Mon, 12 Apr 2021

Minimum wage workers in Ireland at reduced risk of poverty: report

DUBLIN, Ireland: There are fewer minimum wage employees in Ireland who risk descending into poverty than in any of the ...

H&M, other brands, butt heads with China over labor practices

BEIJING, China: Retailer H&M got caught in the crosshairs of regulators from China who insisted they correct a map on ...

Philippines defense minister spars with Chinese over South China Seas

MANILA, Philippines: A top Filipino official has warned of additional moves by the Chinese in the South China Sea."The continued ...

Canada 'must do more' to help Hong Kong: Advocate

Toronto [Canada], April 12 (ANI): Amid the crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong, an advocacy group has said that while ...

US Recession Drama 'Nomadland' Wins Best Film at British Film Awards

LONDON - U.S. recession drama "Nomadland," about a community of van dwellers, was the big winner at Britain's BAFTA awards ...

Suga, Biden to discuss worsening human rights in China

Tokyo [Japan], April 12 (ANI): Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Joe Biden will express their deep concern ...

India-Russia friendship is too pragmatic for US and China to ruin it

Upon his return from India this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said he feels no wavering on New ...

Blinken Faults China for Slow Response on Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - The U.S. secretary of state assailed China Sunday for its early, slow response to the threat of the ...

US navy engages in 'cognitive warfare' with Chinese forces

Washington DC [US], April 11 (ANI): Amid the rising tension between the United States and China, the US military has ...

Blinken Faults China for Slow Response on Virus

WASHINGTON - The U.S. secretary of state assailed China Sunday for its early, slow response to the threat of the ...

'Effectiveness of Chinese vaccines not high'

Beijing [China], April 11 (ANI): Marking a rare admission from China over the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccine, the country's ...

Tibetans don't enjoy freedom in China, says Lobsang

Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], April 11 (ANI): Amid the general election for the Dharamshala-based parliament-in-exile, Central Tibetan Administration, Lobsang Sangay ...

'Taiwan must continue pushing envelope on US interaction'

Taipei [Taiwan], April 11 (ANI): New US guidelines expanding contacts with Taiwan may be an encouraging step, but Taipei should ...

India's Concerns over Myanmar Drive Policy, Analysts Say

NEW DELHI - Analysts say India's concern that isolating Myanmar's military, which staged the country's February 1 coup, will drive ...

Red alert for parts of Australia for cyclone Seroja

Canberra [Australia], April 11 (ANI/Sputnik): A red alert is issued on parts of Western Australia by the Department of Fire ...

Braves bid to bring out brooms vs. Phillies

The Phillies swept a three-game series against Atlanta in Philadelphia to open the season. The Braves will look to return ...

Xinhua: Eyes, ears and voice of China

Beijing [China], April 11 (ANI): In a world where one often hears about western spy agencies such as the CIA, ...

'Pyongyang soon to 1st launch ballistic missile submarine'

Seoul [South Korea], April 11 (ANI/Sputnik): South Korean and US intelligence suspect that North Korea has completed the assembly of ...

Global food prices continue to surge, hitting 7-year highs, UN says

A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows that global food commodity prices ...

Over 164 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 164.47 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered ...

Western Province turns attention to Malcolm Marx

SPORTWestern Province has turned its full attention to attempting to recruit World Cup-winning Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx, having toyed with ...

China bears responsibility of genocide against Uyghurs

Washington [US], April 11 (ANI): Chinese actions in Xinjiang against the Uyghur minority have violated every single provision in the ...

8 Dead, Dozens Hurt as Indonesia Quake Shakes East Java

MALANG, INDONESIA - A strong earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java killed eight people, including a woman whose motorcycle ...

Zhang, Peng clinch Olympic slots with victories at Xuzhou Marathon

© Provided by Xinhua Zhang Deshun and Peng Jianhua win the 2021 Xuzhou Marathon and lead a six-member pack qualifying ...

Boys prepared well and are ready to go, says Warner

New Delhi [India], April 11 (ANI): Ahead of their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David ...

I worked hard on myself, says Shaw

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 11 (ANI): Delhi Capitals batsman Prithvi Shaw said he worked hard on himself with coach Pravin ...

Djibouti risks threatening its autonomy

Djibouti [Djibouti], April 11 (ANI): The relationship between Djibouti and China is a case study on how Beijing is using ...

Japan's Matsuyama on the brink of historic Masters victory

With a new coach solving swing issues and reduced celebrity media stress this week, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama finds himself on ...

What Indians will find when they return to Singapore

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, April 11 (ANI): With vaccinations against the COVID-19 well underway around the world, many are hoping ...

Voting begins for final phase of Tibetan elections

Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], April 11 (ANI): Voting began on Sunday for the final phase of elections for Sikyong/ President ...

China inroad into Pak economy points to neo-colonialism

Tel Aviv [Israel], April 11 (ANI): An analysis of industrial inroads made by China into Pakistan points toward greater designs ...

Update: China's Q1 excavator sales surge 85 pct

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- China's 26 leading excavator makers sold a total of 126,941 excavators ...

Non-performing debt of China's banks rises by 22 pc

Hong Kong, April 11 (ANI): As China has recorded the lowest economic growth in four decades in the year 2020, ...

'New bill by US would have profound effect on China'

Washington [US], April 11 (ANI): The US Senate's new policy, the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, lays out a wide-ranging ...

China-Brunei trade sees rise against all odds in 2020: ambassador

© Provided by Xinhua The past 30 years have witnessed deepening cooperation and closer ties between China and Brunei. Bilateral ...

Hideki Matsuyama (65) carries 4-shot lead into final round at Masters

Four years since he last raised a trophy and in his 10th appearance at the Masters, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama moved ...

Kerry expected to travel to China next week

Washington [US], April 11 (ANI): US climate envoy John Kerry is expected to travel to China next week in an ...

Despite IMF loans, Pakistan continue to rely on China

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 10 (ANI): Pakistan is set to address a dozen conditions in six months to meet the USD ...

Indonesia's Java Hit by Magnitude 5.9 Quake, 7 Killed

JAKARTA - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia's Java island on Saturday, killing seven people, severely wounding two and ...

Iran Launches Advanced Centrifuges Marking Its National Nuclear Day

WASHINGTON - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani oversaw on live television Saturday the launch of advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium, a ...

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U.S. trace deficit saw 4.8% jump for record high in February

WASHINGTON D.C.: As the economic activity in the United States recovers faster than that of its rivals, the nation's trade ...

GM looks to have auto batteries that travel 480-580 miles per charge

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors is currently working on cutting the cost of electric vehicle batteries, as well as their reliance ...

Carnival Cruises undecided on mandatory vaccines for travelers

MIAMI, Florida: Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise operator, is refraining from picking sides on the question of making COVID-19 ...

Michigan plants to assemble GM electric vehicles in 2022

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors declared its intent to manufacture electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks in late 2022. The electric vehicles ...

Cryptocurrencies surge to $2 trillion on Monday, led by Bitcoin

NEW YORK, New York: Driven by the surge in demand for cryptocurrencies from both institutional and retail investors, the market ...

Google victorious at Supreme Court in copyright case brought by Oracle

WASHINGTON D.C.: Google has emerged victorious in a case filed by Oracle, as the U.S. Supreme Court that Google's use ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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