China may be diving head first into a power supply shock that could hit Asia’s largest economy hard just as the Evergrande crisis sends shockwaves through its financial system. ...It’s coming first to the country’s mammoth manufacturing industries ... Premium Premium Social Democrats’ narrow win over Angela Merkel’s bloc .... 5 arrested for try .... .
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan needs to have long-range, accurate weapons in order to properly deter a China that is rapidly developing its systems to attack the island, Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Monday ... Speaking in parliament, Chiu said Taiwan needed to be able to let China know they could defend themselves ... .
ISLAMABAD — Airlines should resume international flights to and from Afghanistan, the Taliban's de facto Foreign Ministry said on Sunday, following the group's seizure of the country last month. The ... .
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ER Editor. Here is an interesting review piece by Frank Zelko on fluoridation of public drinking water, lest anyone think this is actually a good idea or even a necessary one by the British government. Toxic Treatment ... As with many chemical additives in the modern world, however, few people know much about it ... KIT KNIGHTLY ... That’s it ... (ER ... To sum up ... ••••.
Indian farmers opposed to reforms they say threaten their livelihoods aim to renew their push against the changes by holding nationwide protests a year after laws on the liberalisation of the sector were introduced ... The farmers’ groups announced their renewed determination to protest on Monday ... .
LONDON (AP) — Google is heading to a top European Union court Monday to appeal a record EU antitrust penalty imposed for stifling competition through the dominance of its Android operating system... It’s one of three antitrust penalties totaling more than $8 billion that the commission hit Google with between 2017 and 2019 ... ___ ... ___ ... Source .
The UN nuclear watchdog said on Sunday Iran had failed to fully honour the terms of a deal struck two weeks ago to allow the watchdog's inspectors to service monitoring equipment in the country ... Iran's envoy to IAEA said on Monday that the director general's report isn't accurate and goes beyond the agreed terms of the joint statement ... .
In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation ... “There seemed to be no boundaries.” ... While Assange had been on the radar of U.S ... government ... (U.S ... .
Monday marks a year since the latest large-scale clashes erupted in the Karabakh region last fall on Sept. 27, 2020, when the Armenian army launched attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces, violating several humanitarian cease-fire agreements ... One elderly Azerbaijani civilian had also been killed. On Sept ... On Sept ... came from Azerbaijan." ... 26 ... On Nov ... .
In the shadow of towering grain silos that line the bank of the River Paraná, South America’s second-longest waterway, Lucas Krivenchuk stands watching workers rush to load a barge with soybeans. “Twelve barges had to leave today, but only six will make it out ... “It’s the first time that any have left in two months” ... Photograph ... totally raw materials ... .