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Near-$2 trillion stimulus package announced by Biden

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) announced a USD 1.9 trillion plan to revive the ...

Proescutors charge man from Utah following storming of U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC - A Utah man has been charged with breaking into the U.S. Capitol last week wearing a bullet-proof ...

Trump's company to lose all New York City business contracts

New York City, U.S. President Donald Trump's hometown, says it will cancel all contracts with his business organization because of ...

Impeachment proceedings in House of Representatives successful

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the second U.S. president in history to be impeached.Democrats were ...

Airbnb to root out clients affiliated with hate groups

SAN FRANCISCO, California - Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Airbnb announced on Wednesday that it will cancel reservations in the Washington, ...

Spike in gasoline index underpins rise in U.S. consumer prices

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. consumer prices rose in December, largely driven by the spike in gas prices, but ...

Pompeo inflicts pain on Cuba in final days of Trump administration

On January 11, 2021, in his final days before leaving office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added one parting blow ...

Connection of psychology with food deficiency

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that a 25 per ...

Skoda Auto Says It Will Not Sponsor Ice Hockey World Cup In Belarus

Volkswagen's Skoda Auto will not sponsor this year's ice hockey world championship if the event is held in Belarus, due ...

23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Oslo [Norway], January 16 (ANI): Twenty-three people died in Norway within days of receiving their first dose of the Pfizer ...

France, Britain, Germany Call On Iran To Halt Uranium Metal Work

European powers have warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the ...

USAID holds TB screening for healthcare workers in Zambales

IBA, Zambales, Jan.16 (PIA) -- United States Agency for International Development's TB Platforms Project conducted a nine-day Tuberculosis (TB) screening ...

Another UN peacekeeper killed in targeted attack in CAR

New York [US], January 16 (ANI): A United Nations peacekeeper was killed and another suffered injuries in an attack in ...

Iran Holds Anti-Warship Missile Drill Amid Tensions With U.S.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has conducted the second and last phase of a drill launching anti-warship ballistic missiles ...

India Begins COVID-19 Inoculation Campaign

India began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign Saturday. Frontline workers are slated to receive the first inoculations.The campaign began after Prime ...

US re-designates LJ, LeT as foreign terrorist outfits

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in February, the United States has ...

Hong Kong calls US sanctions over opposition arrests

Hong Kong, January 16 (ANI): The Hong Kong government on Saturday hit out at the United States for imposing stringent ...

'Capitol riots tarnish Trump administration's achievements'

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar in his departure letter to President ...

Several Thousand Hondurans Have Begun the Journey Toward US

Several thousand migrants from Honduras began their journey toward the United States Friday, with a large group of them already ...

42 killed, hundreds injured in Indonesia's strong quake

Jakarta [Indonesia], January 16 (ANI): 42 people were killed and hundreds of people were wounded after Indonesia's 6.2-magnitude quake struck ...

Uganda's Museveni on track for sixth term as president

Yoweri Museveni has been in power for no less than 35 years.With a clampdown on internet and scant election observers, ...

Five arrested for duping Americans from call centre

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], January 16 (ANI): A Special Task Force (STF) of the Cyber Crime Police Cell and the Telecom ...

Trump Voters Divided on Future of Republican Party

NEW ORLEANS - President Donald Trump's departure from the White House January 20 - four years after he wrestled control ...

13 police officials killed by Taliban in Herat

Herat [Afghanistan], January 16 (ANI): Thirteen members of Afghan Local Police were killed in an attack by Taliban "infiltrators" in ...

US slams Beijing for continuous withholding of COVID-19 inf

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Calling for a transparent and thorough investigation into the origin of COVID-19, US Secretary of ...

Netherlands government resigns after benefit scandal

PanARMENIAN.Net - Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, one of Europe's longest-serving leaders, and his cabinet resigned on Friday, ...

James Harden might make Nets debut vs. struggling Magic

At his packed virtual press conference with nearly 100 attendees on Friday, James Harden described his physical condition as "great" ...

Ralph Lauren cuts ties with Justin for using anti-gay slur

New York [USA], January 16 (ANI): American golfer Justin Thomas will no longer have Ralph Lauren as a sponsor after ...

NBA roundup: Bucks close out Mavs

Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 31 points and nine rebounds to propel the host Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over the ...

Canada's Taylor grabs PGA Hawaii lead with sizzling 62

Canada's Nick Taylor, chasing his third PGA title, birdied five of his last seven holes to grab a two-stroke lead ...

Biden Names Geneticist for New Cabinet-level Post on Science

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden named pioneering geneticist Eric Lander as the director of the Office of Science and ...

Military Atmosphere Engulfs US Capital Before Biden Inauguration

WASHINGTON - Thousands upon thousands of troops are preparing to pour into an increasingly fortified Washington ahead of President-elect Joe ...

NY Prosecutors Interview Michael Cohen About Trump Finances

NEW YORK - New York prosecutors conducted an hours-long interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, ...

Trump Fetes Morocco King, Rallies Behind Claim

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump, in a last-minute push to solidify Morocco's normalization with Israel, bestowed a rare award ...

World COVID-19 deaths surpass 2 million

Baltimore [US], January 16 (ANI): A grim milestone has been reached globally as the COVID-19 deaths have breached the 2 ...

Andre Drummond, Cavaliers push past Knicks

Andre Drummond had his second 20-point, 20-rebound game of the season and scored the go-ahead basket early in the fourth ...

PGA Tour confirms move of WGC-Mexico to Florida

The PGA Tour's Florida swing grew by a week Friday with the circuit confirming that the 2021 World Golf Championships-Mexico ...

Reports: Yankees land Corey Kluber for one year, $11M

Free agent right-hander Corey Kluber, a two-time Cy Young Award winner coming off two injury-plagued seasons, reportedly is joining the ...

Facebook blocks creation of events close to White House

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Facebook in a company statement said it is blocking users from creating events on its ...

Rollout of COVID-19 vaccine "dismal failure": Biden

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): President-elect Joe Biden on Friday (local time) said that the coronavirus vaccine rollout in the ...

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Former firefighter accused of throwing fire extinguisher at Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC The man who struck down three U.S. Capitol Police officers with a fire extinguisher during last week's storming ...

Near-$2 trillion stimulus package announced by Biden

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) announced a USD 1.9 trillion plan to revive the ...

Proescutors charge man from Utah following storming of U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC - A Utah man has been charged with breaking into the U.S. Capitol last week wearing a bullet-proof ...

Trump's company to lose all New York City business contracts

New York City, U.S. President Donald Trump's hometown, says it will cancel all contracts with his business organization because of ...

Impeachment proceedings in House of Representatives successful

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the second U.S. president in history to be impeached.Democrats were ...

Airbnb to root out clients affiliated with hate groups

SAN FRANCISCO, California - Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Airbnb announced on Wednesday that it will cancel reservations in the Washington, ...

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