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India’s Modi urges citizens to stay alert to virus as lockdown eases

31 May, 2020

NEW DELHI – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned the country to remain vigilant against the spread of coronavirus as the country prepares a phased re-opening of activities even

31 May, 2020

Australia would welcome official invitation to G7, says gov’t spokesman

MELBOURNE – Australia would welcome an official invitation to the Group of Seven (G7) nations and there has been contact on the matter between the prime minister and the United

31 May, 2020

NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has launched two Americans into orbit from Florida in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of

29 May, 2020

Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says

BEIJING – China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country’s most senior generals said, a rhetorical escalation between

29 May, 2020

New South Wales state warns of COVID-19 budget toll

SYDNEY – Australia’s biggest state in economic terms says the coronavirus pandemic could cost it as much $20 billion in lost revenues over the next four years, underscoring the urgency

29 May, 2020 | World News

China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as US tensions rise

HONG KONG/BEIJING/WASHINGTON – China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists and Western countries fear could erode the city’s

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28 May, 2020 | Vietnam News

Vietnam’s VinFast to launch first electric car in 2021

HANOI – Vietnam‘s first domestic car manufacturer, VinFast, will start the mass production of its first electric models next year and will target the United States market, the company said. VinFast,

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22 May, 2020 | World News

New Zealand opposition leader ousted as PM Ardern’s popularity soars

WELLINGTON – The leader of New Zealand’s main opposition party has been ousted after opinion polls showed he was no match for the soaring popularity of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

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22 May, 2020 | World News

Philippine lawmaker proposes tax targeting tech giants to fund virus fight

MANILA – A Philippine lawmaker has introduced a bill in parliament aimed at taxing big tech firms such as Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Youtube, Netflix and Spotify, to raise funds

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22 May, 2020 | Australia News

Australia’s most populous state to relax restrictions on hospitality sector

SYDNEY – Australia’s most populous state says restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus will be eased to allow cafes, restaurants and pubs to have up to 50 seated

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