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U.S. says Vietnam, Switzerland and Taiwan violate currency thresholds

The United States Department of the Treasury is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday said it will continue enhanced engagement with Vietnam and Switzerland, and initiate similar talks with Taiwan after concluding all three countries met the criteria under …

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Hong Kong Billionaire Jimmy Lai Jailed For Protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly. Mr Lai was one of several activists in court on Friday who were earlier found guilty of charges relating to large pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019. The 73-year-old founder …

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Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

IMAGE COPYRIGHTJESSIKA RICARTE More than a year into the pandemic, deaths in Brazil are now at their peak. But despite the overwhelming evidence that Covid-19 rarely kills young children, in Brazil 1,300 babies have died from the virus. One doctor refused to test Jessika Ricarte’s one-year-old son for Covid, saying …

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US poised to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

IMAGE COPYRIGHTEPAimage captionThe Biden administration is expected to announce the sanctions as soon as Thursday The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports. The move would be retaliation for cyber-attacks aimed at the US, including alleged interference in the 2020 presidential …

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Officer Charged Over Killing Of Black Motorist

IMAGE COPYRIGHTREUTERSimage captionKim Potter is being held at Hennepin County Jail A white police officer who shot dead a black motorist in Minnesota has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors say. Officer Kim Potter has been arrested and will be held in custody. Mrs Potter says she shot Daunte Wright …

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West agree joint custody after divorce

IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES Kanye West has agreed to joint custody of his and Kim Kardashian’s four young children. His response mirrors Kardashian’s divorce filing from 19 February, which began the process of ending their almost seven year marriage. In both of their filings, the US rapper and the TV reality …

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