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Greek economist: economic center of gravity shifting eastwards

ATHENS, Feb. 27 (PNA/TASS) — Whether western European countries want it or not, the center of economic gravity is shifting eastwards, and the member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union as…

IS kidnaps 220 Christian Assyrians in northern Syria

DAMASCUS, Feb. 26 (PNA/Xinhua) — The number of Christian Assyrians snatched by the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Syria has risen to 220 over the past three days, a…

Fight against government move to regulate Internet intensified in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — The nationwide fight against U.S. government’s attempt to regulate the Internet has significantly intensified as a final decision is to be announced on Thursday….

UN Charter indispensable in maintaining world peace, stability

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday the Charter of the United Nations, adopted 70 years ago, has great relevance today and continues to…

Leaders of four countries agree to carry out Ukraine cease-fire deal

PARIS, Feb. 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia on Thursday agreed to push through the implementation of the ceasefire accord in Kiev, forged last week…

WHO: Ebola virus death toll in West Africa reaches 9,353

GENEVA, Feb. 17 (PNA/TASS) — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 9,353 while as many as 23,182 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in…

Nearly 16 million Yemenis need humanitarian aid: UN

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that more than 60 percent of the population in Yemen — nearly 16 million…

2nd LD-Writethru: 6.2-magnitude quake jolts off Taiwan, delays trains

TAIPEI/BEIJING, Feb. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted southern Taiwan on Saturday morning, delaying trains that affected nearly 3,000 passengers. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake wobbled…

Majority of troops fighting Ebola outbreak in West Africa to return – DoD

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (PNA/Sputnik) — The United States will return most of its military personnel located in West Africa helping to fight the Ebola outbreak since being deployed to the…

U.N. council set to vote Feb 12 on Russia’s resolution curbing Islamic State cash flow

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 11 (PNA/TASS) — The United Nations Security Council will vote on Thursday on a draft resolution intended to increase pressure on governments to cut off the cash…

Thailand, Japan sign MoI on railway cooperation

BANGKOK, Feb. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — Thailand and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) on cooperation in developing Thailand’s rail system, said a statement posted on the Thai government’s…

Southeast Asia seen among drivers of global energy demand in 2030

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Feb. 10 (PNA) — The Southeast Asian region is forecast to be among the main drivers of global energy demand by 2030, according to the…

Australian Prime Minister retains post after leadership vote

MOSCOW, Feb. 9 (PNA/Sputnik) — Australia’s ruling Liberal Party held a secret vote to debate the party’s leadership amid public discontent with Abbott’s economic and social policies. Following the vote,…

G20 meeting warns of challenges for global economy in 2015

ISTANBUL, Feb. 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — Financial officials and policymakers attending a Group of 20 (G20) ministerial meeting have warned that weak growth and diverging monetary policies among major economies may…

Jordan’s response to IS’ killing of pilot will be harsh: king

AMMAN, Feb 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday said Jordan’s response to the killing of the Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State (IS) group will be…