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France’s defense budget will be increased by a third, to 400 billion euro, in the period from 2024 to 2030, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, according to TASS. "Funds allocated to defense will be increased by a third in the period from 2024 to 2030 ...

World 2023-01-21 10:54:00

The US will provide an additional $2.5 billion in military assistance for Ukraine, the Department of Defense announced Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency. The new package of security assistance includes eight Avenger air defense systems, 59 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and 90 Stryker ...

World 2023-01-20 15:39:00

President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appointed Boris Pistorius as Germany's new defense minister. He was sworn in the same day at the Bundestag following resignation of Christine Lambrecht . Boris Pistorius will meet today with the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ...

World 2023-01-19 17:35:00

The commander of Armenia’s 2nd Army Corps and other senior officers were terminated on Thursday after a fire in barracks killed more than a dozen soldiers, local media reported, according to Anadolu Agency. The country’s President Vahagn Khachaturyan signed ...

World 2023-01-19 15:56:00

Prospects for deepening cooperation between Georgia and Serbia were discussed on Wednesday in a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, at the Davos World Economic Forum, according to Agenda.ge ...

World 2023-01-19 15:42:00

Workers in Peru have called a national strike for Thursday to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, according to Anadolu Agency. The General Confederation of Peruvian Workers (CGTP), the union that is leading the strike, is also demanding an immediate call for general elections ...

World 2023-01-19 14:38:00

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday that she is stepping down from office by Feb. 7, according to Anadolu Agency. "I am announcing today that I will not be seeking re-election and my term as prime minister will conclude no later than the seventh of February," Ardern told her New Zealand ...

World 2023-01-19 10:59:00

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia on Wednesday, the country's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency said, according to Anadolu Agency.The agency said the earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale shook the Melonguane region of North Sulawesi province at around 13:06 ...

World 2023-01-18 17:27:00

The world's oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, died at 118 on Monday in France’s southern Toulon city, local media reported, according to Anadolu Agency.Born as Lucile Randon in Ales, a city in southern France, on Feb. 11, 1904, Sister Andre ...

World 2023-01-18 16:46:00

Ukrainian Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky, his first deputy Yevgeny Yenin and Interior Ministry State Secretary Yury Lubkovich have been killed in a helicopter crash near Kiev, the National Police said in a statement on Telegram on Wednesday, according to TASS ...

World 2023-01-18 15:30:00

India is set to become the world's most populous country this year, overtaking China with its 1.4 billion population, according to India Today. As per the United Nations (UN), "India is expected to overtake China as the world's most populous country even though its population growth has been slowing down ...

World 2023-01-18 13:37:00

Brent oil futures with delivery in March 2023 rose above $86 per barrel on the ICE Exchange in London for the first time since January 3, according to trading data, TASS reported. The price of Brent rose by 1.86% to $86.03 per barrel ...

World 2023-01-18 12:11:00

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday received Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian for talks in the capital Ankara, according to Anadolu Agency. The Turkish presidency gave no further details about the closed-door meeting at the Justice and Development ...

World 2023-01-17 20:55:00

Warsaw has already handed over to Kyiv 260 T-72 tanks of various modifications, according to Ukrinform news agency. Polish President Andrzej Duda said this during the discussion panel "Defending Europe" within the World Economic Forum (WEF) ...

World 2023-01-17 19:39:00

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday urged Bosnia and Herzegovina to "refrain from divisive rhetoric", according to Anadolu Agency. Stoltenberg's remarks came after meeting a Bosnian Member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency ...

World 2023-01-17 17:06:00

China's economy posted steady growth in 2022 despite pressures including epidemic resurgences and a complicated external environment, according to Xinhua.China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3 percent year on year to a record high ...

World 2023-01-17 13:57:00

At least eight people were injured in a shooting at an event Monday in the US state of Florida to commemorate civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., according to media reports.The shooting occurred at Ilous Ellis Park in Fort Pierce ...

World 2023-01-17 12:12:00

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday kicked off in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, with heads of state and business leaders focusing on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and economic instability amid climate change, according to Anadolu Agency ...

World 2023-01-17 12:06:00

China's overall population declined by 850,000 people year-on-year to 1.4118 billion in 2022, putting the natural growth rate at negative 0.6 per 1,000 people, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday, according to chinadaily.com.cn ...

World 2023-01-17 11:40:00

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht resigned on Monday following a series of fiascos and sharp policy turns that increased pressure on the government, Anadolu Agency reports. Lambrecht told the German press agency DPA that she has offered her resignation to Chancellor Olaf Scholz ...

World 2023-01-16 20:33:00