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LONDON - Myanmar should return to a democratically elected government, Britain said on Monday, after military ruler Min Aung Hlaing took on the role of prime minister in a caretaker administration six months after the army seized power. "The decision by the military to extend the so-called state of ...
WASHINGTON - The United States is confident that Iran carried out a drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker transiting through international waters near Oman on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. "I want to condemn again the attack on Friday against the commercial ship ...
By Jonathan Landay and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON -Thousands more Afghans who may be targets of Taliban violence due to their U.S. affiliations will have the opportunity to resettle as refugees in the United States under a new program announced by the State Department on Monday. first reported earlier o...
By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez SANTO DOMINGO - The Dominican Republic will slaughter tens of thousands of pigs after detecting outbreaks of African swine fever in 11 of the country's 32 provinces, authorities said on Monday. Fernando Duran, administrator of the state-run Banco Agricola, told a news conferen...
By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA - A group of 18 active and former Brazilian Supreme Court justices, who also act as judges in the Supreme Electoral Court, said on Monday that the election system is free of fraud in the face of consistent attacks by President Jair Bolsonaro. Over the weekend, demonst...
LONDON -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he wanted to get the travel industry moving again with a simple user-friendly system to allow for trips abroad without importing new variants of the coronavirus. "We need to get people, get the travel industry moving again," Johnson to...
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS -Facebook's acquisition of U.S. customer service startup Kustomer may hurt competition and boost its market power in online advertising, European Union antitrust regulators warned on Monday as they opened a full-scale investigation into the deal. The move by the European Com...
By Mehmet Emin Caliskan MARMARIS, Turkey - Firefighters using planes and helicopters, and locals with buckets of water, battled wildfires raging for a sixth day near southern coastal resorts in drought-hit Turkey on Monday and the government faced fresh criticism of its handling the disaster. Seven ...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The fundraiser, created by Simon Harris from Man Behaving Dadly, was in retaliation after “Nige and friends started trapping off” by criticising the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, who have been helping to rescue migrants in distress in the English Channel. Last...
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WASHINGTON -Thousands more Afghans who may be targets of Taliban violence due to their U.S. affiliations will have the opportunity to resettle as refugees in the United States under a new program announced by the State Department on Monday. exclusively reported on plans to set up the "Priority Two" ...
By Nqobile Dludla and Sisipho Skweyiya JOHANNESBURG - The first transgender contestant in South Africa's national beauty pageant, 24-year-old Lehlogonolo Machaba hopes she will inspire greater acceptance of the LGBTQI community. Machaba, a fashion model, is competing for the Miss South Africa title,...
WASHINGTON - Thousands of Afghans who may be targets of Taliban violence due to U.S. affiliations but are ineligible for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) will have the opportunity to resettle as refugees in the United States, the State Department said on Monday. exclusively reported on plans to set up...
By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM -Israel's cabinet unanimously approved a state budget for 2021-2022 on Monday, more than three years after the government last ratified a fiscal spending package, but it faces a tough battle in a fractured parliament. Lawmakers are expected to take an initial vote in early...
By Ben Makori LONDON -Families and friends were overjoyed at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday after a travel rule change meant they could reunite after 18 months of pandemic separation. "Very, very excited. It means the world," said Sue Blake, as she waited to greet her son, daughter-in-law and g...
By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO - German politician Christian Schmidt took up the post of Bosnia's international peace overseer on Monday after a hostile reception by Bosnian Serb leaders who want the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to be scrapped. Schmidt, a former government minister, replace...
By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES - With a new wave of COVID-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people - mainly the unvaccinated - sicker than before.   The U.S. Centers for Di...
LONDON (Bywire News) - London Heathrow Airpot boss, John Holland-Kaye urged the British government on Monday to simplify the current travel restrictions and ease those imposed on French travellers. Kaye was asked by Sky News for his thoughts on possibly cautioning travellers from going to Spain, he ...
FILE PHOTO: Heathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye speaks at a news conference at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley
By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM - Israel's cabinet unanimously approved on Monday a state budget for 2021-2022, more than three years after the government last ratified a fiscal spending package, the finance ministry and the prime minister's office said. After a marathon session running from Sunday morni...
NEW DELHI (Bywire News) - On Monday, India's national weather office said that the country is likely to experience an average amount of rainfall throughout August and September. The news has increased people's hopes for a bigger crop yield, India's economy strongly relies on the farm sector. During ...
FILE PHOTO: A man rows his boat in the tributary waters of Vembanad Lake against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Kochi, India, June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo
JAKARTA - Indonesia has hit its coronavirus peak with cases now starting to decline, especially on the island of Java, Indonesian Health Minster Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Monday. "Improvements are starting to appear," he told an online news conference. "I know it is not 100% and we have to be vigi...