Tag: World

A person watches the U.S. Presidential election early results from a bar in San Diego, California, U.S., November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

As America counts, the world holds its breath for U.S. election outcome

November 4 (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s pre-emptive declaration of victory at the White House was condemned by some U.S. political commentators and civil rights groups, who warned about the trampling of long-standing democratic norms. Most world leaders and foreign ministers sat on their hands, trying not to add any fuel to the electoral fire. “Let’s wait and see what the ...

© FABRICE COFFRINI Pink diamonds can fetch up to $3 million per carat, according to current rates

World’s biggest pink diamond mine closes

November 3 - The world's largest pink diamond mine has shut its doors after exhausting its reserves of the expensive gems, global mining giant Rio Tinto said Tuesday. The Argyle mine, in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, churned out more than 90 percent of the world's pink diamonds -- sought after for their incredible rarity. The seam was ...

© STR China conducts the census every ten years to determine population growth

China starts once-a-decade census of world’s largest population

November 1 - Millions of census-takers began knocking on doors across China on Sunday for a once-a-decade head count of the world's largest population that for the first time will use mobile apps to help crunch the massive numbers. Around seven million community workers and volunteers will drive the two-month data-collection effort, visiting homes ranging from residential skyscrapers in downtown ...

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World’s longest flight to launch between Singapore and New York

October 21 (Independent) - A midnight feast in Singapore, breakfast over Siberia, lunch over Greenland and breakfast once more before the final approach to New York: that is what awaits passengers booked on the world’s longest scheduled passenger flight. Singapore Airlines flight 24 is to take off from the city-state on 9 November, destination New York JFK. The trip is ...

A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

World Bank board approves $12 billion for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments in developing countries

Washington, October 14 (Reuters) - The World Bank said its executive board approved on Tuesday $12 billion in new funding for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments for their citizens. The financing plan, part of $160 billion in total resources that the multilateral development lender has pledged to provide to developing countries ...

New Zealand performed best in terms of political stability during the Covid crisis, according to the Bloomberg survey. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

New Zealand’s Covid-19 response the best in the world, say global business leaders

New Zealand’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been the best in the world and is the country that gives business leaders the most confidence for future investment, according to a Bloomberg Media survey. New Zealand ranked strongly for political stability, the economic recovery, virus control and social resilience in Bloomberg’s market crisis management index, published on Thursday. The index scores ...

Sheikh Sabah was born on June 16, 1929 [Andy Wong/Getty Images]

Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah dies at 91

September 29 (Al Jazeera) - Known as the “Wise Man of the Region”, Kuwait’s 91-year-old Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah died on Tuesday after decades as a leading figure in the oil-rich Gulf nation. Born in 1929, Sheikh Sabah is widely regarded as the architect of modern Kuwait’s foreign policy having served as foreign minister for nearly 40 years between ...

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