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Gabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda

Gabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda faces steep challenges in Gabon's economic relaunch and COVID-19 response. The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has appointed the country's first female prime minister,...
Delta CEO says employees should take 'short-term, unpaid leave' as airline halts Europe flights

Delta CEO says employees should take ‘short-term, unpaid leave’ as airline halts Europe flights

On Friday, Delta Air Lines announced it was suspending all flights to continental Europe, excluding London, amid an effort to save costs and stop the spread of the coronavirus
'Hope some time this year': Australia working on travel bubble with Singapore

‘Hope some time this year’: Australia working on travel bubble with Singapore

The Sydney Morning Herald reported the deal would allow Singaporeans and Australians who had been vaccinated to travel between the countries without quarantining. Australia is "working with Singapore" to...
Lebanon to ban flights from 11 coronavirus-hit countries

Lebanon to ban flights from 11 coronavirus-hit countries

The ban announced by Prime Minister Hassan Diab includes all travel by land, sea and air. Lebanon will ban all travel to and from 11 countries...
UN investigator: 11 million North Koreans are undernourished

UN investigator: 11 million North Koreans are undernourished

Tomas Ojea Quintana says government policies creating 'alarming level' of food insecurity in reclusive state. Food insecurity in North Korea is at "an alarming level,"...
MacKenzie Scott has become the world's richest woman

MacKenzie Scott has become the world’s richest woman

MacKenzie Scott — philanthropist, author and ex-wife of Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos — is now the wealthiest woman in the world. Scott's net worth is now $68 billion, propelling her past...
Russia hopes agreement with India soon on IGLA-S anti-air missile

Russia hopes agreement with India soon on IGLA-S anti-air missile

India has signed an intergovernmental agreement with Russia to the manufacturing of spare parts of Russian equipment supplied to India. New Delhi: Continuing the close defence partnership, Russia has...
Iran drops India from Chabahar rail project, cites funding delay: Report

Iran drops India from Chabahar rail project, cites funding delay: Report

The development comes at a time when Iran is seeking to finalise a 25-year economic and security partnership with China. The deal is worth $400 billion.  Iran has decided...
Elijah Cummings: Veteran US Democrat dies aged 68

Elijah Cummings: Veteran US Democrat dies aged 68

Veteran US Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings, who was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, has died at the age of 68. His office said he had...
US Navy carrier conducts exercises in South China Sea

US Navy carrier conducts exercises in South China Sea

US Navy says strike group led by USS Ronald Reagan conducts flight and maritime exercises in contested South China Sea. A US Navy aircraft carrier conducted exercises in the...

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