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Presidential Election in Kyrgyzstan Scheduled for 10 January

Presidential Election in Kyrgyzstan Scheduled for 10 January

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan has scheduled early presidential elections in the republic for 10 January…
Hong Kong Reports Dramatic Spike in Deadly Superbug Cases Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Hong Kong Reports Dramatic Spike in Deadly Superbug Cases Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Health officials in Hong Kong are seeing a startling uptick in cases of the superbug Candida auris, a fungal infection…
China’s Xi Says Beijing ‘Ready to Fight’ Potential Invaders

China’s Xi Says Beijing ‘Ready to Fight’ Potential Invaders

BEIJING (Sputnik) — China would never allow any forces to violate its national sovereignty or separate its sacred territory and…
More Radiation? Fukushima to Release Radioactive Water Into Ocean, Sparking Public Outrage

More Radiation? Fukushima to Release Radioactive Water Into Ocean, Sparking Public Outrage

Japan is still dealing with the consequences of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdowns in the wake of an…
Travelling Pandemic: North Korean FM Warns Dust Storm From China May Bring Coronavirus

Travelling Pandemic: North Korean FM Warns Dust Storm From China May Bring Coronavirus

Earlier this month, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stated there are no coronavirus cases in the country, saying that the…
Azerbaijani Official Tells Germany’s Bild Aliyev Not Giving Interviews to ‘Yellow Media’

Azerbaijani Official Tells Germany’s Bild Aliyev Not Giving Interviews to ‘Yellow Media’

MINGECEVIR, Azerbaijan (Sputnik) – Azerbaijani presidential assistant Hikmet Hajiyev told Germany’s Bild newspaper that President Ilham Aliyev was not giving…
US State Department Approves Costly Missile Arms Sales to Taiwan

US State Department Approves Costly Missile Arms Sales to Taiwan

The US State Department approved on Wednesday the sale of roughly $1 billion in long-range cruise missiles to Taiwan, just…
15 Killed as Stampede Breaks Out Near Pakistani Consulate in Afghanistan

15 Killed as Stampede Breaks Out Near Pakistani Consulate in Afghanistan

180 civilians were killed and 375 injured over the last month in a spate of violence across Afghanistan, the Afghan…
Pakistan’s Top Police Officers Apply for Leave En Masse After Arrest of Exiled-PM’s Son-in-Law

Pakistan’s Top Police Officers Apply for Leave En Masse After Arrest of Exiled-PM’s Son-in-Law

A day after an alliance of opposition parties held a massive anti-government demonstration in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, son-in-law of…
S Korean Ministry Reportedly Observes Sharp Year-on-Year Drop in N Korean Defectors

S Korean Ministry Reportedly Observes Sharp Year-on-Year Drop in N Korean Defectors

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A sharp year-on-year fall in the number of North Korean defectors arriving in South Korea has been…
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