[

World News

]

New York posts job listing for 'rat czar’ to lead its anti-rodent fight

Published on Dec 03, 2022 10:45 AM IST

Mayor Eric Adams' administration posted a job listing this week seeking someone to lead the city's long-running battle against rats.

A rat runs across a sidewalk in the snow in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S.(REUTERS file)
A rat runs across a sidewalk in the snow in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S.(REUTERS file)

Beijing, Shenzhen sigh with relief as Covid curbs eased after 'historic' protest

Although daily cases hover near all-time highs, some cities are taking steps to loosen COVID-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules as China looks to make its zero-COVID policy more targeted.

Pandemic prevention workers in protective suits get ready to enter an apartment building that went into lockdown as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks continue in Beijing.(REUTERS file)
Pandemic prevention workers in protective suits get ready to enter an apartment building that went into lockdown as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks continue in Beijing.(REUTERS file)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 10:20 AM IST

US puts 4 militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan in list of global terrorists

The State Department's announcement on Thursday comes days after Pakistan's Taliban movement, known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP, ended a monthslong ceasefire with Pakistan and resumed attacks across the country.

The United States President Joe Biden. (REUTERS file)
The United States President Joe Biden. (REUTERS file)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 08:22 AM IST

Macron, Musk hold close-door meet, have ‘honest’ talk on Twitter content rules

In a series of tweets, Macron Saturday said he discussed with Musk the need to protect "our children online" and concerns about content moderation on the platform, which Musk bought for $44 billion in October.

French President Emmanuel Macron meets Twitter boss Elon Musk in New Orleans.(@EmmanuelMacron)
French President Emmanuel Macron meets Twitter boss Elon Musk in New Orleans.(@EmmanuelMacron)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 08:13 AM IST

G7 group agrees $60 per barrel price cap for Russian oil

The EU agreed the price after holdout Poland gave its support, paving the way for formal approval over the weekend. The G7 and Australia said in a statement the price cap would take effect on Dec. 5 or very soon thereafter.

U.S. officials said the deal was unprecedented and demonstrated the resolve of the coalition opposing Russia's war.(MINT_PRINT)
U.S. officials said the deal was unprecedented and demonstrated the resolve of the coalition opposing Russia's war.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 06:07 AM IST

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January

Mpox cases have plummeted in recent weeks, with just a handful of new infections being reported every week in the month of November, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January(Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)
US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January(Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 05:00 AM IST

Prince William meets US President Biden at Boston's waterfront

The trip that began on Wednesday was the first overseas excursion for William and his wife, Kate, since the death of Queen Elizabeth in September and with their new titles of Prince and Princess of Wales.

Prince William meets US President Biden at Boston's waterfront
Prince William meets US President Biden at Boston's waterfront
Published on Dec 03, 2022 04:32 AM IST

WHO estimates 90% world population has some resistance to Covid-19

Gaps in vigilance were leaving the door open for a new virus variant to appear and overtake the globally dominant Omicron, said World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

WHO estimates 90% world population has some resistance to Covid-19
WHO estimates 90% world population has some resistance to Covid-19
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 05:03 AM IST

G20 not a ‘magic forum’ to solve the war in Ukraine: US diplomat

The Ukraine crisis is being seen as one of the key challenges for India’s presidency, which began on December 1

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with US Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Jones, in New Delhi on November 30. (PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with US Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Jones, in New Delhi on November 30. (PTI)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 09:56 PM IST

‘India strong partner of US’: Joe Biden's tweet on G20 mentions ‘friend PM Modi’

“India is a strong partner of the United States, and I look forward to supporting my friend Prime Minister Modi during India’s G20 presidency,” Biden tweeted.

US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI file)
US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI file)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 07:46 PM IST

Kate and Prince William don't want to meet Meghan and Harry in US because…

Kate Middleton-Prince William: Royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti said it was unlikely that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would attend the event.

Kate Middleton-Prince William: Britain's Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, are seen. (AP)
Kate Middleton-Prince William: Britain's Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, are seen. (AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 07:17 PM IST

Pak PM condemns 'assassination' attempt on country's head of mission in Kabul

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned what he said in a Twitter post was an assassination attempt on his country's head of mission.

Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is seen.(Reuters)
Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is seen.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 06:55 PM IST

Chinese ‘super embassy’ blocked in London, a blow to Xi Jinping: Explained

China-UK Relations: The decision comes in the same week that UK prime minister Rishi Sunak declared that the “golden era” of good relations with China was over.

China-UK Relations: Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen. (Reuters)
China-UK Relations: Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 06:40 PM IST

Prince William, Kate Middleton booed during 1st US visit in 8 years. Here's why

Prince William- Kate Middleton: The Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Prince William- Kate Middleton: Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales.(AFP)
Prince William- Kate Middleton: Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales.(AFP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 06:31 PM IST

Video: Women whipped in Afghanistan for going to shop without male guardian

Afghanistan: Last week, three women and 11 men were flogged following the orders of an Afghan court.

