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Poliovirus found in NYC wastewater

Los Angeles, US | Xinhua | The New York State and New York City (NYC) departments of health said Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified polioviruses from sewage samples in the largest city of the United States, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus. …

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China summons US ambassador over Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng urgently summoned the U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns late Tuesday night and lodged stern representations and strong protests over Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s visit to China’s Taiwan region. Noting that Pelosi risks universal …

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Nambooze given green light to seek treatment in the US

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono municipality Member of Parliament Betty Bakireke Nambooze has been cleared by the Medical Board to travel to the United States for treatment. The breakthrough comes after the intervention of the Speaker of Parliament Annet Anita Among who directed the Medical Board to fast-track …

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The other side of US exceptionalism

Why American policymakers shouldn’t conflate reasserting its global primacy with establishing a more secure world COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | When I started teaching at Harvard’s Kennedy School in the mid-1980s, competition with Japan was the dominant preoccupation of U.S. economic policy. The book `Japan as Number One’ by Harvard’s …

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US household wealth declines for first time in 2 years in Q1

Washington, USA | Xinhua | U.S. household wealth declined for the first time in two years in the first quarter this year, edging down to 149.3 trillion U.S. dollars, Reuters reported. The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday released figures on the financial health of U.S. households in a report for …

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Venezuela confirms U.S. decision to ease oil sanctions

Caracas, Venezuela | Xinhua | Venezuela confirmed a decision by the United States to ease oil sanctions, calling for a total lifting of the U.S. sanctions on the South American country. “The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela has verified and confirmed the news … that the United States of America has …

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Iran lawmakers seek guarantees for new nuke deal

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian parliament members said in a statement on Sunday that the government should not strike a nuclear deal with the Western countries unless they guarantee not to pull out of it, official news agency IRNA reported. The statement, signed by 250 lawmakers, addressed to President …

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