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16 June, 2020 | World News,Australia News

Australia lowers forecast for beef exports to China as trade ties sour

CANBERRA – Australia has lowered its forecast for beef exports to China, its largest buyer, by 1.5% for the 2020/21 season, the country’s chief commodity forecaster said, as trade relations

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12 June, 2020 | World News

S.Korea to extend virus guidelines on prevention, sanitation

SEOUL – South Korea will extend prevention and sanitation guidelines against the coronavirus until daily new infections drop to single digits, the health minister said, failing which he warned of

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12 June, 2020 | World News

Hong Kong government rejects UK criticism of new security law as biased

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong government has hit back at a report by Britain criticising Beijing’s move to impose national security legislation on the global financial hub, saying the

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06 June, 2020 | World News

France tells China it still backs ‘one country, two systems’ for Hong Kong

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron has told Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping he is following events in Hong Kong closely and continues to back the “one country, two systems” principle

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06 June, 2020 | World News

‘Black Lives Matter’ giant yellow mural painted on street near White House

A massive “Black Lives Matter” mural was painted in yellow letters on a street near the White House on Friday, ahead of expected large demonstrations on Saturday to protest racism

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31 May, 2020 | World News

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

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

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31 May, 2020 | World News

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

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29 May, 2020 | World News

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

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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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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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