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 2022-06-29 18:31 

Kuwait News Agency

US economy shrank 1.6 pct at annual rate in Q1...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- US real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2022, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday. The Department of ...

 2022-06-29 18:31 

Kuwait News Agency

Biden underscores " unshakable commitment" to defense of ROK, Japan WH...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden met Wednesday with South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, during which Biden underscored the US' &#...

 2022-06-29 18:30 

Kuwait News Agency

Al-Kuwait reaches 24th Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship final defeating Qadsia...

NEW DELHI, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's al-Kuwait reached final after defeating their compatriots Qadsia (20-25) in the semi final match of 24th Asian Men's Club League Handball Championship being held in India's Hyderabad. Al-Arabi of Qatar are...

 2022-06-29 18:29 

Kuwait News Agency

Biden declares plans to strengthen NATO...

WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday plans to enlarge US troops' deployment in European and strengthen the NATO allianceBiden made the announcement at the beginning of the NATO Summit in Madrid today following a ...

 2022-06-29 18:19 

Arutz Sheva

Teachers suspend strike tomorrow...

The teachers' union has announced that all classes will take place normally tomorrow throughout Israel....

 2022-06-29 18:12 

Times of Israel

Support for urban renewal moves out to Israel's periphery...

Government offers dedicated funding to back population centers that attract fewer private developersGovernment offers dedicated funding to back population centers that attract fewer private developers...

 2022-06-29 18:06 

FX Empire

Philippines begins new era of Marcos rule, decades after overthrow...

By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, completing a stunning comeback for one of Asia's most famous political dynasties, 36 years after it was...

 2022-06-29 18:06 

FX Empire

Berlusconi-backed MFE will look at possibility to buy Channel 4 -CFO...

COLOGNO MONZESE, Italy (Reuters) MediaForEurope (MFE), controlled by the family of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, will look at Channel 4 when the British TV station is put on sale, MFE's finance chief Marco Giordani said on Wednesday...

 2022-06-29 18:06 

FX Empire

Leaders of U.S., South Korea and Japan agree closer cooperation over North Korea threat...

MADRID (Reuters) The leaders of the United States, South Korea and Japan on Wednesday expressed deep concern over North Korea's missile tests and said they would cooperate more closely to address the threat posed by Pyongyang....

 2022-06-29 18:04 

Times of Israel

Jewish lawmaker becomes first female speaker of French National Assembly...

Macron ally Yael Braun-Privet, descendant of refugees from Nazis, calls for compromise after her coalition loses majorityMacron ally Yael Braun-Privet, descendant of refugees from Nazis, calls for compromise after her coalition loses majority...

 2022-06-29 17:57 

Kuwait News Agency

NATO chief: Russia poses "direct threat to Europe's security"...

MADRID, June 29 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that he and his peers within the alliance agreed that Russia poses "a direct threat to allies' states in Europe an the Atlantic."Speaking at a news conference ...

 2022-06-29 17:52 

Arutz Sheva

UN suspends 6 teachers who called for murder of Jews...

UN Watch calls for UNRWA teachers who advocate the murder of Jews to be fired instead of merely placed on administrative leave....

 2022-06-29 17:52 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

UN suspends 6 teachers who called for murder of Jews...

UN Watch calls for UNRWA teachers who advocate the murder of Jews to be fired instead of merely placed on administrative leave....

 2022-06-29 17:51 

FX Empire

NATO vastly expands troops at high readiness for long-term Russian threat...

By Sabine Siebold MADRID (Reuters) NATO agreed on Wednesday to put over 300,000 troops at high readiness from 2023, up from 40,000 previously, a new military line-up designed to better counter Russia, the country the alliance has designated as posing the ...

 2022-06-29 17:51 

FX Empire

Analysis-What slowdown? Canada's economy to top G7 on high oil, crop prices...

By Julie Gordon and Rod Nickel OTTAWA/WINNIPEG (Reuters) Surging oil and wheat prices are allowing commodities exporter Canada to weather an economic storm threatening to tip many of its fellow G7 rich nations into recession....

 2022-06-29 17:51 

FX Empire

British postal workers, train station staff vote to strike...

LONDON (Reuters) British postal workers and train station staff have voted in favour of strike action, their trade unions said on Wednesday, as workers across the economy grapple with employers as surging inflation bites....

