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 2022-07-05 01:50 

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Inside Indonesia's Islamic Boarding School For Deaf Children...

At an Islamic boarding school in a sleepy neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Indonesian city Yogyakarta, the sound of Koranic recitation is nowhere to be heard....

 2022-07-05 01:06 

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Indonesia School Helps Students Recite Koran In Sign Language...

Concerned about how Indonesian students with hearing impairments often miss out on religious education, cleric Abdul Kahfi founded an Islamic boarding school to help them study and recite scripture from the Koran using sign language. Opened in 2019 in the...

 2022-07-04 21:19 

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Markets React Badly To New Argentina Economy Minister Appointment...

Argentina's peso fell sharply against the US dollar in the informal market on Monday following the appointment of new Economy Minister Silvina Batakis.The black market exchange rate, which although strictly illegal is tolerated, closed at 267 pesos, a...

 2022-07-04 21:19 

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Markets React Badly To Argentina Economy Minister Appointment...

Argentina's peso fell sharply against the US dollar on the informal market Monday after the appointment of a new economy minister who sought to calm investor jitters by vowing to pursue "fiscal balance."Silvina Batakis was named on Sunday afte...

 2022-07-04 14:07 

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Kyrgios Back On Court As Wimbledon Appeals Fine Over Russia Ban...

Nick Kyrgios is back in action at Wimbledon on Monday, closing in on a mouthwatering semi-final against Rafael Nadal as tournament chiefs said they had appealed a hefty fine imposed for banning Russian and Belarusian players.Maverick Australian Kyrgios to...

 2022-07-04 13:08 

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Galvanisers Wanted: Post-Brexit Worker Shortages Strain UK Employers...

British manufacturing firm Corbetts the Galvanizers used to rely on a stream of workers from Poland and Romania to fill its shop floor, where steel is dipped into a long vat of molten zinc at temperatures of around 450?C (842?F).But after Brexit and COVID...

 2022-07-04 08:20 

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Evergrande Canvassing Creditors' Support Against Winding-up Petition - Source...

China Evergrande Group is reaching out to its offshore creditors for their support to fight a lawsuit in a Hong Kong court aimed at liquidating the embattled property developer, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Evergrande, which ...

 2022-07-04 08:01 

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Trial Of Chinese-Canadian Tycoon Who Disappeared In 2017 Begins In China...

Canadian-Chinese tycoon Xiao Jianhua is standing trial on Monday, Ottawa's embassy in Beijing said in a statement, after the businessman disappeared from a Hong Kong hotel in 2017."Global Affairs Canada is aware that a trial in the case of Canadia...

 2022-07-04 03:15 

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Central African Republic Debuts 'Sango Coin,' To Tokenize Its Mineral Wealth...

The President of the Central African Republic (CAR) introduced Sango Coin as the country's official national cryptocurrency via a virtual event called the "Sango Genesis Event" broadcast Sunday. In the Sango Genesis Event, Faustin-Archange Tou...

 2022-07-04 02:29 

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Dollar Holds Firm As Growth Fears Stalk Markets...

The dollar kept trade-sensitive currencies pinned near multi-year lows on Monday and the euro was under pressure as investors sought safety due to worries about slowing global growth.Data on Friday showed euro zone inflation surging to another record, add...

 2022-07-04 00:46 

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Nervous Staff And No Bankers: Western Firms Struggle To Exit Russia...

For foreign companies still working out what to do with their stranded Russian assets, President Vladimir Putin's seizure of a major oil and gas project is a powerful warning: Move fast or else.Companies have been wrestling with how to exit in ways th...

 2022-07-03 07:23 

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27 Feared Dead As Ship Splits Into Two In South China Sea...

An industrial support ship in the South China Sea with 30 members on board has sunk in a storm and split into two with the status of more than two dozen crew members unknown, Hong Kong emergency services have said....

 2022-07-03 06:49 

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Hong Kong Lawmaker Tests Covid Positive After Photo With Xi...

A Hong Kong lawmaker who posed for a group photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the leader's visit to the financial hub this week confirmed Sunday he has since tested positive for coronavirus.Xi visited Hong Kong under strict security measur...

 2022-07-03 01:34 

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US Multinationals Grapple With Soaring Dollar...

The rapid rise of the US dollar since the start of the year is a double-edged sword for American multinational companies, pushing some of them to decide whether to hedge or reposition their activities abroad to avoid fallout.For an importer, the surge in ...

 2022-07-01 16:29 

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Stocks Choppy, Dollar Frothy...

Stock markets wobbled on Friday while the dollar shot higher against the euro and pound as investors fretted about interest rate hikes and a possible recession.Both Paris and Frankfurt stocks ended the day with small gains despite news of record-high euro...

 2022-07-01 15:13 

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Assange Lodges UK Appeal Against US Extradition...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday filed an appeal against his extradition to the United States, as supporters denounced the British government.Assange, who turns 51 on Sunday, has been held in a high-security prison since 2019.On Friday his wife ...

 2022-07-01 14:28 

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WikiLeaks' Assange Lodges Appeal Against U.S. Extradition...

