Shots! Pope jokes ‘a little tequila’ would ease knee pain

Pope Francis has quipped that a shot of tequila would help him with a painful knee that has forced the 85-year-old Argentinian to use...

McDonald’s to exit Russia, sell business in country

American fast-food giant McDonald's will exit the Russian market and sell its business in the increasingly isolated country, the company said Monday. Many Western businesses...

Putin sees any end of Finnish military neutrality as ‘mistake’: Kremlin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto Saturday that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake", the Kremlin said. "Putin stressed...

Tensions high ahead of Al Jazeera journalist funeral in Jerusalem

Israel bolstered security in Jerusalem ahead of the funeral on Friday of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, two days after she was...

Taliban stop men and women dining together in western Afghan city

Taliban authorities have banned men and women from dining out together and visiting parks at the same time in the western Afghan city of...

North Korea reports first Covid cases, Kim orders national lockdown

North Korea confirmed its first-ever Covid cases Thursday and declared a "serious emergency", with leader Kim Jong Un appearing in a mask on television for the...

Jihadists kill five soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai: army

Five Egyptian soldiers and seven jihadists were killed early Wednesday when the army was attacked in the Sinai region, the military said, the second...

Russia car sales sink 78.5 percent in April

New car sales in Russia sank by over 78 percent in April, industry data showed Wednesday, after the country was hit by a barrage...

URGENT: Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk dies: Kyiv mayor

Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of post-Soviet Ukraine, died on Tuesday, Kyiv's mayor Vitali Klitschko said. "Today the first president of independent Ukraine passed away,"...

Son of late Philippine dictator wins presidency in landslide

The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos cemented a landslide presidential election victory Tuesday, after Filipinos bet a familiar but tainted dynasty could...



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