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Kapshagai becomes  Konaev

Kapshagai becomes Konaev

In accordance with the decree of the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the city of Kapshagai, Almaty region, was renamed Konaev. Akorda informs that the decree comes into effect from the day of its first official publication. …

Solovyov and Usmanov’s estate arrested in Italy

Solovyov and Usmanov’s estate arrested in Italy

Employees of the Italian Financial Guard (the power unit of the Ministry of Economy) arrested the property of Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov and TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov, who fell under EU sanctions in connection with the events in …

Belgium to give workers right to request four-day week

Belgium to give workers right to request four-day week

Belgians will have the right to work a four-day week without a loss of salary under a government overhaul of the country’s labour laws prompted by the Covid pandemic. The option for employees to work longer days in order to earn a …

Bill Gates writes book on how to make COVID-19 last pandemic

Bill Gates writes book on how to make COVID-19 last pandemic

Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist whose foundation has focused on efforts to fight the coronavirus, is planning a May 3 release for a book on how to ensure that the Covid-19 pandemic is the last great global plague. …

Lottery vending machine mistake earns Maryland woman $50,000

Lottery vending machine mistake earns Maryland woman $50,000

A Maryland woman said accidentally pushing the wrong button while using a lottery vending machine led to her winning a $50,000 prize. The 43-year-old woman told Maryland Lottery officials she was suing a lottery vending machine at …

Pantone named color of 2022: ‘very peri’

Pantone named color of 2022: ‘very peri’

Pantone has introduced very peri as the color of the year 2022. the dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone blends constancy with energy resulting in a happy and warm hue.  "As we move …

WFP: 45 million people ‘teetering on the edge of famine’

WFP: 45 million people ‘teetering on the edge of famine’

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned that the number of people teetering on the edge of famine in 43 countries, has risen to 45 million - up by three million this year - as acute hunger spikes around the world. This number has risen …

U.S. reopens to international travel

U.S. reopens to international travel

The United States flung its doors open to vaccinated international travelers on November 8, welcoming many visitors who've been shut out of the country for nearly 20 months. But with new requirements going into effect for U.S. air, …

Erdogan calls on Muslims worldwide to oppose injustice

Erdogan calls on Muslims worldwide to oppose injustice

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, addressing a youth forum in Istanbul on Aug. 25, called on Muslims to raise their voice on against injustices they witness. "Muslims should take responsibility for their own …

Army on standby to stock Britain's shelves

Army on standby to stock Britain's shelves

The British army is on standby to cope with Britain's food shortages caused by a lack of qualified truck drivers which has left many supermarket shelves bare in recent weeks.  Some 2,000 HGV drivers from the Royal Logistics …

Loneliness doubles across EU since COVID-19 pandemic

Loneliness doubles across EU since COVID-19 pandemic

One in four EU citizens reported feeling lonely during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The report contains the latest scientific …

Four-day week deemed 'overwhelming success' in Iceland

Four-day week deemed 'overwhelming success' in Iceland

Trials of a four-day week in Iceland were an "overwhelming success" and led to many workers moving to shorter hours, researchers have said. The trials, in which workers were paid the same amount for shorter hours, took place …

COVID-19 global death toll exceeds 4 million

COVID-19 global death toll exceeds 4 million

The global death toll caused by the novel coronavirus since its outbreak in late 2019 has exceeded four million, according to TASS’s calculations, which are based on official statements, as well as conclusions by experts and other mass …

Ukraine’s Rada passes bill on indigenous peoples

Ukraine’s Rada passes bill on indigenous peoples

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the bill on indigenous peoples, which denies this status to Russians, with 325 votes on Thursday. Just minutes earlier, the bill was approved in the first reading with 331 votes. "The bill …

COVID-19 casts different shadows over the lives of men and women

COVID-19 casts different shadows over the lives of men and women

In the spring and summer of 2020, large parts of the world were hunkering down as governments locked down societies and economies. Millions of families were confined to their homes. Across the globe, people were losing their lives and …

Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

Pedestrian bridge collapses in Washington DC

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Interstate 295 in northeast Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, injuring at least five people, blocking traffic and causing a leakage of diesel fuel, authorities said. Five people sustained non …