July

July 30, 2021

Turkey wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes rage on

Firefighters are tackling blazes for a third day in Turkey’s Mediterranean and southern Aegean region. It’s not known how the devastating fires started, but one official says he can’t rule out “sabotage.” […]
July 29, 2021

Blinken says Tunisian president promised ‘democratic path’

The US secretary of state says Kais Saied promised him he was committed to democracy, as he urged him to restore parliament. […]
July 28, 2021

Azerbaijan urges Armenia to stop provocative steps at border

Armenian side not following cease-fire requirements, says Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry […]
July 28, 2021

North, South Korea in talks over summit, reopening liaison office

North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that Pyongyang demolished last year and hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations, three South Korean government sources with knowledge of the matter said. […]  
July 27, 2021

UNESCO adds four natural, three cultural sites to World Heritage List

Four natural sites and three cultural sites were added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List on Monday, Xinhua reports. […]
July 22, 2021

U.S.-China Talks Point to Effort to Manage Rising Tension

An agreement by the U.S. and China for their first face-to-face talks between senior diplomats in months represents the latest effort by both sides to keep a growing list of disputes from spiraling out of control. […]
July 22, 2021

China rejects WHO plan for study of COVID-19 origin

China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus […]
July 21, 2021

Brexit and COVID combine to leave supermarket shelves empty in the UK

Brexit and the COVID pandemic are combining to leave some UK supermarket shelves empty, according to the Road Haulage Association […]
July 19, 2021

Politicians from across world call for ‘global green deal’ to tackle climate crisis

New alliance urges governments to work together to deliver a just transition to a green economy […]
July 19, 2021

A Pacific nation’s Covid-19 crisis has become a political power play between China and Australia

China and Australia have found another battleground for their deepening diplomatic standoff: the Pacific Islands’ pandemic response. […]