How China Got Blue Skies in Time for Olympics

BEIJING — The blue skies greeting Olympic athletes here this month are a stark change from just a decade ago when the city’s choking air pollution was dubbed an "Airpocalypse" and blamed for scaring off tourists. Beijing’s ai ...

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Tuesday, 08 February 2022
Gujarat court convicts 49 in 2008 Ahmedabad bomb blast case

Gandhinagar (Ahmedabad) [India], February 8 (ANI): A Gujarat court on Tuesday convicted 49 accused and acquitted 28 others in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blast case. Justice AR Patel will pronounce the quantum of punishment tomorrow ...

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Tuesday, 08 February 2022
Key takeaways from Putin-Macron meeting on Ukraine

Presidents of France and Russia spoke for nearly six hours seeking to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met in Moscow on Monday, holding talks about the crisis in ...

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Tuesday, 08 February 2022
VOA Interview: US Ambassador to OSCE on Russia-Ukraine Crisis

U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Michael Carpenter spoke with VOA’s Russian service Monday to discuss the situation along the Russia-Ukraine border. Carpenter said the allies and its par ...

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Tuesday, 08 February 2022
French President Macron’s Plane Takes Off for Moscow With Slight Delay: Reports

Paris [France], February 7 (ANI/Sputnik): French President Emmanuel Macron’s plane has taken off for Moscow, where he is scheduled to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after a slight delay of 30-45 minutes, the French bro ...

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Monday, 07 February 2022
Avalanche in Afghanistan kills 15 people trying to cross Durand Line

Kabul [Afghanistan], February 7 (ANI): An avalanche in Kunar province in Afghanistan on Sunday killed 15 people and as per the authorities, all the victims were trying to cross the Durand Line and enter Pakistan. Afghanistan is experie ...

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Monday, 07 February 2022
Frontier Airlines Buying Spirit in $3B Low-Cost Carrier Deal

Frontier is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation’s fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The ...

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Monday, 07 February 2022
Pakistan’s dependence on China for economic well-being going to increase: Expert

Beijing [China], February 7 (ANI): The handshake between Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping on February 6 for the Beijing Winter Olympics) portrays that Beijing’s grip over Islamabad is much more than cer ...

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Monday, 07 February 2022
China imposes lockdown on 3.5 million people

The city of Baise issued stay-at-home orders after almost 100 Covid cases were reported over the weekend The southwestern Chinese border city of Baise has ordered its roughly 3.5 million residents to stay at home and avoid non-essentia ...

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Monday, 07 February 2022
Macron reveals hopes for Ukraine deal

The French president insists Putin doesn?t covet Ukraine, but wants to rein in NATO French President Emmanuel Macron has argued that Russia is not interested in invading Ukraine, expressing optimism that — so long as the West is prepar ...

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Monday, 07 February 2022
Russian Olympic champion has robust reply to doping question

Skier Alexander Bolshunov had a firm reply to a question about doping after he won gold at the Beijing Winter Games Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov said hearing questions about doping makes him feel ‘a little bit sick’ after he stormed to ...

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Monday, 07 February 2022
Canadian capital declares state of emergency over Freedom Convoy

Ottawa mayor calls emergency due to ongoing anti-Covid mandate protests Ottawa mayor Jim Watson has declared a state of emergency, citing "serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents," as Freedom Convoy ...

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Sunday, 06 February 2022