China Praised By Germany For Transparency in Combating Virus

(Bloomberg) — China is doing a better job and the world community is more prepared in dealing with the new coronavirus than they were during the 2002 to 2003 SARS episode, Germany’s health minister said in an interview. “There’s a big difference to SARS. We have a much more transparent China,” Jens Spahn told Bloomberg TV on Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. “The action of China is much more effective in the first days…

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India, Brazil sign pacts to boost strategic partnership – Canindia News

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a major boost to their strategic partnership, Brazil and India on Saturday laid down a comprehensive action plan to enhance their cooperation in all areas, amid an economic slowdown. While thanking President Jair Messias Bolsonaro for accepting his invitation to attend India’s 71st Republic Day tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Brazil and India’s strategic partnership is based on common philosophy and values. Despite geographical distance, we have been members of various fora and…

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White House Accidentally Mixes Up Presidents of Iran and Iraq During Davos Summit

US 01:08 23.01.2020Get short URL https://cdn3.img.sputniknews.com/images/107802/38/1078023814.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png Sputnik https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png https://sputniknews.com/us/202001231078108038-white-house-accidentally-mixes-up-presidents-of-iran-and-iraq-during-davos-summit/ The World Economic Forum, hosted in Davos on Tuesday and Wednesday, saw the world’s top entrepreneurs, scientists, corporate and political leaders come together to discuss the economic future with the priority of sustainable development. White House staff made an embarrassing blunder while President Donald Trump was sitting down with leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, when they mistakingly referred to Iraqi President Barham Salih…

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New book recounts reports of Trump attacks on military brass, eagerness to meet Putin

WASHINGTON — Over the course of his three years in office, President Donald Trump called a room full of his Cabinet members and top defense officials “dopes and babies,” mocked his own homeland security secretary’s height and indicated that he didn’t know much about the attack on Pearl Harbor, a new book asserts. Those are just a few of the episodes reported in “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,” by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and…

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Investors buy shares, despite ongoing US-China trade war

Despite tensions between the two superpowers China, and the U.S, overseas investors have continued to buy shares from companies in China. According to the President of UBS Securities, tensions have threatened market sentiment. The “phase one” deal can be considered as a significant breakthrough between the US and China, with US officials stating that the agreement will help to reduce tariffs and allow Beijing to avoid additional taxes on nearly $160 billion of goods.  The US and China’s tariff fight…

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Continuity key for Saudi Arabia as it prepares for G20 summit: T20 chair

RIYADH: The Ministry of Culture has launched a website for applications from students who wish to join the Culture Scholarship Program. From Sunday, applications can be made at https://engage.moc.gov.sa/scholarships on three tracks: Self-financed students, pre-accepted students and the new students. The website features the application forms, benefits and general conditions for each track, as well as a list of relevant educational institutions.The scholarship program is open to those who wish to obtain a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree in various cultural…

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€250m German Power Deal “Big Vote Of Confidence” In My Gov’t – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the €250-million deal signed between the government of Ghana and the German government to upgrade Ghana’s electricity transmission infrastructure, is a “big vote of confidence” in his administration by the German government. The government of Ghana, on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, received, as part of Germany’s Compact with Africa programme, €250 million from the government of the Federal Republic of Germany to upgrade and expand the country’s electricity transmission infrastructure. A Memorandum of Understanding, to…

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Human rights groups to boycott pre-G20 summit in Saudi Arabia – Middle East Monitor

Three of the most prominent international human rights organisations decided on Monday to boycott a series of meetings for civil society organisations, scheduled to take place in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as part of the G20 summit. “As leading civil society organisations present in most countries around the world (but notably not Saudi Arabia), we cannot participate in a process that seeks to give international legitimacy to a state that provides virtually no space for civil society, and where independent…

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