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Microsoft interrupts negotiations with TikTok after Trump threat

Microsoft halted negotiations with Bytedance for the purchase of the popular Chinese social network TikTok, after US President Donald Trump announced that it plans to…

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Hong Kong. China accuses Germany of violating international law

China today accused Germany of having “seriously violated international law” by suspending the extradition treaty with Hong Kong. Germany announced on Friday the suspension of…

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US is beginning to win its war against Huawei as Europe joins forces against China

The fatal blow for Huawei’s relationship with Europe may have come in May when the US banned the company from sourcing microchips that use American…

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New environmental disaster in the Arctic

A large amount of fuel has been dumped into nature, near the Russian industrial region of Norilsk, in the Arctic. It is the second incident…

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Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

Russia’s grievances against what it sees as American bullying and expansion into its own zones of influence have been stacking up for decades. MOSCOW —…

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International Students Banned From Online-Only Instruction

The new Department of Homeland Security rule prohibits international students from returning to or remaining in the United States if their colleges adopt an online-only…

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Conflict in Cabo Delgado: Islamic State threatens South Africa

The terrorist group threatens South Africa if the country decides to become involved in the conflict in Cabo Delgado province. Analysts speak of propaganda, but…

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Africa’s GDP could fall by 3.4% in 2020 if COVID-19 continues – AfDB

The bank warns projected GDP losses for 2021 ranges from $27.6 billion to $47 billion. The African Development Bank (AFDB) published its African Economic Outlook…

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Antarctic lost sea ice twice the size of Spain in five years, researchers say

Part of the Antarctic has lost more than one million square kilometres of sea ice over the past five years, new research shows. An international…

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Mysterious Climate Change: Antarctic Cold Reversal

Ice core research in Antarctica sheds new light on the role of sea ice for the carbon balance. New research findings underline the crucial role…

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China Becoming Concern for U.S. Commanders in Europe

It seems counter-intuitive, but China is increasingly a concern for the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command. Navy…

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