China’s ambitious green goals at risk as domestic efforts lag | Business and Economics News | World Weekly

Shenzhen, China – Efforts to stimulate China’s economy since last year have failed to bring about a change in the country’s decarbonization goals, as rhetoric from the highest levels of government has failed to translate into tangible progress at the domestic level, warns a report this week from Greenpeace East Asia. The group of environmental… Continue reading China’s ambitious green goals at risk as domestic efforts lag | Business and Economics News

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This is the reason why the European Union is punishing Lebanese bankers | Beirut explosion | World Weekly

One year has passed since the explosion of the Beirut Port on August 4, 2020. With summer temperatures rising to record levels, so too is the political temperature in Lebanon. The families of the blast victims suffered 12 months of lack of accountability and blatant interference in the judicial process. Public anger is escalating and… Continue reading This is the reason why the European Union is punishing Lebanese bankers | Beirut explosion

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Belarusian Olympic athlete Kristina Tsimanoskaya flies outside Tokyo | Olympic Games News | World Weekly

Kristina Tsimanoskaya, the Belarusian Olympic athlete who refused her team’s orders to go home early in the Games days ago, left Tokyo on Wednesday for Europe. The 24-year-old runner, who claimed last week that she feared for her safety, obtained a humanitarian visa from Poland after the standoff. After spending two nights at the Polish… Continue reading Belarusian Olympic athlete Kristina Tsimanoskaya flies outside Tokyo | Olympic Games News

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Food giant Tyson demands coronavirus vaccination for all American workers | Business and Economics News | World Weekly

Meat processing giant Tyson is one of the first major employers of frontline workers to require all of its American employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the coronavirus resurfaces. Meat processing company Tyson Foods will require all of its employees in the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first… Continue reading Food giant Tyson demands coronavirus vaccination for all American workers | Business and Economics News

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New York City announces a vaccine mandate for indoor activities | Business and Economics News | World Weekly

Customers and staff will soon have to show evidence of a COVID strike or be barred from entering restaurants, gyms and other venues. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced what is believed to be the first government authorization in the United States requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for people who participate… Continue reading New York City announces a vaccine mandate for indoor activities | Business and Economics News

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Death of a Congolese man in police custody sparks protest in India | Police News | World Weekly

At least six nationals of African countries were injured during an altercation with police in Bengaluru over the alleged death in custody. At least six citizens of African countries were injured during a brawl with police in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru over the death of a Congolese student while in custody, an official… Continue reading Death of a Congolese man in police custody sparks protest in India | Police News

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Tencent shares drop the most in 10 years amid fears of repression | Business and Economics News | World Weekly

Chinese state media have described online video games as a “spiritual opium”, sending shares of Tencent and other gaming companies tumbling. Shares of Tencent Holdings Ltd were on track to fall by their most in 10 years on Tuesday after a Chinese state media brand described online video games as the “spiritual opium”, raising concern… Continue reading Tencent shares drop the most in 10 years amid fears of repression | Business and Economics News

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Japan says Belarus athlete is safe while US and EU condemn Lukashenko | Olympic Games News | World Weekly

Japan said on Tuesday it was keeping the Belarusian Olympic athlete who took refuge in the Polish embassy “safe” as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced an official investigation into the incident and the United States condemned Belarus’ attempts to send her home as intolerable “cross-border repression.” Kristina Tsimanoskaya, 24, requested police protection Sunday during… Continue reading Japan says Belarus athlete is safe while US and EU condemn Lukashenko | Olympic Games News

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India’s first female-led unicorn gears up for IPO | Fashion Industry News | World Weekly

For years, Falguni Nayar has been guiding founders of Indian companies through roadshows in Europe and the US as they make their way to their debut in the stock market. And now, the former investment banker is guiding her startup into a historic initial public offering. Nykaa, her brainchild, has grown into India’s best e-commerce… Continue reading India’s first female-led unicorn gears up for IPO | Fashion Industry News

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A year later, Beirut bombing victims still struggle to return home | Beirut explosion news | World Weekly

Beirut, Lebanon – Maysar Al-Suleiman and his family fled the carnage of war in Syria to Lebanon in 2014, only to narrowly avoid death in the Beirut port explosion that devastated parts of the city a year ago. Al-Suleiman, his wife Hasna, and six children lived in the semi-industrial neighborhood of Karantina, a stone’s throw… Continue reading A year later, Beirut bombing victims still struggle to return home | Beirut explosion news

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The High Court of Justice in Israel reaches a ruling on the expulsion of Sheikh Jarrah | human rights news | World Weekly

It is expected that the ruling will be issued in the final session, which may lead to the forced displacement of Palestinians in favor of Jewish settlers. The Israeli Supreme Court is expected to reach a decision on a high-profile case of Sheikh Jarrah in which four Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem face imminent… Continue reading The High Court of Justice in Israel reaches a ruling on the expulsion of Sheikh Jarrah | human rights news

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Oil falls on fears of a slowdown in China and a jump in OPEC production | Business and Economics News | World Weekly

Factory activity growth in China fell sharply in July with demand contracting for the first time in more than a year. Oil prices fell on Monday amid concerns about the Chinese economy after a survey showed that factory activity growth fell sharply in the world’s second largest oil consumer, as fears of increased oil production… Continue reading Oil falls on fears of a slowdown in China and a jump in OPEC production | Business and Economics News

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Jack Dorsey Square acquires Australia’s Afterpay for $29 billion | Banking News | World Weekly

Square, the payments company of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, will buy Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) flagship Afterpay for $29 billion, creating a global transaction giant in the largest purchase of an Australian company. The acquisition underscores the popularity of a business model that has turned consumer credit on its head by charging merchants to… Continue reading Jack Dorsey Square acquires Australia’s Afterpay for $29 billion | Banking News

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Mexico holds a referendum on the investigation of former presidents | politics news | World Weekly

Mexicans have begun voting in a referendum promoted by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on whether to investigate former presidents over corruption allegations, but experts have criticized the vote as a political ploy. Lopez Obrador, widely known as AMLO, has described previous administrations as highly corrupt and has made combating the practice his top priority.… Continue reading Mexico holds a referendum on the investigation of former presidents | politics news

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Rising US coronavirus spread: ‘More pain and suffering’ ahead, says Fauci | Corona virus pandemic news | World Weekly

The rise in coronavirus cases in the United States amid a delta-variable spread has led to a renewed call for more Americans to get vaccinated. The top US infectious disease expert has warned that the country will see more “pain and suffering in the future” as coronavirus infection rates rise, especially in parts of the… Continue reading Rising US coronavirus spread: ‘More pain and suffering’ ahead, says Fauci | Corona virus pandemic news

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