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Ireland's trade surplus with China skyrockets in 2020

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- In the first eight months of this year, Ireland's goods trade surplus with China ...

Dow Jones dips while Nasdaq and S&P 500 make modest gains

NEW YORK, New York, Oct. 23 (Xinhua/Big News Network) -- Wall Street's major averages finished mixed on Friday as investors ...

China's Bilibili to join BBC Studios in production of documentaries

BEIJING, China, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's popular online entertainment platform Bilibili and BBC Studios have announced a strategic cooperation ...

Google's dominance not necessarily a bad thing

This week the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a lawsuit accusing Google of using "anticompetitive tactics to maintain ...

Cloud9 sign all-female Valorant team

Cloud9 signed the organization's first all-female squad, adding a Valorant team that will play under the name Cloud9 White. The ...

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive for Covid-19

New Delhi [India], October 25 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Sunday tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Digvijaya Singh takes dig at MP CM after former Cong MLA joins BJP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], October 25 (ANI): Congress MP Digvijaya Singh in a veiled reference took a dig at Madhya ...

J-K's Pulwama helps make country self-reliant in pencils: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], October 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Kashmir's Pulwama plays an important role ...

Why Nigeria can't fix its development agenda: and where the solutions lie

Nigeria has an estimated population of about 206 million, making it the seventh most populous country in the world. The ...

Badrinath Temple portals to be closed on Nov 19

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], October 25 (ANI): Portals of Badrinath Temple will be closed for the winter season, on November 19. ...

Pakistan Senate questions the legality of CPEC Authority

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): Pakistan's Senate on Friday questioned the legal status of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority ...

Devotees pray outside Mumba Devi temple amid pandemic restrictions

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 24 (ANI): Devotees offered prayers outside the Mumba Devi Temple on Durga Ashtami as Maharashtra's temples ...

Early TV ratings data show drop for second Trump-Biden debate

An estimated 21.4 million people watched Republican President Donald Trump debate Democratic challenger Joe Biden on three US broadcast television ...

New algorithm predicts likelihood of acute kidney injury

Washington [US], October 24 (ANI): A new artificial-intelligence-based tool can help clinicians predict which hospitalised patients face a high risk ...

Indonesia Deports 4 Uyghur Terrorism Suspects to China, Experts Say

Four Uyghur Muslims convicted in 2015 of terror-related offenses in Indonesia were deported last month after the Chinese government paid ...

Tanzanian Voters Weigh Second Term for Magufuli

Tanzanians go to the polls October 28, and President John Magufuli is expected to win re-election, despite a spirited challenge ...

UPDATE | Ndabeni-Abrahams gives post office board member the boot

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has fired SA Post Office (Sapo) board member Colleen Makhubele who accused the minister of abusing ...

China's Economic Growth Claims Raise Data Doubts

As China returns to economic growth, the country's official report for the third quarter has drawn mixed reviews on the ...

US equities start off flat amid elusive stimulus

Wall Street kicked off the final trading session of the week Friday largely flat amid the continued absence of a ...

Ndabeni-Abrahams gives post office board member the boot

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has fired SA Post Office (Sapo) board member Colleen Makhubele who accused the minister of abusing ...

Goldman Sachs agrees to largest penalty ever in 1MDB scandal

Global financial titan Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $2.9 billion in penalties to settle criminal charges in the 1MDB Malaysian ...

Global equities mostly climb before weekend

World stock markets mostly rose Friday on US stimulus hopes and bright company earnings, but gains were capped by broadly ...

Four ways to rescue the economy from the pandemic

In many western countries, COVID-19 infection rates are rising again. For some like the UK, France and Spain, it appears ...

European stocks wobble at open

European stock markets wobbled at the start of trading on Friday with London and Paris pushing upwards but Frankfurt lapsing ...

Africa to fall behind world growth as region faces slow recovery

Sub-Saharan African economies face a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and the region's economic growth will fall behind the ...

Facebook poised to face possible antitrust suit in the US

US antitrust officials are nearing a final decision on bringing a lawsuit against Facebook that accuses the social-media giant of ...

Big Facts: D-Law Ranks Fourth in NFL in Win-Rate

Kyle Youmans Dallas (2-4) hits the road for the first time in nearly a month as they begin back-to-back weeks ...

Updates: Zack Martin Ruled Out vs. Washington

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Updates: Awuzie, Lee Take A Step Toward Return

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Oct. 25

SEOUL -- Lee Kun-hee, chairman of South Korea's tech behemoth Samsung Electronics, died at the age of 78 in Seoul ...

Hong Kong's GDP decline will narrow markedly in Q3: financial chief

HONG KONG, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- The decline in Hong Kong's GDP in the third quarter should narrow significantly from ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Oct. 25

LAGOS -- The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria that have forced businesses to close down are a danger ...

China's bond market sees 5.7-tln-yuan issuance in September

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Total bond issuance in China stood at 5.7 trillion yuan (about 854.5 billion U.S. dollars) ...

Weekly policy snapshot of Chinese economy

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's policymakers have rolled out a raft of measures over the past week to boost ...

Roundup: Weekly CBOT agricultural futures rally strongly

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- CBOT agricultural futures rallied strongly in the past week as U.S. dollar index declined in ...

Iran eyes further development of oil-for-goods trade

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The governor of Iran's central bank has announced plans to increase the use of oil-for-goods ...

Top-tier Slovak leagues to continue amid soft lockdown

BRATISLAVA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- With a pilot nationwide testing scheme for COVID-19 planned for next weekend, Slovakia's government have ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Oct. 24

BRASILIA -- Brazil registered a surplus of 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in current transactions in September, the sixth consecutive month ...

China Securities' profits almost double in first three quarters

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China Securities Co. Ltd., one of the country's leading brokerages, almost doubled its profits during ...

Spotlight: China's achievements over past 5 years attract global attention

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The year of 2020 marks the end of China's 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). Despite ...

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U.S. vice president's chief of staff diagnosed with coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Marc Short is the latest White House official to ...

Parallels: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar & America's Political System

The proceedings by the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings of President Trump's nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace ...

Australian law enforcement officers intercept huge cocaine shipment

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - A 45-year-old Sydney man has been charged for allegedly importing approximately 144 kilograms of cocaine hidden ...

Key allies and partners distancing from U.S. in droves

Since Donald Trump took office as president, the image of the United States has suffered across many regions of the ...

U.S., UK and Europe host humanitarian conference on displaced Rohingya

A joint UN-hosted donor conference to rally international support behind Myanmar's displaced Rohingya minority, ended on Thursday with a promise ...

Black Holes comes of age with recognition of Penrose, Genzel and Ghez

The Nobel Prize in physics for 2020 has been shared by Roger Penrose, the mathematical physicist, for his work on ...

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