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Chinese government fines Alibaba billions of dollars

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government has fined the world’s largest online portal Alibaba billions of dollars under anti-monopoly law. According to British media, Chinese regulators say that Internet giant (Alibaba) has been taking unfair advantage of its dominance in the market for many years. In February this year, the Chinese government introduced an anti-monopoly […]

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Prince Philip: The Queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh dies at the age of 99

Buckingham Palace has announced that the Queen’s husband Prince Philip has died at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace said: “It is with great sadness that the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.” Prince Philip died Friday morning in Windsor Castle, according to the statement.

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China and iran sign 25-year cooperation deal

Iran and China on Saturday signed a 25-year “strategic cooperation” agreement as Beijing expands its trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative. “Our relations with Iran will not be affected by the current situation, but will be permanent and strategic,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was quoted by Iranian news agencies as saying.

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Angela Merkel hints at another lockdown due to Corona’s third wave

The third wave of the global corona virus has sounded alarm bells around the world, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying the lockdown must be resumed. Delays in restrictions during the second wave of the corona virus pose a serious threat to Europe. Lockdown has been re-imposed in several countries to prevent further deaths.

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US visa applicants denied under Trump ‘Muslim ban’ can reapply

In a bid to overturn Trump’s so-called Muslim ban, Joe Biden’s government said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan 20, 2020, must submit new applications and fees while those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration.

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Former French president sentenced to jail for corruption

A French court on Monday sentenced former President Nicolas Sarkozy to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling, but suspended two years of the sentence. President from 2007 to 2012, he was found guilty of trying to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about an ongoing investigation into his campaign […]

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Myanmar: Police takes decisive action against protesters after envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup

Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar’s U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a Feb. 1 coup.

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Texas-US: Winter storm killed 24 people and caused widespread power outage

The huge storm sweeping across the southern US has killed at least 24 people and left millions without power.Texas has seen widespread outages. Nearly seven million people in the US state of Texas have been told to boil tap water before consuming it after a deadly winter storm caused power blackouts at treatment facilities.

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China bans BBC World News broadcast

Chinese regulators have accused the UK’s global broadcaster of breaking China’s media code. The move follows the decision by UK authorities to revoke the license for China’s global state TV network CGTN. Chinese regulators banned BBC World News on Thursday, claiming the global network “seriously violated” the country’s broadcasting rules.

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After Rihanna, many others make farmers’ protest global

Several posts on the micro-blogging site came after Rihanna shared a news article highlighting the Centre’s crackdown on the farmers by cutting off internet services in many regions. “Why aren’t we talking about this?!”, wrote Rihanna, as she added the hashtag #FarmersProtest along with the post on the micro-blogging site.

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