Vladimir Putin

Russia terms US calls for anti-Putin sanctions as politically destructive

Russia has termed the United States calls for anti-Putin sanctions as politically destructive. Commenting on calls for freezing Russian President's assets, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Putin keeps money in the Rossiya Bank, which is already under sanctions. Earlier, the US President Joe Biden said that Russian President Putin would face sanctions if he invades Ukraine.

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Joe Biden

US President signs bill banning goods from China’s Xinjiang over forced labor

President Joe Biden has signed a bill into law to block imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove the items were made without forced labor. In a tweet, Joe Biden said the United States will continue to use every tool at our disposal to ensure supply chains are free from the use of forced labor.  

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Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave his annual news conference. Putin spoke in Russian. The quotes below were translated into English by Reuters. ON INFLATION & RATE HIKES "(Inflation) of 8% is a lot and we of course need to return to the target, to 4%." "I know the real (economy) sector's dissatisfaction with raising rates, but if this...

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Munir Akram

Pakistan welcomes UNSC resolution facilitating aid to Afghanistan

Pakistan has welcomed Wednesday’s U.N. Security Council resolution facilitating humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, where war and international sanctions have left the country on the verge of economic collapse. The resolution clearly confirms the international legality that humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people are not a violation of the provisions of the Security Council sanctions,” Ambassador Munir Akram said after the...

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United States

US thanks Pakistan for hosting extraordinary OIC session on Afghanistan

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken Wednesday said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Extraordinary session on Afghanistan last Sunday was a prime example of our collective determination and action to help those most in-need. The OIC Extraordinary Session on Afghanistan is a prime example of our collective determination and action to help those most in-need. We thank Pakistan...

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European nations reinstate restrictions amid Omicron surge

European leaders have announced to reinstate coronavirus restrictions as the new Omicron variant continues to spread across the continent. In a statement, the World Health Organization's top official Hans Kluge warned that the surge in cases across Europe will push health systems towards the brink of collapse. He said another storm is coming and governments should brace for significant increases...

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Myanmar: Up to 100 missing in jade mine landslide

In Myanmar, 10 people were killed and over 100 others were missing following a landslide at Hpakant mine in Kachin state on Wednesday. According to rescue workers, about 200 rescuers are searching to recover the bodies. According to BBC As many as 100 people are feared missing after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar. Rescue teams are desperately...

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Joe Biden

Biden: Americans should be ‘concerned about Omicron, but not panicked’

U.S. President Joe Biden said  that “We should all be concerned about Omicron, but not panicked,”. U.S. President Joe Biden said in an afternoon address delivered from the White House that vaccinated Americans should feel comfortable celebrating Christmas and the holidays as planned. “I know some Americans are wondering if you can safely celebrate the holiday with family and friends,”...

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India’s aggressive actions caused armed conflicts with China, Pakistan : Cheng Xizhong

India’s aggressive actions and territorial expansion policies caused armed conflicts with China and Pakistan. India believes that with the S-400 air defense missile systems, it can effectively deal with the “air threats from Pakistan and China”. In fact, this is a hypothetical “air threat”, because Pakistan and China never invade other countries. Historically, the wars between India and Pakistan and...

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US National Security

Iran denies direct talks with US in Vienna nuclear talks

Iran has rebutted the claim of US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about direct talks between the two countries over the past few months on the issue of revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. Addressing a press conference in Tehran, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh said since the beginning of the negotiations in Vienna, Iran has held no direct...

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Australia rules out lockdowns despite Omicron surge

Australia must move past "the heavy hand of government" and authorities must stop shutting down people's lives with COVID-19 lockdowns, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, as daily infections in the country shot up to a new pandemic high. According to  Reuters COVID-19 cases have been breaking records over the last several days, the surge fuelled by the more...

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Omicron’s global spread prompts renewed lockdowns, delayed reopenings

New Zealand delayed the planned reopening of its international border because of the sweeping spread of Omicron around the world on Tuesday, as several other countries reimposed social distancing measures. Many nations are on high alert just days ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, as the latest health crisis also takes a toll on financial markets, which fear the...

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WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicron

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and is causing infections in people already vaccinated or who have recovered from the COVID-19 disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. According to  Reuters WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan added it would be "unwise" to conclude from early evidence that Omicron...

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Gabriel Boric

Gabriel Boric wins Chile’s presidential election

In Chile, leftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won the country's presidential election. 35-years old Boric becomes one of the world's youngest political leaders and the youngest president in Chile's history. He won with 56 percent of the votes trailed by 44 percent votes in favour of his far-right rival Antonio Kast.  

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United Nation

UN rapporteur urges world community to do more to resolve Rohingya crisis

A special rapporteur of the United Nations has called on the international community to resolve Rohingya crisis by intensifying pressure on Myanmar from where they have fled to Bangladesh. Tom Andrews, U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, said in Dhaka that he would encourage the international community going back in Geneva to follow stronger and coordinated...

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Australia bouncy castle fall: Sixth child dies in hospital

A sixth child has died from injuries suffered in a bouncy castle accident in Australia last week, police say. Chace Harrison, 11, had his life support switched off at a Hobart hospital on Sunday, three days after the accident. He was among nine students who fell 10m (32 ft) from an inflatable castle when it was lifted up by wind...

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What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of The Omicron Variant Right Now?

World health leaders are warning that omicron, the new COVID variant discovered in November, could cause “severe consequences.” Researchers around the world are working tirelessly to learn everything they can about this newest iteration of the virus, which boasts a “Frankenstein mix” of mutations, including more than 30 on the all-important spike protein. Right now, there are still more questions...

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