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Britain will not join the EU’s COVID vaccine scheme

Britain has turned down the chance to join a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) European Union plan to secure advance purchases of promising COVID-19...

Singapore People’s Action Party on track to retain power

Singapore’s ruling party is on track to retain power comfortably, early counting of votes from Friday’s general election showed, but opponents make gains. Singapore People's...

Italian Lega Nord opens office near old Communist HQ in symbolic...

Italian Lega Nord right-wing League party opens office near old Communist headquarters keen to present itself as the new defender of Italy’s working class. The...

Emmanuel Macron reshuffles government to rescue coronavirus-ravaged economy

Emmanuel Macron’s reshuffled government with conservatives given prominent roles in efforts to rescue France’s coronavirus-ravaged economy. Reappointed as finance minister, Bruno Le Maire promised a...

Dominican Republic party likely to lose coronavirus-hit vote

Dominican Liberation Party is set to lose power after 16 years over its mismanagement of the coronavirus outbreak, presidential polls suggest. The Dominican Republic heads...

Donald Trump eldest son girlfriend tested positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump eldest son girlfriend and a top fundraising official in the president's re-election campaign Kimberly Guilfoyle contracts coronavirus. Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News...

French President picks less famous civil servant as new prime minister

French President named Jean Castex, as his new PM as he acted to recast his presidency and take back control of policy ahead of...

Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns over political pressure

Ukraine's central bank chief Yakiv Smoliy has resigned over political pressure while IMF calls on Ukraine to keep its bank independent. Ukraine's central bank chief...

Oman to allow part-time jobs for expats soon

Oman citizens and expatriates will soon have the option to do part-time jobs as the country is seeking to diversify its economy,state agency says. In...

Belarus President accuses Russia of election meddling

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko says external forces stand behind his opponents, disseminating information to discredit him. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has accused Russia of meddling...

Saudi crown prince MBS pressures ex-intel official’s family over documents

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks access to sensitive documents that are in Saad al-Jabri's possession, sources say. As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...

Palestinians worries Israeli annexation could limit Dead Sea access

Palestinians are worried their restricted access of Dead Sea and its mineral-rich beaches could be cut further if Israel annexes land in occupied West...

Tunisian Prime Minister decides to freeze salaries

Tunisian PM decided against the use of more external debt and all new expenses that arise for country would be funded only through internal...

Tourism ‘air bridge’ talks going well between UK-Portugal

Tourism 'air bridge' negotiations between Portugal and Britain that would allow British tourists to dodge a quarantine upon returning home in progress. Portugal’s tourism-dependent economy...

UK reviews distancing rule for next level of easing lockdown

UK reviewing its two-metre social distancing rule ahead of next stage lockdown easing planned for July 4, when restaurants and hairdressers could reopen. Progress in...

Qatar World Cup Organisers bans a firm over Amnesty report

Qatar World Cup 2022 Organisers said they banned a company from working on projects as Amnesty said migrant workers at the firm went unpaid...

Britain should have gone into lockdown sooner

Britain’s failure to impose a nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid sooner has cost many lives, one of government’s scientific advisers said. Britain...

Ritchie Cynthia’s allegations ‘pre-planned’ plot:PPP

Ritchie Cynthia explosive allegations were a pre-planned plot to malign the political leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party,Sindh Education Minister said. The minister, during his press...

Fresh attempt to resolve Gulf dispute as row drags on into...

Fresh attempt to resolve Gulf crisis as third anniversary of a bitter Gulf dispute is just round the corner, a flurry of diplomatic efforts...

British FM defends lockdown easing as the ‘right step’

British foreign minister defended the government’s careful loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the “right step to be taking” at this time. Prime...

Thai govt approves $58 billion economic package to ease Pandemic impact

Thai government passed a 1.9 trillion baht ($58 billion) economic support package on Sunday to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, comprising...

US lawmakers offer bill to prepare for the next pandemic

US lawmakers offered a bipartisan $3 billion plan to prepare for the next global health crisis, putting a premium on fighting disease outbreaks like...
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