New Zealand and United Kingdom reach free trade deal

The draft deal, which follows 16 months of negotiations, is the latest to be brokered by the United Kingdom after its departure from the European Union. The agreement is not expected to deliver a boost to the UK economy. But Downing Street expressed hopes that it will help “pave the way” for Britain to join Trans-Pacific Partnership More...

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By admin On Thursday, October 21st, 2021
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Russia-Taliban talks: Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay

Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Iran and five formerly Soviet Central Asian states joined the Taliban in calling for the UN to convene such a conference as soon as possible to help rebuild the country. They said More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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China’s real estate crisis could threaten growth into 2022. Beijing’s undeterred

The country’s GDP grew at its slowest pace in a year last quarter, expanding just 4.9% from a year earlier. Compared to the prior quarter, the economy grew a mere 0.2% in the July-to-September period — More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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Syria: Bomb attack on military bus in Damascus kills 14

A third explosive device was also found at the scene of the attack on Hafez al-Assad bridge but was dismantled, according to SANA. Syrian state TV posted on its Telegram account images of the charred More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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Brazilian senators abandon call for homicide charges against President Bolsonaro

The accusations first appeared in a nearly 1,200-page draft report leaked to CNN by a representative of the Brazilian Senate Pandemic Parliamentary Inquiry (CPI). The draft report effectively blames Bolsonaro’s More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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Three children killed in airstrikes on Ethiopia’s Tigray region, UN says

Jens Laerke, spokesperson of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said at a briefing in Geneva that local health workers in the Mekelle hospital confirmed that the children had been More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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Greta Thunberg ‘Rickrolls’ climate concert with crazy dance moves

Thunberg danced to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” on Saturday, in front of a crowd at Climate Live, a youth-led concert for climate action. “Rickrolling” is an internet More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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Myanmar to release 5,600 prisoners held for anti-junta protests

The paper reported that 647 prisoners had been released from Yangon’s Insein prison, while 80 were freed from a prison in Mandalay. Another 4,320 defendants currently before the courts will also be acquitted, More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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China denies hypersonic missile test, says it was a spacecraft

The Financial Times reported Sunday that “China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability More...

By admin On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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Haiti kidnapping: 400 Mawozo gang behind abduction of 17 US and Canadian missionaries, security source says

As they were traveling from the orphanage towards Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, gang members stopped the vehicle at gunpoint. The 400 Mawozo gang has been growing in strength for the past three years, numbering More...

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