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Blinken to US diplomats: Challenge nations hurting climate effort

Secretary of state says US will lose out on ‘countless jobs’ if it does not catch up with China in climate policies.United States Secretary...

Chad’s Idriss Deby wins 6th term as army fends off rebel advance

Veteran president, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, took 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 election.Chad’s President Idriss...

Pakistan asks Taliban to ‘remain engaged’ in Afghan peace process

Islamabad urges Taliban to stay engaged after the group said it would shun summits about Afghanistan until all foreign forces leave.Pakistan has urged the...

China’s Xi urges fairer governance, deflects ‘bullying’ charge

Chinese leader says global affairs cannot be decided by just a few countries as rivalry between world’s two leading world powers heats up.Chinese President...

Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India’s counting of COVID dead

Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat have been running so long without a break during the...

Former US vice president and liberal icon Walter Mondale dies at 93

WASHINGTON: Former US Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who famously told voters to expect a tax increase should he win the presidency, died...

Older Korean-Americans in LA fearful amid anti-Asian attacks

LOS ANGELES: Yong Sin Kim, an 85-year-old Korean immigrant living in a senior apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles, says he rarely leaves home these...

Texas police to demand Tesla crash data as Musk denies Autopilot use

WASHINGTON: Texas police will serve search warrants on Tesla on Tuesday (Apr 20) to secure data from a fatal vehicle crash, a senior officer...

New Zealand airport worker tests positive for COVID-19

AUCKLAND: A worker in New Zealand's Auckland airport has tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said on Tuesday (Apr 20), a day after the country...

EU sanctions Myanmar generals as UN urges ASEAN action

The European Union has imposed sanctions on 10 of Myanmar’s military leaders, as well as two giant military conglomerates, in its toughest measures yet...

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