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 2022-06-28 13:19 

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Taliban To Hold Grand Council To Chart Afghan Progress...

Hundreds of religious leaders and "people of influence" from around Afghanistan have been summoned to the capital to attend a three-day grand council in support of the country's Taliban rule.Officials are providing scant details of the men-onl...

 2022-06-28 11:50 

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'Mandatory' Praise For Putin Required By FSB, Discovered Manual Reveals...

The Russian security service has instructed people to praise Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian intelligence alleged.Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has distributed a manual marked "for mandatory use" to Russian federal executive bodies via sec...

 2022-06-28 11:30 

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Brittney Griner Net Worth 2022: How Rich Is The Russia Detained Player?...

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star, is one of the highest-paid WNBA players to date. The 31-year-old basketball player, who has been playing f...

 2022-06-28 07:47 

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Factbox-What's Changed - Or Stayed The Same - Since Hong Kong Returned To China...

Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 after 156 years of British colonial rule. China promised the city wide-ranging freedoms denied to those in mainland China for 50 years, although some say China has reneged on those promises, especially since 2020 under ...

 2022-06-28 05:04 

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Northern Ireland Post-Brexit 'Protocol' Hurting Some, A Boon Others...

Irwin Armstrong, a former chair of Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in Northern Ireland, has a simple message for the British Prime Minister when it comes to the province's unique post-Brexit trade rules: Don't ruin a good thing.The founder ...

 2022-06-28 04:52 

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Reaffirms Bitcoin Is A 'Commodity,' Can Be Regulated Under CFTC...

The Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Gary Gensler doubled down on the monetary authority's definition of Bitcoin (BTC), stating that the world's biggest cryptocurrency is a "commodity." However, he did not extend th...

 2022-06-28 04:43 

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Hong Kong's History: From Backwater To Trading Metropolis...

Modern-day Hong Kong is best known for its sprawl of skyscrapers and role as a bustling financial hub and regional trade conduit off the southern coast of mainland China.But the territory was once a quiet backwater of rural hamlets and fishing communities...

 2022-06-28 01:55 

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Euro Gains Traction Ahead Of Inflation Data, Dollar Steadies...

The euro won support on Tuesday as traders braced for European inflation figures to run hot this week and awaited a speech from central bank chief Christine Lagarde, while worries about a recession kept the U.S. dollar firm.The euro rose 0.3% overnight an...

 2022-06-27 18:20 

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Brittney Griner Update: Basketball Star To Stand Trial In Russia, US Congress Works For Immediate Release...

Brittney Griner, the WNBA player currently detained in Russia, will see her first trial hearing on Friday amid U.S. efforts to secure her release. Griner appeared Monday in the Khimki city court near Moscow for a preliminary hearing, according to the New ...

 2022-06-27 15:53 

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Telecom Italia To Get State Guarantee For $2.1 Billion Loan - Sources...

The Italian Treasury is set to guarantee a 2 billion euro ($2.1 billion) bank credit line for Telecom Italia (TIM), three sources close to the matter said on Monday, in a boost to the phone company's turnaround efforts. The loan would shore up TIM'...

 2022-06-27 11:57 

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Analysis-Hungary's Sliding Forint Pressures PM Orban To Reach Deal On EU Funds...

The Hungarian forint fell to a record low against the euro on Monday, exposing the economy's vulnerabilities and putting pressure on Prime Minister Viktor Orban to reach a deal with Brussels on the release of frozen European Union funds.Unblocking acc...

 2022-06-27 11:51 

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'Systemic Challenge' Or Worse? NATO Members Wrangle Over How To Treat China...

NATO's first new strategy concept in a decade will cite China as a concern for the first time but member states remain at odds over how to describe the country with the world's largest military and its relationship with Russia, NATO diplomats say....

 2022-06-27 08:58 

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Hong Kong's Top Finance Executives Bank On City To Thrive As Gateway To China...

