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Over 1 milion protest against pension reform in France

Paris, France | Xinhua | Over 1 million people in France joined nationwide protests on Thursday, rejecting the government’s proposed pension reform bill that would raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, French ministry of the interior said on Thursday evening. However, France’s largest union, the General Confederation of …

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Bank of England raises interest rate to 4.25 pct

London, UK | Xinhua | The Bank of England (BoE) has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.25 percent, the highest since autumn 2008, according to a BoE statement issued on Thursday. At its meeting ending on Wednesday, the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted …

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Xi Jinping and Putin begin talks in Moscow

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Kremlin on his arrival in Moscow on Monday. When Xi reached the Kremlin, he was greeted by the Kremlin Commandant at the alighting point. Putin warmly shook hands and took photos with …

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Rwanda launches new home construction for deportees from UK

Kigali, Rwanda | Xinhua | The Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure on Sunday launched the construction of new homes meant to accommodate migrants deported from the United Kingdom (UK). UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman and Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure Ernest Nsabimana officiated the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gahanga sector in Rwanda’s …

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FULL LETTER: Xi Jinping writes on China-Russia friendship

 A signed article by Chinese President Xi Jinping titled “Forging Ahead to Open a New Chapter of China-Russia Friendship, Cooperation and Common Development” was published Monday on Russia’s newspaper Russian Gazette and the website of RIA Novosti news agency ahead of his state visit to Russia. Following is an English …

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Trump suggests he will be arrested next week

Washington, USA | Xinhua | Former U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that he will be arrested next week. Trump, in a post on Truth Social, wrote that “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office indicate that he “will be arrested on Tuesday of next week.” “Take our nation back,” …

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U.S. dollar skids amid declining Treasury yields, weak data

New York, USA | Xinhua | The U.S. dollar fell broadly against its major rivals in late trading on Friday. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, dropped 0.67 percent to 103.7153. In late New York trading, the euro rose to 1.0682 U.S. dollars from 1.0611 dollars in …

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Japanese, S.Korean leaders meet in Tokyo amid raging opposition

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua |  Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with visiting South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol here on Thursday, amid waves of opposition and criticism over ignoring history. At the Prime Minister’s Official Residence, Kishida met with Yoon, who is on a two-day visit to Japan. It marked …

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Infantino secures 2nd term as FIFA boss at congress in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gianni Infantino will serve a second term as FIFA President after being re-elected unopposed to lead global football’s governing body for another four years, during the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda. Speaking immediately after the re-election to serve from 2023 to 2027, President Infantino said: …

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