As virus spreads to more Chinese cities, WHO calls emergency meeting

An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said…

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Guatemala severs diplomatic ties with Venezuela

Guatemala’s newly sworn-in president Alejandro Giammattei on Thursday announced the breakoff of diplomatic ties with Venezuela and the closure of…

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Japan to pass on US-led coalition in Middle East, adhere to diplomacy

Japan is limited constitutionally with regard to participating in any foreign military operation in the Persian Gulf and will stick…

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Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens big eruption

Nearly 50,000 people living near a volcano on an island close to the Philippine capital have heeded official warning to…

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Houston Half Marathon attracts top Kenya runners

Caroline Chepkoech, the sixth all-time fastest runner at half marathon will lead Kenya’s bid to conquer the Houston Half Marathon…

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5.9-magnitude quake strikes off Japan’s Chiba Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 on Friday struck off the east coast of Japan’s Chiba Prefecture, according to…

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Brazil hikes minimum wage more than expected, eyes extra fiscal discipline as a result

Brazil’s minimum wage will be increased to 1,039 reais ($258) a month in 2020, the government said on Tuesday, a…

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Wildfire in Chilean port city of Valparaiso leaves 700 homeless

More than 245 homes have been destroyed and 700 people left destitute after a forest fire tore through a low-income…

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Japan mulls methods of discharging Fukushima plant’s radioactive water

Japanese industry ministry on Monday recommended a number of measures that could be used to discharge radioactive water building up…

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Cuban parliament names Manuel Marrero to be prime minister

The Cuban parliament on Saturday confirmed Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero as prime minister of the Caribbean island nation, Trend reports…

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