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Moscow, Kyiv sign deal to resume grain exports from Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine sign an agreement with Türkiye and the United Nations on shipping Ukrainian grain, foodstuff, and fertilizer to international markets via the Black Sea in Istanbul, on July 22, 2022. (PHOTO/XINHUA) ISTANBUL – Russia and Ukraine signed a long-awaited deal here on Friday to safely transfer Ukrainian grain, foodstuff, and fertilizer to international […]

WB to fund $100m in food insecurity aid to Sudan via WFP

A demonstrator throws a tire on a fire during a protest over economic conditions, in Khartoum, Sudan on June 30, 2021. (MARWAN ALI / AP PHOTO) While funding under agreements signed with the Government of Sudan remains paused, development partners are pleased to provide direct support to the Sudanese people during this critical time Ousmane […]

Egypt starts reactor construction of 1st nuke power plant

Egypt starts reactor construction of 1st nuke power plant

CAIRO – Egypt began constructing the first reactor unit of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant, sending a signal that the country's plan to build its first nuclear power plant is rolling smoothly, the Egyptian government announced Thursday. El-Dabaa plant, located in the Mediterranean province of Matrouh, some 300 km northwest of Cairo, is Egypt's first […]

UK’s top court to hear Scottish independence case in Oct

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a speech during a press conference to launch a second independence paper, at the Bute House, in Edinburgh, on July 14, 2022. The paper is titled "Renewing Democracy Through Independence" and will set out the Scottish Government's view that people living in Scotland have the right to choose how […]

Biden tests positive for COVID-19

US President Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order protecting access to reproductive health care services, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on July 8, 2022. (SAMUEL CORUM / AFP) WASHINGTON – Joe Biden, the oldest person ever to serve as president of the United States, has tested positive […]

Wildfires rage across Europe as climate alarm sounded

Residents spray water with a hose as fire burns near houses in the area of Drafi east of Athens on July 20, 2022. (THANASSIS STAVRAKIS / AP) ATHENS/LONDON – Emergency services battled wildfires across swathes of southern Europe amid mass evacuations on Wednesday, as warnings sounded in London after Britain's hottest day that the fight […]

Italian PM Draghi looks doomed after coalition splinters

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi reacts during the debate on the government crisis following his resignation the week before, at the Senate in Rome on July 20, 2022. (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) ROME – Italy's government crumbled on Wednesday when three of Prime Minister Mario Draghi's main coalition partners snubbed a confidence vote he had […]

High tolerance of hate worries US homeland security head

US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a discussion of the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, the United States on July 19, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) ASPEN, the United States – Calling divisiveness one of the many threats facing the United States, US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday blamed […]