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Agriculture one of sectors hardest hit by climate disasters in LatAm, Caribbean, FAO warns

Santiago, Chile | Xinhua | Agriculture is one of the sectors hardest hit by climate-related disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday, which marked International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. “Anticipatory, short-term action must be based on longer-term resilience-building …

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China cautions US on irresponsible remarks on Taiwan

Beijing, China | Xinhua | China on Thursday opposed U.S. accusations of destabilizing the Taiwan region with intense military activities, urging the U.S. to stop making irresponsible remarks on Taiwan issues. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a press briefing. He commented on Pentagon spokesman John …

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Putin says China highly reliable partner

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin praised China as a highly reliable partner for Russia during his annual question and answer session at the Russian Energy Week forum on Wednesday. “China is our largest trade and economic partner … Trade turnover between Russia and China is increasing, and …

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Biden to host Kenyan president on Thursday: White House

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden will host Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House on Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. “The leaders will discuss the strong U.S.-Kenyan bilateral relationship and the need to bring transparency and accountability to domestic and international financial systems,” …

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IMF revises down 2021 global economy forecast to 5.9 pct

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that the global economy would grow by 5.9 percent in 2021, down by 0.1 percentage points from July’s forecast, according to the latest World Economic Outlook. “The global recovery continues but momentum has weakened, hobbled by the pandemic,” …

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Putin calls for closer global cooperation on conserving biodiversity

Kunming, China | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for closer international cooperation on preserving biodiversity and providing related support to developing countries. “It is certainly important that national priorities and specificities of each state be taken into account, and special attention be given to the needs of …

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