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Turkmenistan: Smells like Berdymukhamedov spirit

The president returned from his lengthy summer holidays with a spartan new look and brimming with spiritual inspiration.Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov appeared ...


Belarus Opposition Candidate Tsikhanouskaya Flees to Lithuania

Belarus opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said Tuesday she fled to neighboring Lithuania, after a second night of post-election demonstrations in Belarus ...


Russian tourists flood into newly reopened Abkhazia

Russian tourists have flooded into Abkhazia following the latter's opening up on August 1, with more than 100,000 visitors entering ...


Uzbekistan to restore flights to its Sokh exclave

Uzbekistan has approved a development plan for the Ferghana Valley exclave of Sokh, a slice of territory entirely within Kyrgyzstan, ...


U.S. Welcomes Slovakia's Decision To Expel Russian Diplomats

The U.S. State Department has welcomed Slovakia's decision to expel three Russian diplomats -- a move that media in Slovakia ...


Gulf Arab Countries Back Extension Of UN Arms Embargo On Iran

The Gulf Cooperation Council has sent a letter to the United Nations endorsing an extension of an arms embargo on ...


Five Takeaways From The Belarusian Presidential Vote

For the first time in recent memory, Alyaksandr Lukashenka appeared to have a fight on his hands in a presidential ...


Nord Stream 2 Construction On Agenda Of German-Russian Meeting

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on August 11 ...


Opposition Candidate Tsikhanouskaya Leaves Belarus Amid Protests

MINSK -- Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has left Belarus and is in Lithuania, the Baltic country's foreign minister, ...


COVID-19 vaccine out in Russia, Putin's daughter gets a shot

Moscow [Russia], August 11 (ANI): Shortly after announcing the first COVID-19 vaccine, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that ...


Russia becomes first country to register COVID-19 vaccine

Moscow [Russia], August 11 (ANI): The first COVID-19 vaccine in the world has been registered by Russia on Tuesday, reported ...


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Shares in China dip as U.S. relations worsen, Hong Kong gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia generally rose on Tuesday, however the Chinese bourses lagged as further pressure on Bejing ...

North American bathroom refurbishment giant to set up shop in Limerick

CO LIMERICK, Ireland - Bath Fitter, possibly the largest North American 'bathroom refurbishment franchisor, is to establish its European Business ...

U.S. industrial stocks particularly Dow pull ahead, Nasdaq lags

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. industrial stocks rose on Monday, while the technology sector, headed by the Nasdaq, had ...

Auto sales in Ireland dropped 18% last month

DUBLIN, Ireland Aug. 10 (Xinhua) - A total of 15,329 units of new private cars were sold in Ireland in ...

News Corp shrugs off Covid-19 impact, only 4% negative impact

NEW YORK, New York - News Corp on Saturday reported fiscal 2020 full year total revenues of $9.01 billion. The ...

Despite job gains too many Americans still out of work, says official

WASHINGTON, DC - Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment ...

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Lebanon to get new government after current regime quits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut ...

Chinese government says it has never interfered in U.S. elections

People vote at a polling site in Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, June 23, 2020. (Photo by ...

Prominent Hong Kong media figure Jimmy Lai and two sons arrested

HONG KONG, Aug 10 (ANI): Continuing with the suppression of the dissenting voices in Hong Kong since the national security ...

Lebanese government rejects need for external investigation of blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The leader of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah has made a televised address to the nation calling ...

Trump thinks 'it would be cool' to invade Venezuela

On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee ...

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In Sending Aid, Arab Nations Bypass Lebanon's Politicians

AMMAN, JORDAN - Arab nations are offering Lebanon financial and in-kind support following the destruction of Beirut's commercial center, businesses, ...


As Britain Deploys Navy, Brexit Complicates Boat Migrant Crisis

LONDON - British and French ministers meet Tuesday in Paris for urgent talks on the growing migrant crisis in the ...


Roadside bomb hits US-led coalition trucks near Iraq's Baghdad

Baghdad [Iraq], August 11 (ANI/Xinhua): A roadside bomb struck a convoy of trucks belonging to the US-led coalition forces near ...


Pompeo Arrives In Czech Republic At Start Of Central European Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Prague on August 11 to open a five-day visit to Central Europe ...


New Zealand Cricket confirms upcoming tours to go ahead

New Zealand Cricket said on Tuesday that Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh and the West Indies had all confirmed they will tour ...


Belarus Opposition Candidate Tsikhanouskaya Flees to Lithuania

Belarus opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said Tuesday she fled to neighboring Lithuania, after a second night of post-election demonstrations in Belarus ...


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