Philippines bans chicken imports from Brazil over COVID-19 scare

MANILA: The Philippines imposed a temporary ban on poultry meat imports from Brazil on Friday (Aug 14) after two cities in China found traces of the coronavirus in cargoes of imported frozen food, including chicken wings from the South American country. READ: China’s Shenzhen says chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus Advertisement Advertisement READ: Coronavirus […]

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Alibaba, Xiaomi to join Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index

HONG KONG: E-commerce conglomerate Alibaba , handset maker Xiaomi and WuXi Biologics will enter the Hang Seng next month, broadening Hong Kong’s traditionally financial services-dominated index. The change announced by the Hang Seng Indexes Company on Friday (Aug 14) was made possible after the 50-year-old benchmark’s publisher changed the rules on shareholder structure and secondary […]

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How cutting speed limits could slow climate change

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: How cutting speed limits could slow climate change Which countries have announced net-zero emissions targets? Vancouver is creating heat maps […]

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What exactly does a U.S. vice-president do? It would have shocked the country’s founders

They’d have been bewildered, back in Daniel Webster’s day, by this week’s blanket news coverage and tea-leaf-reading dedicated to the choice of a U.S. vice-presidential candidate. The vice-presidency was maligned and ridiculed in that bygone era when statesmen sported mutton-chop sideburns and sat stone-faced in black-and-white photo portraits. Webster was offered the position and turned it down. […]

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The pandemic has created a historic opportunity for Justin Trudeau. Will WE get in his way?

Throughout the spring, the Liberal government’s attention seemed consumed by immediate concerns. But one morning in late June, during one of his appearances in front of Rideau Cottage, Justin Trudeau allowed himself to look ahead. “If this pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for our country, it has also been an important opportunity: to figure […]

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Milwaukee protest leaders arrested in Indiana during march to Washington, D.C.

MILWAUKEE – Indiana State Police arrested Milwaukee protest leaders Frank “Nitty” Sensabaugh and Tory Lowe on Wednesday evening on their march to Washington, D.C. because, police said, the group was blocking traffic. They were out of custody by 8 p.m. Eastern time. According to Facebook livestreams from Sensabaugh and Lowe and a news release from state police, the […]

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