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Inside China's Brash, New Approach to State Media

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Earlier this month, China's state-run Xinhua news agency posted a glowing profile of Xi Jinping, the ...


Germany's new government: what the world can expect in a post-Merkel era

Leaders of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Liberals (FDP) have reached a deal on their coalition agreement for government, ...


Ukraine says it's ready to defend itself against Russia

The Ukrainian armed forces are preparing to use all available resources to hold the front line against any Russian invasion, ...


New COVID-19 variant confirmed in Belgium

Brussels [Belgium], November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): A new COVID-19 variant known as B.1.1.529 has been confirmed in Belgium, Belgian Minister of ...


African development banks need scale, urgently. Here's how it can be done

Developing countries in general, and African countries in particular, confront an enormous financing challenge to meet the UN's sustainable development ...


Worst ever Covid variant: What we know so far

Scientists have raised the alarm about the new B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant, first identified in Botswana, which has an ?extremely high ...


Furious France Scraps UK Migrants Meeting After Johnson Letter

PARIS - France on Friday scrapped planned talks with the UK about migrant crossings in anger at a letter by ...


Stocks, Oil Tumble on Virus Variant Fears, Safe Havens Gain

LONDON - Global stocks tumbled Friday and oil fell below $80 a barrel after news of a possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus ...


Cases Soar but Swiss Reject Lockdown as COVID Law Vote Looms

GENEVA - Like many others in Europe, Switzerland is facing a steep rise in coronavirus cases. But its federal government, ...


Poland determined to get over 800bn in WWII reparations

Warsaw is setting up a special research institute tasked with studying the damage inflicted on Poland by Nazi Germany, and ...


Stocks crash over new Covid variant fears

European and Asian stock markets plunged on Friday following reports of a new Covid-19 strain from South Africa, which, investors ...


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WhatsApp fined $267 million by Ireland in privacy dispute

DUBLIN, Ireland: After being handed a record fine of $267 million by Irish regulators in September for breaching strict EU ...

US Stocks Sink on New COVID Variant; Dow Loses 905 Points

NEW YORK - Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a ...

EU countries tighten travel rules over new COVID-19 variant concerns

© Provided by Xinhua The EU said Friday it wants to activate the so-called "emergency brake" to stop air travel ...

China furious over Taiwan's invite to 'Biden Democracy Summit'

Beijing [China], November 27 (ANI): Furious over US President Joe Biden's decision of extending an invitation to Taiwan for forthcoming ...

Biden Announces Air Travel Restrictions on 8 Countries

JOHANNESBURG - South African scientists are scrambling to determine how quickly a newly discovered variant of the coronavirus can spread ...

EU to Suspend Travel From Southern Africa Over New COVID Variant

BRUSSELS - European Union states have agreed to suspend travel from southern Africa after the detection of a new COVID-19 ...

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Asian shares drop as Covid-19 variant emerges in Africa, Hong Kong

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Fears of a new, more infectious variant of Covid-19 tore through Asian markets on Friday putting ...

EV chargers will be required in new UK homes by 2022

LONDON, England: Beginning in 2022, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required in all new homes and businesses in ...

Zoom falls 8% at opening as world reopens, demand lessens

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Zoom Video Communications fell 8 percent in premarket trading on November 24, despite reporting better ...

As U.S. markets shut for Thanksgiving, global bourses inch higher

LONDON, UK - With U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving, global bourses spent the day virtually twiddling thumbs.The FTSE 100 in ...

Uber Eats selling marijuana online; customers must pick up in-person

TORONTO, Ontario: Online food ordering firm Uber Eats has announced its alliance with Tokyo Smoke to enable the purchase of ...

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Gas prices in UK jump 17% due to delay in startup of Russian pipeline

LONDON, England: Gas prices, already high, soared a further 17 percent in the UK after approval was suspended to begin ...


South African Health Minister calls travel bans by countries over new COVID variant 'Omicron' as unjustified

Cape Town [South Africa], November 27 (ANI): South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla on Friday termed the countries' decision of ...


India to screen, test travellers from several countries including UK amid new Covid variant 'Omicron'

New Delhi [India], November 27 (ANI): Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' first detected in South Africa, ...


Not Nu: WHO officially names new Covid variant of concern Omicron

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the new Covid-19 variant first detected in southern Africa ?Omicron?, the UN health ...


Afghan Humanitarian Crisis, Drug Trafficking Worry Regional Powers

ISLAMABAD - Russia, China and India expressed concern Friday at the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the spread of ...


China furious over Taiwan's invite to 'Biden Democracy Summit'

Beijing [China], November 27 (ANI): Furious over US President Joe Biden's decision of extending an invitation to Taiwan for forthcoming ...


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