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Dutch authorities seize largest-ever heroin consignment

Amsterdam [Netherlands], February 27 (ANI): The Dutch authorities have seized the biggest single consignment of 1.5 tonnes of heroin packed ...


India's 2-day win is bad for Test cricket, pundits say

Victorious India and dejected England players took a rest on Friday on what should have been the third day of ...


Taliban says expects productive peace talks

Doha [Qatar], February 25 (ANI/Sputnik): The Taliban are counting on productive peace talks with the Afghan government in Qatar though ...


Jaishankar meets Uzbekistan counterpart

New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar met his Uzbekistan counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov on Thursday ...


India, Uzbekistan review bilateral relations

New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI): Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday wherein ...


Biden Revokes Trump Ban on Many Green Card Applicants

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from ...


Lavrov: United States obstructs Reconstruction Process in Syria

MOSCOW, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, affirmed that US troops' presence in Syria is illegitimate, adding the US presses ...


The Illegal Arms Trade and Israel

By Terry Crawford-BrowneAn Israeli documentary film called The Lab was made in 2013. It was shown in Pretoria and Cape ...


U.S. Spends 11 Times What China Does on Military Per Capita

NATO and various columnists employed by major U.S. newspapers and "think" tanks believe that military spending levels should be measured ...


UN Security Council demands COVID-19 vaccine ceasefires

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all member ...


Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Feb. 26

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported on Friday 2,651 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily ...


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California now makes up 10 percent of America's COVID-19 death toll

LOS ANGELES, California: California has now recorded over 50,000 deaths from COVID-19, representing more than ten percent of the total ...

Texas hearings to focus on failures that left people without power

AUSTIN, Texas: Texas lawmakers have begun hearings into the causes of the enormous power outages that plagued Texas residents at ...

U.S. Senate votes 78-20 to confirm Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

WASHINGTON DC: - Career foreign service diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield was approved to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations this ...

Supreme Court ruling exacerbates Trump's legal issues

NEW YORK, New York - Like a mob boss looking for payback, Donald Trump wanted the Supreme Court to do ...

Inspectors to seek out metal failure as cause of United engine fire

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered immediate inspections of all Boeing 777-200 planes using Pratt ...

EU expects Navalny sanctions for Russians to be ready next week

BRUSSELS, Belgium - In a largely symbolic move, foreign ministers of the European Union agreed this week to sanction four ...

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U.S. stocks breakdown continues, techs however gain

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were like a tug of war Friday. Industrials lost ground, while technology stocks ...

Ability to transfer money prevented by Wednesday failure at U.S. Fed

WASHINGTON, DC - Several payment services belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve came to a standstill on Wednesday, including the ...

Stocks in Tokyo drop more than twelve hundred points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Shares across Asia were slammed on Friday sending the major indices tumbling."The bond market is signalling ...

US home values rise by 10% in one year

The US is witnessing the strongest housing market boom since 2014, with record-low mortgage rates and a limited supply of ...

U.S. stocks take a bath, Dow Jones dives 560 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields rose. sparking inflationary fears.Technology stocks took ...

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Dutch authorities seize largest-ever heroin consignment

Amsterdam [Netherlands], February 27 (ANI): The Dutch authorities have seized the biggest single consignment of 1.5 tonnes of heroin packed ...


Kazakhstan: New large oil field discovered in Caspian region

An oil-rich province in western Kazakhstan has unveiled what it claims might be its largest discovery of hydrocarbons in the ...


Protest, prison and politics: The making of an activist in Kazakhstan

When Maks Bokayev walked free earlier this month after nearly five years in prison, he headed straight to the main ...


Post-war report: Pashinyan misfired with insult of Russian missiles

Some intemperate remarks about Russian weaponry from Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan led the country to the precipice of a ...


Armenian Opposition Marches In Yerevan, Demands PM's Resignation

YEREVAN -- Thousands of opposition supporters have marched through Yerevan demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian as tensions ...


Early To Rise: Making Bread The Traditional Way At A Bishkek Bakery

BISHKEK -- People in Kyrgyzstan enjoy their daily bread with a reverence seldom seen elsewhere.Not only is this traditional staple ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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