China warns 34 tech firms to 'rectify' any anti-competitive measures after record Alibaba fine

The move suggests Beijing's scrutiny of its most powerful tech firms is far from over, with regulators warning they will continue to eradicate monopoly practices and telling internet companies to…

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France to join India's Indo-Pacific oceans initiative; aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to exercise with Indian Navy

Both India and France are increasing engagement, especially in defence and martime domain. French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will take part in India-France Varuna naval exercise

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Stop any form of US-Taiwan official contacts: China warns America

China urges the United States “not to play with fire on the Taiwan issue, immediately stop any form of U.S.-Taiwan official contacts, cautiously and appropriately handle the matter, and not send…

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Mexico detains 30 Marines in collection with disappearances of several people in 2014 

"Thirty naval service members were made available to the Attorney General's Office on April 9 in compliance with arrest warrants... for the alleged crime of forced disappearance of persons," the…

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Bitcoin hits record high above $62,000 

After crashing in 2018, the value of bitcoin rebounded and it has set records since late last year - rocketing from around $12,000 in October to more than $60,000 a month ago

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US halts use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to rare blood clotting issues

“COVID-19 vaccine safety is a top priority for the federal government, and we take all reports of health problems following COVID-19 vaccination very seriously,” the FDA said in a joint statement…

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Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over reef dispute in South China Sea 

The escalating feud between Manila and Beijing started after more than 200 Chinese vessels suspected by Philippine authorities to be operated by militias were spotted early last month at Whitsun…

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Ukraine minister calls for military help, more sanctions on Russia 

"At the operational level, we need measures which will deter Russia and which will contain its aggressive intentions. This could be ... a new round of sanctions which would raise the price of…

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Take the train: French parliament backs cuts in domestic flight routes in climate change fight

The move falls short of demands by a citizens' climate convention set up by Macron, which had called for flights to be banned if trains could cover the same distance in under four hours

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UN food agency says nearly 1 million going hungry in Mozambique

Islamic State-linked militants have escalated attacks in Mozambique's northernmost province Cabo Delgado in the past year, murdering villagers, fighting the army and seizing towns

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NATO chief tells Russia to end its 'unjustified' Ukraine military build-up

Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Two US warships are due to arrive in the Black Sea this week amid an escalation in fighting in eastern Ukraine where government forces have battled…

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Russia accuses US, other NATO countries of turning Ukraine into 'powder keg'

Russia recently stationed soldiers along the Ukraine border and also accused Western countries of supplying arms to Ukraine

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European Union sanctions eight Iranian officials over deadly 2019 protests

These mark the first EU sanctions on Iran since 2013 and include travel bans and asset freezes.

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Drought along California-Oregon border revives debate on water rights

Over the years, farmers, tribes, and conservationists have sparred over who has the right to use the water

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COVID-19: WHO calls for halt on sale of live wild animals in food markets

Scientists suspect, but have not proven, that the new coronavirus passed to humans from bats via pangolins

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