UK Prime Minister, European Commission chief agree to continue post-Brexit talks on Monday

Europe | December 6, 2020 2:12:46 AM IST

Moscow [Russia], December 6 (ANI/Sputnik): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have agreed during a phone conversation on Saturday to continue post-B

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Guterres welcomes continuing ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

United Nations |Saturday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the continuing ceasefire in and around the conflict-ridden Nagorno-Karabakh region, saying the world body stands ready to provide humanitarian support.

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Fauci accepts Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser

Washington |Saturday, 2020 9:15:07 AM IST

Anthony Fauci, a top US infectious disease expert, said that he has accepted President-elect Joe Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser.

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WHO's Tedros says govt decisions made in coming days will determine course of pandemic

Europe | December 5, 2020 1:42:42 AM IST

Geneva [Switzerland], December 5 (ANI/Sputnik): World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that decisions made by the governments and individuals in the

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Pompeo warns 'unacceptably high level' of violence in Afghanistan threatens peace talks

Asia | December 5, 2020 1:42:38 AM IST

Washington DC [US], December 5 (ANI/Sputnik): The negotiations process between the Afghan government and the Taliban will fail if the high level of violence continues, US Secretary of State Mike Pompe

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N.Korea passes new laws on foreign culture, tech, telecom

Seoul |Saturday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST

North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) has passed a number of new laws on foreign culture, tech and telecom, state media reported on Saturday.

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5.3-magnitude quake hits Turkey's Gazipasa

Asia | December 5, 2020 7:42:50 PM IST

Gazipasa [Turkey], December 5 (ANI/Xinhua): An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted 49 km SW of Gazipasa, Turkey at 1244 GMT on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

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Afghanistan reports 253 new COVID-19 cases

Asia | December 5, 2020 6:43:00 PM IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 5 (ANI/Xinhua): Afghanistan reported 253 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking its total count to 47,641, including 8,291 active cases, the country's Ministry of Public

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Voting underway for Kuwait parliamentary elections

Kuwait City |Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST

Voting was underway on Saturday for the parliamentary elections in Kuwait with 326 candidates running for 50 seats.

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25,000 residents flee wildfire in southern California

San Francisco |Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST

About 25,000 residents have been evacuated due to a wind-driven wildfire occurring near Irvine City in southern California, according to local firefighting authorities.

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New US admin should rectify costly, consequential federal policies: Columbia University head

New York |Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST

The next US administration should rectify "costly and consequential" federal policies which have damaged American universities' ability to attract top academic talent from around the globe, Lee C. Bol

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San Francisco to adopt stay-at-home order to contain Covid-19

San Francisco |Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the city will join counties across the Bay Area to impose significant restrictions across the region to mitigate the unabated Covid-19 resurgence in Cal

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