 2022-06-29 17:47 

Kuwait News Agency

Bahrain, Egypt ink cooperation accords...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Bahrain and Egypt signed on Wednesday a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding in various domain, within framework of the current visit by Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi to Manama. Bahrain News Agency (BNA) s...

 2022-06-29 17:45 

Al Arabiya

Israel's Bennett will not run in next general election: Spokesperson...

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will not stand at the upcoming general election, his spokesperson said Wednesday evening, just hours ahead...

 2022-06-29 17:44 

Al Jazeera

Texas migrant deaths: Families anxious amid efforts to ID victims...

US officials are working to confirm identities of 53 people who died after a truck was abandoned in heat in south Texas....

 2022-06-29 17:43 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

CBB conducts survey to evaluate clients' satisfaction with initiative to assign minor accidents to insurance companies...
 2022-06-29 17:43 

MehrNews.com

Powerful explosion rocks southern Yemen...

TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) News sources on Wednesday reported a powerful blast near Aden International Airport in Yemen's Lahij....

 2022-06-29 17:42 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King, Egyptian President hold second round of talks; praise agreements, MoUs signed between the two countries...
 2022-06-29 17:40 

Times of Israel

Likud vows to stymie US visa bill since it eases barriers on Palestinian travelers...

Party MK Nir Barkat says 'we need to sit down with the Americans and discuss the security requirements,' and not push through legislation right before Knesset dispersalParty MK Nir Barkat says 'we need to sit down with the Americans and discus...

 2022-06-29 17:37 

Times of Israel

Russians will compete in this year's Maccabiah Games, but Russia won't...

Organizers claim Russia and Belarus withdrew four months ago, a day after UK's Jewish News highlighted website entry showing Russia to play Ukraine in women's beach volleyballOrganizers claim Russia and Belarus withdrew four months ago, a day afte...

 2022-06-29 17:36 

FX Empire

Bulgaria's Socialists say they will not back another Petkov-led government...

SOFIA (Reuters) Bulgaria's Socialists, allies in the outgoing coalition government of Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, said on Wednesday they would not back a new Petkov-led Cabinet, angry with the expulsion of 70 Russian diplomats....

 2022-06-29 17:36 

FX Empire

Global central bank chiefs say they must prioritize inflation fight over growth...

By Balazs Koranyi SINTRA, Portugal (Reuters) Bringing down high inflation around the world will be painful and could even crash growth but must be done quickly to prevent rapid price growth from becoming entrenched, the world's top central bank chiefs...

 2022-06-29 17:34 

FX Empire

VW: EV battery output bigger challenge than EU combustion engine ban...

By Ilona Wissenbach and Jan Schwartz MUNICH (Reuters) The EU deal to phase out combustion engine cars in just over 12 years is challenging, but an more daunting obstacle will be making enough batteries to power the electric cars needed as a result, a seni...

 2022-06-29 17:31 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Bennett will not run in upcoming elections...

Outgoing PM informs Yamina members he will not participate in the Knesset elections in the fall after coalition dissolves....

 2022-06-29 17:30 

Arutz Sheva

Bennett will not run in next election...

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has informed members of Yamina of his intention not to run in the next election. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will remain in his position as alternate prime minister. The Prime Minister will deliver a statement tonight at ...

 2022-06-29 17:29 

Haaretz Daily

Israelis not concerned by China's human rights record, survey finds...

In new Pew Research Center poll, 57% of Israelis said they would support strengthening economic relations with Beijing even if it meant ignoring human rights issues, a higher number than other democracies...

 2022-06-29 17:28 

Times of Israel

Lawmakers work to override metro law opposition, pass bill before government falls...

Legislation is designed to ease severe road congestion in central Israel and reduce negative economic impact of gridlockLegislation is designed to ease severe road congestion in central Israel and reduce negative economic impact of gridlock...

 2022-06-29 17:25 

Kuwait News Agency

GCC officials agree on plan for e-media cooperation...

RIYADH, June 29 (KUNA) -- Officials of the electronic media in the GCC states have approved a five-year plan for cooperation in the realm of electronic information. The GCC Secretariat General said in a statement, released on Wednesday, that the blueprint...

 2022-06-29 17:25 

Kuwait News Agency

Two Kuwaiti doctors win new medical patent...

KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Muhammad Kamal from Kuwait University, and Ear, Nose and Throat consultant Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Turki, from the Ministry of Health, obtained a patent from the United States ...

