America sanctions Ukrainian officials alleged to help Russia

America sanctions Ukrainian officials alleged to help Russia

Saturday, 22 January 2022 | AP | Washington

The US Treasury Department levied new sanctions on Thursday against four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of parliament who administration officials say are part of a Russian influence effort to set the pretext for further invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions name parliamentarians Taras Kozak and Oleh Voloshyn and two former...

Blinken urges unity to fight ‘relentless’ Russian aggression

Thursday, 20 January 2022 | AP | Kyiv (Ukraine)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged western nations Wednesday to remain united in the face of what he called "relentless" Russian aggression against Ukraine and reassured Ukraine's leader of their support. Blinken told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Kyiv that the U.S. And its allies were steadfast...

Pakistan's election commission orders declassification of key documents in Imran Khan's party's foreign funding case

Thursday, 20 January 2022 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan's election commission has ordered the declassification of key documents linked to the foreign funding  case against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, a move that could potentially spell more trouble for Prime Minister Imran Khan, a media report said on Wednesday. According to a damning report released earlier this month by the...

Japan ready to expand Covid restrictions as infections spike

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 | AP | Tokyo

Japan's government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more people. Japan has never had a lockdown during the pandemic but has focused instead on asking restaurants and bars to close early. Crowds are back in many parts of Japan,...

China cites corona on packaging, despite doubts abroad

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 | AP | Beijing

Chinese state media say parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere, despite doubts among overseas health experts that the virus can be transmitted via packaging. The State Post Bureau said it has ordered stronger measures to ventilate and disinfect sites where...

Imran Khan praises Russian president for ‘emphatic statement' against Islamophobia

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday spoke to Vladimir Putin and exchanged views on bilateral cooperation as well as regional and international issues and also appreciated the Russian President's "emphatic statement" that freedom of speech could not be a pretext to abuse Prophet. During a telephonic conversation with President Putin,...

Joint efforts only way to fight pandemic: Xi Jinping

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 | PTI | New Delhi/Davos

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called for joint efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring fair distribution of vaccines and expedited inoculation across the world, even as he warned against any blame game and the Cold War mentality in an apparent reference to the US. He said that...

Unlikely that people will move around with masks on forever: Fauci on 'new normal'

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 | PTI | New Delhi/Davos

Warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and Omicron would not be last variant, global health experts on Monday said a lot would depend on transmissibility and severity of next mutants of deadly virus. Speaking at a session on COVID-19 on first day of World Economic Forum's online Davos...

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