Germany, US to send battle tanks to Ukraine; Russia slams decision

WASHINGTON/BERLIN/KYIV — The United States and Germany have announced plans to arm Ukraine with dozens of battle tanks in its fight against Russia, which...

Myanmar opium cultivation surging under military rule, says UN

OPIUM CULTIVATION in military-ruled Myanmar jumped by 33% last year, reversing a six-year downward trend in the strife-torn country, the United Nations (UN) said...

Peruvian lawmakers file motion seeking to impeach new president

LIMA — A group of Peruvian lawmakers on Wednesday submitted a motion seeking to impeach President Dina Boluarte after a little over a month...

Meta to reinstate Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts

Meta Platforms Inc. said Wednesday it will reinstate former US President Donald J. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks, following a...

British banking damaged by slow supervisors warns industry report

LONDON — Britain’s regulators can be slow, inefficient and unpredictable, raising costs and slowly damaging the financial sector’s global competitiveness, industry body TheCityUK said...

US to test nuclear-powered spacecraft by 2027

WASHINGTON — The United States plans to test a spacecraft engine powered by nuclear fission by 2027 as part of a long-term NASA effort...

Updated COVID vaccines prevented illness from latest variants — CDC

The updated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) boosters from Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE and Moderna helped prevent symptomatic infections against the new XBB-related subvariants, offering new...

UN predicts world economic growth to slow in 2023, pick up in 2024

Global economic growth is projected to slow to 1.9% this year from an estimated 3% in 2022, according to a United Nations (UN) report...

California massacres heighten immigrants’ fears of gun violence

HALF MOON BAY/MONTEREY PARK, California — America was supposed to be a place of safety for Jose Romero when he arrived some two years...

US, Germany poised to send tanks to Ukraine, answering Kyiv’s pleas

BERLIN/KYIV — The United States (US)  and Germany are poised to provide a significant boost to Kyiv’s war effort with the delivery of heavy...

North Korea locks down capital city over ‘respiratory illness’ — report

SEOUL — Authorities in the North Korean capital Pyongyang have ordered a five-day lockdown due to rising cases of an unspecified respiratory illness, Seoul-based...

Heavy snow, deep cold halts transport across Japan

TOKYO — Heavy snow blanketed wide swathes of Japan on Wednesday, snarling traffic, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations and disrupting train travel, leaving at...
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