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The US adds Chinese chipmaker, oil giant, to security blacklist image
The US adds Chinese chipmaker, oil giant, to security blacklist image
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The US government has stepped up a feud with Beijing over security by adding China’s biggest processor chip maker and a state-owned oil giant to a blacklist that limits access to American technology and investment. Thursday’s announcement adds to ste...



UK’s new post-Brexit simple’ points-based visa system opens image
UK’s new post-Brexit simple’ points-based visa system opens image
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The UK’s new post-Brexit points-based visa and immigration system, described by the government as simple, effective, and flexible, opened for applications from Tuesday. The UK Home Office said applicants for the new Skilled Worker Visa can now apply...



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Nobel laureate warns of increased trafficking image
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the COVID-19 pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women on the line. The 27-year-old activist, who was forced into sexual slavery by Islami...



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UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021 image
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The UN humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021. This comes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic a...



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Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings image
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Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their...



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Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. The US federal government recognized Biden as the apparent w...



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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out the biggest programme of investment in British defence since the end of the Cold War in Parliament on Thursday, pumping in an extra 4 billion pound a year over the next four years. Addressing the House of Comm...