Africa:First Shots in Trade Wars Threaten the World’s Poor – WTO Chief

Africa:First Shots in Trade Wars Threaten the World’s Poor – WTO Chief

guest columnBy Roberto Azevêdo Global trade is under threat. Whether or not you call the current situation a trade war, certainly the first shots have been fired. This calls for our attention, and most importantly, our action. World Trade Organization...
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Presidential regalia stolen from car in Bolivia

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The gold medal is encrusted with emeralds and dates back to the country’s foundation in 1825 Bolivia’s historic presidential medal and sash have been stolen from a car parked in a red light district in...
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Wayne Gretzky named global ambassador for Chinese KHL team

Wayne Gretzky named global ambassador for Chinese KHL team

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing’s Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022. Gretzky will focus on youth development in...
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Venezuela cracks down on opposition in wake of ‘attack’

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Maduro said opposition politicians Julio Borges and Juan Requesens were behind an attack on his life Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens has been arrested after President Nicolás Maduro accused him of invo...
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Cross-examination in Paul Manafort trial to focus on Rick Gates’ own crimes

Cross-examination in Paul Manafort trial to focus on Rick Gates’ own crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The questioning of Paul Manafort‘s protege was predictably confrontational and personal: about his own crimes, about an extramarital affair and about a guilty plea with prosecutors that may spare him severe punishment. Story continues bel...
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Spanish grandson’s doodles help grandma find phone numbers

Spanish grandson’s doodles help grandma find phone numbers

Image copyright Pedro Ortega Image caption Encarna Alés uses the illustrations to work out who’s who in her phone book A Spanish man has revealed how over the past 20 years he has helped his illiterate grandmother use her phone...
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Indonesia earthquake death toll tops 130 as aid begins reaching isolated areas

Indonesia earthquake death toll tops 130 as aid begins reaching isolated areas

BANGSAL, Indonesia – Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed at least 131 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. Volunteers and rescue personnel erected mo...
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Africa:The Women of MSF – A Midwife, Finance Director and Doctor #WomensDay

Africa:The Women of MSF – A Midwife, Finance Director and Doctor #WomensDay

interview Johannesburg — August 9 is Women’s Day in South Africa – a day where women across South Africa celebrate the progress women from all walks of life have made in social, economic and political spheres in the country. For this...
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Ryanair cancels more flights amid strikes

Ryanair cancels more flights amid strikes

Image copyright Ryanair Press Office Image caption Ryanair said all 3,500 affected customers have been contacted Ryanair has said that it has cancelled 20 of its scheduled 300 flights to and from the Republic of Ireland on Friday. The news...
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Lebanon Dispatch: Lebanese Town Flooded by Refugees Hopes for Return to Normal

Lebanon Dispatch: Lebanese Town Flooded by Refugees Hopes for Return to Normal

ARSAL, Lebanon — The mayor was tired. Asleep-at-three, awake-at-six tired. Tired the way you cannot help but be after years of the Islamic State squatting in your town, killing your citizens and forcing the army to quarantine you from the...
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