Zelensky In New Year Address

The latest wave of Russian missile strikes on Ukraine included several hits in Kyiv. (File) Kyiv: Ukraine will fight the Russian invasion until victorious, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his New Year address Saturday, paying tribute to all those taking part in the war effort. “We fight and will continue to fight. For the sake of … Read more

Israel Not Bound By “Despicable” UN Vote On Palestine: Benjamin Netanyahu

The Friday vote presents a challenge for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (File) Ramallah, West Bank: Israel condemned and the Palestinians welcomed on Saturday a United Nations General Assembly vote asking the International Court of Justice to provide an opinion on legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. The Friday vote presents a … Read more

China Covid Deaths Hit 9,000 Per Day, Finds UK-Based Firm: Report

By January 23, a total of 584,000 Covid deaths are expected in China. (File) Canberra: Deaths attributed to Covid in China have increased to 9,000 people per day, according to a data firm, reported news.com.au, an Australia-based publication. The news.com.au report also says, “British-based research firm Airfinity has doubled the number of people it estimates are … Read more

Bitcoin stays put with yearly close set to seal 60% YTD BTC price loss

Bitcoin (BTC) kept traders guessing to the last minute into the 2022 yearly close as volatility remained absent from the market. BTC/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC price: Where’s the volatility? Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD clinging to a familiar area around $16,500. The pair continued to disappoint players … Read more

Xi Jinping In New Year Message

Xi said that China has adopted COVID-19 response in light of the evolving situation. (File) Beijing: China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday acknowledged that the current wave of COVID-19 sweeping across the country has “entered a new phase” and “tough challenges remain” as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked Beijing to provide more data … Read more