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Kenya prepares for WRC Safari Rally despite postponement

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Kenyan organizers have stepped up preparations for the return of the historic Safari Rally, despite the postponement of the event's return to the World...
refugee

Relocation program of unaccompanied refugee minors from Greece across EU continues despite COVID-19

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The relocation program of unaccompanied refugee minors from Greece to other EU member states continues despite the COVID-19 challenge, after it was launched a...
Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures

Rwanda won’t let up malaria fight despite COVID-19

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Rwanda has not let up efforts to prevent malaria infection in the country despite the ongoing fight against COVID-19, an official said Saturday. ...
A trader works at New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on March 3, 2020. U.S. stocks fell sharply in volatile trading on Tuesday despite the Federal Reserve's emergency interest-rate cut. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 785.91 points, or 2.94 percent, to 25,917.41. The S&P 500 went down 86.86 points, or 2.81 percent, to 3,003.37. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 268.07 points, or 2.99 percent, to 8,684.09. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

U.S. stocks trade higher despite gloomy jobs data

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U.S. stocks traded on an upbeat note Thursday even after data showed more than 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. ...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Most Americans support stay-at-home orders despite White House push to reopen economy

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An overwhelming majority of Americans are in favor of the current stay-at-home orders to stem the spread of COVID-19, despite the White House persistent...
Easter

Less festive Easter observed across Europe despite signs of hope in anti-virus battle

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Europeans observed a less festive Easter Sunday, as their attention is still grabbed by the coronavirus, which, according to the data from the World...
Yemeni fighters loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi wait in their pick-up trucks on a road in the Sirwah area, in Marib province on April 9, 2016. [Xinhua]

Yemen sees no sign of cease-fire despite UN appeals amid COVID-19 crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' Middle East envoys on Saturday launched a joint appeal for the cessation of hostilities and dialogue in Yemen amid the...
Policemen wait to help transfer passengers on a Turkish Airlines plane from Tehran to a hospital for quarantine in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 25, 2020. A Turkish Airlines plane, departing from Tehran in Iran and due to arrive in Istanbul, was diverted to Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday over the suspicion of COVID-19 infection and passengers onboard have been taken under quarantine. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Turkey detains 11 for house party despite anti-coronavirus measures

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Turkish police detained 11 people for joining a party in a villa in Istanbul despite the government's strict measures against the outbreak of COVID-19,...
A China-Europe freight train loaded with electronic products departs from the Chengdu International Railway Port, starting a 13-day journey to its destination Tilburg, the Netherlands, Feb. 19, 2020. Photo by Bai Guibin, People’s Daily Online

China-Europe freight service embraces robust growth despite COVID-19

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By Li Jie China-Europe freight trains secured “hardcore” performance in 2020 despite COVID-19 which laid impacts on industries, especially international logistics。 Further policies and measures...
Wall Street

Wall Street tumbles despite Fed’s interest-rate cut

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U.S. equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday as concerns of slower economic growth persist, despite the Federal Reserve's emergency interest-rate cut. The...
Around 40 village cadres, members of the poverty alleviation working team, as well as young volunteers pick, wash and load the vegetables at the vegetable planting base of Xuyuan village on Feb. 5. Photo by Shi Chunlai, People’s Daily Online

Authorities are making efforts to meet poverty alleviation goals despite huge pressure from the...

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By Zhao Yusha The COVID-19 outbreak, which has put parts of China under lockdown and brought productivity in rural areas to standstill, prompted speculation on...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Egypt inks U.S.-sponsored Nile dam deal despite Ethiopia’s absence

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Egypt signed in Washington a U.S.-sponsored agreement regarding Ethiopia's giant dam built on the Nile River and urged Ethiopia and Sudan to follow suit,...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt committed to Nile dam talks in Washington despite Ethiopia’s retreat

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Egypt is committed to the course of negotiations sponsored by the United States and the World Bank regarding on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. current monetary policy appropriate despite COVID-19 threat

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While the COVID-19 outbreak poses a threat to the U.S. economic growth, the current stance of monetary policy likely will remain appropriate, U.S. Federal...
Couriers sort packages at a handling station of a branch office of China Post in Xianju county, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Feb. 10, 2020. Photo by Wang Huabin, People’s Daily Online

China Strives to achieve annual economic, social development goals despite epidemic

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By Lu Ya’nan China’s economy is showing two major signs of development when the country is at a critical moment of epidemic prevention and control...
railway

Rail blockades continue in Canada despite calls for dialogue

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by Christopher Guly After nearly two weeks of rail blockades against a proposed Canadian natural gas pipeline on Wet'suwet'en First Nation land, a glimmer of...
H7N9 avian flu

For Americans, flu far greater a threat than novel coronavirus

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For Americans, the flu is a far graver health threat than novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, despite all the anxieties and media hype on the...

UK PM approves HS2 high-speed rail project despite spiralling cost

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Despite its escalating cost, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday gave green light to HS2 high-speed rail, the country's biggest infrastructure project since...
On Feb. 1, an employee disinfects the shopping carts at hypermarket RT-Mart in Jingzhou, central China’s Hubei province.

Despite coronavirus outbreak, China will continue to advance

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For a nation, the greatest glory consists not in never falling, but rising when it falls. The coronavirus outbreak, which is still...
Ali Akbar Salehi (R), head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, visits the construction site of the second phase of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Bushehr, southern Iran, on Nov. 10, 2019. The concrete placement for the construction of the second phase of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant started on Sunday. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran vows to continue nuclear program with “determination” despite U.S. pressure

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The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Sunday that Iran will advance its nuclear program with greater determination despite U.S....
AMISOM

AMISOM to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia by February despite recent attacks

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders have resolved to cut another 1,000 troops from the regional peacekeeping force despite increased attacks...

Ghanaians in China safe, despite Coronavirus spread

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The Ghanaian government has allayed fears about the safety of its nationals in China in the wake of the coronavirus disease outbreak. ...
Huawei

UK gives Huawei green light for 5G network despite US pressure

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The British government on Tuesday approved a limited role for Huawei in the country's 5G network in spite of the U.S. pressure, local media...
Australia bushfires

Australia still open for business despite bushfires – Phillipa Harrison

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Although the devastation of Australia's unprecedented bushfire crisis has been widespread, the nation's top tourism boss is adamant that Australia is still open for...
Blackouts

Why there is no light despite strike being called off – Black Start!

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On Wednesday 11th December, 2019, the power system collapsed, this time for a different but equally avoidable reason. The umbrella association for workers in...
Blackouts

South African government ensures energy supply despite worsening electricity crisis

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The South African government on Wednesday ensured energy supply as rolling power blackouts continued unabated in the country. The government commits to...
ICRC

South Sudan experiencing high levels of violence despite ceasefire

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South Sudan is still experiencing high levels of violence fueled by cattle raids and inter-ethnic clashes despite cessation of hostilities reached between the warring...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan vows to form unity government despite unresolved outstanding issues

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir vowed on Thursday to form the much-awaited transitional unity government amid unresolved outstanding issues with the main opposition, the...
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation’ (GNPC)

Transparency pays despite its high cost – GNPC

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Mr Dennis Baidoo, the Marketing Manager of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), a strategic commercial vehicle marketing the nation’s oil, said transparency, although...
Gender violence

Gender-based violence cases still high in Zambia’s Copperbelt province despite awareness drive

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Gender-based violence (GBV) cases in Zambia's Copperbelt province have remained high despite increased awareness programs to curb the scourge, a women's association said on...