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Euro falls below parity against U.S. dollar

Frankfurt, Germany | Xinhua | The Euro on Wednesday briefly slipped below parity against the U.S. dollar in intraday trading after data released by the U.S. Department of Labor showed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) surged 9.1 percent from a year ago in June. The exchange rate on Wednesday plunged …

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U.S. coercion not work on Iran: president

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday stressed that Washington’s language of coercion doesn’t work on Iran, and Tehran will not back down from its “rightful and logical positions,” according to the Iranian presidency’s website. The U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign has “failed miserably,” Raisi said at a …

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U.S. researchers perform pig-to-human heart transplants

Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | Doctors at New York University (NYU) Langone Health have successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pig hearts into recently deceased people, the team announced Tuesday. The surgeries, known as xenotransplants, were performed on June 16 and July 6 at NYU Langone, the team said in a …

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8 contenders in race to succeed Johnson as UK PM

London, UK | Xinhua | Eight candidates have been nominated to enter the race to be the leader of the Conservative Party and replace outgoing Boris Johnson as prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), the party’s backbench 1922 Committee said on Tuesday. The eight contenders who successfully enlisted the required …

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Rising food prices exacerbate global hunger: report

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Rising food prices have further exacerbated global hunger, the German non-governmental aid agency Welthungerhilfe said on Tuesday. “Millions of people are on the brink of famine, because families no longer have any resources,” said Welthungerhilfe secretary general Mathias Mogge. “The increased prices hit those hardest who …

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OPEC forecasts slower global oil demand growth in 2023

Vienna, Austria | Xinhua | World oil demand is projected to grow further next year, albeit at a slower pace than in 2022, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). OPEC said in its monthly report that it expects the global oil …

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Exercise not to make up for unhealthy diet: researchers

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | New research from the University of Sydney has shown that physical activity alone cannot counteract the negative impact a poor diet has on the human body. The study, published on Tuesday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, followed the health outcomes of a population-based sample …

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