Australia will lose billions of dollars in tourism revenue as international visitors cancel trips in droves due to bushfires raging across the country, an industry body forecast Friday.Read more
A Canadian court on Monday will consider a US request to hand over Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest 13 months ago on fraud charges plunged Canada-China relations into a deep freeze.Read more
WASHINGTON: Microsoft said on Thursday (Jan 16) it would become “carbon negative” by 2030 as part of a ramped-up effort by the US tech giant to combat climate change.
The company said the initiative would by 2050 remove from the environment all the ca…Read more
CHICAGO: Bettie the beagle, a detector dog for US Customs and Border Protection, picked up the scent of pork on a woman arriving from China at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Soon the dog’s handler discovered and confiscated a ham sandwich in …Read more
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet senior conservative lawmakers on Thursday (Jan 16) to resolve a dispute in her own party over whether to bar China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G network rollout, party sources said.
Merkel’s conservatives ar…Read more
FRANKFURT: German prosecutors on Wednesday (Jan 15) said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German former EU diplomat was among the suspects.
“We can confirm an investigation into suspected …Read more
Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners’ absence, after finding that nearly 74per cent of UK pet-owners play music for their animals.Read more
In a refinery just outside Uganda’s main airport, workers slip bars of freshly refined gold into clear plastic bags sealed with a sticker of the national flag – black, yellow and red – and the label “Ugandan’s Treasure.”Read more
WASHINGTON: Key dates in the trade battle between the United States and China, that on Wednesday are due to sign a preliminary trade deal to end an almost two-year standoff.
READ: US, China set to sign vital trade truce
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The world’s two dominant economic powers, the United States and China, are poised to sign a trade truce Wednesday that will allow businesses around the globe to breathe a sigh of relief.Read more