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IMF sees 5.5% global economic growth in 2021

In an updated forecast on Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed greater - but cautious - optimism for global economic recovery over the...

World surpasses 100-million Covid cases mark

The world surpassed the grim milestone of 100 million cases for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Tuesday as countries ramp up efforts to speed...

Incoming US commerce secretary wants to bring back lost American jobs

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, the incoming US commerce secretary, has committed to help bring back American jobs lost to other countries. "If confirmed, I...

Rioters flaunt participation in US Capitol riot through social media

“THIS IS ME,” one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descending on...

Biden to overturn Trump order banning transgenders in US military

President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military,...

Mexican president tests positive for Covid

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an announcement that comes as his country registers...

Govt urges countries to exercise restraint in South China Sea

Malacañang is urging nations to exercise restraint after China recently passed a law giving power to its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels...

Biden reverses Trump order on travel restriction for non-US travelers

President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) travel restrictions on non-US travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and...

US assures support for Taiwan amid China’s show of aggression

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to Taiwan amid a show of aggression by China that has sent a number of military jets...

11 trapped Chinese miners rescued

Eleven gold miners trapped underground for two weeks have been rescued in east China's Shandong province on Sunday. On Jan. 10, 22 miners became trapped...