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Mexico offers political asylum to Julian Assange

Mexico said Monday that it was ready to offer political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, after a British judge blocked his extradition to the United States to face espionage charges. "I'm going to ask the foreign minister to carry out the relevant procedures to...

Oyster shells given new life as reefs off Texas coast

by François PICARD On the terrace of a seafood restaurant in Houston, Texas's largest city, a few ladies are enjoying a local oyster dish: the breaded mollusks are slathered in mayonnaise and served in a sandwich. Sitting in the shade of a palm tree on a...

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

India, Nov. 18 -- North America's leading strategic and security forum has issued a handbook for democracies aimed at understanding the challenges that China poses to them, and it recommends supporting the inclusion of India as the sixth permanent member of the UN Security...

Trump’s trade war does little good for US industry

by Delphine TOUITOU When President Donald Trump visited a Whirlpool factory in Ohio in August, he boasted that his trade policy had led to the creation of about 200 jobs for the appliance manufacturer at the plant. But in slapping tariffs on appliances and components imported...

Damage from Trump’s trade wars won’t heal quickly: analysts

by Eve SZEFTEL After four years in office, Donald Trump has failed to achieve his promise to eliminate the US trade deficit, and dealt a lasting blow to the multilateral economic system that global trade is based upon, analysts say. But even if Democrat Joe Biden...

Johnson & Johnson moves to buoy investors over paused Covid vaccine trial

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson sought Tuesday to reassure investors after its stock slumped on an announcement that it was pausing a Covid-19 vaccine trial over a sick participant. The company is one of several working on a vaccine, but on Monday it announced...

Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

by Simon Malfatto, with AFP Bureaus More than one million people have died from the coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, with no let-up in a pandemic that has ravaged the world economy, inflamed diplomatic tensions and upended lives from Indian slums and Brazilian jungles...

India’s vaccine capacity will help ‘all humanity’: Modi

India as the world’s biggest vaccine maker will use its resources “for all humanity” in the battle against coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the United Nations on Saturday. In his address to the virtual UN General Assembly Modi made no direct mention of climate...

World sees record weekly number of Covid-19 cases, deaths down: WHO

by Nina LARSON The coronavirus pandemic appears to be accelerating worldwide, with new cases soaring last week to a new seven-day high of almost two million, even as new deaths decreased, WHO statistics showed. In a fresh global update, the World Health Organization said late Monday...

Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

by James Pheby with Nina Larson in Geneva and AFP bureaus The British government will announce fresh steps Tuesday to try and stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World Health Organization warned that new cases worldwide soared to almost two million last week...