 2022-06-29 17:21 

FX Empire

Europe needs to cut dependence from Russian gas quickly, Eni CEO says...

MILAN (Reuters) Europe needs to speed up its efforts to diversify its energy sources because gas supplies from Russia could stop in a few months or in one year time, the Chief Executive of Italy's Eni Claudio Descalzi said on Wednesday....

 2022-06-29 17:21 

FX Empire

Putin still wants most of Ukraine, war outlook grim -U.S. intelligence chief...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin still wants to take most of Ukraine and the picture for the war there remains "pretty grim," the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday....

 2022-06-29 17:21 

FX Empire

Factbox-U.S. airline disruptions create summer of travel chaos...

CHICAGO (Reuters) The lifting of COVID-19 curbs and bottled-up travel demand are translating into the strongest summer since the pandemic for U.S. carriers. However, frequent mass flight cancellations are creating chaos for their customers....

 2022-06-29 17:21 

Arutz Sheva

Teen hospitalized in Modi'in...

An 18-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident on Blood of the Maccabees Street in Modi'in. MDA paramedics provided first aid and evacuated him to hospital care....

 2022-06-29 17:21 

MehrNews.com

Islamabad to host Iran-Pakistan joint specialized exhibition...

TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) The first specialized exhibition of Iran and Pakistan will be held in Pakistan's capital of Islamabad with the participation of Iranian businessmen and craftsmen, and Iranian knowledge-based companies....

 2022-06-29 17:18 

Al Arabiya

Train kills two migrants asleep by the tracks in North Macedonia...

Police in North Macedonia say two migrants were killed in the south of the country early Wednesday when a freight train hit them as they slept next to the...

 2022-06-29 17:18 

Al Jazeera

Car bomb kills at least six in Yemen's Aden, officials say...

Senior army official survived the blast in Aden that killed six and wounded several others, military officials said....

 2022-06-29 17:17 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait voices alarm at ambiguous destiny of the missing in Syria...

GENEVA, June 28 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the plight of missing people due to the conflict in Syria. According to the relevant international law and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2474, parties of...

 2022-06-29 17:16 

i24 News

US citizen held in Iran prison appeals to Biden for deal...
 2022-06-29 17:16 

MehrNews.com

Sardasht Chemical weapons victims remembered in Tehran...

TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) A commemoration ceremony was held at Sacred Defense Garden Museum on Wednesday concurrent with the anniversary of brutal chemical bombing of Sardasht by the Iraqi Ba'athist regime in 1987....

 2022-06-29 17:13 

Arutz Sheva

Israeli civilians to enter Gaza Strip for prisoner swap talks...

Two Israelis have been approved by Hamas to enter Gaza and attempt to negotiate a prisoner exchange....

 2022-06-29 17:13 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Israeli civilians to enter Gaza Strip for prisoner swap talks...

Two Israelis have been approved by Hamas to enter Gaza and attempt to negotiate a prisoner exchange....

 2022-06-29 17:08 

Arutz Sheva

Gush Etzion welcomes Unilever decision...

Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne"eman applauded today"s decision by Unilever International to continue Ben and Jerry"s ice cream sales in Judea and Samaria. Ne"eman said: "Unilever went back on its scandalous decision to...

 2022-06-29 17:08 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Expect delays, warn European airlines...

European airline giant Lufthansa has warned of further disruption ahead, warning the situation will not improve any time soon as carriers and airports struggle to rebuild operations from the pandemic slump....

 2022-06-29 17:08 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

QSE Sentiments weak despite buying at transport, telecom, insurance counters...

The Qatar Stock Exchange Wednesday declined 0.45% despite buying interests at the transport, telecom and insurance counters....

 2022-06-29 17:06 

FX Empire

Uvalde school shooter's grandmother released from hospital...

By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) The grandmother of the Uvalde school shooter was released from a hospital on Tuesday, just over a month after her grandson shot her and later also killed 19 children and two teachers....

 2022-06-29 17:06 

FX Empire

Ukraine wins release of 144 soldiers in biggest prisoner swap of war...

KYIV (Reuters) Ukraine on Wednesday carried out its biggest exchange of prisoners of war since Russia invaded, securing the release of 144 of its soldiers, including 95 who defended Mariupol's steelworkers, Ukraine's military intelligence agency s...

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