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has appealed to the High Court in London to block his extradition to the United States to face criminal charges, his brother said on Friday, the latest step in his legal battle that has dragged on for more than a deca...

 2022-07-01 12:25 

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Russian Envoy To Bulgaria To Ask Moscow To Shut Embassy After Mass Expulsions...

Russia's ambassador to Bulgaria said on Friday she would ask Moscow to close its embassy in the Balkan country after her appeal for Sofia to reverse what she called an unprecedented hostile step to expel 70 Russian diplomatic staff was ignored. In a s...

 2022-07-01 11:41 

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PLA Firing New Rapid Fire Mortar Seen In New Video...

China has released a new video from the Hong Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) unit, showing the soldiers handling a new rapid-fire mortar that appears suited for an urban environment. The footage shows two soldiers operating PCP-001...

 2022-07-01 10:19 

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'We Are In Panic': Belarus Sending Out Conscription Notices To People In Gomel Oblast...

Thousands of people in the Gomel Oblast of Belarus have reportedly received calls from the government to enlist themselves in military service. This comes days after Russia's ally Belarus announced the start of mobilization exercises in the Gomel.The ...

 2022-07-01 10:10 

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'True Democracy Never Started': Hong Kongers React To Xi's Speech...

As Chinese leader Xi Jinping left Hong Kong Friday after a rare visit to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain, reactions to his speech ranged from deeming it "reassuring" to terming his stance "delusional"...

 2022-07-01 10:06 

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Japan Warns On 'Interests' After Russia Gas Project Decree...

Japan's energy "interests must not be undermined", Tokyo said Friday, after Moscow issued a decree transferring operations of a key oil and gas project to a new Russian company.Japanese trading houses Mitsui and Mitsubishi Corp own 12.5 and 10...

 2022-07-01 07:05 

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'Stop Interfering In Afghanistan', Says Taliban Leader In Rare Appearance...

The Taliban's reclusive supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada called Friday for the world to stop telling them how to run Afghanistan, insisting sharia law was the only model for a successful Islamic state.Akhundzada, who has not been filmed or photogr...

 2022-07-01 06:23 

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Taliban Leader Congratulates Group On Victory At Gathering In Kabul...

The reclusive supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada, joined religious leaders from around the country in Kabul on Friday at a meeting with a focus on national unity, congratulating them on the Islamists' takeover of Afghanistan....

 2022-07-01 04:39 

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Enforcer Of Hong Kong Security Law Sworn In As City's New Leader...

China's president Xi Jinping on Friday swore in John Lee, 64, as the city's next chief executive - the first security policy expert to run the China-ruled international financial hub since its handover from Britain in 1997.Lee, 64, a former probat...

 2022-07-01 03:35 

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El Salvador Buys The Dip With 80 More Bitcoins...

El Salvador has bought an additional 80 BTC, according to a Twitter post by the country's President Nayib Bukele....

 2022-07-01 02:55 

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Russian Ban And Olympic Dream Prompted Georgia Switch Before Wimbledon...

Natela Dzalamidze, who switched from representing Russia to playing for Georgia on the eve of Wimbledon, said Thursday she had always intended to change her nationality to boost her dreams of taking part in the Olympics.The 29-year-old has a Georgian fath...

 2022-07-01 01:44 

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Argentina's Black Market Dollar Trade: Illegal But Part Of Life...

It is hard to come by but ever-present on the mind of average Argentines: the US dollar, whose value relative to the feeble peso is a barometer for an economy in crisis."Dollars! Change, change, doooolars!" The cries of unofficial money changers f...

 2022-06-30 17:27 

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U.S. Adds 'Cryptoqueen' To Most-wanted List Over Alleged $4 Billion Fraud...

A German citizen accused of defrauding investors out of $4 billion by selling a fake cryptocurrency called OneCoin has been added to the FBI's list of its ten most-wanted fugitives, U.S. officials said on Thursday.Ruja Ignatova, also known as "Cry...

 2022-06-30 15:04 

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U.S. Dollar Share Of FX Reserves Steady In Q1, Euro Share Dips, IMF Says...

The U.S. dollar's share of currency reserves reported to the International Monetary Fund was 58.8% in the first quarter, unchanged from that of the last three months of 2021, IMF data showed on Thursday.The greenback remains the largest-held currency ...

 2022-06-30 14:55 

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Boost Politicians' Power Over Elections...

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a Republican bid to reinstate a map delineating North Carolina's U.S. House of Representatives districts that was invalidated as unfair to Democrats in a major case that could expand the power of politician...

 2022-06-30 10:34 

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Analysis-Saudi Arabia Walks Oil Policy Tightrope Between Biden And Putin...

Saudi Arabia's push for swifter oil production hikes by OPEC+, which were agreed in June, involved behind-the-scenes diplomacy to ensure Russia backed the move that followed U.S. appeals for more supply, two sources familiar with the discussions said....

 2022-06-30 09:40 

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Girls' Education Raised At Taliban's First National Gathering Since Takeover...

