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EU unemployment rate rises to 7.6 percent in October

According to Eurostat, the number of unemployed fell by 91,000 month-on-month in the 27-member bloc in the shadow of the pandemic. The EU’s unemployment rate hit 7.6% in October, the bloc’s statistical office announced Wednesday. Compared to September, the number of unemployed in the

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev declares Nov. 10 as Victory Day

Ilham Aliyev also designates Sept. 27 ‘Memorial Day’ for Karabakh martyrs. The Azerbaijani president on Wednesday declared Nov. 10, the day when Armenia accepted defeat and ended six weeks of fighting in the Karabakh region, as “Victory Day.” Ilham Aliyev also designated Sept. 27, when

Israeli warplanes violate airspace in Beirut

Residents in Beirut and suburbs heard sonic booms created by the warplanes. Israeli warplanes Monday violated the Lebanese airspace by flying over the capital Beirut and several areas of the country. AIRCRAFT ALSO FLEW OVER THE SOUTHERN SIDON CITY The Lebanese National News Agency

Moderna says coronavirus vaccine 94.1 percent efficient

US Biotechnology firm says it plans to manufacture 500 million to 1 billion doses globally in 2021. US biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said its vaccine efficacy against the novel coronavirus is 94.1% after the Phase 3 clinical trial, saying it is immediately filing

Maritime border talks between Israel-Lebanon postponed

The Lebanese security source said the reason for the delay was Israel’s rejection of Lebanese proposals. US-mediated talks between Lebanon and Israel that were scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed until further notice, a Lebanese security source and an Israeli official said on Monday.

US extends TikTok sale deadline to December 4

TikTok was banned on Sept. 18 from US app stores after Trump ordered ByteDance in August to sell its US assets, including TikTok, to American buyers. The administration of US President Donald Trump extended the sale deadline of Chinese video-sharing app TikTok to Dec.

Israel releases Palestinian prisoner after 103-day hunger strike

Despite international and human rights appeals and the deterioration of his health, Israel had refused to release Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras. Israeli authorities on Thursday released Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who had been on a hunger strike for 103 days. “The occupation authorities have

Russian, Iraqi diplomats discuss military cooperation

According to the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the details of new arms sales to be discussed in the future visit of the Iraqi defence minister to Moscow. Russia on Wednesday discussed military cooperation with Iraq, the foreign ministers of the two countries

Trump to pardon former adviser Michael Flynn

The pardon for Flynn would be the latest instance of Trump using his expansive pardon power for a high-profile ally. Former national security adviser left White House in 2017 following probe into Russian election interference US President Donald Trump is considering a possible pardon

Trump officially authorises Biden transition

The transition process had been stalled for weeks as Trump’s team waged a sputtering legal battle across the country to contest the results. US President Donald Trump said late Monday he is advising his team to begin “initial protocols” for a transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s