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Sri Lanka Begins Crucial Debt Restructuring Talks with China

Sri Lanka’s president said Thursday his government has started debt restructuring discussions with China, an important step toward finalizing an International Monetary Fund rescue of the island nation from a severe economic crisis. President Ranil Wi..

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Marcos Says Philippines Eyeing Purchases of Russian Oil, Fertilizer

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed that his government is open to purchasing oil and fertilizer from Russia, in order to alleviate the economic pressure of high global energy prices. The comments, which Marcos made yesterday dur..

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Power Back in Bangladesh After Grid Failure Causes Blackout

Electricity supply across Bangladesh has been restored after the South Asian country plunged into a blackout following the failure of its national power grid, officials said. The blackout, which impacted much of the country, started at 2:05 p.m. on T..

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Twice Cooked Pork–Szechuan Pork Stir Fry

Twice cooked pork (sometimes also referred to as double-cooked pork belly ) is a dish from Sichuan cuisine that is very popular in China. It is made with pork belly that is first cooked in water until almost cooked, then for the second stir-frying pr..

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Surrounded by body bags – Putin’s ‘war crimes’ only strengthen Ukraine’s resolve

There was an awful near silence as the war crime investigators went about their business and the bodies of the victims were methodically packed into body bags. We counted at least 15 body bags being loaded one on top of each other into a succession o..

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Rambling Putin sounded like a resentful old man

The biggest landgrab since the Second World War. A dictator threatening the use of nuclear weapons. The world's most important institution meant to guarantee global security, the UN Security Council, rendered impotent yet again with one of its p..

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Ukraine War Diaries: Citizens spooked by nuclear threat

There's now a tangible fear among citizens in Ukraine that Russia may target the country with a nuclear strike, according to Kyiv resident and Ukraine War Diaries contributor Oksana Koshel. This week, the Kremlin annexed four regions in Ukraine,..

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China Telecom building catches fire in Changsha

A massive fire engulfed a high-rise office building in downtown Changsha, capital of Hunan, on Friday afternoon, state media reported.Dozens of storeys of the more than 200-metre tall China Telecom building "burned with great intensity", sending thic..

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Xi calls for a ‘fairer’ world order

President Xi Jinping on Friday called on Russia and other members of a regional grouping to support each other in preventing foreign powers from instigating "colour revolutions" in their countries. Delivering his speech at a Shanghai Cooperation Orga..

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Xi urges more ‘political trust’ with Turkey

President Xi Jinping met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, urging "political mutual trust" between the two sides during a regional security meeting in Central Asia.Xi and Erdogan met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation ..

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Large Kazakhstani Bank to Sell Stake in Telecoms Company 

Just a year ago, Jusan Bank, one of Kazakhstan’s largest lenders, bought a stake in Kcell, one of the largest operators in the country, during a shopping spree in mobile telecom ventures. Now, it plans to sell it off. The largest shareholders of Kcel..

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Trial Run for China-Afghan Rail Corridor as SCO Summit Kicks Off

A trial period of three months will see freight trains from China deliver goods to Afghanistan via Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Exports of Afghan goods will follow the same route back to China. This new railway corridor commenced its trial run on Septe..

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