JIUQUAN, June 17: China launched the first three crew members on a mission to its new space station Thursday in its first crewed mission in five years.

GAZA, June 16: Israel mounted air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the first since the end of 11 days of cross-border fighting last month, in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian territory.

BRUSSELS, June 15: U.S. President Joe Biden will seek to end one front in a Trump-era trade war when he meets European Union leaders on Tuesday by agreeing a truce in a transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies that has dragged on for 17 years.

ETHIOPIA, June 15: The northern highlands of Ethiopia became a global byword for famine in the mid-1980s, when drought and conflict combined to create a disaster that killed as many as one million people. Now hunger is stalking the Tigray region again, and a senior UN official alleges that starvation is being used as a weapon of war.

CARBIS BAY, England, June 14:  Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while fighting climate change and backing a minimum tax on multinational firms.

Netanyahu out, Bennett in as Israel marks end of an era

Published On: June 14, 2021 07:44 AM NPT By: Reuters

ISRAEL, June 14: Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year run as Israel’s prime minister ended on Sunday with parliament approving a new “government of change” led by nationalist Naftali Bennett, an improbable scenario few Israelis once could have imagined.

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

Published On: June 13, 2021 07:16 PM NPT By: Republica

CARBIS BAY, England : June 13:The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of technology and money.

Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

Published On: June 13, 2021 10:49 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SAO PAULO, June 13: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask.

G7 rivals China with grand infrastructure plan

Published On: June 13, 2021 07:41 AM NPT By: Reuters

UK, June 13: The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China’s growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative.

UK, June 11: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, and help innoculate the world by the end of next year.