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China pursues technological “self-sufficiency”, fueling global unrest

BEIJING (AP) – To help make China a self-sustaining “tech superpower,” the ruling Communist Party is pushing the world’s largest e-commerce company into the delicate and expensive task of designing its own processor chips – a company that looks like nothing. Alibaba Group has already done this. Its 3-year-old T-Head chip unveiled its third processor […]

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South African moral conscience Desmond Tutu dies at 90

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Desmond Tutu, the South African Nobel Peace Prize winner icon, hard-core enemy of apartheid and modern-day campaigner for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at the age of 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the world mourned the death of the man considered the moral conscience of the country. […]

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today in history | Federal Information Network

Today in history Today is Saturday, December 25, the 359th day of 2021. There are six days left in the year. It’s Christmas day. Today’s highlight in history: On December 25, 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced on television his resignation as the eighth and last leader of an already defunct Communist superpower. To […]

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Lion One Metals Announces AGM Results

North Vancouver, British Columbia – (Newsfile Corp. – December 23, 2021) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of its Annual General Meeting (“AGM“), held on December 16, 2021. According to the report of the meeting scrutineers, 128 shareholders were […]

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Asian stock markets rise after Wall St rebound

BEIJING (AP) – Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Joe Biden reassured investors by calling for vaccinations and testing, but no travel restrictions in response to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced while Shanghai was down less than 0.1%. Wall Street rose, breaking a […]

Economic justice

A look back at the Virtual Symposium on Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Economic Justice

The program started on October 28, 2021 with a virtual roundtable “The decolonization of development economics” which focused on the first contributions of economists from the countries of the South. You can watch the program here. This was followed by two days of virtual conferences in which economists and political scientists presented articles on race, […]

Economic integration

Gulf States must deepen their economic integration

Last week’s GCC summit in Riyadh forged the necessary consensus among the six member states to jointly tackle Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its malicious activities in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Together, the Gulf states want their deep concerns about this crucial danger to be reflected in any revised international nuclear deal with Iran, and […]

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Crime wave hits Triumphant Mercy Lebanon

Lebanon (MNN) – The flight to Lebanon is up 265%. A Beirut-based research company compared crime rates in the first ten months of 2021 to the same period in 2019. Endless crises in Lebanon are causing widespread despair. UNESCO estimates that 1.25 million Lebanese families live below the poverty line, and 40 percent are below […]

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Johnson from UK walks a tightrope between politics and COVID outbreak

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks a political tightrope as he faces increasing attacks from friends and foes amid rising COVID-19 infections. For the second winter in a row, Johnson is betting that vaccines will be his savior, urging everyone to get vaccinated to slow the spread of the new omicron variant, […]

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People are pressuring governments around the world to take action against inflation

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Óscar Baños and thousands of other truck drivers celebrated on Saturday after a threat to idle their engines prompted the Spanish government to adopt measures to improve working conditions and control the soaring fuel costs due to inflation. This is the latest effort by workers, opposition leaders and citizens to pressure […]