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(Bloomberg) — North Korea staged its first military-style parade since Joe Biden became president, with leader Kim Jong Un presiding over an event where displays of his state’s weaponry were apparently scaled down from previous events. North Korea’s state TV on Thursday began airing at about 5 p.m the parade that took place several hours […]

A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients has claimed the lives of at least 10 people in North Macedonia. Its not yet clear how the large blaze started — or how many patients were inside. At least 10 people have been killed and many more injured after a fire broke at a hospital set […]

Ukraine is the fifth country in as many weeks to lay down some ground rules for the cryptocurrency market, a sign that governments around the world are realizing that bitcoin is here to stay. In a nearly unanimous vote, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a law that legalizes and regulates cryptocurrency. The bill was set in […]

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister arrived in Libya on Thursday to reopen the country’s embassy in Tripoli. “Today, we want to show with the reopening that Germany is and will remain a committed partner of Libya,” Heiko Maas said upon his arrival in Tripoli. “We want to have a voice in the Libyan capital […]

BELFAST (Reuters) -Northern Ireland’s largest pro-British party threatened on Thursday to withdraw from the region’s power-sharing government unless big changes were made within weeks to the terms of Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union. Democratic Unionist Party leader Jeffrey Donaldson demanded the removal of most of the new trade barriers between the British province […]

The World Health Organisation has called for a pause on vaccine booster shots until 2022. The Health body wants wealthier countries to distribute doses to other countries with low vaccines supplies before injecting booster shots. A ‘moratorium’ on third doses of the vaccine had initially proposed through the end of September. The Director General says […]

North Macedonia’s government will hold an emergency meeting Thursday over a fire overnight that ripped through a field hospital set up to treat COVID-19 patients, leaving at least 14 people dead. The blaze broke out late Wednesday in the western city of Tetovo, where the hospital had been set up following a recent spike in […]

When thousands of Afghans hoping to escape the incoming Taliban regime were cut off from Kabul airport last month, many started searching for alternative ways to flee. Hundreds made a daring dash for the airport at Mazar-i-Sharif — a city some 300 kilometres (185 miles) to the north on a route that had become punctuated […]

Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has apologised to the people of Afghanistan after fleeing to take refuge in the United Arab Emirates. “Leaving Kabul was the most difficult decision of my life,” he said, adding that he was sorry he “could not make it end differently”. Mr Ghani abruptly left Afghanistan as Taliban militants advanced […]

The Taliban says it will allow 200 Americans and other civilians to leave Afghanistan on charter flights, according to a US official. The official, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, said the Taliban were pressed to allow the departures by US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad. The flight is expected to depart on […]


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