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Global trade frictions severe in 2020: report

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Global trade frictions were severe last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and also the consequent economic decline, said a report from China’s trade promotion body. The global economic and trade measures index, introduced by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, was on …

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UN chief welcomes revocation of U.S. sanctions against ICC officials

Under Donald Trump, the United States imposed sanctions on the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, after she launched a war crimes investigation targeting US military personnel in Afghanistan United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the revocation by the United States of former President Donald Trump’s executive …

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U.S. lifts Trump-imposed sanctions against ICC prosecutor

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States on Friday lifted sanctions against senior officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that were imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that President Joe Biden had revoked an executive order against …

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U.S. welcomes EU-led meeting between Iran, world powers

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. Department of State said on Thursday that it welcomes the EU-led virtual meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) scheduled on Friday. “We obviously welcome this as a positive step,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters during …

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Arsene Wenger urges FIFA to go for the spectacular

London, UK | FIFA.COM | Legendary former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has said he will push for football to be more spectacular on the world stage. He said this in the latest episode of ‘Living Football’, FIFA’s football magazine show. Wenger joined FIFA as Chief of Global Football Development in …

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Iran says U.S. delay in lifting sanctions detrimental to nuke deal

Washington under former President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement in 2018 and escalated sanctions on Iran Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Dragging feet by the U.S. administration in lifting anti-Iran sanctions would be detrimental to the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

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