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World economy in 2021

Here’s who will win and who will lose ANALYSIS | STEVE SCHIFFERES | The coronavirus has crippled the world economy. Global GDP in 2020 suffered its sharpest drop since the end of the Second World War, millions were unemployed or furloughed, and governments pumped trillions of dollars into their economies …

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Amb Brown explains why US will not observe Uganda polls

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Natalie E. Brown, the American Ambassador to Uganda has said the US has cancelled its Diplomatic observer mission for Uganda’s upcoming election scheduled for Jan. 14. “It is with profound disappointment that I announce the U.S. Mission in Uganda’s decision to cancel our diplomatic …

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The Democrats’ four-year reprieve

  To appeal to the 70-plus million Americans who backed Trump, they must solve deep-rooted economic problems COMMENT | DANI RODIK | As Joe Biden eked out a victory in the U.S. presidential election after a few suspenseful days, observers of American democracy were left scratching their heads. Buoyed by …

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Russia slams U.S. policy of forming alliances against third countries

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the U.S. policy of forming alliances against third countries, including China. Responding to a question about Washington’s attempt to pitting other countries against China, Lavrov said “the policy is alien to us.” “Neither Russia, nor China, nor our …

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‘We want to breathe, too’: solidarity from Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Seventeen years after US troops invaded their country and eight months since protests engulfed their cities, Iraqis are sending solidarity, warnings and advice to demonstrators across America. Whether in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square or on Twitter, Iraqis are closely watching the unprecedented street protests sparked by the …

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As pandemic rages, Trump eager to vaccinate America first

Washington, United States | AFP | Leaders of China, France, Germany, and the World Health Organization want any coronavirus vaccine to be deemed a “global public good,” but President Donald Trump has another idea: vaccinate America first. Behind the principle of “global public good” lie two distinct issues: intellectual property rights …

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America’s war with Iran

Many think it is now more likely as Republicans rally behind Trump’s killing of top Iranian general | THE INDEPENDENT | Republicans of all stripes are standing solidly in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian general—even though some believe it makes war more likely. Conversations …

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‘We don’t retreat in face of America’: Iran president

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic’s response on Wednesday to a US strike that killed one of its generals shows “we don’t retreat in the face of America”. “If America has committed a crime… it should know that it will receive a decisive response,” …

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How the world is reacting to US killing of top Iran general

Paris, France | AFP | The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint. The attack was praised by US President Donald Trump’s Republicans but elsewhere there were sharp warnings it could inflame regional …

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