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New Zealand's health minister quits over controversies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Health Minister David Clark resigned Thursday after recent controversies surrounding his handling of the ...

Chinese stocks jump sharply, Hong Kong index gains 665 points

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks rose across the board in Asia on Thursday with Chinese indices doing best.The U.S. dollar meantime ...

American companies given go-ahead to collaborate with Huawei

WASHINGTON, DC - In a rare twist to Washington's long-standing restrictions on the Chinese tech giant Huawei, the Commerce Department ...

Flooding, Mudslides Kill 2 in Southern Japan

Two people died in southern Japan on Saturday after heavy rain overnight caused floods and mudslides, according to official sources.More ...

Wudalianchi, known as a "Natural Volcano Museum" in NE China

Aerial photo taken on July 3, 2020 shows the scenery of Wudalianchi scenic spot in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (July 4)

BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

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European stocks lose ground, Asian markets finish higher, U.S. closed

LONDON, UK - It was a quiet day on world markets on Friday with U.S. markets closed ahead of the ...

5,000 English pubs have closed in last 5 years

Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on pubs in Britain. The British Beer and Pub Association estimates that the industry ...

Ban on flights to and from India extended until end of July

NEW DELHI, India, July 3 (ANI): The ban on international commercial passenger flights to and from India has been extended ...

Asian stocks see out week on positive note

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia extended gains on Friday as strong payrolls data out of the U.S. and a ...

Axis Bank to wind down and close operations in Britain

MUMBAI, Maharashtra, India - Private sector lender Axis Bank is fully winding down and closing operations of its subsidiary in ...

Wall Street rallies on final trading day of week

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stock markets defied the gloom and doom over the surge in Covid-19 cases, sending ...