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FILED - A crowd in Berlin, Germany, commemorates the one-year anniversary of the attempted Turkish coup of 2016. A massive trial, one of many, concerning the failed 2016 coup in Turkey nears conclusion on Wednesday when an Ankara court is expected to deliver its verdict for 497 defendants. Photo: picture alliance / Maurizio Gambarini/dpa

Verdicts expected for nearly 500 on trial for failed coup in Turkey

(dpa) - A massive trial, one of many, concerning the failed 2016 coup in Turkey nears conclusion on Wednesday when an Ankara court is...
FILED - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Tikhanovskaya has called on the international community to show solidarity with the women in Belarus. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Nearly 250 detained in Belarus protests

dpa/GNA - At least 245 people were detained at protests in Belarus against President Alexander Lukashenko, according to human rights group Viasna. Opposition groups...
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Nearly 42,000 merchants offer GhQR Code in Accra and Kumasi

More merchants are being set up to offer GhQR as Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) and its partners step up public awareness...
Passengers wait to depart at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the United States, March 13, 2020. The United States implemented the restrictions which suspend all travel from European countries except Britain for 30 days in a measure faced with further spread of the COVID-19 Friday at midnight. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

New United States coronavirus cases at lowest level in nearly 5 months

dpa-AFX/GNA - The coronavirus infection rate in the United States on Monday reached its lowest level in nearly five months, and the numbers...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Ghana records nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in three days

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has for the third straight update announced that the country has recorded more than 600 new daily infections of...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan last year

dpa/GNA – Nearly 5,000 people died in Afghanistan due to air pollution in 2020, the health ministry told dpa. They died due to respiratory...
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Special Voting delays for nearly an hour in Tema West

Special Voting at two polling stations in Tema West was delayed for almost an hour at the start of polls...

Nearly 100 whales freed in Australia after mass stranding

Six more whales were rescued in a mass stranding on the west coast of Australia's State of Tasmania on Friday, bringing the total number...
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Botswana raises limits for domestic borrowing to nearly 3 billion USD

Botswana's National Assembly on Wednesday endorsed the doubling of the southern African country's domestic borrowing to 30 billion pula (about 2.9 billion U.S....

Zimbabwe’s nurses return to work after nearly three months of industrial action

Nurses working in Zimbabwe government health institutions began returning to work on Wednesday after nearly three months of industrial action, following a call by...
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Chinese police seize nearly 40 kg of heroin

Local police in the city of Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi Province, nabbed six suspects and seized nearly 40 kg of heroin in a drug...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Zimbabwean schools to reopen on Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due...

Zimbabwean schools will reopen for examination classes from Sept. 14 after nearly six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Several people walk through a shopping center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 11 June 2020. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, two of the most populous cities in Brazil and the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened their shopping centers on 11 June, the same day that the country will surpass 40,000 deaths from coronavirus and despite the fact that the peak of infections has not yet arrived. EPA/Sebastiao Moreira

Brazil reports nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 cases

Brazil reported 49,298 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 3,456,652, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday. ...
Ghana Covid-19

COVID-19: Ghana makes significant progress with nearly 900 recoveries

A total of 880 COVID-19 patients been declared recovered or discharged by the Ghana Health Service, bringing the total to 21,067. This leaves the country...
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COVID-19: Ghana records nearly 1,000 new infections

Ghana's COVID-19 cases have risen to hit 21,077 after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 992 new infections across the country. The country's health management body...
A man wearing face mask walks on the street in Moscow, Russia, April 9, 2020. Russia's COVID-19 cases grew by a new daily record of 1,459 in the last 24 hours to reach 10,131 on Thursday, covering most regions of the country, official data showed. The death toll rose to 76 from the previous day's 63, and 698 people have recovered, including 118 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)

Nearly 78 percent of Russians support constitutional amendments

A total of 77.92 percent of Russians have backed the 206 amendments to the country's constitution in a referendum, while 21.27 percent have voted...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases nearly 290,000 as death toll reach 7,693

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 286,141 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases nearly 120,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 119,391 as the death toll from the ongoing pandemic surged to 3,589 as...
Zimbabwe Returnees

Nearly 100 returnees escape from Zimbabwe COVID-19 quarantine centers

Zimbabwe police said 99 returning Zimbabwean residents have escaped from quarantine centers throughout the country, as the country tries to contain COVID-19 cases, local...
Dr. Ernest Addison

Bank of Ghana provides nearly US$1 billion to fill budget gaps over COVID-19

Ghana's central bank has provided budgeting support to the government to plug part of the resource gaps created by the COVID-19 outbreak, the governor...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. oil jumps nearly 20 percent amid geopolitical concerns

U.S. oil prices surged nearly 20 percent on Thursday as traders eyed on tensions between the United States and Iran. The West...

Earnings of German carmaker Daimler plummets by nearly 80 percent in first quarter

Group EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of Daimler plummeted by almost 80 percent year-on-year to 617 million euros (666 million U.S. dollars) in...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Dow soars nearly 1,300 points, best one-day point gain in history

U.S. equities finished sharply higher on Monday with the Dow surging nearly 1,300 points, as Wall Street attempted to recover from last week's steep...
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Gold futures rally around 2 percent after biggest daily drop in nearly 7 years

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose around 2 percent on Monday, after suffering the sharpest drop since...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Dow plunges nearly 1,200 points amid risk-averse sentiment

The Dow plunged nearly 1,200 points, or over 4.4 percent, below the 26,000 psychological level on Thursday as market sell-off continued amid risk-averse sentiment. ...
Loan Approved

German Development Bank grants Tunisia nearly US$30 million loan

The German Development Bank (KfW) granted Tunisia a loan of 27.5 million euros (about 29.9 million U.S. dollars) to finish the Medjerda-Cap Bon Canal...
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Nearly US$50 million donated via China Red Cross to curb pneumonia outbreak

As of Saturday, the Red Cross Society of China has received donations of 340 million yuan (about 49 million U.S. dollars) to help fight...
Rwanda's new foreign minister Vincent Biruta speaks during a welcoming event for him in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Nov. 7, 2019. Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday evening reshuffled the cabinet, appointing a new foreign minister and reintroducing the portfolio of internal security. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Nearly 2,000 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC

A total of 1,919 Rwandan refugees have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a Congolese military offensive against armed groups...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the United States, Feb. 1, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

U.S. reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly 3 decades

The United States has announced the reopening of its embassy in Somalia after 28 years when the country plunged into civil war. Donald...

MTN Ghana Settles Taxes Totaling Gh₵1.5 Billion

Telecoms giant, MTN Ghana, last year, paid a total of GHC1.48 billion in taxes, out of which, GHC1.3 billion went to the Ghana Revenue...