Sat, 27 Feb 2021

Texas hearings to focus on failures that left people without power

AUSTIN, Texas: Texas lawmakers have begun hearings into the causes of the enormous power outages that plagued Texas residents at ...

U.S. Senate votes 78-20 to confirm Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador

WASHINGTON DC: - Career foreign service diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield was approved to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations this ...

Supreme Court ruling exacerbates Trump's legal issues

NEW YORK, New York - Like a mob boss looking for payback, Donald Trump wanted the Supreme Court to do ...

Inspectors to seek out metal failure as cause of United engine fire

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered immediate inspections of all Boeing 777-200 planes using Pratt ...

EU expects Navalny sanctions for Russians to be ready next week

BRUSSELS, Belgium - In a largely symbolic move, foreign ministers of the European Union agreed this week to sanction four ...

Boost in supplies seen as Covid vaccine stocks fall short of promises

WASHINGTON, DC - Moderna has announced, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that it will place 15 ...

Improvements seen, but 8.7 million Texans still boiling water

Some 8.7 million Texans remain under orders to boil their water before drinking or cooking with it, following a massive ...

After 11 month closure, Chicago's parks to reopen 'soon'

CHICAGO, Illinois - Following an 11-month closure, Chicago's lakefront, parks and pools are preparing to reopen.Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor ...

Italian ambassador's convoy attacked in Congo, envoy and driver killed

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo - Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was assassinated Monday while traveling in ...

Tanzania president tells public to avoid foreign-made face masks

NAIROBI, Kenya: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested that Tanzania report on its measures to battle ...

Gambit, Virtus.pro advance to IEM Worlds semifinals

Gambit Esports and Virtus.pro snagged the last two semifinal berths in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XV World Championship with ...

PM Modi to inaugurate India Toy Fair today

New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India Toy Fair 2021 on Saturday at ...

Brooks Koepka takes second-round lead at WGC

Despite closing his round with bogey at 18, Brooks Koepka shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round ...

Brandon Wu takes 2nd round lead at Puerto Rico Open

Brandon Wu birdied four of his last seven holes Friday to take a one-stroke lead at the midway point of ...

PM Modi to receive CERAWeek global energy award next week

Houston [US], February 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award next ...

Top US Diplomat 'Visits' Mexico, Canada on Virtual Trip

WASHINGTON - Diplomats sat beside stacks of briefing papers, flanked by flags and emphasized their closeness. But they were geographically ...

Temperatures in parts of northwest India soar

New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): Temperatures in various parts of northwest India have increased by 6-7 degrees Celsius above ...

Riyadh rejects US report implicating MBS in Jamal murder

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], February 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has categorically rejected the United States' report implicating Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad ...

Nigeria: UN calls for release of 317 girls abducted

Abuja [Nigeria], February 27 (ANI): The United Nations on Friday called for the immediate release of several hundred schoolgirls kidnapped ...

UN chief returns to the Bronx for second coronavirus shot

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies in the Bronx, ...

Who Are Iran-backed Militants Struck by US in Syria

The U.S. military Thursday struck facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in eastern Syria, a decision the Pentagon said President ...

France's coronavirus infections remain high as more restrictions loom

© Provided by Xinhua To date, France has registered a total of 3,712,020 cases after 25,207 infections were confirmed in ...

Dutch authorities seize largest-ever heroin consignment

Amsterdam [Netherlands], February 27 (ANI): The Dutch authorities have seized the biggest single consignment of 1.5 tonnes of heroin packed ...

An Animal Welfare Organization makes Agra proud

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], February 27 (ANI): Animal Welfare Organization, named Casper Home Trust in Agra has been awarded internationally ...

US announces 'Khashoggi ban' for 76 Saudi individuals

Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): The United States on Friday (local time) imposed visa restrictions on 76 Saudi individuals who ...

Alvarez takes on Yildirim with super middleweight domination in mind

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is an overwhelming favourite as he fights for the first time this year on Saturday against Turkey's ...

Ivory Coast Receives 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The World Health Organization said Ivory Coast received 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Friday, the second nation to receive vaccines ...

India calls on world to lend support to Myanmar

New York [US], February 27 (ANI): India on Friday said that restoring democratic order should be the priority of all ...

'Saudi crown prince Salman approved plan to kill Khashoggi'

Washington [US], February 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul to capture or ...

Gayle returns to West Indies T20 squad after 2-year absence

Chris Gayle was called into the West Indies T20 squad on Friday for the first time in two years as ...

Ton-up North's cap landmark 'scary' for Wales great Jenkins

Wales great Neil Jenkins has said it is "scary" that George North is about to become the youngest player in ...

Jose Mourinho says pressure at Spurs 'like oxygen'

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday that being under pressure was "like oxygen" for him as he seeks to ...

Funny old world: The week's offbeat news

Paris, Feb 26, 2021 (AFP) -Our weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world:Sheer relief A wild Australian sheep ...

UN panel's conclusions on VVIP chopper scam accused biased

New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): India on Friday rejected a United Nations panel's call to release Christian Michel, an ...

MTN to fight Syria's decision to put its business under supervision

MTN says it plans to appeal a decision by the Syrian authorities to place its business under judicial guardianship, in ...

Govt shown utmost respect to protesting farmers: India

Geneva [Switzerland], February 26 (ANI): The Government has shown the utmost respect for protests by farmers and has remained engaged ...

Final days of the USSR in PHOTOS

Renowned American photographer Peter Turnley is famous for catching moments in human life. The street photography he took while in ...

The country estate at Znamenskoye-Rayok: Faded Shangri-La

Historian and architecture expert William Brumfield discovers a neglected mansion with an illustrious past. Znamenskoye-Rayok estate. Mansion & attached colonnade, ...

5 streets in Russia named after famous Brits

We picked the most interesting streets in Russian cities that have British history. 1. Bryusov (Bruce) Lane, MoscowRussia, Moscow. The ...

Protest, prison and politics: The making of an activist in Kazakhstan

When Maks Bokayev walked free earlier this month after nearly five years in prison, he headed straight to the main ...

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U.S. stocks breakdown continues, techs however gain

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were like a tug of war Friday. Industrials lost ground, while technology stocks ...

Ability to transfer money prevented by Wednesday failure at U.S. Fed

WASHINGTON, DC - Several payment services belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve came to a standstill on Wednesday, including the ...

Stocks in Tokyo drop more than twelve hundred points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Shares across Asia were slammed on Friday sending the major indices tumbling."The bond market is signalling ...

US home values rise by 10% in one year

The US is witnessing the strongest housing market boom since 2014, with record-low mortgage rates and a limited supply of ...

U.S. stocks take a bath, Dow Jones dives 560 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields rose. sparking inflationary fears.Technology stocks took ...

Macquarie profits up by $317 million due to Texas deep freeze

The winter storms that have swept across the U.S., particularly Texas, upending the energy market and knocking out power for ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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