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Donald Trump signs a decree terminating the preferential treatment of Hong Kong

Wednesday  06:50,   15 july 2020

© JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS Donald Trump, July 14, 2020, in Washington. The American president said on Tuesday that he was ending the preferential treatment enjoyed by Hong Kong as a sanction against China, denouncing "oppressive" measures against... >>>

Robots Deployed to Kill Viruses at Heathrow Airport at Night

Wednesday  06:25,   15 july 2020

Heathrow Airport is introducing cleaning robots and other measures to try to reduce the risk of virus transmission at the U.K. aviation hub as the country eases travel restrictions. © Bloomberg Passengers, wearing protective face masks, walk through >>>

World population in 2100 could be 2 billion below UN projections

Wednesday  06:25,   15 july 2020

Earth will be home to 8.8 billion souls in 2100, two billion fewer than current UN projections, according to a major study published Wednesday that foresees new global power alignments shaped by declining fertility rates and greying... >>>

Egypt homeless, street children hit hard by pandemic scourge

Wednesday  06:05,   15 july 2020

Wandering Cairo's bustling streets, Zeinab was struggling to survive by selling tissues when the coronavirus left her even more vulnerable, along with thousands of other homeless people and street children. The only good news was that, amid the... >>>

New program to help seaweed farmers in Zanzibar grow crop sustainably

Wednesday  04:52,   15 july 2020

The Nature Conservancy is launching a new program in Zanzibar to help seaweed farmers develop sustainable practices and improve the resiliency of the important crop. Exports were valued at $5.2 million for the year ending in May, up from $4.1... >>>

New Mexico DA sues 'vigilante' militia group with alleged ties to white supremacy.

Wednesday  04:51,   15 july 2020

In the wake of a protest that turned violent after a man opened fire on demonstrators last month, state officials in New Mexico are taking legal action against a militia group they claim poses a continuing threat to public safety. © Adolphe... >>>

US allies once seemed cowed by China. Now they're responding with rare coordination

Wednesday  03:41,   15 july 2020

In 2017, China's Xi Jinping made a speech in Davos calling for global cooperation on free trade and climate change. It was a sign he was ready to commmit China to the rules-based order. Three years later, the warmth in the room at Davos has... >>>

Mexico dispatches plane to Spain for ex-Pemex boss's extradition

Wednesday  03:41,   15 july 2020

Mexico dispatches plane to Spain for ex-Pemex boss's extraditionThe plane would arrive in Spain after a 13-1/2-hour flight and a stop in Canada, the attorney general's office said in a statement. It would return with Lozoya once the necessary... >>>

Chinese companies with US subsidiaries got coronavirus stimulus funds, report says

Wednesday  03:40,   15 july 2020

Multiple subsidiaries of Chinese companies based in the U.S. have received millions in coronavirus relief loans, according to data from the U.S. Treasury Department. © Provided by FOX News Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's... >>>

China has just contained the coronavirus. Now it's battling some of the worst floods in decades

Wednesday  03:16,   15 july 2020

Weeks of torrential rains have caused the worst flooding in China in recent decades, destroying the homes and livelihoods of millions of people as the country struggles to revive an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Since June,... >>>

France gives health care workers "historic" pay raises

Wednesday  03:16,   15 july 2020

"I just wish it didn't take a pandemic for us to be seen and heard," one health care worker said.While health care workers around the world have been praised as heroes during the pandemic, many have demanded more than just nightly clapping.... >>>

As the U.S. and China spar on the world stage, Cold War 2.0 may already have begun

Wednesday  03:16,   15 july 2020

For decades, U.S. conventional wisdom held that if the West traded and engaged with China, it would open up its system and curb its behavior. No longer.While China practiced amphibious landings in a contested area of the South China Sea earlier this >>>

Pentagon says US has withdrawn from 5 bases in Afghanistan as part of agreement with Taliban

Wednesday  03:15,   15 july 2020

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the US has withdrawn from five bases in Afghanistan and reduced the size of its forces there as part of the agreement it entered into with the Taliban earlier this year. © John Moore/Getty Images FORT CARSON, CO - >>>

Banksy's latest artwork on the coronavirus removed from London Underground

Wednesday  02:52,   15 july 2020

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World's population likely to shrink after 50 years

Wednesday  02:28,   15 july 2020

The world's population is likely to peak at 9.7 billion in 2064, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by the end of the century, as women get better access to education and contraception, a new study has found. © Frédéric Soltan/Corbis... >>>