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Macau falls silent as most businesses shut for a week

Streets in Macau were largely empty on Monday with all casinos and other non-essential businesses shut on the first day of a week-long suspension, as the gambling hub raced to contain a growing Covid outbreak. Residents were ordered to stay at home u..

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The Impact and Implications of China’s Growing Influence in the Middle East

Amid evolving regional geopolitical tensions and changing security dynamics in the Middle East, Beijing is accentuating its efforts to expand economic relations with regional powers and forge comprehensive strategic partnerships with the Arab world. ..

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China Reacts to Abe Shinzo Assassination

The assassination of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest-serving leader, during a campaign event in Nara, Japan, has shocked the world. In China, which has a complicated relationship with Japan, and with Abe in particular, the sudden tr..

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Derek Chauvin gets 21 years in jail for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

Derek Chauvin has been given a 21-year jail sentence for violating George Floyd's civil rights. Chauvin will serve the federal sentence at the same time he serves his 22-and-a-half year sentence on state charges of murder and manslaughter. The ..

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China upset by PM Modi-Dalai talk, India snubs Beijing

NEW DELHI: It is India’s consistent policy to treat the Dalai Lama as an honoured guest in the country and as a respected religious leader who enjoys a large following here, said the government in response to China’s publicly expressed reservations a..

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India-China ties have shown a momentum of recovery: Beijing

NEW DELHI: Foreign minister S Jaishankar reiterated India’s call for an early resolution of all outstanding issues along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh in a meeting on Thursday with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Recalling the diseng..

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China, South Korea Foreign Ministers Pledge Deepened Cooperation

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a full day on July 7. While in Bali, Indonesia for the G-20’s foreign ministers’ meeting, Wang held bilateral talks with his counterparts from Argentina, Australia, Canada, the EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesi..

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COVID-19: New wave of Omicron mutations spreading across Europe

A new wave of Covid-19 is sweeping across Europe driven by Omicron mutations, an EU Medicines Agency official has warned. Head of vaccines at the agency, Marco Cavaleri, has said "the increase in transmission among older age groups is starting to tr..

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China, India effectively managed, controlled differences: Wang Yi

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Indian counterpart on Thursday that both their countries had effectively managed and controlled their differences. Bilateral relations have generally shown momentum in recovery, Wang told Indian Ext..

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The Hong Kong Government and the Rule of Law

Twenty-five years ago, foreign investors and the international business community had hopes that Hong Kong’s handover from the British government to China would keep this international financial hub vibrant and its independent legal institutions robu..

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Western weapons ‘working very powerfully’ against Russian forces, Zelenskyy says

Weapons supplied by the West are starting to have an impact on the war in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said. Ukrainian fighters are making "tangible strikes" on Russian logistical targets, the president revealed in his nightly video message, addi..

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Beijing rejects US, UK claims of Chinese espionage

China has described as "groundless" claims by the US and UK that Beijing is determined to steal their technology for competitive gain.The heads of MI5 and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in a rare joint address at the British intelligence servic..

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