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Askar Mamin appointed Kazakh PM

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has appointed Askar Mamin Prime Minister of the republic, the press service of the Kazakh leader informed on Friday. "To appoint Mamin Askar Uzakbaiuly Prime Minister of the …

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Russia records over 24,715 daily coronavirus cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 24,715 to 3,520,531 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Friday. According to data from the crisis center, the coronavirus growth rate does not exceed 0.7%. …

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Russia withdraws from Treaty on Open Skies

Russia is launching domestic procedures to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies following the U.S. exit from the pact, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. "Given the lack of progress in efforts to remove …

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Kazakh Cabinet resigns after parliamentary polls

Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin's Cabinet has resigned following the parliamentary elections in the country. In a statement, the Kazakh Presidency said that under the constitution, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree …

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Georgia reports 1,177 new COVID-19 cases

Georgia has reported 1,177 new cases of coronavirus, 837 recoveries and 26 deaths in the past 24 hours.  13,674 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia as of today. 15,205 tests have been conducted in the past 24 …

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Germany approves resuming Nord Stream 2 pipeline work

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) on Friday said construction on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline can restart immediately. A statement from the agency gave approval for an anchor-position vessel …

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Berlusconi hospitalized in Monaco

Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized in Monaco after suffering a cardiac problem while he was in his French residence, his doctor said. "I ordered the hospitalization in Monaco because I did …

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Ilham Aliyev and Mehriban Aliyeva visit Shusha

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva visited the city of Shusha. Mehriban Aliyeva has shared a video footage from the liberated territories on her official …

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Stoltenberg looks forward to working with Biden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said all those responsible for last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol should be held accountable, and he expressed confidence that American institutions are up to the job. …

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Merkel weighs tougher German lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing to tighten Germany’s lockdown, as the country’s death toll rose by more than 1,500 for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Merkel aims to meet with regional leaders soon …

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Moscow could be back to normal by May

Life in the Russian capital could return to normal by May, as long as people get vaccinated, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. Sobyanin said "about 140,000 people" had been vaccinated in Moscow so far, in the first update …

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Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record

Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and rivaled 2016 as the hottest year ever, according to international data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization. The heat came even as a global economic slowdown …

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