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Exclusive: U.S. asks Japan, China, others to consider tapping oil reserves - sources

Published On: November 18, 2021 09:26 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Nov 18: The Biden administration has asked some of the world's largest oil consuming nations - including China, India and Japan - to consider releasing crude stockpiles in a coordinated effort to lower global energy prices, according to several people familiar with the matter.

Ecuador lowers death toll from prison violence to 62

Published On: November 17, 2021 10:53 AM NPT By: Reuters

QUITO/GUAYAQUIL, Nov 17: Ecuadorean authorities on Tuesday lowered the death toll to 62 from violence at the Penitenciaria del Litoral prison over the weekend, but said areas of the facility remain out of their control.

Biden and Xi agree to look at possible arms control talks- Biden adviser

Published On: November 17, 2021 09:57 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Nov 17: U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed at a virtual meeting to look into the possibility of arms control talks, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.

Explainer: Delta dominates the world, but scientists watch for worrisome offspring

Published On: November 16, 2021 10:50 AM NPT By: Reuters

CHICAGO, Nov 16: The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus now accounts for nearly all of the coronavirus infections globally, fueled by unchecked spread of the novel coronavirus in many parts of the world. So far, vaccines are still able to defend against serious disease and death from Delta, but scientists remain on alert.

China fights biggest Delta outbreak as cases grow in city of Dalian

Published On: November 15, 2021 01:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, Nov 15: China is battling the spread of its biggest COVID-19 outbreak caused by the Delta variant, according to numbers announced on Monday, with travelers from a city where infections have grown faster than elsewhere in the country subject to tough quarantine rules in nearby areas.

Japan's ex-princess Mako and husband begin new life in U.S.

Published On: November 15, 2021 10:31 AM NPT By: Reuters

TOKYO, Nov 15: Japan's ex-princess Mako, the emperor's niece, departed the country with her husband on Sunday before landing in New York City to start a new life in the United States.

U.N. climate summit reaches carbon markets deal

Published On: November 14, 2021 03:18 PM NPT By: Reuters

GLASGOW, Nov 14: Negotiators closed a deal setting rules for carbon markets at the United NationsCOP26 climate talks on Saturday, potentially unlocking trillions of dollars for protecting forests, building renewable energy facilities and other projects to combat climate change.

Ramsey scores twice as Wales thrash Belarus, Bale earns 100th cap

Published On: November 14, 2021 11:38 AM NPT By: Reuters

CARDIFF, Nov 14: Wales moved clear in second place in World Cup qualifying Group E with a 5-1 home rout of Belarus on Saturday, as Gareth Bale earned his 100th cap for his country.

Son wants more goals as Koreans stay focused on World Cup berth

Published On: November 14, 2021 11:34 AM NPT By: Reuters

HONG KONG, Nov 14: South Korea move into the second half of Asia's preliminaries for next year's World Cup on Tuesday with captain Son Heung-min looking to shake off his side's scoring struggles when they take on Iraq in Doha.

Ecuador prison violence leaves at least 68 dead, dozens injured

Published On: November 14, 2021 08:35 AM NPT By: Reuters

GUAYAQUIL, Nov 14: At least 68 prisoners were killed and more than two dozen injured in overnight violence at Ecuador's Penitenciaria del Litoral prison, the government said on Saturday, in what officials characterize as fights among rival gangs.

Early Di Maria goal gives Argentina 1-0 win at Uruguay

Published On: November 13, 2021 02:17 PM NPT By: Reuters

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 12: Argentina started without Lionel Messi but a moment of magic from Angel Di Maria was enough to give them a barely deserved 1-0 win over Uruguay in Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Montevideo.

Pulisic and McKennie shine as U.S. beat Mexico 2-0

Published On: November 13, 2021 11:42 AM NPT By: Reuters

Nov 12: Second half substitute Christian Pulisic headed home a cross from Timothy Weah and Weston McKennie slotted home another as the young United States team beat old rival Mexico 2-0 in World Cup qualifying on Friday.

China, Saudi seek to block anti-fossil fuel language in UN climate deal –sources

Published On: November 13, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Reuters

GLASGOW, Nov 12: China and Saudi Arabia are among a group of countries seeking to prevent the UN climate deal in Scotland from including language that opposes fossil fuel subsidies, according to two sources close to the negotiations.

COVID-19's epicentre again: Europe faces fresh reckoning

Published On: November 12, 2021 05:11 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON/MILAN, Nov 12: Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic again, prompting some governments to consider re-imposing unpopular lockdowns in the run-up to Christmas and stirring debate over whether vaccines alone are enough to tame COVID-19.

Thick, toxic smog over Indian capital as temperatures, wind speed drop

Published On: November 12, 2021 02:46 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Nov 12: New Delhi's air quality plummeted again on Friday, and a thick haze of toxic smog hung over India's capital due to a drop in temperature and wind speed, and a spike in the burning of crop waste in surrounding farmlands.

U.S. journalist Fenster jailed for 11 years in Myanmar

Published On: November 12, 2021 12:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

Nov 12: A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday jailed American journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years, his lawyer and his employer said.

Biden, Xi to address Asia-Pacific leaders on trade, COVID recovery

Published On: November 12, 2021 07:48 AM NPT By: Reuters

WELLINGTON, Nov 12: U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to address leaders of the Pacific Rim late on Friday amid heightened regional trade and geopolitical tensions.

U.S. and China unveil emissions deal in bid to save UN climate talks

Published On: November 11, 2021 12:37 PM NPT By: Reuters

GLASGOW, Nov 11: The United States and China, the world's two largest emitters of carbon dioxide, unveiled a deal to ramp up cooperation tackling climate change, including by cutting methane emissions, phasing out coal consumption and protecting forests.

India could ship vaccines to COVAX in a few weeks, say sources

Published On: November 9, 2021 01:25 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Nov 9: India could resume deliveries of COVID-19 shots to global vaccine-sharing platform COVAX in a few weeks for the first time since April, two health industry sources said, ending a suspension of supplies that has hurt poor countries.

Analysis: COVID-19 pills are coming, but no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

Published On: November 9, 2021 07:43 AM NPT By: Reuters

CHICAGO, Nov 9: Oral antiviral pills from Merck & Co (MRK.N) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE have been shown to significantly blunt the worst outcomes of COVID-19 if taken early enough, but doctors warn vaccine hesitant people not to confuse the benefit of the treatments with prevention afforded by vaccines.