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Netanyahu’s new hardline Israeli gov’t sworn in

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving Israeli leader, returned to power on Thursday as the country’s prime minister at the helm of an extreme-right coalition. In an official inauguration ceremony at the Israeli parliament, lawmakers voted by 63-54 in favor of approving the new government. The new government is …

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Santos reveal details of Pele’s public funeral

Sao Paulo, Brazil | Xinhua | The funeral of Brazilian football legend Pele will be held at the home of his former club Santos on Monday. The event at the Vila Belmiro stadium, around 50km southeast of Sao Paulo, will be open to the public, Santos said in a statement on …

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West uses Ukraine to launch cyberwar against Russia: deputy FM

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The West has been using Ukraine as a launchpad to carry out cyberattacks against Russia and test new cyber warfare technologies, RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov. In an interview with RIA Novosti, Syromolotov said that a vast majority …

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Factfile on Pele

Sao Paulo, Brazil | XINHUA |Following is the factfile on Pele, the legendary Brazilian footballer who died at the age of 82 on Thursday: Full name: Edson Arantes do Nascimento Date of birth: October 21, 1940 Place of birth: Tres Coracoes, Brazil Club career 1956-1974 Santos 1975-1977 New York Cosmos Club …

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2022 leaves Europe in grip of energy crisis

Valletta, Malta | Xinhua | In Slovenia, Vukadinka Marija Pavlin does not turn on radiators all the way even when the weather gets cold, and washes clothes and dishes at night when electricity is at its cheapest. Thanks to her extreme frugality with electricity consumption, she has avoided the need …

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UN chief calls for putting peace at center of actions, words

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on all countries to place peace at the center of all their words and actions. “In 2023, let’s put peace at the heart of our words and actions,” the UN chief said in his New Year video message. “In …

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