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In "geopolitical signal," UE, New Zealand sign free trade pact

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand ended successfully this week, paving ...


Viral picture of baby wearing full mask takes Internet by storm

Washington [US], July 6 (ANI): Babies and their quirks go hand-in-hand. However, a recent viral picture of a baby in ...


New Zealand asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 6 (ANI): Amid the economic crisis and potential civil disorder in Sri Lanka, New Zealand has ...


Men's Test Rankings: Pant storms to 6th place; Virat drops by 3 spots

Dubai [UAE], July 6 (ANI): Hot streaks from Jonny Bairstow and Rishabh Pant have seen the batters climb into the ...


New Zealand records 10,290 new COVID cases, 12 more deaths

Wellington [New Zealand], July 6 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand recorded 10,290 new community cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths, the ...


Women's Hockey WC: Team India to face New Zealand in must-win game

Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 6 (ANI): The Indian women's team put up a spirited fight in their second match of the ...


Thunder ink No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren to rookie deal

No. 2 overall draft pick Chet Holmgren agreed to his rookie contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. The ...


FIH Women's Hockey World Cup: Vandana's goal helps India secure 1-1 draw against China

Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 5 (ANI): The Indian Women's Hockey Team held China to a 1-1 draw in their second pool ...


US, Allies Seek to Meet Chinese Challenge With Blue Pacific Grouping

Partners in the Blue Pacific, established late last month by United States, Australia and three other allies, is seen by ...


Cities: how urban design can make people less likely to use public spaces

Urban beautification campaigns are usually sold to local residents as a way to improve their daily lives. Design elements - ...


New Zealand detects Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 for first time

Wellington [New Zealand], July 5 (ANI/Xinhua): The Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 has been detected in New Zealand for the first time ...


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Germany urging elderly to counter Covid with Paxlovid pill

BERLIN, Germany: Karl Lauterbach, Germany's health minister, has said that he will encourage family doctors to issue more prescriptions for ...

Summer travel returns worldwide, even with air problems, surging Covid

PARIS, France: According to projections and interviews by the Associated Press in 11 countries, tourism officials have said they expect ...

Six hikers dead when falling glacier strikes in Italian Alps

TRENTO, Italy: Record warm temperatures caused a mountain glacier in the Italian Alps to collapse on July 3, killing at ...

Qatar World Cup to receive US security assistance

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will assist Qatar with security during the 2022 World Cup, which begins ...

Minimal disruptions as summer strikes continue at Paris airport

PARIS, France: Signaling further disruptions for summer travelers, workers at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport said they would go on strike ...

Angry Russia vows retaliation after Bulgaria expels diplomats

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Russian diplomats and their families departed Bulgaria over the weekend, amidst heightened tensions between the two eastern European ...

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China must abide by Hong Kong agreements, says Prime Minister Johnson

LONDON England: In a video post, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK will work to hold Beijing ...

Rescuers find 3 alive, 27 missing after boat sinks off Hong Kong

HONG KONG: An engineering vessel with 30 people on board went missing 200 miles off Hong Kong after it snapped ...

In "geopolitical signal," UE, New Zealand sign free trade pact

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand ended successfully this week, paving ...

After shark kills swimmer, Egyptian authorities close Red Sea beach

CAIRO, Egypt: Egyptian authorities have prohibited swimming in a stretch of the Red Sea after an Australian woman was killed ...

Tokyo suffers through heatwave, worst since 1875

Tokyo, Japan: On June 28, Japan baked under intense heat for a fourth successive day, with temperatures breaking nearly 150-year-old ...

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U.S. stock markets forge ahead, U.S. dollar steadies after heady gains

NEW YORK, New York - The U.S. stock markets again edged in and out of positive territory on Wednesday, but ...


EU $1.3 billion seeks to wean country from oil economy

BRUSSELS, Belgium: A document released by the European Union this week revealed that the bloc and its development finance institutions ...


Poland tells banks to give savers higher interest or expect more taxes

WARSAW, Poland: As Poland's main interest rate remains at its highest level since 2008, boosting the profits of Polish banks, ...


Asian stocks in major slide, Nikkei 225 drops 316 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks across Asia lost ground on Wednesday, although the New Zealand market defied the regional trend ...


EasyJet boss quits due to flight cancellations

LONDON, England: After EasyJet canceled thousands of flights this summer to limit the disruption caused to passengers from both air ...


Chip shortage causes GM to store 95,000 incomplete cars

DETROIT, Michigan, global shortage of computer chips, vehicles, Detroit automaker, General Motors, GM's total salesDETROIT, Michigan: The global shortage of ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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