to ...

Western allies outline new sanctions on Belarus over migrants

LONDON, England: The United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Canada have agreed to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis on ...

African white rhinos flown to Rwanda to evade poachers

AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda: Thirty white rhinos from South Africa were flown by conservationists to Akagera National Park in Rwanda, ...

Mexican gang crashes into prison, flees with nine inmates

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: A Mexican gang crashed vehicles into a Mexican jail this week, in a successful bid to free ...

Laos-China railway begins operating in December

VIENTIANE, Laos: A railway connecting Laos and China will begin operations, though significantly adding to Laos' debt burden.The railway line, ...

Robot company will pay $200,000 for human faces for use on robots

PERM KRAI, Russia: Tech company Promobot is planning the launch of a new line of human-looking robots, but first they ...

Man discovers rare deep sea fish on San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO, California: Californian Jay Beiler was recently walking on San Diego's Black's Beach when he saw a disturbing-looking fish ...

US man sentenced to prison for buying luxury auto with Covid funds

HOUSTON, Texas: On Monday, a Texas man, Lee Price III, was sentenced to over nine years in prison after fraudulently ...

China's policies threaten Tibet's unique and centuries-old culture: Report

Toronto [Canada], December 9 (ANI): Amid ongoing concerns over human rights issues in China, a new research paper has thrown ...

MOBtexting to become part of BICS Group

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], December 9 (ANI/PRNewswire):With the deal, MOBtexting will substantially enhance its current offering by capitalizing on BICS' global ...

Afghanistan receives new batch of China-donated COVID-19 vaccines

© Provided by Xinhua China announced to donate 3 million doses of vaccines and other medical supplies to Afghanistan, Chinese ...

China's factory gate prices rise in November

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's factory gate prices saw a slower expansion in November due ...

BBL: Melbourne Stars sign Pak pacer Ahmad Daniyal

Melbourne [Australia], December 9 (ANI): The Melbourne Stars have secured the signing of Pakistan fast bowler, Ahmad Daniyal for the ...

American Precoat opens First-of-Its-Kind Automotive-Grade Electro Galvanized Steel plant in India

New Delhi [India], December 9 (ANI/ATK): In what could be described only as a game-changing, strategic development in the steel ...

COVID-19: Pakistan reports first case of Omicron variant

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 9 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday reported its first case of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Sindh ...

Xinhua Photo Daily | Dec. 9, 2021

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

How PIGEONS helped the Red Army to win in World War II

Often, pigeons used by the Soviet army to deliver messages were hunted on the battlefield by specially trained German hawks ...

Greece lifts travel restrictions for tourists from India

New Delhi (India), December 9 (ANI/PNN): The Global Visa Center World (GVCW) has announced that Indian citizens and residents of ...

International Olympic Committee announces USD 560,000 aid for Afghan athletes

Lausanne [Switzerland], December 9 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced an aid package of USD 560,000 to help ...

Xinhua Commentary | Boycotts are a shameless mixing of politics and sport

© Provided by Xinhua The Olympic Games is an event for athletes across the world, not politicians.BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) ...

Talks To Revive Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume In Vienna

The European Union official coordinating indirect talks between Washington and Tehran on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal has confirmed ...

Caitlin Johnstone: US hegemony doesnt make the world more peaceful

A Republican senator on the Armed Services Committee told Fox News on Tuesday that he strongly supports keeping US military ...

US & Israel mull drills to strike Iran's nuclear sites reports

Israel and the US will discuss the possibility of a joint military exercise to prepare for attacks on Iranian nuclear ...

CDC Chief Says Omicron Cases in US Mostly Mild So Far

ATLANTA - More than 40 people in the U.S. have been found to be infected with the omicron variant so ...

EU Official: Iran to Return to Nuclear Talks on Thursday

A top European Union diplomat said Wednesday that nuclear talks with Iran will resume Thursday in Vienna. And the U.S. ...

US Senate Rejects Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

WASHINGTON - The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration's requirement that businesses with 100 or ...

First Migrants Returned Under Remain in Mexico Policy

MEXICO CITY - U.S. authorities sent the first two migrants back to Mexico on Wednesday under the reinstated "Remain in ...

On this day in 2014: Kohli led India first time in Test match

New Delhi [India], December 9 (ANI): It was on this day, seven years ago, when Virat Kohli led India for ...

Religious extremism, Blasphemy laws further dent Pakistan's image

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 9 (ANI): Pakistan's international image has been diminished further by growing religious intolerance in the country and ...

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Stock markets in Asia take breather, Hong Kong's Hang Seng does best

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stock markets in Asia were mixed on Thursday, with Japanese and Australian shares driving lower, while ...

In Zoom call, online mortgage lender Better.com fires 900 employees

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Vishal Garg, CEO of New York-based online mortgage lender Better.com, laid off some 900 employees ...

Chicken tenders removed from menus in US due to supply chain issues

WASHINGTON D.C.: Chicken tenders may become a victim of failing supply chains, resulting in shortages in U.S. restaurants and grocery ...

U.S. stocks forge ahead, greenback takes hit against euro

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday.The Dow Jones industrials gained 35.32 points or 0.10 percent ...

In rule change, US debt collectors can now SMS debtors

WASHINGTON D.C.: Following a ruling by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. debt collectors can now contact millions ...

Europe says $340 billion program will not burden countries with debt

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union has announced the creation of a program worth $340 billion, called "Global Gateway," to act ...

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