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To boost tourist spending, Philippines to refund VAT starting in 2024

MANILA, Philippines: In an effort to attract more tourists, President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund program for ...

Italy's Meloni in Libya, signs $8 billion gas deal

TRIPOLI, Libya: Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni held talks on energy and migration in Libya this weekend, which are major ...

US south sees 1.3 million new residents in 2022

MIAMI, Florida: This decade, the US south is expected to see more new residents than any other region in the ...

Surge in air travel demand continues, may lessen, says observers

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After reporting record revenues in the fourth-quarter of 2022, US airlines expect strong travel demand ...

Philippines pledges review after citizen killed working in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines: After a Filipina domestic worker was killed and dumped in the desert in the oil-rich emirate of Kuwait, ...

Rocket Lab launches first rocket from Virginia, USA

LONG BEACH, California: Long Beach, California-based Rocket Lab has launched its first mission from the United States, as part of ...

WSJ says Israel and Mossad behind Sunday's attacks on Iran

Israel was behind Sunday morning's drone strike on an Iranian munitions facility; the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing American ...

UK tanks for Ukraine must arrive by March, says minister

LONDON, England: Of the 14 main battle tanks and additional artillery support it will send to Ukraine, Britain hopes its ...

Insurance paid $313 billion in 2022 for disasters in 2022, says Aon

LONDON, England: Insurance broker Aon has estimated that natural disasters caused global economic losses worth $313 billion in 2022.It added ...

Exec for Juan Valdez coffee sentenced to jail in $900,000 theft

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After being convicted of stealing more than $900,000 from the company, Rosita Joseph, former executive ...

US arms exports rise 49 percent in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US State Department has said that in the latest fiscal year, US military equipment exported to foreign ...

Long-awaited return of tourists finally arrives in Macau gambling hub

MACAU CITY, Macau: Over the Lunar New Year holiday, Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, witnessed a resurgence of tourists ...

Senator Josh Hawley will introduce law to ban TikTok throughout US

WASHINGTON D.C.: Republican US Senator Josh Hawley has said that he plans to introduce a bill to ban the use ...

US says lead levels too high in baby food, orders reduction

WASHINGTON D.C.: This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed significant limits on levels of lead in processed ...

Finland, Sweden expected to quickly join NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Finland and Sweden are prepared to join the NATO alliance, the U.S. State Department announced this week.The move ...

US files antitrust case against Google over digital advertising

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust complaint claiming that Google is abusing its dominance in digital ...

Smoking banned from Mexican hotels and beaches

Public health experts have welcomed Mexico's ban on cigarette smoking in all public places, including hotels and beaches, after the ...

Lawyers suing as Consumer Reports says high metal levels in chocolates

YONKERS, New York: After testing discovered harmful levels of heavy metals in chocolate, consumer magazine Consumer Reports has urged four ...

Abdulla Al Mandous named UAE's official candidate for WMO Presidency

ABU DHABI, 1st February, 2023 (WAM) -- The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has named Dr. ...

UAE lights up in support of World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

ABU DHABI, 1st February, 2023 (WAM) -- Landmarks across the UAE lit up Monday in support of the fourth World ...

Priyanka Chopra welcomes Samantha Ruth Prabhu into the world of 'Citadel'

Washington [US], February 1 (ANI): Priyanka Chopra who is gearing up for the international version of 'Citadel' on Wednesday welcomed ...

Budget: Centre aims to eliminate sickle cell anemia by 2047

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, during her budget speech in Parliament, said that the ...

Khelo India Youth Games gives confidence and platform to future generation to move forward

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)[India], February 1 (ANI): Apeksha Fernandes from Mumbai is one of India's brightest rising stars in swimming. The ...

Chelsea breaks bank for Argentine Enzo Fernandez in record-breaking deal

London [UK], February 1 (ANI): Chelsea recruited Enzo Fernandez after paying the midfielder's EUR 121 million (USD 131 million/GBP 106 ...

Haryana's archer Riddhi looks forward to her fifth Khelo India Youth Games

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)[India], February 1 (ANI): The story of the Karnal-based Haryana archer Riddhi, who is going to participate in ...

Netanyahu explains Iran approach

Israel prefers sanctions and military threats to any nuclear deal with Tehran, the prime minister told CNNSanctions and military threats ...

AIFF condoles demise of former India International Parimal Dey

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 1 (ANI): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoled the demise of former India International ...

Myanmar junta sold USD 1.43 billion Rakhine natural gas to China in 2022

Naypyidaw [Myanmar], February 1 (ANI): Myanmar's military junta is selling Rakhine's natural gas to China and it has sold over ...

Tamil Nadu: India's G20 presidency aims equitable growth for all, says Union Minister L Murugan

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], February 1 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan here on Wednesday ...

Pakistan: Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi resigns as PML-N senior vice president

Islamabad [Pakistan], February 1 (ANI): Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday resigned from the post of senior vice ...

Centre to recruit 38,000 teachers across Eklavya Model Residential schools

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her budget speech for the financial year 2023-24, ...

Mukesh Ambani overtakes Gautam Adani to become richest Indian in the world

New York [US], February 1 (ANI): Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has overtaken Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani to become ...

Rights Groups Say Myanmar Military Is Increasing Air Attacks

Bangkok - Myanmar's military is increasingly turning to airstrikes with deadly results to try to crush stiff armed resistance two ...

Pratik Sonawane crowned Polo Cup National Champion

Chennai (Tamil Nadu)[India], February 1 (ANI): Mumbai's Pratik Sonawane was crowned the 2022 Polo Cup National Champion, at the Madras ...

It's confirmed! Samantha Ruth Prabhu to star alongside Varun Dhawan in 'Citadel'

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 1 (ANI): Makers of the Indian version of 'Citadel', on Wednesday, officially announced that actress Samantha ...

Chinese referees to officiate FIFA Club World Cup opener

© Provided by Xinhua Chinese referee team will officiate the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time.ZURICH, Jan. 31 ...

Economic Watch: EU staves off economic contraction but not yet off hook

© Provided by Xinhua Though the worst fears for the European economy did not materialize in 2022, market observers believe ...

WPL: Auction likely to be held in February second week

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 1 (ANI): The first Women's Premier League (WPL) player auction is likely to take place on ...

Leonid Gaidai: The film director who made the USSR laugh

How could one man shoot so many iconic comedies that nearly the entire country knows by heart?"People live so hard. ...

Zhostovo: All you need to know about painted lacquer trays

An iron sheet is bent, covered with black primer, painted and protected with varnish. It sounds like nothing complicated, but ...

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Musk, Tesla officials meet with White House to discuss EVs

WASHINGTON D.C.: The White House said this week that Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk met with John Podesta, a Democratic ...

To boost tourist spending, Philippines to refund VAT starting in 2024

MANILA, Philippines: In an effort to attract more tourists, President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund program for ...

Italy's Meloni in Libya, signs $8 billion gas deal

TRIPOLI, Libya: Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni held talks on energy and migration in Libya this weekend, which are major ...

US south sees 1.3 million new residents in 2022

MIAMI, Florida: This decade, the US south is expected to see more new residents than any other region in the ...

Surge in air travel demand continues, may lessen, says observers

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After reporting record revenues in the fourth-quarter of 2022, US airlines expect strong travel demand ...

Philippines pledges review after citizen killed working in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines: After a Filipina domestic worker was killed and dumped in the desert in the oil-rich emirate of Kuwait, ...

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