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Putin orders Christmas truce with Ukraine on Jan. 6-7

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to start a 36-hour truce along the entire line of contact between the parties in Ukraine from Jan. 6 to 7, the Kremlin said Thursday. “Taking into account the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, …

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Qualcomm announces innovative solutions for auto future at CES 2023

Las Vegas, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. tech giant Qualcomm announced on Wednesday Snapdragon Ride Flex SoC (System-on-Chip), which is the automotive industry’s first scalable family of SoCs to simultaneously support digital cockpit and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The Snapdragon Ride Flex SoC supports mixed-criticality workloads, allowing for digital cockpit, …

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UK PM pledges to halve inflation, boost economy

London, UK | Xinhua | United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to halve inflation and boost the country’s economy in his first major speech in 2023 on Wednesday. Sunak made five pledges. These are: to halve inflation; to grow the economy; to reduce national debt; to cut hospital waiting …

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Ruins of secret passages on Great Wall discovered

t Tianjin, China | Xinhua | Ruins of over 130 hidden doors on the Great Wall, one of the world’s great wonders, have been recently unveiled through close to centimeter-resolution continuous shooting, said a research team on the Great Wall’s defense system on Wednesday. Based on further picture analysis and …

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UN calls for upholding status quo in Jerusalem holy sites

United Nations | Xinhua | A spokesman for the United Nations on Tuesday underscored the importance of upholding the status quo in the holy sites, in reaction to the controversial visit by Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres …

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