REUTERS WASHINGTON - United Airlines (UAL.O) employees who receive religious exemptions from the company for COVID-19 vaccinations will be placed on temporary, unpaid personal leave from Oct. 2, the U.S. airline said in a Wednesday memo to staff..
REUTERS Iran's president on Wednesday warned Western states against rebuking Tehran at the U.N. atomic watchdog after its latest reports criticised his country, while the top U.S. diplomat said time was running out to revive a nuclear deal wit..
REUTERS A Chinese businessman was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison after admitting that he illegally exported marine technology with uses in anti-submarine warfare from the United States for the benefit of a Chinese military universit..
REUTERS Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's first female ambassador to the United States who left her post in July, is clearly horrified by the Taliban takeover of her country. But she is not surprised. In an interview, Rahmani accused the former U..
REUTERS Around a quarter of a million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine bought from Spain will arrive in New Zealand this week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday, boosting the country's inoculation pr..
REUTERS China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a congratulatory message to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on the 73rd anniversary of the country's founding, according to state TV China Central Television. Reportin..
REUTERS Pakistan on Wednesday suggested inviting Taliban-run Afghanistan to a regional forum of six countries to help avert a humanitarian and economic crisis in the country. The Taliban on Tuesday announced a new government and named Mullah Ha..
REUTERS People will need to show a COVID-status certificate to enter bars, restaurants and fitness centres in Switzerland from Monday, the government ordered, in a move to relieve pressure on hospitals that are struggling to cope with a fourth wav..
REUTERS Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he has accepted his party's nomination to run for vice president in next year's election. Duterte is barred by the constitution from seeking a second term as president. His ..
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