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Mohamed Bazoum, candidate of the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, speaks after voting at a polling station in Niamey, Niger, Feb. 21, 2021. Voting for the second round of Niger's presidential election began on Sunday as more than 7.4 million Nigeriens are expected at polling stations to choose the successor of the outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou. (Xinhua)

Mohamed Bazoum wins Niger’s second round presidential election

Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate of Niger's ruling Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-TARAYYA), won the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, according...
Lee Jae-yong. [Photo/IC]

Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was jailed Monday for corruption linked to his management succession. The Seoul High Court sentenced Lee,...

US House votes to impeach Trump making him 1st president impeached twice

The U.S. House on Wednesday voted to impeach President Donald Trump over "incitement of insurrection," making him the first president to be impeached twice. ...
WASHINGTON D.C., April 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on April 22, 2020 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has signed an executive order, limiting immigration to the United States for 60 days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

JUST IN: U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 19 million – Johns Hopkins University

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 19 million on Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering...
Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda reaches “critical stage” with spike in new cases

Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike...
Absentee ballot election workers stuff ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 4, 2020. - The US election is officially open: North Carolina on September 4, 2020 launched vote-by-mail operations for the November 3 contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, which is getting uglier by the day. Worries about the unabated spread of the coronavirus are expected to prompt a major increase in the number of ballots cast by mail, as Americans avoid polling stations. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP)

Long wait for U.S. election result as Trump, Biden locked in tight race

Uncounted ballots in several "battleground states" by Wednesday morning have left open the question of who will be America's next president. As...
earth tremor

5.0-magnitude quake hits Liuli, Tanzania – USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 15 km south of Liuli, Tanzania at 0703 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...

Trump’s younger brother dies at 71

U.S. President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert Trump, died on Saturday night at the age of 71, according to the White House. ...

U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu closed, taken over by Chinese authorities

At 10 a.m. Monday, as required by China, the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu was closed. Relevant Chinese authorities then entered through the front...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 16 million

Global COVID-19 cases have surpassed 16 million on Sunday, the most recent statistics of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins...
rocket bomb

China’s fastest rocket carries deep space dream

A Long March-5 rocket blasted off Thursday at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province, carrying the country's Mars probe, Tianwen-1. ...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 15 million on Wednesday, reaching 15,008,046 as of 12:35 p.m. (1635 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science...

Nigeria’s FM tests positive for COVID-19

Nigeria's foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama on Sunday confirmed he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Onyeama said via Twitter that...
European Union

EU predicts “deeper recession” in 2020 than expected

The European economy will face a "deeper recession" than previously predicted due to the prolonged containment measures on the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Senegal reports 69 new COVID-19 cases as negotiations with EU on airspace reopening start

Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported this Tuesday 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 7,547...

Russian space corporation advisor detained on high treason suspicion

Ivan Safronov, an advisor to the director general of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, has been detained on suspicion of committing high treason,...
President Akufo Addo With President Xi Jinping Of China

China and Ghana exchange congratulations on 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Sunday with his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on the 60th anniversary of the establishment...

15 found with no vital signs due to flooding in southwestern Japan

Nine people were missing and 15 others showed no vital signs due to massive flooding triggered by torrential rain in the southwestern Japanese prefectures...
bomb blast

At least 7 injured in huge blast in Somali capital

At least seven people have been injured following a huge blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu early Saturday, a medical charity said. ...
Cameroon and Chad

Three armed separatists killed in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

At least three armed separatists were killed and two others arrested Monday morning during a military operation in Muyuka, a town in Cameroon's restive...

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million on Sunday, reaching 3,502,126 as of 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science...
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (R), Director of the Institute of Virology at the Charite Berlin Christian Drosten (C) and Robert Koch Institute (RKI) President Lothar Wieler attend a press conference briefing COVID-19 situation in Germany, in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 9, 2020. No fatalities have been recorded despite Germany reporting 1,112 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) Monday, according to the country's disease control agency. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Germany’s coronavirus cases rise to 155,000, death toll at 5,750

The rate of new COVID-19 infections in Germany continued below peak times as the number of confirmed cases increased by 1,018 within one day...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

British PM to return to work in Downing Street on Monday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work in Downing Street on Monday, about two weeks after leaving a London hospital in...

U.S. oil price turns negative for first time in history

U.S. oil prices crashed to the negative territory for the first time in history on Monday, fueled by pandemic-related demand shock and oversupply fears. ...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Over 100 countries join efforts to evaluate therapeutics for COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that as the organization is continuing to lead the R&D, more than 100...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Netanyahu and Gantz sign unity government deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival, Benny Gantz, signed on Monday a deal to form an emergency unity government. ...
Shinzo Abe

Japan to declare nationwide state of emergency amid continued COVID-19 spread

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has decided to declare a nationwide state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic to combat the further spread of...

Finland to increase funding for WHO

The Finnish government on Wednesday pledged to increase its funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) by restoring it to the 2015 level --...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 2 million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 2 million on Wednesday morning, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. ...

COVID-19 death toll tops 12,000 in UK

The death toll of those hospitalized in Britain who tested positive for the novel coronavirus reached 12,107 as of Monday afternoon, marking a daily...