Afghanistan: The woman can be seen being whipped.(Twitter)
Afghanistan: The woman can be seen being whipped.(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 11:11 AM IST

Alarm after Ukrainian embassies receive 'bloody packages' containing animal eyes

Russia-Ukraine War: The packages, soaked in a liquid with a distinctive colour and smell, were sent to embassies.

Police stands outside of Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Spain.(Reuters)
Police stands outside of Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Spain.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 05:37 PM IST

Harry didn't want friend to attend wedding after he said this about Meghan

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry was very angry and banned the friend from attending the evening wedding reception.

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen.(AP)
Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen.(AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 05:22 PM IST

Former UK Chancellor Sajid Javid will not stand for re-election

Sajid Javid: Sajid Javid will not stand for re-election at the next national election, he said.

Sajid Javid: Sajid Javid is seen. (Reuters)
Sajid Javid: Sajid Javid is seen. (Reuters)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 05:05 PM IST

Russia awaiting response on Zaporizhzhia safety zone, talks ongoing: Report

Russia-Ukraine War: Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which was seized by Russia shortly after its invasion of Ukraine, has since come under repeated shelling.

Russia-Ukraine War: Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has been held by the Russian forces for months.
Russia-Ukraine War: Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has been held by the Russian forces for months.
Published on Dec 02, 2022 05:02 PM IST

Putin tells Germany's Scholz that West's line on Ukraine is 'destructive'

Russia-Ukraine War: Vladimir Putin defended Russia's missile strikes on targets in Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen. (AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen. (AFP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 05:01 PM IST

China to bring in ‘emergency’ level censorship over zero-Covid protests: Report

Covid Protests In China: The crackdown, including the tracking and questioning of protesters, comes alongside the easing of pandemic restrictions in China.

Covid Protests In China: Barricades erected along Wulumuqi Road, a site of earlier protests, in Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Covid Protests In China: Barricades erected along Wulumuqi Road, a site of earlier protests, in Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 04:30 PM IST

Airbnb urged to require carbon monoxide detectors after 3 die

In a statement, Airbnb said it has suspended the listing and cancelled upcoming reservations pending investigation of the incident.

Airbnb said it has not yet confirmed that carbon monoxide exposure was responsible for the deaths. (Representational Image)
Airbnb said it has not yet confirmed that carbon monoxide exposure was responsible for the deaths. (Representational Image)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 04:21 PM IST

Royal staffers have a new nickname for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle. Any guesses?

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: A royal author claims that courtiers have another way of referring to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen. (AP)
Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen. (AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 04:14 PM IST

Indians abroad set to send record $100 billion in remittances: What it means

World Bank On Remittances: India had received $89.4 billion in remittances in 2021, according to the World Bank, making it the top recipient globally last year.

Remittances To India: World Bank headquarters.(File)
Remittances To India: World Bank headquarters.(File)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 04:02 PM IST

Boris Johnson vs Leonardo DiCaprio over this London pollution plan

The intervention pits Boris Johnson against Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio who praised the London mayor.

Boris Johnson: Britain's former Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks.(Reuters)
Boris Johnson: Britain's former Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 03:41 PM IST

Russia is ready to provide increased gas supplies to Uzbekistan, deputy PM says

Russia-Ukraine War: “We are ready to ensure an increase in gas supplies to the Republic of Uzbekistan,” Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said.

Russia-Ukraine War: Alexander Novak, Russia's deputy prime minister, speaks.(Bloomberg)
Russia-Ukraine War: Alexander Novak, Russia's deputy prime minister, speaks.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 03:32 PM IST

Three killed in Russian artillery attacks on Ukraine's Kherson region

Russia-Ukraine War: Governor Yaroslav Yanushevych wrote on the Telegram messaging app that Russian troops had bombarded the city of Kherson.

Russia-Ukraine War: A view shows an apartment building damaged by a recent Russian military strike.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: A view shows an apartment building damaged by a recent Russian military strike.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 03:24 PM IST

Putin open to talks, won't pull out of Ukraine: Kremlin, day after Biden remarks

Russia-Ukraine War: Finding a mutual basis for talks is difficult as the United States does not recognise the "new territories" in Ukraine, Kremlin said.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen. (AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 05:48 PM IST

Official says over 10,000 Ukrainian troops killed in Russian invasion

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian forces kept up rocket attacks on infrastructure and airstrikes against Ukrainian troop positions along the contact line.

Russia-Ukraine War: Residents check the damage of a shop destroyed during a Russian attack in Kherson.(AP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Residents check the damage of a shop destroyed during a Russian attack in Kherson.(AP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 03:12 PM IST
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, December 03, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals