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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 ...

Scott McLaughlin ekes out second win of 2022 at Mid-Ohio

Scott McLaughlin of New Zealand found the winner's circle for the second time this IndyCar season by edging Spaniard Alex ...

New Zealand PM pushes for diplomatic solution to prevent Chinese invasion of Taiwan

London [UK], July 3 (ANI): To prevent the Chinese takeover of Taiwan, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that ...

FIH Women's Hockey WC: India and England share points after high-voltage opener ends in a 1-1 draw

Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 3 (ANI): The Indian Women's Hockey Team and England produced a high-voltage campaign opener in their Pool ...

New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner tests COVID-19 positive ahead of Ireland tour

Auckland [New Zealand], July 3 (ANI): New Zealand have suffered a blow ahead of their white-ball tour of Ireland with ...

'Ready for challenge': Captain Savita ahead of India's opening WC match against England

Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 2 (ANI): The Indian Women's Hockey Team and their English rivals have competed strongly with encounters between ...

Khabib disputes claims over UFC middleweight king

Khabib Nurmagomedov has disagreed with his own manager's claims that he could beat Israel AdesanyaRetired former UFC lightweight champ Khabib ...

Brain function of event trauma-exposed individuals restores over time: Study

Washington [US], July 2 (ANI): The brain function of otherwise-healthy individuals exposed to event trauma has the ability to 'bounce ...

England coach Paul Collingwood hails 'world-class' Rishabh Pant's ton in Edgbaston Test

Birmingham [UK], July 2 (ANI): England's assistant coach Paul Collingwood was all praise for Rishabh Pant's 'world-class' innings which rescued ...

Australian PM lambasts China's 'barbarism' in Indo-Pacific region

Beijing [China], July 1 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was seen joining the voices of the Indo-Pacific leaders at ...

Every match is crucial, says Indian women's hockey ace forward Vandana Katariya

Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 1 (ANI): Emphasizing the importance of doing well in each of the group stage matches at the ...

Ben Stokes-led England win toss, opt to bowl against India in rescheduled 5th Test

Birmingham [UK], July 1 (ANI): England Test captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bowl against India in ...

Sourav Ganguly, other top officials to witness India's Edgbaston Test against England

Birmingham [UK], July 1 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly and other top ...

New Zealand's Lauren Down ruled out of CWG 2022; Tahuhu, Green receive call-ups

Mount Maunganui [New Zealand], July 1 (ANI): New Zealand women's team batter Lauren Down and bowler Jess Kerr have been ...

Costa Rica beat New Zealand to qualify for 2022 World Cup

DOHA, 14th June, 2022 (WAM)-- Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to book their place at Qatar 2022 to become ...

NASA loses touch with Moon probe

The US space agency hopes to re-establish contact with the CAPSTONE mission The probe testing an orbital approach for the ...

Updated strategy, new members, old enemies: NATO summit highlights

On day two of its annual summit, the bloc formally focused its sights on Russia NATO's annual summit continued in ...

New strategy, new members, old enemies: NATO summit highlights

On day two of its annual summit, the alliance formally focused its strategy against Russia NATO's annual summit continued in ...

5 Filipinos killed in New Zealand car crash: embassy

MANILA - Five Filipinos were killed in a car crash near Picton, New Zealand over the weekend, the Philippine Embassy ...

Perth man jailed for 10 years over $2.7m drug plots

Editor's Note: Footage and photographs from the man's arrest are available via HightailA Perth man described as a trusted member ...

Market exchange rates in China -- July 6

BEIJING, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...

New Zealand to host first ever FIFA Women's World Cup playoff

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 playoff tournament, the first ever in the competition's history, ...

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, July 5

SYDNEY -- Australia's central bank has lifted interest rates by 0.50 basis points (BPS) on Tuesday, bringing the new rate ...

Australian central bank raises interest rates in 3rd consecutive lift

SYDNEY, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Australia's central bank has lifted interest rates by 0.50 basis points (BPS) on Tuesday, bringing ...

New Zealand detects Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 for 1st time

WELLINGTON, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 has been detected in New Zealand for the first time as ...

Market exchange rates in China -- July 5

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...

New Zealand reports 6,498 community cases of COVID-19

WELLINGTON, July 4 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand has recorded 6,498 new community cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths, the ...

Market exchange rates in China -- July 4

BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...

New Zealand reports 4,924 community cases of COVID-19

WELLINGTON, July 3 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 4,924 community cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health ...

New Zealand reports 6,460 community cases of COVID-19

WELLINGTON, July 2 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 6,460 community cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, said the Ministry of Health ...

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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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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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