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Britain judge to rule on US extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder

Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in a US jail over espionage and hacking charges, as activists decry threats to future of press...

Protesters vandalize US legislators homes

The homes of Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican Mitch McConnell were targeted after relief cheques were not increased. Police in the United States say they...

Italian PM faces a showdown with his coalition partner

Italian Prime Minister faces a showdown with his coalition partner Matteo Renzi this week that could bring down his government even. Long-strained relations between the...

Egypt approves Sinopharm COVID vaccine

Arab world’s most populous country plans to buy 40 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, health minister says. Egypt has granted regulatory approval for the...

India approves emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines

Indian drug regulator authorises vaccines developed by Oxford University and UK-based AstraZeneca, and another by India’s Bharat Biotech. India has authorised the emergency use of...

Top drugmakers raise prices reports says

Pfizer, GSK, Sanofi and Teva are raising prices on some drugs by less than 10 percent, according to new report. Drugmakers including Pfizer Inc, Sanofi...

Scientists fear of vaccine supply gaps

Scientists fear shortages because other vaccines are not being approved, leaving Pfizer-BioNTech to fill gap. BioNTech is working flat out with partner Pfizer to boost...

PM Khan announces New Year’s Resolution for Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan says his government will Focus on universal health coverage and alleviation of poverty in 2021. Resolving that 2021 will be the...

Cairo summons Ethiopia’s top diplomat

Cairo condemns what it calls an ‘attack on Egyptian state’ and accuses Addis Ababa of using an ‘aggressive tone’. Egypt’s foreign ministry has said it...

New Study reveals couples who meet on dating apps keen for...

New study says people who meet their partners on dating apps often have stronger long-term relationship goals. Contrary to the idea that technology encourages casual...

Trump strengths executive order barring US investment in some Chinese firms

Donald Trump executive order passed in November blocks US investors from buying securities of Chinese firms allegedly under military control. The administration of US President...

Britain and Turkey signs post-Brexit free trade agreement

Turkey and Britain signed a free-trade agreement as the UK prepares to leave the European Union’s economic orbit. Turkish official hails deal as most significant...

Argentina’s senate to vote on legalizing abortion

If passed, the bill would make Argentina the first big country in predominantly Catholic Latin America to allow abortion on demand. Argentina was on the...

Watchdog official says AstraZeneca vaccine not ready for quick European approval

European regulators have only received some information about the vaccine, watchdog’s Deputy Executive Director Noel Wathion said. The European Medicines Authority (EMA) will most likely...

Iran starts human trials of Covid vaccine

Iran launched human trials of its vaccine, health officials optimistic about tackling the pandemic in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country. The start of the trials...

Trump finally signs relief bill by adding conditions amid pressure

Trump finally signed a $2.3 trillion package that crucial to millions of jobless Americans, after coming under pressure from legislators. Clock ticking on relief bill...

Chinese Journalist jailed over Wuhan virus reporting

A Chinese court handed a four-year jail term to a citizen-journalist,on grounds of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” her lawyer said. Zhang Zhan, 37, the...

Britain to sign free trade deal with Turkey

The deal replicates existing trading arrangements, but the UK says it hopes to sign a bespoke deal with Turkey soon. The United Kingdom and Turkey...

Philippines cabinet ministers get COVID-19 injections before approval

Some Philippine soldiers, ministers already received vaccine injections,despite an absence of approval that vital to ensure safety. Interior minister, Eduardo Ano, said some cabinet members...

Senior Chinese leader meets Nepal PM amid political crisis

Senior Chinese Communist Party leader holds talks with Prime Minister Oli and President as the ruling communist party on the verge of split. A Chinese...

Just hours left for post-Brexit trade deal, Barnier hopeful

United Kingdom and EU negotiators are going to resume talks over deal amid an ongoing deadlock over several important issues. The United Kingdom and the...

Trade war continues as US to blacklist dozens more Chinese firms

United States to add more Chinese firms to blacklist which includes China’s top chipmaker SMIC as outgoing Trump seeks to cement tough-on-China legacy. The United...