S Korea orders doctors who joined protracted strike to return to work

S Korea orders doctors who joined protracted strike to return to work

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 | AP | SEOUL

South Korean officials issued return-to-work orders for doctors participating in a one-day walkout on Tuesday as part of a protracted strike against government plans to boost medical school admissions, starting next year. Since February, more than 12,000 trainee doctors have remained on strike amid a deepening standoff with government officials,...

Chinese premier agrees with Australia to properly manage differences

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | AP | Melbourne

Chinese Premier Li Qiang said he agreed with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday to properly manage their nations' differences as they emerge from a hostile era in which minister-to-minister contacts were banned and trade barriers cost Australian exporters up to 20 billion Australian dollars (USD 13 billion) a...

The trial of US reporter charged with espionage in Russia to begin soon

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | AP | Moscow

The espionage trial in Russia of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will begin on June 26 and will be held behind closed doors, a statement from the court that will hear the case said Monday. Gershkovich, a US citizen, has been behind bars since his March 2023 arrest and faces...

Muslims in Asia celebrate Eid ul-Adha with sacrifice festival, traditional feast

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | AP | Jakarta (Indonesia)

Muslims in Asia on Monday celebrated Eid ul-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, with food and prayers for people in Gaza suffering from the Israel-Hamas war. One of the biggest Islamic holidays, the occasion commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith through slaughtering livestock and animals and distributing the meat to...

EU leaders are gathering to discuss nominees for the bloc's top jobs after an election shakeup

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | AP | Brussels

The 27 leaders of the European Union gather in Brussels on Monday evening to take stock of recent European election results and begin the fraught process of dividing up the bloc's top jobs, but they will be playing their usual political game with a deck of reshuffled cards. The June 6-9...

UK force probes after outrage over runaway calf rammed by police car

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | PTI | London

A UK police force has been strongly criticised by ministers, animal rights groups and outraged members of the public after a squad car ramming into a runaway calf on the streets of west London was caught on camera. UK Home Secretary James Cleverly demanded a "full, urgent explanation" for the incident...

Biden’s reelection team launches $50 million ad campaign targeting Trump

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | AP | Washington

President Joe Biden's reelection campaign said Monday it will spend $50 million through the end of June on a new ad campaign that includes efforts to spotlight Republican Donald Trump's felony conviction. The costly advertising push comes with Election Day still more than four and a half months away. But Biden's...

Heavy rain sets off landslides in Ecuador

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | AP | Quito (Ecuador)

A landslide surged over a highway in central Ecuador on Sunday, killing at least six people and leaving 30 others missing, authorities said as heavy rains pummelled the country and caused rivers to overflow. The flood of mud and debris plowed down the hillside and hit three cars, two houses and...

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