At least one participant at a gathering organised by the Taliban of 3,000 male religious and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan called on Thursday for high schools for girls to reopen.It was the first such gathering to take place since the Islamist gr...

 2022-06-30 07:42 

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Will Russia Cut Off Gas To Europe?...

Economic relations between Russia and Europe go from bad to worse, with each side taking additional measures to inflict more pain on the other side. For instance, last month the EU imposed an oil embargo on Russian oil, while Russia reduced the amount of ...

 2022-06-30 07:20 

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Hong Kong Has 'Risen From The Ashes', China's Xi Says On Rare Visit...

Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and "risen from the ashes", China's President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, as he arrived in the former British colony to celebrate 25 years since its return to Chinese rule.Xi is to swear in the global fin...

 2022-06-30 06:43 

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These Countries Are Considering Making Bitcoin A Legal Tender...

As Vladimir Lenin once said, "There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen." This is the gist of Bitcoin's over-decade-long adoption history. For years, it languished as a blockchain novelty. It took four ye...

 2022-06-30 06:13 

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Business Leaders Say New Hong Kong Chief Must Open Up City, Rebuild Its Image...

Business executives in Hong Kong have a wish list for its new leader: scrap COVID-19 quarantine rules, and promote the rule of law and transparent regulations to revive foreign investor confidence - before the territory becomes a hardship posting.Former s...

 2022-06-30 05:56 

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Hong Kong On High Alert As Xi Visit Expected For Handover Anniversary...

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Hong Kong Thursday, prompting a massive security effort ahead of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the city's handover to China....

 2022-06-30 05:56 

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Chinese Leader Xi Arrives In Hong Kong For Handover Anniversary...

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong Thursday to attend celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China.Xi travelled into the city by high-speed train, the first time he has left mainland China since...

 2022-06-30 05:56 

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Chinese Leader Xi Says Hong Kong 'Reborn Of Fire' As Visit To City Begins...

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Hong Kong had been "reborn of fire" as he arrived Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the city's handover, in his first visit since the business hub's democracy movement was crushed....

 2022-06-30 05:09 

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Thousands Gather At All-male Meeting To Rubber-stamp Taliban Rule...

Thousands of Afghan religious scholars and tribal elders gathered in the capital Thursday for a men-only meeting the Taliban hope will rubber-stamp their hardline Islamic rule.Officials have provided scant details of the "jirga" -- a traditional g...

 2022-06-30 04:33 

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MicroStrategy Once Again Buys The Dip, Bags An Additional 480 BTC...

Michael Saylor, the CEO of MicroStrategy, confirmed via a Twitter post Wednesday that the firm has once again bought the dip. The firm purchased an additional 480 bitcoins for $10.0 million and the average price per Bitcoin was $20,817....

 2022-06-30 02:52 

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Grayscale's Initiates Lawsuit Against SEC After Rejection Of BTC Spot ETF...

Grayscale Investments' request for conversion of its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) to a BTC spot ETF has been declined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and now the firm plans to initiate a lawsuit against the monetary authority....

 2022-06-30 02:15 

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Euro Under Pressure As Inflation Fears Send Investors To Dollar Haven...

The euro struggled to regain a footing on Thursday, having tumbled overnight against a resurgent U.S. dollar, which benefited from safe-haven demand on renewed worries about higher rates and a global recession. The euro was at $1.044, after losing 0.75% o...

 2022-06-30 01:29 

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Hong Kong On High Alert As Xi Jinping Visit Expected For Handover...

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Hong Kong Thursday, prompting a massive security effort ahead of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the city's handover to communist China....

 2022-06-30 00:59 

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U.S. SEC Rejects Grayscale's Spot Bitcoin ETF...

The U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday rejected a proposal to list a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) by Grayscale, one of the world's biggest digital asset managers, on the NYSE Arca exchange.Grayscale responded with a legal challenge to t...

 2022-06-30 00:24 

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UK Urged To Cleanse 'Stain' Of Dirty Russian Money...

For all its tough talk against Russia, the UK's government is failing to enforce its promises to clean up dirty foreign money, a hard-hitting report by MPs said Thursday.It was "shameful" that after years of warnings, the government only began...

 2022-06-29 15:00 

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Biden Unlikely To Meet Bold Democrat Demands After Abortion Ruling -sources...

The White House is unlikely to take up the bold steps to protect women's right to have an abortion that Democratic lawmakers have called for in recent days, interviews with officials show.In a speech after the rollback of the Roe vs. Wade decision on ...

 2022-06-29 14:36 

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Exclusive-Kaliningrad Row: EU Nears Compromise Deal To Defuse Standoff With Russia...

Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said, as European officials edge towards a compromise deal with the Baltic state to defuse a row with Moscow.Kaliningrad...

 2022-06-29 08:19 

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Tianqi Lithium Aims To Raise Up To $2 Billion In Hong Kong Listing -sources...

China's Tianqi Lithium Corp will sell its shares for between HK$69 and HK$82 ($8.79-$10.45) each for a Hong Kong listing which could raise up to $2 billion, said two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.Tianqi, one of the world's top produc...

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