US lifts order against China’s ZTE

US lifts order against China’s ZTE

Image copyright Getty Images The US has lifted an order that blocked Chinese tech giant ZTE from doing business with US companies, forcing the firm to halt major operations. US President Donald Trump had intervened to end the ban, which...
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Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Tradition

Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Tradition

In Armenia, you learn quickly that “cheers” doesn’t cut it: Feasts among friends often entail elaborate ordered toasts sprinkled with poetry, religion, folk song and history. Armenians take toasts so seriously that they often nominate a tamadan (toastmas...
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Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater

Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater

Behind a screen, puppets mounted on long, slim sticks dance and sway, twirling, backlit so that only their dark shadows appear, while puppeteers called Karagyoz players sing, provide sound effects and create voices for the characters. An interpreter translates...
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Unprecedented Billboard Campaign Puts Spotlight on Indigenous Artists in Canada

Unprecedented Billboard Campaign Puts Spotlight on Indigenous Artists in Canada

On an early June evening, the three-paneled video billboard that towers over one of downtown Toronto’s busiest intersections shuffles through its usual advertisements. Drive a Mitsubishi Outlander, the billboard urges. Sign up for Bell service provider. Buy ...
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Africa:Are Migrants Handing the World Cup to France?

Africa:Are Migrants Handing the World Cup to France?

Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов Kylian Mbappe celebrating scoring a goal for France in a pre-World Cup match in March 2018. His mother is from Algeria and his father from Cameroon. analysis By Michael Tantoh Les Bleus have progressed to the final...
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Trump says ties between UK and US have ‘never been stronger’

Trump says ties between UK and US have ‘never been stronger’

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he looked forward to finalising a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, marking an abrupt change from a newspaper interview when he said Prime Minister Theresa May’s strategy would kill such an agreement. In...
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Poundworld to close another 80 stores

Poundworld to close another 80 stores

Image copyright PA Another 80 Poundworld stores will be closed, resulting in 1,024 job losses, the company’s administrators have said. The latest announcement means that 105 of the company’s 335 stores are now earmarked for closure. Poundworld went...
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Duo arrested for raping, murdering two women in Assam’s Simaluguri and Mariani: Accused says will repeat crime

Duo arrested for raping, murdering two women in Assam’s Simaluguri and Mariani: Accused says will repeat crime

Tinsukia: The prime accused and his accomplice in the rape-and-murder case of two women on board two trains in Assam have been arrested, the police said. The main accused, Bikash Das, was held from Tinsukia Railway Station on Thursday evening,...
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Bastar development offensive: Healthcare, education thrive as tech-savvy Dantewada collector seeks to counter Maoist doctrine

Bastar development offensive: Healthcare, education thrive as tech-savvy Dantewada collector seeks to counter Maoist doctrine

Editor’s Note: In April this year, Union home ministry removed 44 districts from the list of those affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), indicating a shrinking of the area of Maoist influence in the country. This is the result of...
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Disney unveils character posters of upcoming live action adventure film Christopher Robin

Disney unveils character posters of upcoming live action adventure film Christopher Robin

Winnie the Pooh poster in Disney’s upcoming Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor Poster of Piglet, Pooh’s closest friend, the bravest among them all Tigger, the tiger who loves to bounce and always overestimates his abilities Poster of Eeyore, ...
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