Asian Stocks Fall, Oil Prices Rise on Ukraine Invasion Fears

BEIJING — Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices rose amid concern about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tokyo’s benchmark index fell by an unusually wide daily margin of 2.6%. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul also retreat ...

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Monday, 14 February 2022
Afghans Protest, Say Entire $7 Billion Held in US Belongs to Them

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Demonstrators in Afghanistan’s capital Saturday condemned President Joe Biden’s order freeing up $3.5 billion in Afghan assets held in the U.S. for families of America’s 9/11 victims, saying the money belongs to Afgh ...

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Sunday, 13 February 2022
IPL 2022: Chahal acquired by RR for Rs 6.5 cr; Kuldeep goes to DC

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], February 12 (ANI): India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.5 crore in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction on Saturday here in Bengaluru. India spinne ...

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Saturday, 12 February 2022
US removes non-emergency embassy staff from Ukraine

Washington has warned of possible Russian ?military action? The US is partially evacuating its embassy in Kiev amid heightened tensions between NATO and Russia over Ukraine. The Department of State has "ordered non-emergency US ...

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Saturday, 12 February 2022
California bill would make vax mandatory for employment

Democratic members of the state assembly want to force all employees to get vaccinated against Covid Democratic California officials have introduced a bill which would force businesses to require their employees to be fully vaccinated ...

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Saturday, 12 February 2022
Taliban Free UN-Linked Foreign Journalists, Others

islamabad — Afghanistan’s Taliban said Friday that they had released from custody two foreign journalists and their local colleagues after ‘verifying their identities.’ The announcement came hours after the U.N. High Commissioner for R ...

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Friday, 11 February 2022
Ontario declares state of emergency as protests against COVID restrictions intensify

Ontario [Canada], February 11 (ANI): After Ottawa, Ontario too declared a state of emergency as the ongoing protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates intensify. Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford made this announcement Friday morning. This c ...

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Friday, 11 February 2022
At Quad meet, Jaishankar advocates for rules-based international order free from coercion

Melbourne [Australia], February 11 (ANI): Advocating for upholding a rules-based international order free from coercion, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Friday said since the last interaction of Quad foreign ministers mee ...

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Friday, 11 February 2022
Calorie restriction trial reveals key factors in extending human health: Study

Washington [US], February 11 (ANI): A new study led by Yale researchers confirms the health benefits of moderate calorie restrictions in humans and identifies a key protein that could be harnessed to extend health in humans. The findin ...

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Friday, 11 February 2022
Canada’s Ontario Declares State of Emergency Over Trucker Protests

The leader of the Canadian province of Ontario, Premier Doug Ford, declared a state of emergency Friday over truckers protesting vaccine mandates. Over the past two weeks, hundreds of truckers have snarled the streets around the parlia ...

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Friday, 11 February 2022
UK economic growth compared to WWII levels

Despite strong growth, British GDP is yet to reach pre-pandemic levels The British economy grew by 7.5% in 2021, following a slump of nearly 10% the year before when Covid-19 lockdowns and enduring restrictions disrupted economic activ ...

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Friday, 11 February 2022
US tells all Americans to leave Ukraine now

The US State Department told those still in the country to depart immediately citing an alleged threat of Russian invasion The US government advised Americans in Ukraine to leave the country immediately and by any means available on Th ...

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Friday, 11 February 2022