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World food prices fall for fourth consecutive month

ROME, Italy - Global food commodity prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May as the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic ...

Stocks in Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong advance, Shanghai flat

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia advanced on Thursday but gains were limited, and not universal.China's Shanghai Composite finished flat.The ...

Long time Packers board member Peter Platten passes away

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - Peter Platten, a former Green Bay Packers Executive Committee lead director and longtime member of the ...

Real contradition on U.S. call for unity at G7, says France

PARIS, France, June 3 (Xinhua) -- France will maintain its planned tax on digital services at the Organization for Economic ...

ASX leads Nikkei 225 and Hang Seng to strong gains, Shanghai lags

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia made strident gains on Wednesday, although on the Chinese mainland the advance was limited.The ...

Facebook, Instagram in tie-up with Saregama India

MUMBAI, India - Saregama India on Wednesday announced a global deal with Facebook to license its music for video and ...

Chinese solid waste imports down by nearly 50% this year

BEIJING, June 2 (Xinhua) -- China is now moving closer and vows to achieve its goal of halting all imports ...

German carmaker to expand investment in Chinese auto sector

HEFEI, June 2 (Xinhua) -- German carmaker Volkswagen has announced plans to invest 2.1 billion euros (about 2.3 billion U.S. ...

There is no easy path out of coronavirus for live classical music

The coronavirus pandemic has silenced the world's concert halls and opera theatres.Organisations specialising in live performance face an existential crisis ...

Caraga MSMEs apply for SBWS

BUTUAN CITY, June 5 (PIA) -- With an aim to help the struggling workers who are greatly affected by the ...

Equity indices on upswing, Reliance hits new high

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 5 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices edged higher during early hours on Friday due to gains in ...

Kanye West tops the list of highest-paid musicians by Forbes

Washington D.C. [USA], June 5 (ANI): Kanye West has not just topped the list of the highest-paid musicians for 2020, ...

Silver walks back idea of restrictions for older NBA coaches

After initially saying that older coaches might not be able to return to the bench this summer due to the ...

How Chinese citizens view their government's coronavirus response

Outside China, opinions about China's performance during the COVID-19 pandemic is divided between praise and blame. But little is known ...

Stock market rally peters out as oil prices fall

London, June 4, 2020 - A rally in global stock markets petered out Thursday, while oil prices fell, with investors ...

Absa puts growth on hold to preserve cash

The coronavirus pandemic has halted Absa's growth ambitions for now. The banking group told shareholders during a virtual annual general ...

Tongaat, Barloworld at odds as R5bn starch business deal turns sour

The proposed sale of Tongaat's starch business to an entity owned by Barloworld appears to be on the line as ...

No discussion on RCEP during India-Australia virtual summit: MEA

New Delhi [India], June 4 (ANI): There was no discussion on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) during the first virtual ...

US jobless claims hit 42 million

Another 1.9 million Americans have filed unemployment claims, bringing the total to over 42 million, according to the latest figures ...

SRF posts 8 pc jump in profit at Rs 194 crore for March quarter

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], June 4 (ANI): SRF Ltd on Thursday reported a profit after tax of Rs 194 crore in ...

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75% of consumers in UK, Australia and U.S. slam Chinese government

LONDON, UK - More than 75% of consumers in the UK, US and Australia blame the Chinese government for the ...

Proposed Israeli developments in east Jerusalem draw Palestinian ire

JERUSALEM - The only Palestinian industrial area in East Jerusalem is to be demolished, and the present occupiers of the ...

Texans players, coaches to attend George Floyd funeral if allowed

HOUSTON, Texas - Over 60,000 people showed up for a Houston protest and rally in the wake of George Floyd's ...

Pakistan's MQM asks U.S. to halt civilian and military aid to Pakistan

LONDON, UK - Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has appealed to the United ...

U.S. policing's darkest hour, a nightmare re-lived again and again

There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on ...

Further U.S. hegemony could spark global nuclear arms race

With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that ...

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