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Kazakhstan bans agro exports amid drought

Kazakhstan has imposed a six-month ban on the export of livestock fodder as the country continues to be gripped by a drought precipitated by unusually extended periods of hot weather. The policy will grant relief to some parts of the agricultural sector, but generate frustration among crop growers. Under the July 26 order from the Agriculture Ministry,…

選手村風雲人物是喬科維奇 球王成東奧最夯合照吉祥物|World tennis champ Novak Djokovic becomes Olympic Village’s most popular ‘mascot’

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has become the selfie king and most one of the most popular athletes in the Olympics village. (Photos courtesy of @seymaecran/Instagram and @DjokerNole/Twitter) 【看CP學英文】 世界球王喬科維奇 (Novak Djokovic) 輝煌的職業生涯長達18年,球場上利落的球技總讓他成為全場的焦點,但樹大招風,球場上表現再好也難免逃不過一些爭議跟輿論。 Reigning world tennis champion Novak Djokovic has certainly seen his fair share of glamor and controversies on the court in his illustrious professional…

Russian fund: India’s top vaccine maker to produce Sputnik V

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s sovereign fund on Tuesday announced a deal with a top Indian vaccine manufacturer to produce the Russia-designed Sputnik V vaccine. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, or RDIF, said its deal with the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, envisages annual production of more than 300 million…

Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

PARIS (AP) — France’s competition regulator announced Tuesday that it has fined Google 500 million euros ($592 million) over a dispute with French publishers who want the company to pay for the use of their news. The agency threatened fines of another 900,000 euros (around $1 million) per day if Google doesn’t produce proposals within…

Global stocks follow Wall St higher, China exports surge

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday as investors looked ahead to U.S. earnings reports that are expected to show strong profits for banks. London opened higher and Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Frankfurt declined. Wall Street futures were lower after the benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.3% on Monday to a new…

There has been no data breach, says Clubhouse

New Delhi: As the news of data breach surfaced online revealing that millions of phone numbers of Clubhouse users are ‘up for sale’ on Dark Web, the chat app maker on Sunday informed that there has been no data breach.The company also said that it continues to invest in industry-leading security practices as privacy and…

Senators race to seal infrastructure deal as pressure mounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as Monday, as pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden’s top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, key senators and staff spent the weekend trying to reach a final agreement. One major roadblock is how…

New Zealand’s property industry contributes 15 pct of total GDP in 2019

Property became New Zealand’s largest industry, contributing 41.2 billion New Zealand dollars (about 28.7 billion U.S. dollars), or 15 percent of its total GDP in 2019, according to a new survey from the Property Council New Zealand, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The Property Council New Zealand Chief Executive Leonie Freeman said Monday that the Property…

Olympics Latest: Osaka into 3rd round of tennis tournament

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Naomi Osaka is into the third round of the Tokyo tennis tournament. The host country’s superstar stepped up her game when she needed to in a 6-3, 6-2 win…

Dressel wins US Olympic swimming gold; Aussie beats Ledecky

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel got started on his quest for six gold medals in swimming Monday, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very unusual position. Second place. Dressel led off an American victory in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics, easing a bit of the U.S. sting from Ledecky’s first…

New Zealand to accept alleged Islamic State militant, 2 kids

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Monday agreed to repatriate an alleged Islamic State militant and her two young children, who have been detained in Turkey since February. The decision follows a bitter dispute with Australia over which country needed to shoulder responsibility for the woman, who had been a dual citizen of…

Egypt hosts training to boost space cooperation among African countries

Arab World 26 July 2021 03:15 (UTC+04:00) The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) started a space technology training course for 17 engineers and specialists from five African countries to boost their cooperation and exchange of expertise in the space field, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Running from July 25 to Aug. 5, the 12-day program provides theoretical…

French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers. Both measures have prompted protests and political tensions. President Emmanuel Macron and his government say they are needed to protect vulnerable populations and hospitals as infections rebound and…

Orioles complete three-game sweep of Nationals with 5-4 win

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna scored on a sharp grounder by Ramon Urías for the winning run as the Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. Trey Mancini, Maikel Franco and McKenna hit solo homers for the Orioles, who improved to 1-51 when trailing after eight…

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