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EU Announces Fourth Round of Sanctions on Post-Coup Myanmar

As expected, the European Union has imposed a fourth round of sanctions on Myanmar’s military junta, targeting 22 more individuals and four entities, including a state-owned oil and gas company that is funneling funds to the military. In a statement ..

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Bank Negara Malaysia to Award Digital Banking Licenses

The Malaysian central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, is preparing to award up to five digital banking licenses to a pool of 29 applicants. (Vincent Fong at Fintech News Malaysia has a comprehensive breakdown of everyone in the running). The announcement..

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Djokovic wins first match since Australia deportation

Novak Djokovic made a successful return to the tour for the first time since his deportation from Australia, kicking off his 2022 campaign with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti in Dubai on Monday.The Serbian world No.1 was gre..

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Curry shines at All-Star Game with record 16 threes

Somebody forgot to tell Stephen Curry that the three-point contest was Saturday as the Golden State Warriors superstar put on a shooting clinic to lead Team LeBron to victory in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.LeBron James sank the game-winning basket as ..

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China’s fourth state 5G carrier to open cellphone number registration in May

China Broadcasting Network (CBN), a new state-backed 5G operator, announced on Feb. 17 that it will start operating a new line of mobile network services from mid-May. Why it matters: CBN is a newcomer to China’s telecom market and faces competition..

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California lawmakers propose 1.5% billionaire tax

Democratic lawmakers in California have proposed two new tax tiers for the state’s ultra-high-net-worth individuals. The bill, introduced last week by Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose), will target all households worth over $50 million with a 1% a..

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Bernie Madoff’s sister and her husband found dead in alleged murder-suicide

More than a decade after losing millions in brother’s Ponzi scheme, couple is found dead from gunshot wounds in their Florida home The sister of disgraced Wall Street titan Bernie Madoff and her husband – who were also the victims of the Ponzi schem..

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US re-erecting Capitol fence for Biden speech – media

Barrier that was put up after January 2021 riot to be reinstalled amid fears of the Freedom Convoy coming to DC Security preparations for a possible Freedom Convoy protest in Washington during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech on March..

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Wolves eye European football with win over Leicester

Wolverhampton Wanderers' boosted their chances of European football next season as they held off a resurgent Leicester City to secure a 2-1 win at the Molineux in the Premier League on Sunday.The home side got off to the perfect start when Ruben..

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‘Only Nixon Could Go to China’; Only Xi Can Go to America?

On February 21, 1972, U.S. President Richard Nixon set foot in Beijing, a seminal visit that broke the ice in a relationship that has come to shape – and define – the post-Cold War global order. “Only Nixon could go to China”: the adage from Star Tre..

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Mainland reports 195 cases, local infections up

The mainland reported 195 new Covid-19 cases for February 19, up from 137 cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Sunday.Ninety-four of the new infections were imported, the National Health Commission said in a statement, while 101 were loc..

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Largest Ever Consignment of Counterfeit Indian Currency Confiscated in Bangladesh

Networks for the supply and distribution of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) appear to have proliferated in Bangladesh over the past year, the culmination of a long sequence of developments originating more than two decades ago. While some cities in..

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