In 1997, the world watched as Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule, with some pessimistic or wary about the outlook for the city and its role in the global financial system. Twenty-five years later, Hong Kong has so far retained its status as a fina...

 2022-06-27 07:50 

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Explainer-Hong Kong's Rocky Political Road Since The 1997 Handover...

Hong Kong on July 1 will mark its 25th anniversary under Chinese rule. The financial hub returned to China from Britain in 1997, with promises of wide-ranging freedoms and autonomy under "one country, two systems" governance. Critics, including so...

 2022-06-27 06:10 

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North Korea Says U.S. Is Setting Up Asian NATO; Vows Stronger Defence...

North Korea has accused the United States of setting up a military alliance like NATO in Asia, saying the unwavering U.S. aim to oust North Korea's government compelled it to develop stronger defences.The North Korean criticism comes amid concern it c...

 2022-06-27 05:10 

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Binance CEO's Take On When Bitcoin Could Reach A New All-Time High...

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has answered one of the biggest questions regarding Bitcoin (BTC). According to him, the world's biggest cryptocurrency will "probably take a while to get back [to the all-time high]."...

 2022-06-26 22:38 

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Wimbledon Struggles To Avoid Shadow Of Russia Ban...

It's been nine years since Sergiy Stakhovsky stunned Roger Federer at Wimbledon in a Centre Court seismic shock.This weekend Stakhovsky is 2,500km away from London, dressed in fatigues rather than tennis whites.The 36-year-old is armed, desperately fi...

 2022-06-26 18:09 

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Iraqi PM Visits Saudi Arabia And Iran To Discuss Regional Stability...

Iraq's prime minister met with leaders in rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Sunday, discussing regional stability as part of Baghdad's efforts to mediate between the two Middle East heavyweights.Mustafa al-Kadhemi visited Iranian President Ebrahim R...

 2022-06-26 11:08 

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Russia Slides Towards Default As Payment Deadline Expires...

Russia edged closer to default on Sunday amid little sign that investors holding its international bonds had received payment, heralding what would be the nation's first default in decades.Russia has struggled to keep up payments on $40 billion of out...

 2022-06-26 10:36 

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Pats On Back, All Smiles As Macron, Johnson Appear To Bury Hatchet For G7...

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to bury the hatchet on Sunday on the sidelines of the G7 summit a year after the two clashed over Brexit and in particular Northern Ireland. Despite the issue remaining in ...

 2022-06-26 09:46 

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Saudi Crown Prince, Iraq PM Discuss 'Regional Stability'...

Iraq's prime minister met with Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the kingdom Sunday as part of Baghdad's efforts to mediate between Riyadh and Tehran.Mustafa al-Kadhemi, who headed to Saudi Arabia on Saturday,...

 2022-06-26 03:25 

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Energy Shock Tests G7 Leaders' Climate Resolve...

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will be under pressure to stick to climate pledges in Bavaria from Sunday, as Russia's energy cuts trigger a dash back to planet-heating fossil fuels.Germany finds itself in an awkward position as G7 summit h...

 2022-06-25 17:05 

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Iraq PM On Imminent Riyadh, Tehran Visit In Mediation Bid...

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi is due to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran "in the next few hours", as part of efforts to mediate between the two countries, a cabinet source said Saturday.Iraq has over the past year hosted five rounds of talks ...

 2022-06-25 01:56 

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Chinese Leader Xi Jinping To Attend Hong Kong Celebration: Xinhua...

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a ceremony in Hong Kong celebrating 25 years of the city's handover to China, state media Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.Xi will also attend the inauguration of the next Hong Kong administration, Xinhu...

 2022-06-24 21:10 

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Senators Seek Update On U.S. Security Review Of TikTok...

A group of six Republican senators https://www.cotton.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cotton-colleagues-demand-action-from-biden-administration-against-tiktok on Friday asked U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about an ongoing Biden administration nation...

 2022-06-24 14:29 

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Analysis-Running Short Of Gas: Russia's Pipeline Repair Has Europe Worried...

