Athens town hall turns off lights to save energy

ATHENS – As part of temporary measures aimed at fighting an energy crisis caused by Russia’s war against…

6.8-magnitude quake hits Taiwan, 2 trapped in collapsed building

TOKYO – The magnitude-6.8 earthquake that struck southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, has left a trail of destruction on the island’s east coast, where…

Oil up over demand recovery signs

ANKARA – Oil prices have increased amid signs of better demand appetite and possible OPEC+ action to lower output…

APEC seeks to balance health, economic policy

JAKARTA – Health ministers from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members target to strengthen global and domestic preparedness…

Most parts of world will face ‘extreme heat’ by 2100

ANKARA – Most parts of the world will be in the grip of “extreme heat” by 2100,…

Study: Pandemic hikes Japanese suicides by 8K

TOKYO – The Covid-19 pandemic led to 8,000 more suicides in Japan between March 2020 and June 2022, more than…

UN calls for ‘massive and generous’ support to help ease food crisis

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged wealthier countries “to open their wallets and their hearts” for…

US bares new $775-M military aid for Ukraine

WASHINGTON – The Joe Biden administration has announced Friday a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine worth US$775 million in…

Newly identified Langya virus now being tracked after China infection

ISTANBUL – Researchers are now monitoring a newly identified virus in China that appears to be transmitted from animals…

NY police take custody of suspect who attacked Salman Rusdie

WASHINGTON/ANKARA – The suspect, who attacked author Salman Rushdie on stage recently in New York state, was taken into…