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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 ...


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 ...


New Zealand men, women players to receive same pay in 'ground-breaking' five-year deal

Wellington [New Zealand], July 5 (ANI): Women and men will be paid the same amount for representing New Zealand and ...


Ireland announce 14-player squad for T20Is against New Zealand

Dublin [Ireland], July 5 (ANI): Cricket Ireland have named a 14-member squad for the upcoming three-match home T20I series against ...


Jasprit Bumrah completes 100 wickets across SENA countries, joins league of Kapil Dev, Kumble

Birmingham [India], July 4 (ANI): Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been proving his worth as an outstanding pacer in SENA (South ...


ICC Player of the Month: Jonny Bairstow, Daryl Mitchell among six players nominated for June 2022

Dubai [UAE], July 4 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the nominees for the Player of the Month ...


Women's Hockey WC: Indian team aim for perfect execution against China

Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 4 (ANI): The Indian women's team put up a spirited show to kickstart their campaign with a ...


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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 ...

No end in sight as South Africa suffers thru power cuts

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: More frequent power cuts in South Africa have affected households and businesses across the country, with state-owned ...

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 ...

As Covid cases rise in France, no return to mandatory restrictions

NICE, France -As some 1,000 Frenchmen are being hospitalized daily with Covid infections, French officials have "invited" or "recommended" the ...

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 ...

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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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Greenback soars as oil plunges below $100 a barrel, U.S. stocks mixed

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks gyrated on Tuesday, with major indices tumbling more than two percent before regaining ...


India prohibits use of single-use plastic in bid to reduce litter

NEW DELHI, India: To combat worsening pollution, India, the world's second most populous country, has banned single-use plastic items, ranging ...


Airbnb announces worldwide ban on parties held in rentals

SAN FRANCISCO, California: In response to a string of shootings that have broken out at U.S. properties it lists, rental ...


Stocks in Asia on the boil after Australia's central bank hikes interest rates

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia strengthened on Tuesday with major gains recorded across the region.The Reserve Bank of ...


To prevent fuel price hikes, India sets windfall tax on oil producers

NEW DELHI, India: As the Indian government aims to increase local fuel supplies to meet rising demand and boost federal ...


Exxon tells shareholders to expect $16 billion Q2 profits

HOUSTON, Texas: Exxon Mobil Corp said this week that profits from skyrocketing fuel prices could result in a record $16 ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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