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2020 Belt and Road Summit to be held in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Trade Development Council will host the 5th Belt and Road Summit today. Thousands of international public and private
Russian President Vladimir Putin Opens COVID Drug Plant Amid Record Cases
Speaking at the inauguration via video link, Putin said the plant would produce COVID-19 drugs, as well as medicine used to treat tuberculosis, diabetes, hepatitis and other diseases.
Obama CIA Director John Brennan blasts assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan condemned the killing of an Iranian scientist believed to be linked to Tehran’s nuclear program Friday, calling it “criminal” and “highly reckless.”
China gives $2.1 billion in debt relief: What's the catch?
China says it has given 2.1 billion worth of debt relief to developing countries struggling with repayments due to the coronavirus. China has emerged as a major lender to emerging-market economies, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa.
During the coronavirus pandemic, these cities are the most expensive to live in the world
The cost of living in Paris, Zurich and Hong Kong is among the priciest in the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai or Nur-Sultan: Where is the Future of Asian Arbitration?
With Beijing spooking some investors in Hong Kong, other Asian cities are angling for prominence as arbitration centers.
New Zealand Police introduce hijab to uniform
Constable Zeena Ali will become the first in the force’s history to wear the specially designed hijab
Did a Belt and Road project in Malaysia just crash and burn?
The termination of the agreement to build Melaka Gateway could mean the end for the US$10.5 billion development.
Austria wants ethical rules on battlefield killer robots
The Austrian government is calling for a system of international ethics on the use of killer robots and drones in combat. Vienna says it wants humans, and not algorithms, to decide on matters of life and death.
Obama says election results show nation is deeply divided
Former President Barack Obama said the election results, in which each candidates received more than 70 million votes, show the nation remains bitterly split.
The Dangers of a Space Race Between the U.S. and China
That’s Debatable is an interactive series on today’s most pressing issues. This week’s resolution: Is a U.S.-China space race good for humanity?
French muslims enraged by Borat bus posters featuring mankini-clad character wearing ‘Allah’ ring
With religious tensions running high following recent terror attacks, Muslims in France are up in arms over bus posters for the latest Borat film, which show the Kazakhstan character wearing a ring bearing the word ‘Allah’.
International report - No sign of decline in the number of acid attacks against women in India
India tragically tops the global charts when it comes to acid attacks targeting women. Despite stricter laws and harsher punishments, the number of such attacks continues to increase on the subcontinent.
'Very nice!': Kazakhstan adopts Borat's catchphrase in new tourism campaign
An official said the phrase, popularised by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, sums up the vast tourism potential of the nation in a ‘short, memorable way’
Toronto: Hong Kong immigrant educates local Canadian women
Hong Kong immigrant calls a Canadian woman disgusting for not wearing a mask. The woman spits on him. He pushes woman off of the bus to where she belongs: the street.
Borat Gives Jimmy Kimmel a Coronavirus Inspection
Borat makes his appearance on the show, but before it can officially begin, he makes Jimmy go through a plague questionnaire, a physical examination and then introduces him to his daughter Tutar who really really wants his pants.
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Chinese construction giant turns to belt and road to counter uncertainty
Two weeks ago, the US Department of Commerce placed five subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on its Entity List.
China working with Azerbaijan on belt and road transport route even as Baku restricts investment
China has used Azerbaijan’s ongoing bilateral negotiations on its World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership to open up access for belt and road projects.
These are the top 10 countries to retire in, according to US expats who made the move well before the coronavirus pandemic
International Living's Retirement Index, an annual comprehensive guide to global retirement destinations curated by US expats, was released. The ranking takes several factors into consideration, including the cost of healthcare, the cost...
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