When Russia turns off the gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for maintenance in July, Europe is starting to worry that it won't turn it back on again.This week, Russia cut gas flows to Europe to 40% of the pipeline's capacity, blaming delayed ...

 2022-06-24 12:20 

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4-Year-Old Child Dies After Parents Allegedly Leave Her Inside Hot Car To Attend Funeral...

A 4-year-old child in Iran died in a hot car after her parents allegedly left her inside the vehicle to attend a funeral.The incident took place in the city of Ramhormoz. The parents had locked the child in the car, following which she eventually succumbe...

 2022-06-24 10:16 

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Top Cryptos Trade In Greeen But Bullish Run Unlikely, Believe Experts...

Top cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, traded higher Friday. However, industry insiders don't take it as a sign of a bullish run ahead. They feel that the market instability will continue for a couple of months more. The global market c...

 2022-06-24 09:06 

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S.Korean Leader's Informal Media Events Are A Break With Tradition...

South Korean leader Yoon Suk-yeol has departed from years of tradition by holding informal daily media events to field questions on topics ranging from inflation and ties with neighbouring North Korea to the first lady and even boyband BTS.Such wide-rangi...

 2022-06-24 07:57 

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Austrian Brewery And Wagyu Bulls; 'Putin's Dacha' Has Bidets That Cost $10,800...

An extravagant "dacha," reportedly owned by Vladimir Putin at Karelia in Russia, boasts a $3,63,866-worth private Austrian brewery and a decorative waterfall flowing from the first floor. The holiday home, the existence of which was first reported...

 2022-06-24 06:42 

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The New Global Divide: The Role Of The US, Russia, and China...

Once, the world was divided along the lines of right and left-wing ideologies. Right-wing ideologies revolved around the premise that the quest for social prosperity and equality could be achieved and preserved with a free enterprise market system, which ...

 2022-06-24 04:34 

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Mystery Deepens Over Fate Of Hong Kong's Jumbo Floating Restaurant...

Mystery over the fate of Hong Kong's Jumbo Floating Restaurant deepened Friday after its owner stirred confusion over whether the financially struggling tourist attraction had actually sunk while being towed away from the city last week.On Monday Aber...

 2022-06-24 00:28 

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Senator Rubio Asks U.S. FAA To Review Safety Of Russia Airlines...

Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday asked the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a safety review of Russian airlines and alert Americans to the risks of Russian-administered aircraft still operating in international airspace.Sanctions impos...

 2022-06-23 19:43 

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U.N. Says Taliban Interfering With Aid, Resisting Cash Plan...

Afghanistan's ruling Taliban are resisting efforts by the United Nations to help get humanitarian funding into the country and are interfering in the delivery of aid, U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Thursday. Since the har...

 2022-06-23 18:07 

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OPEC+ To Stick To Oil Supply Rise Plan As Biden Heads To Saudi - Sources...

OPEC and allied producing countries including Russia will likely stick to a plan for accelerated oil output increases in August, sources said, hoping to ease surging oil prices and inflation pressure as U.S. President Joe Biden plans to visit Saudi Arabia...

 2022-06-23 16:24 

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Decline And Near Fall Of Italy's Monte Dei Paschi, The World's Oldest Bank...

State-owned Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) on Thursday announced a 2.5 billion euro ($2.6 billion) cash call under new Chief Executive Luigi Lovaglio.Here is a timeline of key events in the recent history of MPS, whose origins can be traced back to the 1...

 2022-06-23 15:25 

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Analysis: UK's Brexit Woes Threaten Another Flagship Policy - Levelling-up...

Dashed hopes, so far at least, that Brexit would tilt Britain's economy towards growth driven by trade and investment are threatening another of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's flagship policies: "levelling up" the regions outside of London...

 2022-06-23 15:08 

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Traders Scale Back Peak Interest Rate Bets As Recession Fears Grip...

