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Dunajska Streda advance in Europa League Qualifiers despite trailing twice

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The leader of Slovakia's Premier League Dunajska Streda Football Club advanced for the first time in the team's history to the third round...
unemployment

Australia posts surprise fall in unemployment despite strict coronavirus lockdown

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Australia's unemployment rate has posted a surprise fall despite strict lockdown measures in the nation's second biggest state. According to data...
Wpid Anthony Annan Trained With Schalke This Week But Failed To Make Their Squad For Their Game On Friday

Schalke’s Raman optimistic despite challenging start against Bayern

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By Oliver Trust and Liu Yang Quitting has never been an option for Belgian footballer Benito Raman. ...
climate change

Climate change not stopped despite COVID-19 pandemic – report

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Climate change has not stopped for COVID-19, as emissions are bouncing back after a temporary decline caused by the pandemic lockdown and economic slowdown,...
Lucara Diamonds - 1111ct and 813ct Stones

Namibia diamond firm says performs relatively well in 2019-20 despite headwinds

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Namibia's diamond marketing and sales company Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) performed relatively well during 2019/2020, despite an extremely challenging year for the industry, an...
Local students of a school built with the assistance of the China-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline project express their thanks to Chinese companies on Jan.10, 2020. (Photo by Sun Guangyong from People’s Daily)

Virtual classes keep Chinese language learners engaged despite pandemic lockdown in Zimbabwe

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by Tafara Mugwara, Zhang Yuliang While many schools in Zimbabwe are still waiting for the resumption of normal classes, Naume...
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Cambodian PM allocates 150 million USD for road construction in tourist town despite COVID-19...

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Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Friday decided to allocate 150 million U.S. dollars from national reserve funds to construct roads...
Ghana FA congress

Ghana FA holds successful congress with splendid attendance despite boycott threats

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) organized a successful congress on Tuesday with all important members attending the event in Prampram from various parts of...
remittances

Ghana sees 9.5 percent increase in half-year 2020 remittances, despite COVID-19

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Personal remittances flowing into Ghana increased by 9.5 percent in the first half of 2020, compared with inflows in the same period last year,...
food security

UN official says Kenya’s food security remains stable despite COVID-19 pandemic

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday that Kenya's food security situation remains stable despite the effects of the...
Wpid Beirut Explosion Lebanon

Beirut’s port operating at full capacity despite destruction caused by blasts: director

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The director of Beirut's port said on Thursday that the port, hit by huge explosions early this month, is operating at full capacity...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with First Lady Margaret at Swearing In on November 28, 2017

Kenyan president says economy grows 4.6 percent in first half despite COVID-19

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday the economy has grown by 4.6 percent in the first half of this year compared to 5.5...
NYC members making the kitchen gardens to serve orphans

Home gardens bloom under lockdown in Zimbabwe township despite limited space

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By Tafara Mugwara As people cut back on spending and become more conscious about healthy eating during the coronavirus...
Hassan Rouhani

Economy shrinks only 3 percent despite COVID-19 pandemic – Hassan Rouhani

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran's economy has contracted by only three percent despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Tasnim news agency reported. ...
Russia

Russia says not to stop cooperating with Iran despite U.S. threats

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Russia will not stop cooperating with Iran in defiance of U.S. threats of sanctions, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday. ...
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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...