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Ten detained in France for illegal weapons trading

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dpa/GNA - Police have detained 10 people in France suspected of illegal weapons trafficking. Among the group were two members of the armed forces,...
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Eleven arrested in Hong Kong over helping activists flee

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dpa/GNA - Hong Kong police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of helping pro-democracy activists who tried to flee for Taiwan in August,...
Covid

Germany’s Covid-19 death toll rises by record 1,244

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dpa/GNA - Germany on Thursday counted its highest 24-hour death toll in the coronavirus pandemic so far, despite sweeping lockdown measures designed to...
New Cars

Strong Chinese exports again in December, customs data indicates

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dpa/GNA - China posted strong foreign trade figures again in December in a sign of a sustained economic recovery. Exports in December increased by...
chinese economy

Analysts: German economy slumped by 5.1 percent in 2020

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dpa/GNA – The German economy is expected to have contracted at a dramatic pace last year, after the launch of tough restrictions to...
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Israel: over 9,000 daily virus infections for three days

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dpa/GNA - Despite being in the midst of a third national lockdown, daily coronavirus infections have crossed the 9,000 mark for three days...
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Uganda set to elect president in tight race between Museveni and Wine

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dpa/GNA – Uganda is set to elect a president on Thursday, in a hotly contested poll in which long-time President Yoweri Museveni faces...
President Donald Trump

Trump impeached for historic second time after Capitol siege

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dpa/GNA - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting last week's deadly Capitol siege, making him...
Students of Minilik high school test the new school net program in class after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

New Zealand to allow return of 1,000 international students

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dpa/GNA - New Zealand will allow 1,000 international students to return from April, more than a year after the country closed its border...
A green & high-tech industrial park located in Nanjing, SE China’s Jiangsu Province. Fortune 500 company Tencent and others locate their R&D center here. Photo: Yang Suping / People’s Daily Online

European companies warn of risks of an economic decoupling with China

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dpa/GNA - European companies active in China fear new dangers for their business activities despite the recent breakthrough on an investment deal between...
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US to halt cotton, tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang

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dpa/GNA - The United States said Wednesday it would detain cotton and tomato products imported from China's Xinjiang region at the US border. US...
Twitter permanently suspends Trump

Twitter chief: Trump ban was right but sets dangerous precedent

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dpa/GNA - Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the platform's decision to suspend US President Donald Trump's account indefinitely, but also...
court

Court upholds South Korean ex-president Park’s 20-year jail sentence

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dpa/GNA - South Korea's highest court upheld the 20-year prison sentence of ex-president Park Geun Hye on Thursday. The Supreme Court in Seoul said...
Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine)

Bobi Wine: A ray of hope for Uganda’s youth

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dpa/GNA – Uganda's main opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, is a hit with the country's youth. The arch-rival of incumbent President Yoweri Museweni is not...
President Yoweri Museveni

Yoweri Museveni: The president who refused to let go of power

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dpa/GNA – When Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was voted into the highest office in 1986, he proclaimed that Africa's main problem is that leaders...
Capitol

After second impeachment for inciting mob, Trump calls for unity

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dpa/GNA - US President Donald Trump called for the public to "overcome the passions of the moment and come together as one American people"...
missing Indonesian jet

First identified victim of Indonesian jet crash to be buried

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dpa/GNA - The family of a flight attendant who was the first victim to be identified after last week's crash of an Indonesian...
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Trial of 350 suspected members of the ‘Ndrangheta to start in Italy

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dpa/GNA - A major trial of 350 suspected members of the 'Ndrangheta Mafia is due to begin in southern Italy on Wednesday. The trial of...
Nuclear missile test

Kim again calls for strengthening of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

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dpa/GNA - North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un has reiterated his call for an expansion of the isolated country's nuclear capabilities at the close...
Capitol

US military leaders condemn Capitol violence, affirm Biden victory

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dpa/GNA - Top US military leaders issued a rare statement on Tuesday condemning the mob of President Donald Trump's supporters that ransacked the...
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Trump says speech that incited supporters was ‘totally appropriate’

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dpa/GNA - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a speech that incited supporters before they stormed the US Capitol was "totally appropriate," remaining...
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Second impeachment looms after Pence rejects call to remove Trump

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dpa/GNA - Vice President Mike Pence rejected calls from lawmakers to use the 25th amendment of the US Constitution to remove Donald Trump from...
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Russian dissident Navalny says he’ll return to Moscow on Sunday

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dpa/GNA - Leading Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who blames the Kremlin for poisoning him, is planning to return to Moscow this Sunday. After an...
Juri Ratas

Estonian premier Ratas to step down over party corruption allegations

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dpa/GNA - Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas has announced his resignation in connection with corruption allegations against his Centre Party. He wanted to take...
Kalakpa Forest Reserve

At least 43 million hectares of tropical rainforest destroyed

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dpa/GNA - At least 43 million hectares of tropical rainforest have been destroyed since 2004, according to calculations made by the World Wide...
Japan

Japan to expand coronavirus state of emergency

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dpa/GNA – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to expand a state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic to other parts of...
Malaria Vaccine

Poll: Almost half of Bulgarians don’t want coronavirus vaccine

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dpa/GNA - Almost half of Bulgarians are against getting a coronavirus vaccination, according to a poll reported by local media on Tuesday. Some 46...
Covid Vaccine

German minister stresses no compulsory vaccination ahead of grilling

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dpa/GNA - German Health Minister Jens Spahn found himself again rejecting the idea of compulsory vaccinations on Wednesday, ahead of his planned speech...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan last year

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dpa/GNA – Nearly 5,000 people died in Afghanistan due to air pollution in 2020, the health ministry told dpa. They died due to respiratory...
Importers And Exporters

Argentina lifts corn export limits after farmers strike

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dpa/GNA - After a two-day strike by Argentinian farmers, the government in Buenos Aires has lifted recently imposed export restrictions on corn. The Ministry of...