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Truss resigns, becomes shortest-serving UK PM

  London, UK | Xinhua |  United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday after just a little over six weeks in office and thus became the shortest-serving prime minister in the country’s history. In a statement outside 10 Downing Street, she said that there will be a …

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Iran ready to help end Ukraine crisis: president

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday rejected certain “unsubstantiated claims” about Tehran’s stance toward the conflict in Ukraine, saying Iran is ready to play a role in ending the crisis. Making the remarks in a phone call with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, Raisi noted that …

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UK home secretary resigns, notes “serious concerns” over Truss gov’t

London, UK | Xinhua | Suella Braverman, home secretary of the United Kingdom (UK), resigned on Wednesday after breaching a security rule. However, she also noted her “serious concerns” about the direction of Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government. In her resignation letter posted on Twitter, Braverman cited her “technical infringement of …

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COVID-19 still int’l health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that COVID-19 is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level. The announcement came although the number of weekly deaths is almost at its lowest level since the pandemic began. The WHO’s …

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UK PM vows to stay on despite mini-budget chaos

London, UK | Xinhua | Liz Truss, prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), on Wednesday defied calls to resign after almost all the measures in her government’s economic blueprint had been scrapped following market turmoil. Responding to a question from the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer on why she should …

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EU proposes new measures to combat high energy prices

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission has proposed a new package of measures aimed at improving stability in European gas markets. Presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and other European Commissioners on Tuesday in Strasbourg, France, the measures include joint gas purchase, the creation of a …

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Experts call for regulation of drug manufacturing process in India

New Delhi, India | Xinhua | India’s experts have urged better regulation of drug manufacturing process in the South Asian country after the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert earlier this month over four Indian-made cough syrups, which it said could be linked to acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths …

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