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Unknown vandals thrash 14 police cars in Paris suburb

Fourteen police cars have been vandalized in the French commune of Rungis, located in the southern suburbs of Paris, Le Parisien reported on Monday, Baku Tribune reports citing Sputnik.

Armenia's My Step faction nominates Pashinyan for PM's post

The ruling My Step bloc of Armenia announced that it has nominated the candidacy of Nikol Pashinyan for prime minister of Armenia as a formality in the upcoming first round of vote in parliament required to dissolve parliament ahead of expected snap election, Baku Tribune reports citing Armenpress.

Turkic Council denounces US statement on 1915 events

The Turkic Council deplored the statement by US President Joe Biden on the events of 1915, saying it harms the hopes of regional cooperation and stability.

UK govt minister dismisses mounting corruption concerns

Government minister Liz Truss on Sunday dismissed allegations of corruption leveled at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a televised interview, reflecting a ruling party and its leader facing more criticism and skepticism over playing it straight.

Iran announces production of local COVID-19 vaccine

Iran on Sunday announced the start of production of a local coronavirus vaccine as it entered Phase 3 of human trials, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Israel reports no new Covid-19 deaths for the first time in 10 months

The Covid death toll remained unchanged in Israel Thursday, with the country, which is carrying out the world’s largest vaccination drive on a per capita basis, seeing no new daily fatalities for the first time since June 2020.

China prepares to launch space station core module

The combination of the core module of China's space station, Tianhe, and the Long March-5B Y2 rocket has been transported to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province on Friday.

India, US firm up ties on clean energy, climate

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday announced the launch of the ‘India-US climate and clean energy Agenda 2030 partnership’, which can be a template of green collaborations to help developing countries access affordable green finance and clean technologies.

Australia cancels deal with China belt/road project

The government of Australia has scuttled a deal its Victoria state made with China as part of Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Foreign Ministry has said.

Turkish Airlines to resume flights from UK, Denmark

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines will resume flights from the UK and Denmark, the company's CEO said on Wednesday.

UK to scrap 'ludicrous' Brexit border curbs: Premier

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said in an interview that he is trying to remove “ludicrous” Brexit border checks on Northern Ireland.

Venezuela, UN to supply food to 185,000 children

A deal by the UN and the government to supply food to 185,000 children in Venezuela through the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was widely praised on Tuesday by activist groups, think tanks and diplomatic delegations.

Pakistan wins membership of three key United Nations bodies

Pakistan has been elected to three key United Nations bodies, reflecting international community’s recognition of the country’s positive role at the UN, Baku Tribune reports citing app.com.pk.global.

Soldier committed suicide in Armenia

A soldier serving in one of the military units in the South of Armenia has committed suicide, Baku Tribune reports citing Armenian Defense Ministry.

Germany's Merkel says very concerned about Navalny's health

Germany is very concerned about Alexei Navalny's health, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, Baku Tribune reports citing Reuters.

Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93

Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late 20th century who was U.S. vice president under Jimmy Carter and lost in a landslide to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, died on Monday at age 93, his family said, Baku Tribune reports quoting Reuters.

Armenian Ambassador to Israel charged with money laundering

The Armenian Ambassador to Israel Armen Smbatyan is charged with money laundering and accessory to misconduct in a case involving a former Cabinet member, Baku Tribune reports citing Armenpress.

Pakistani FM to visit Iran

Pakistani FM to visit Iran Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi will pay a visit to Iran, said press secretary of Iranian MFA Said Khatibzadeh, Baku Tribune reports. According to him, Pakistani FM’s visit to Tehran will happen on April 21.

China and US to work together on climate change

China and the US say they are committed to working together and with other countries on tackling climate change, BBC reported.

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny risks imminent death amid hunger strike, doctors warn

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny risks cardiac arrest at "any minute" as his health has rapidly deteriorated, doctors warned Saturday, urging immediate access to Russia's most famous prisoner.

Russia unveils array of countermeasures to U.S. sanctions

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday announced a series of retaliatory measures, including expulsions of diplomats and entry bans, in response to the recent "hostile actions" of the United States, reports Xinhua.

Strong start to 2021, China economy powers ahead for high-quality growth

China's economy grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2021, as strong domestic and foreign demands powered recovery from a low base in early 2020 when COVID-19 stalled the world's second-largest economy, reports Xinhua.

10 killed in food poisoning event in NW Nigeria: official

At least 10 people lost their lives while 400 others have been hospitalized in a food poisoning event in Kano, a state in northwest Nigeria, a local official said on Thursday, Baku Tribune reports citing Xiunhua.

Maria Zakharova: Russian and Azerbaijani foreign policy authorities enjoy very active dialogue

Russian and Azerbaijani foreign policy authorities conduct a very active dialogue, said Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry`s spokesperson, as she met with foreign journalists accredited in Russia.

Britain to withdraw nearly all its troops from Afghanistan

Britain will withdraw nearly all its troops from Afghanistan following the U.S. plan to withdraw its troops by Sept. 11, 2021, The Times reported on Tuesday.

Xinjiang port sees 1,500 trips by China-Europe freight trains this year

Alataw Pass, a major land port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has seen 1,500 China-Europe freight trains pass through this year, achieving the number 42 days earlier than in 2020, the customs authority said.

Iran expects to get uranium enriched to 60% next week

Iran expects to get a batch of uranium enriched to 60% next week, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi has said.

US consumer prices increase 0.6% in March

US consumer prices rose 0.6% in March, higher than an estimated 0.5%, according to the Labor Department on Wednesday.