Caracas, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding a "mega-election" after the opposition coalition said it would boycott a planned presidential poll in April.
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS) Russia will hedge against the risks in the defence industry market caused by unfair competition of the US, the Kremlin has said.
Lima, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 30 people have been killed and 17 others injured after a passenger bus overturned and plunged into a ravine in Peru's Arequipa region, officials said.
Milan, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) There is no contradiction between a belief in Europe and the protection of national interests, Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday.
Sao Paulo, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign minister Angelino Alfano on Wednesday called Brazil "a strategic partner" for his country, saying he sought strong bilateral ties "on all the complex global issues".
Milan, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday slammed US-owned electrical appliances manufacture Embraco's plan to switch production to Slovakia and fire almost 500 workers at its plant in northwest Italy.
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) Two French soldiers were killed on Wednesday morning during an operation in Mali, French President Emmanuel Macron's office announced.
Lagos, Feb 21 (IANS) As many as 111 girl students were still unaccounted for following Monday's attack by Boko Haram insurgents on a government school in Nigeria's restive northeast Yobe state, police said on Wednesday.
Tripoli, Feb 21 (IANS) Three soldiers of Libya's eastern-based army were killed on Wednesday in a suicide attack on a military checkpoint in the city of Jufra, according to military and medical sources.
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) Warning of the changing threat situations around the world, US Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, making an unprecedented joint appearance before the Security Council, called on it to focus on prevention of conflicts, staving them off before they arise.
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS) London's allegations of Moscow being behind the cyber attack against Ukraine in June 2017 are far-fetched and "information warfare" against Russia, said Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
Gaza, Feb 21 (IANS) The Gaza municipality on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, citing reduced services caused by resource shortages and foreign aid cuts.
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Roads near the White House were closed for traffic and a building next to it evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious vehicle was spotted nearby. The roads were reopened after the Secret Service cleared the vehicle.
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) In wake of the Chinese military releasing pictures of its fighter jets flying over Tibet, a military specialist on Tuesday said China was upgrading its Western Theatre Command so as to confront "any threat from India".
Rabat, Feb 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco busted a terror cell with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.