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Russian Central Bank reports economy down 4% in second quarter

MOSCOW, Russia: Financial information released by the Rosstat federal statistics service this week indicated that Russia's economy shrank 4 percent ...


Europe should stop issuing Russian tourist visas, says Estonia, Finland

TALLINN, Estonia: The leaders of Estonia and Finland have said that Russian citizens should not be able to go on ...


Polish government in furore over EU conditions for grants, loans

WARSAW, Poland: Toughening its rhetoric in its rule-of-law row with the European Union, Poland's national-conservative government threatened to turn "all ...


In battle with Russia, Ukraine to receive high impact missiles from US

WASHINGTON D.C.: Officials have said that the U.S. will send more high mobility artillery rocket system missiles, known as HIMARS, ...


"Best deal": Jaishankar defends India's crude oil imports from Russia

Bangkok [Thailand], August 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who is in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint ...


Emma Raducanu routs Serena Williams in Cincy-area event

Serena Williams endured another rough day on her unofficial farewell tour, losing 6-4, 6-0 to 10th-seeded Emma Raducanu of Great ...


Jannik Sinner, Nick Kyrgios advance at Cincinnati

In almost three hours and 15 minutes, Italian 10th seed Jannik Sinner outlasted Australian qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7 (9), 6-4, ...


German troops return to Bosnia

Berlin sends 50 soldiers over Serb protests and Russian criticism of ?creeping NATOization?Germany has ordered some 50 soldiers to join ...


Top seed Aces set sights on resilient Mercury in first round

Virtually everything has gone according to plan for the Las Vegas Aces, and virtually nothing has gone according to plan ...


Coco Gauff injures ankle, withdraws during Cincinnati-area loss

Coco Gauff withdrew during Tuesday's first-round match against the Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova due to a left ankle injury sustained ...


The most unusual gravestones in Moscow cemeteries

Burial sites of famous people in Russian cemeteries are often marked by a wide variety of magnificent gravestones and monuments. ...


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U.,S. stocks back on the defensive, Nasdaq drops 164 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. industrial stocks interrupted their five-day rally on Wednesday with all the major indices losing ...

Thailand to spend $62 billion to build industry in east

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand seeks to invest $61.97 billion in its industrial eastern region over the next five years, in a ...

Saudis buy stake in Russian energy companies, spend billions

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: In a Twitter post published this week, Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding said it had invested in Russian ...

Asian stocks rally across the board, Nikkei 225 surges 354 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stock markets across the Asia Pacific region rallied on Wednesday.In Japan, the Nikkei 225 surged 353.86 ...

Poor crane, inexperienced operator among causes of tragic deaths by girder fall

DHAKA, Bangladesh A preliminary investigation into the tragic crane accident that killed five people in Uttara on Monday has found ...

Proposed Vietnam bullet train would run north-south 960 miles

HANOI, Vietnam: The Vietnamese government is considering building a high-speed railway, with a possible cost of up to $58.7 billion, ...

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Would a new Cold War be in the best interest of the United States?

As China unleashed live-fire military exercises off the coast of Taiwan, simulating a real "reunification by force" operation in the ...

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve six additional years in prison

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - According to a legal official, a court in Myanmar has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

China, Nepal to build rail, communications network across Himalayas

BEIJING, China: Following a meeting between their foreign ministers, China and Nepal have agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity ...

Heatwave continues in China as temperatures exceed 40C

BEIJING, China: Several regions in China experienced temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, including the major southwestern city of Chongqing.The country's ...

California seeks $1.4 billion to keep nuclear plant open

SACRAMENTO, California: California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing to give a $1.4 billion government loan to extend the life of ...

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Billionaire Indian trader Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dead at 62

DELHI, India: Dubbed the country's Warren Buffett, India's best-known stock investor and self-made billionaire, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, died on August 14 ...


Winds collapse stage at Spanish festival, kills one, injures dozens

VALENCIA, Spain: Officials from Spanish emergency services reported that after high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse ...


UK Postal Union says strikes looming over pay dispute

LONDON, England: The UK's Communication Workers Union said Post Office workers would hold a one-day strike, coinciding with a walkout ...


With Covid cases increasing, India's New Delhi continues mask mandate

NEW DELHI, India: A government order released to reporters this week said New Delhi will continue to enforce a mask ...


US ends Covid restrictions, cites 95% have vaccines or immunity

NEW YORK CITY, New York: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines last week, driven by ...


Russian Central Bank reports economy down 4% in second quarter

MOSCOW, Russia: Financial information released by the Rosstat federal statistics service this week indicated that Russia's economy shrank 4 percent ...


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