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Oil prices jump following upbeat week

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | Oil prices rose on Monday, building on the gains they had scored in the prior week. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery added 1.17 U.S. dollars, or 1.5 percent, to settle at 80.52 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the …

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UK police officers face hundreds of sexual assault allegations

London, UK | Xinhua | At least 750 sexual misconduct accusations were made against serving police officers across Britain between the year 2016 and 2020, new data showed on Monday. According to figures obtained by PA Media’s Radar service from 31 police forces, most complaints where gender was recorded, were against …

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Three economists share 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics

Stockholm, Sweden | Xinhua | Three economists have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics, or officially the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday it has decided to award the prize with one half to David Card, …

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Portugal has vaccinated 85% against COVID-19

Lisbon, Portugal | Xinhua |  Portugal has completed the vaccination of 85 percent of its population against COVID-19, the country’s Director-General of Health Graca Freitas said on Saturday. Freitas told Lusa news agency that Portugal managed to lead global vaccination race by having “given an opportunity to everyone … to …

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U.S., Taliban officials to hold talks in Doha over the weekend

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | A U.S. delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar, over the weekend to meet with senior Afghan Taliban representatives, the State Department said on Friday. “This meeting is a continuation of the pragmatic engagements with the Taliban on issues of U.S. vital national interest,” a State Department …

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