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Russia considers cutting government borrowing as oil prices rally

Russia considers cutting government borrowing as oil prices rally

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Russia could end up borrowing US$6.8 billion less than planned this year as rising oil prices help its key oil revenues to rise. The rally in oil prices, which have risen by...
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Hong Kong court weighs bail petition of pro-democracy activists

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Activists accused of organising unofficial poll that authorities said was part of a plan to 'overthrow' government.
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Nepal signs peace agreement with communist rebel group

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Nepal's government has signed a peace agreement with a small communist rebel group widely feared because they were known for violent attacks, extortion and bombings
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Associated Press Journalist and 5 Others Charged by Myanmar's Military Government

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Authorities in Myanmar have charged Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and five other members of the media with violating a public order law that could see them imprisoned...
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Marathon Hong Kong Security Law Bail Hearing Slammed as ‘Farce'

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Dozens of Hong Kong opposition figures have spent four days in court this week to see if they'll be jailed for months ahead of their trials on national security charges. But...
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How the Italian Mafia Is Targeting Europe's Crisis Recovery Fund

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Criminal enterprises - like their legitimate counterparts - have suffered during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. But the Italian mafia has already laid the...
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Hong Kong Dumped From Economic Freedom List It Had Dominated

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A year ago, when Hong Kong was dethroned by Singapore in the annual Heritage Foundation ranking of the world's freest economies, a top official predicted the city would soon...
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Europe's East Risks Being Cut Adrift as Biden Comes, Merkel Goes

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Viktor Orban is running out of friends in high places.
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India Downgraded to ‘Partly Free' for First Time Since 1997

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India was downgraded to “partly free” for the first time since 1997 in an annual ranking of democracies by the U.S.-government funded research group Freedom House, which cited...
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Malaysia's Emergency Can't Keep Ruling Parties From Bickering

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Malaysia's move to suspend democracy has done little to douse the friendly fire between Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Bersatu party and his powerful ally, the United Malays...
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The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban...

The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban choke holds and 'qualified immunity' for officers

Summary List Placement The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late Wednesday, in a party-line vote on the most ambitious policing... Read more ...

Inconsistent number of COVID-19 vaccine doses sent to health care providers

Inconsistent number of COVID-19 vaccine doses sent to health care providers

While officials from both Sutter Health and UC Davis Health report having lower amounts of COVID-19 vaccine doses, Kaiser Permanente said it has the opposite situation. Read more ...

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

A San Diego judge said Kellen Winslow II preyed on especially vulnerable women, including a homeless woman and an unconscious teen. Read more ...

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jordan Binnington made 27 saves and the St. Louis Blues scored on all three of their power plays Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory over the skidding Anaheim Ducks. Read more ...

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

LOS ANGELES - Tahj Eaddy scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Southern California routed Stanford 79-42 on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game skid and keeping the Trojans... Read more ...

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

PORTLAND, Ore. - Damian Lillard hit a deep 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a hard-fought 108-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors on... Read more ...

Fleury earns 11th win of the season, Vegas tops Wild 5-1

Fleury earns 11th win of the season, Vegas tops Wild 5-1

LAS VEGAS - Jonathan Marchessault goal in the second period was the winner, Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 on... Read more ...

High school hoops highlights: Elkhorn North wins first game at state in...

High school hoops highlights: Elkhorn North wins first game at state in school history

For the first time ever, Elkhorn North has won a game in the state tournament. Read more ...

A wealthy Florida Keys community received vaccines before the rest of the...

A wealthy Florida Keys community received vaccines before the rest of the state. A month later, one resident sent $250,000 to the governor

Summary List Placement Nearly every eligible resident of a gated community in the Florida Keys was vaccinated by mid-January as the rest of the state struggled to get doses... Read more ...

Northwestern scores last six points, beats Maryland 60-55

Northwestern scores last six points, beats Maryland 60-55

EVANSTON, Ill. - Boo Buie scored 15 points and Chase Audige added 14, and Northwestern scored the last six points of the game to beat Maryland 60-55 on Wednesday night, ending... Read more ...