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EU threatens ban on TikTok over privacy rules

BRUSSELS, Belgium: European Commissioner Thierry Breton has told Shou Zi Chew, CEO of Chinese social media giant TikTok, that his ...


China hosting online platform for ride-sharing, cargo trucking

BEIJING, China: State media Beijing Daily has reported that China will launch a state-backed online platform for transport, which will ...


Tesla drops prices of EVs in China, sees surge in sales

BEIJING, China: Data from China Merchants Bank International showed that in January, Tesla's retail sales surged in China after it ...


Hitchhiking across Siberia: A Swiss man's EPIC trip

Sixty vehicles, 8,400 kilometers, more than two months of adventures and, above all, countless colorful encounters and memorable souvenirs - ...


US 'closely monitoring' India-China border situation: State Dept

Washington [US], January 27 (ANI): The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation regarding the border clashes between ...


US Moves to Protect Minnesota Wilderness from Planned Mine

st. Paul, Minnesota - The Biden administration moved Thursday to protect northeastern Minnesota's pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from ...


Iran Boosts Cheap Oil Sale to China Despite Sanctions

Facing crippling economic sanctions, inflation and widespread social unrest, the Iranian government has boosted oil sales to China at a ...


Russiagate congressman protests intelligence snub on TikTok

Adam Schiff used the platform Congress banned as a security risk to address his removal from House intelligence committeeAfter the ...


Mideast in Pictures: Chinese artificial flowers popular among Iraqis

© Provided by Xinhua BAGHDAD, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- In the Shorja Market, a main wholesale and commercial center in ...


The public or the state: who calls the shots at the BBC?

What's the difference between a state broadcaster and a public broadcaster? The dispute over the close relationship between the BBC ...


Study: Slower memory decline in older adults linked to healthy lifestyle

Washington [US], January 26 (ANI): A healthy lifestyle, in particular a healthy diet, is associated with slower memory decline, finds ...


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As births continue to fall, Japan seeks incentives for parents

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese Prime minister Fumio Kishida said this week that it was "now or never" for Japan, one of ...

US moving towards offering annual Covid vaccines to most Americans

WASHINGTON D.C.: As part of its efforts to simplify the national COVID-19 vaccine strategy, the US Food and Drug Administration ...

December crossings of US border set record

WASHINGTON D.C.: US authorities said this week that a surge in Cubans and Nicaraguans arriving at the US border with ...

Canada faces resistance to cutbacks from oil-producing Alberta

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government plans to implement its long-awaited workforce transition bill, the "Just Transition," ...

Japan's Kishida expected to visit Ukraine for talks with Zelenskiy

TOKYO, Japan: The Yomiuri newspaper has reported that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit Kyiv in February ...

Hawaii mourns death of last island princess

HONOLULU, Hawaii: The casket bearing Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, long considered the last Hawaiian princess, has gone on public viewing ...

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As travel opens up, Thailand prepares for 5 million Chinese tourists

BANGKOK, Thailand: Following China's reopening and the end of its strict COVID-19 restrictions, businesses on Thailand's holiday island of Phuket ...

Recession fears fade as investors weigh into U.S. stocks

NEW YORK, New York - Recession fears faded on Wall Street Thursday as annualized 4th quarter GDP (gross domestic product) ...

Officials cautious as lower mortgage rates increases home buying

WASHINGTON D.C.: In December 2022, US existing home sales declined to a 12-year low, but lower mortgage rates raised cautious ...

South Korean exports fall 2.7% in first 20 days in January

SEOUL, South Korea: Korea Customs Service data released this week showed that South Korean exports for the first 20 days ...

Virginia expects 1,000 jobs as Amazon builds cloud computing center

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon.com's cloud services division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has announced that it will expand its data centers in ...

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As births continue to fall, Japan seeks incentives for parents

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese Prime minister Fumio Kishida said this week that it was "now or never" for Japan, one of ...


As travel opens up, Thailand prepares for 5 million Chinese tourists

BANGKOK, Thailand: Following China's reopening and the end of its strict COVID-19 restrictions, businesses on Thailand's holiday island of Phuket ...


South Korean exports fall 2.7% in first 20 days in January

SEOUL, South Korea: Korea Customs Service data released this week showed that South Korean exports for the first 20 days ...


Japan's Kishida expected to visit Ukraine for talks with Zelenskiy

TOKYO, Japan: The Yomiuri newspaper has reported that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit Kyiv in February ...


Parents swim to save daughter: Mother returns with girl, father loses life

LENNOX HEAD, Australia - An Irish father died in Australia while trying to save his daughter after she was swept ...


Japan employers agree with prime minister to raise wages

TOKYO, Japan: More than half of major Japanese companies are planning to raise wages this year, after Prime Minister Fumio ...


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