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China’s aviation industry suffers $4.9 billion loss in second quarter on coronavirus jolt

© Reuters. China Eastern Airlines aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac in Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s aviation industry sank further into the red, losing 34.25 billion yuan ($4.89 billion) in the second quarter, only slightly narrower than in the first quarter, underlining the colossal financial impact from the coronavirus […]

IMF’s chief economist urges ‘equity-like’ government support for virus-hit firms

© Reuters. International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath takes questions at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington TOKYO (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on Friday governments must shift to “equity-like” support from one focused on liquidity provision as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts prolonged harm […]

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Bolivia’s interim president, high-ranking Venezuelan leader test positive for coronavirus

Bolivia’s interim president and Venezuela’s No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil’s leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America’s political elite. Three Cabinet ministers in the administration of Bolivian leader Jeanine Anez have also tested positive for the […]

Macron Drops Idea of a Modern Spire for Notre-Dame

President Emmanuel Macron of France on Thursday dropped the unpopular idea of building a modern spire atop a restored Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, a possibility he had floated after a devastating fire sent the previous spire crashing through the roof. Just days after a blaze tore through the beloved cathedral in April last year, Mr. […]

The Killing of Qassim Suleimani Was Unlawful, Says U.N. Expert

GENEVA — A United Nations expert investigating summary executions said on Thursday that the United States’ targeted killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani of Iran was unlawful and risked eroding international laws that govern the conduct of hostilities. Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur investigating extrajudicial and summary executions, said that the American drone […]

Taliban, despite ‘peace’ talks, led the world by far in 2019 terrorist attacks, study finds

Almost 8,500 terrorist attacks took place in 2019, killing more than 20,300 people – some 5,460 were known perpetrators and 14,840 were victims, according to a report released this week by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) as part of its Global Terrorism Database (GTD). But even as talks intensified between […]


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