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Lawmakers Seek to Curb Chinese Ownership of US Farmland

U.S. politicians are seeking to restrict Chinese purchases of American farmland amid fears that such purchases - while so far ...


Blinken, Southeast Asia Leaders to Meet Virtually Next Week

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet virtually with Southeast Asian officials every day next week, a ...


U.S. scheme to hype South China Sea issue sanctimonious

© Provided by Xinhua More ironically, when urging others to follow international law, the United States itself refuses to join ...


Asia Album: A slice of lifestyle at Phnom Penh's markets

© Provided by Xinhua PHNOM PENH, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Vendors sell raw seafoods, meats, vegetables at markets in Phnom ...


Harris Will Be First US Vice President to Visit Hanoi

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will next month travel to Singapore and Vietnam, "two critical Indo-Pacific partners," the White House ...


Congress moves to reclaim its war powers

In mid-July 2021, a bipartisan and ideologically diverse group of senators proposed a new bill that, if passed, would dramatically ...


Vietnam reports 8,624 new COVID-19 cases, 145,686 in total

HANOI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 8,624 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including 8,620 locally transmitted and four imported, ...


Laos' daily COVID-19 cases hit record high at 380

VIENTIANE, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Laos reported another record high of 380 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, according to the ...


Xinhua Commentary: U.S. scheme to hype South China Sea issue sanctimonious

by Xinhua writer Yan Jie MANILA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Hyping up the so-called "China threat" is Washington's habitual trick ...


Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 31

KAMPALA -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday directed the military to take over COVID-19 screening at the country's Entebbe ...


Cambodia receives new batch of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

PHNOM PENH, July 31 (Xinhua) -- A plane carrying a new batch of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine landed in Phnom Penh, ...


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Chinese threats push forward discussions on U.S.-Vietnam ties

HANOI, Vietnam: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with government officials in Vietnam on Thursday to discuss deepening security in ...

Amid surge, Thailand opens first Covid airport hospital in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand has opened an 1,800 bed field hospital for Covid patients in a cargo warehouse at Bangkok's Don ...

Singapore Airlines sees path to recovery as Singapore mulls

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, August 1 (ANI): Last week, Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a dramatically narrower net loss of SGD ...

UK warns Covid-19 monitor devices work less well for darker skin

Britain's state-run healthcare service warned on Saturday that devices used by people with Covid-19 to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home ...

Chennaiyin FC sign Mirlan Murzaev to bolster attack

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 1 (ANI): Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC (CFC) on Sunday signed Mirlan ...

Fight shown by us was impressive: Pollard

Georgetown [Guyana], August 1 (ANI): After suffering a narrow seven-run defeat against Pakistan in the second T20I, West Indies skipper ...

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UPS shares fall to lowest in 3 months as e-commerce declines

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Shares of United Parcel Service (UPS) fell to its lowest in three months on July ...

Worldwide semiconductor chip shortage to hit manufacturing of iPhones

CUPERTINO, California: Apple Inc said this week that the global chip shortage could soon affect iPhone production, with declining revenue ...

Walmart to pay for employees' college tuition, cost of books

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas: Retailer Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., has announced it will cover the full cost of ...

U.S. stocks slip on Amazon revenue forecasts

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell across the board on Friday with Amazon a stand-out for sellers. The ...

Amazon says it will not accept bitcoin for online payments

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon.com denied media reports on July 26 that the company was considering accepting bitcoins as a form of ...

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Chinese threats push forward discussions on U.S.-Vietnam ties

HANOI, Vietnam: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with government officials in Vietnam on Thursday to discuss deepening security in ...


Calif. desalination plant to begin construction in 2022

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California: In a bid to develop a major source of water for drinking and irrigation, California appears poised ...


Amid surge, Thailand opens first Covid airport hospital in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand has opened an 1,800 bed field hospital for Covid patients in a cargo warehouse at Bangkok's Don ...


Gambling on regaining majority, Canada's Trudeau to hold elections

OTTAWA, Canada: Reports from Canada say Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will schedule snap elections in September, two years ahead ...


20-year old youth shot deal by Israeli soldiers during teen's funeral

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - A 20-year old Palestinian youth was shot dead by Israeli army soldiers on Thursday as he attended ...


Jump in Covid variant forces U.S. to keep borders closed to visitors

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Due to the spread of the Covid Delta variant, the United States will not lift the existing travel ...


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