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Russia foils Ukraine’s drone attacks

In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Aug 8, 2023, a Russian howitzer fires toward Ukrainian positions at an undisclosed location. (PHOTO / RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY PRESS VIA AP) MOSCOW/KYIV – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it had thwarted Ukraine's attempts to carry out attacks […]

5.8-magnitude quake hits Chiapas, Mexico

View of the historic centre San Cristóbal in Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, on May 19, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) BEIJING – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 jolted Chiapas, Mexico at 0933 GMT on Wednesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said. The epicenter, with a depth of 123.5 km, was initially determined […]

Nigeria announces new sanctions on Niger junta supporters

The defense chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries excluding Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea and Niger, pose for a group photo during their extraordinary meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, Aug 4, 2023, to discuss the situation in Niger. (PHOTO / AP) ABUJA – Nigeria announced on Tuesday sanctions on organizations, groups […]

More than 37 million people live in poverty in US

This file photo dated Oct 28, 2021 shows the White House in Washington, DC, the United States. (PHOTO / XINHUA) More than 37.9 million people in the United States live in poverty, as many struggle to afford basic necessities such as food, healthcare and a permanent place to live, figures show, despite the country being […]

Two combat drones shot down near Moscow

Firefighters stand next to a damaged building after a reported drone attack in Moscow, Russia, Aug 1, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) MOSCOW / KIEV – Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Wednesday that two combat drones flying toward Moscow were shot down by Russian air defense forces. At the time of the shootdown, one was […]

Polish health minister resigns amid prescription scandal

This file photo shows people wearing face masks seen in central Warsaw, Poland on Nov 7, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA) WARSAW – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday that he has accepted the resignation of Health Minister Adam Niedzielski who provoked outrage by disclosing sensitive information about a doctor. On Thursday, Poland's private […]

Russia suspends tax treaties with ‘unfriendly countries’

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug 8, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Tuesday to suspend certain provisions within double taxation agreements with 38 unfriendly countries. A Double Tax Agreement is a bilateral agreement between two countries that seeks […]