Sunday, 7 March 2021

Reuters

Huawei launches foldable 5G Mate X

SHANGHAI: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd launched its foldable 5G Mate X smartphone on Wednesday, starting pre-sales for the device in China on the same day. Huawei announced the smartphone’s launch on its official Weibo account. The much-touted foldable 5G Mate X was originally set for a June launch but Huawei ...

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Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments despite Indian traders palm oil boycott

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in occupied Kashmir despite Indian traders calling for an unprecedented boycott of Malaysian palm oil. The impasse could exacerbate what Mahathir described as a trade war between the world’s second ...

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Thai king strips “disloyal” new royal consort of titles

BANGKOK: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his newly named royal consort of her titles and military ranks for being “disloyal” and conducting a rivalry with Queen Suthida, the palace said late. It made the extraordinary announcement just months after the king, who was officially crowned in May, made Sineenat ...

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British Pound falls after MPs delay key Brexit vote

LONDON: The British pound fell against the dollar after currency markets opened in Asia early, following a delay to a crucial Brexit vote and a new request to extend the deadline from October 31. The currency opened down 0.6% at $1.2915, after closing just below $1.30 mark, according to Reuters. ...

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IMF urges reforms of global trade system

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund welcomed signs of a de-escalation in US-China trade tensions but said an urgent updating of trade rules was needed to restore strong growth to the global economy. Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said she was encouraged by news of a tentative trade deal reached by Washington ...

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Air pollution caused 400,000 premature European deaths, EU health agency

BRUSSELS Poor air quality caused about 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016, the most recent year data is available, and almost every citydwelling European is exposed to pollution levels that exceed healthy levels, according to a report on Wednesday. “Air pollution is currently the most important environmental risk to ...

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Deutsche Bank took years to flag suspect Danske money flows

FRANKFURT/TALLINN: Deutsche Bank did not disclose more than one million suspect money transfers with Danske Bank until February, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, about five years after a whistleblower flagged suspicious transactions at Danske. Deutsche sent alerts about the suspect money flows involving the Danish bank ...

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Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader rides horse up sacred mountain

PYONGYANG: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the country’s highest mountain on horseback, according to state media. A series of photos released by KCNA show Kim astride a white horse on a snow-covered Mount Paektu. This is not the first time he has scaled the 2,750-metre peak and analysts ...

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