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WHO chief hopes for 'historic' pandemic accord

A new pandemic accord under negotiation must be a "historic agreement" marking a dramatic shift in the approach to global health security after the COVID crisis, the WH

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U.S. court gives Peru's ex-President Toledo more time to fight extradition

A U.S. court ordered a two-week pause on the extradition of Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country on charges of taking millions of dollar

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South African rand holds gains after rate hike

South Africa's rand held steady against the dollar early on Friday, trading at its strongest level in more than a month after the central bank delivered a higher than f

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Syrian FM to visit Egypt for 1st time since 2011

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad will hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Saturday.It

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U.S. Fed and other central banks set joint liquidity operation

weeklyturmoilU.S. Federal Reserve announced a move with the Bank of Canada the Bank of England the Bank of Japan the European Central Bank and the Swiss National Bank

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter receiving hospice care at home

statementstaysCarter the 98yearold former U.S. president is receiving hospice care at home the Carter Center said in a statement on Saturday.After a series of short

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FBI searches University of Delaware for Biden's documents: CNN

UniversityWednesdayU.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI has conducted two searches at the University of Delaware in connection with President Joe Bidens handling of

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China sends new satellite into space in first launch of 2023

China sent a new satellite into orbit on Monday in its first launch of the new year.A Long March-7A carrier rocket, carrying the Shijian-23 satellite, blasted off at 6

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Former Australian PM Scott Morrison censured over secret appointments

Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was censured on Wednesday over his self-appointment to five portfolios during the COVID-19 pandemic, which he kept secre

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Chinese astronauts Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu to carry out Shenzhou-15 manned mission

Three taikonauts – Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu – will supervise the final phase of construction of China Space Station during the Shenzhou-15 mission, the C

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Spain thrashes Costa Rica 7-0 in World Cup opening match

Spain got their World Cup off to the perfect start on Wednesday by hammering Costa Rica 7-0. Ferran Torres scored in each half while further goals from Dani Olmo, Marco

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At least 34 injured in train derailment in Seoul: Yonhap

At least 34 passengers were injured in a train derailment in South Korea's Seoul, The country's Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.The train with 275 aboard derailed ne

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Trump lawyers and DOJ met in sealed court hearing: CNN

Former U.S. President Donald Trump's legal defense team and the Department of Justice (DOJ) appeared at a sealed hearing on Thursday which was related in part to the DO

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Gas leaks and pipeline 'sabotage' as Germany reels from energy crisis

Germany's supply of crude oil from Russia has taken a hit after a leak was confirmed in the Polish section of the Druzhba pipeline. While authorities in Warsaw have sai

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Indian PM releases cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno national park

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched a cheetah reintroduction program in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials said.Modi released the c

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China launches new test satellites via Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket

China sent two new test satellites into space from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Tuesday.The CentiSpace-1-S3/S4 test satellites were launched by

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M6.8 quake hits SW China's Sichuan

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit Luding County in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday at a depth of 16 kilometers, accor