03 Dec 2020

Canada, struggling to control a second wave of coronavirus infections, announces billions more in stimulus

The second wave of COVID-19 infections is occurring in Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more than $77 billion in stimulus for Canadian people and businesses. Trudeau acknowledged the effect of the pandemic on the economy and its recovery, offering aid to keep families financially stable and get

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03 Dec 2020

Foxconn to shift some Apple production to Vietnam to minimise China risk

At the request of Apple Inc., Foxconn is moving the production of iPads and MacBooks from China to Vietnam, allegedly to mitigate the risks presented by China and the Sino-US trade war. Apple is seeking to diversify its production and move a significant portion of its overseas assembly from China

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02 Dec 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine Authorized in the U.K.: What You Need to Know

The UK has become the first country to authorize the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID vaccine for emergency distribution. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency declared that the vaccine was safe to use after analyzing its trials and outcomes. This represents the first clearance of a vaccine by a Western

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02 Dec 2020

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray

The United Nations and the Ethiopian government have signed a deal to allow for the Tigray region to receive humanitarian aid following weeks of conflict and casualties. The deal was signed over the weekend and allows for unimpeded humanitarian access for areas under federal control. Although the Prime Minister of

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01 Dec 2020

NATO Should Expand Its Focus to Include China, Report Says

A report that will allegedly be delivered today urges the alliance group NATO to devote more time and resources to threats posed by China while continuing to deter Russian aggression. The report contains findings from a study commissioned by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Secretary-General. NATO received harsh criticism last

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01 Dec 2020

Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India’s capital to protest deregulation rules

Last week, tens of thousands of farmers gathered in New Dehli to protest new agricultural laws they view as a threat to their livelihoods. Farmers traveled from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh by tractor and foot to reach New Dehli and slept in makeshift camps while protesting. They were met

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30 Nov 2020

Measures of Chinese Economic Activity Signal Widening Recovery

China’s economic activity has climbed to the highest levels in years, signaling a broadening recovery in the country boasting the world’s second-largest economy just a year after the COVID-19 virus caused officials to implement economically harmful lockdown measures to protect the public health. Both nonmanufacturing and manufacturing quotas have increased

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30 Nov 2020

Iran Says Its Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack

On Friday, a top Iranian nuclear scientist and father of the country’s nuclear weapons program Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot and killed while traveling through the suburbs of Tehran, the nation’s capital. Iran’s foreign minister blamed “terrorists” for the attack and claimed that there were indications of Israeli involvement. The Israeli

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24 Nov 2020

Corruption Trial of Former President Sarkozy Opens in France

Yesterday, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy went on trial as part of a probe into whether the former President attempted to bribe a magistrate to obtain confidential information about his finances in the 2007 campaign. Prosecutors have charged Mr.l Sarkozy with corruption and influence peddling. According to prosecutors, Sarkozy abused

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24 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite warnings

Despite warnings from health officials, millions of Americans are traveling to celebrate Thanksgiving, presenting a new risk to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Thanksgiving is occurring during a significant wave of coronavirus cases and deaths, and health officials have advised all Americans to remain in their immediate household and refrain

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