Germany's new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. &q..
The United States and its European allies said on Thursday that it was now just a matter of weeks to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after a round of talks in which a French diplomatic source said there had been no progress on the core issues. ..
At least 17 people have been killed in a huge explosion near a mining town in south-western Ghana, officials say. Police say a vehicle carrying mining explosives collided with a motorcycle near the town of Bogoso. Images shared by local media s..
Russia is sending two battalions of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus to join military drills there next month, the Interfax news agency said on Friday, at a time of acute tensions with the West over neighbouring Ukraine. Russian mil..
Pakistan reported on Friday over 7,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day, its highest daily number of infections since the pandemic began, as the south Asian nation imposes new restrictions to curb the fast-spreading Omicron variant. At least 7,678 c..
The world's oldest man died in Spain on Tuesday at the age of 112 years and 341 days, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Saturnino de la Fuente García, of León, Spain, was named the oldest living man just four month..
UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet launched a $400.5 million funding appeal for 2022, urging States and private donors to support her "agenda of rights". Presenting the Offices?(OHCHR) Annual Appeal, the High Commissioner said that ..
A UN report, issued by the World Meteorological Organization WMO, confirmed that the last seven years were the hottest ever in human history. Although average global temperatures were temporarily cooled by the 2020-2022 La Nina events, 2021 was st..
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of COVID-19 measures including mandatory face masks in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases caused by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Johnson's light t..
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