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UN Secretary General hails COP27 on Loss and Damage Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the “loss and damage” fund aimed at helping vulnerable countries to cope with climate disasters. The establishment of the fund is part of a landmark deal out of the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiation that has been …

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Twitter reinstates Trump’s account

San Francisco, USA | Xinhua | Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was reinstated on Saturday following the permanent ban in January 2021. New Twitter owner Elon Musk posted a one-day poll asking if Trump should be allowed back on the platform on Friday. Over 15 million people voted, with 51.8 …

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Pelosi to step down as top Democrat in U.S. House

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she’s stepping down as top Democrat in the House of Representatives. “I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” Pelosi said in a floor speech at noon. At the age of 82, Pelosi …

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Ukraine grain deal extended for 120 days: Erdogan

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | A deal for the export of Ukrainian grain to world markets through the Black Sea has been extended for 120 days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Thursday. “As a result of the four-way talks hosted by Türkiye, the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement is extended …

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McConnell re-elected as Republican leader in U.S. Senate

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Mitch McConnell was re-elected as Republican leader in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. A longtime Senate Republican leader from Kentucky, McConnell defeated U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida reportedly in a 37 to 10 vote. McConnell, 80, tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that he’s honored to have …

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