Traders are slashing their bets on how far central banks will be able to lift interest rates this cycle, reflecting growing fears in financial markets of economic slowdown or even outright recession. Data on Thursday showed U.S. and euro zone business act...

 2022-06-23 12:27 

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As Russia Cuts Gas, Coal Makes A Comeback In Europe...

Russia's gas cuts to Europe have prompted a clutch of countries to revert to burning coal, raising concerns as the EU seeks to become climate neutral by 2050.Here is a look at the situation:Globally, coal is the main source of energy for electricity p...

 2022-06-21 19:17 

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U.S. Congressional Leaders Meeting On Semiconductor Chips Bill Tuesday...

U.S. congressional leaders sought to forge a $52 billion bipartisan deal on Tuesday to subsidize U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and boost U.S. competitiveness with Chinese technology.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, both...

 2022-06-21 10:14 

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Alabama Senate Race Tests Trump's Sway After Endorsement Flip-flop...

Donald Trump's sway with Republican voters faces a fresh test on Tuesday in Alabama, where congressman Mo Brooks will try to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination even after the former president switched his endorsement to Brooks' rival, Katie...

 2022-06-21 08:14 

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UK Watchdog To Review Post-Brexit Visa And Mastercard Fees...

Britain's payment systems regulator (PSR) will conduct two market reviews of card fees charged by Visa and Mastercard, the U.S. companies that account for 99% of debit and credit card payments in the UK.The PSR's announcement on Tuesday follows he...

 2022-06-21 07:06 

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Patten Hits Outs At China's 'Vengeful' Acts In Hong Kong...

On June 30, 1997, Britain's last governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten left Government House for the final time, struggling to contain his emotions as the "Last Post" played and the Union flag was lowered.The 25th anniversary is approaching of th...

 2022-06-21 03:52 

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ProShares Is Set To Debut Bitcoin Short ETF On NYSE...

ProShares, a provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has confirmed its plans to debut a short Bitcoin-backed ETF in the United States. The ETF will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday....

 2022-06-21 02:19 

International Business Times

For Iraqis A Sweltering Summer Of 'Hell' Has Begun...

Umm Mohammed, 74, waves a fan back and forth to cool down, but in the blistering heat of Iraq's southern city of Basra there is nothing but stiflingly hot air.While Basra is used to scorching summers, this year it has started sooner than expected, bri...

 2022-06-21 01:25 

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'Good Or Bad, It's Hong Kong History' Says British Colonial Museum Founder...

Bryan Ong has made it his mission to preserve items that tell the story of Hong Kong's British colonial past even as Beijing increasingly shapes life in the city that is firmly back in the fold of the mainland.Ong, 42, has been collecting colonial mem...

 2022-06-20 20:34 

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Facebook Takes Down GOP Senate Hopeful's 'RINO Hunting' Ad...

A Republican Party candidate for the U.S. Senate released a campaign ad where he appears to call on voters to ready themselves to go "RINO hunting." The ad was removed by Facebook for violating its policy against promoting violence.On Monday, Face...

 2022-06-20 20:10 

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Senate Candidate Greitens Draws Criticism For Ad Showing Him Hunting Fellow Republicans...

Republican Eric Greitens, who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, released a campaign ad on Monday depicting him and a group of armed men going hunting for "RINOS," or "Republicans in name only" - prompting social media platforms to...

 2022-06-20 15:48 

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Macron's Domestic Travails To Sap European Leadership...

Emmanuel Macron's loss of his overall majority risks further weakening European leadership, with the French leader set to be distracted by domestic troubles even while retaining formal control over foreign policy.The loss of the majority in parliament...

 2022-06-20 13:33 

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The Chechens Fighting Russia On The Front Line...

Islam is not just another soldier."If the Russians take me, I won't be exchanged", said the Chechen fighting with the Ukrainian army near the front line.The 33-year-old dissident, a refugee who has been in Poland for nearly two decades, joined...

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