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Starbucks pulls out of Russia after 15 years

Starbucks is leaving Russia after 15 years, the latest Western corporation to quit the country after the war in Ukraine. The coffee chain will now retreat entirely from the Russian market, after suspending trading there in March. Starbucks entered Russia in 2007 and had grown to include 130 coffee shops, owned and operated by a […]

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Russian diplomat’s resignation embarrassing for Kremlin

Diplomat Boris Bondarev didn’t hold back in his criticism of President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Russian offensive in Ukraine. “The aggressive war… the most serious crime… warmongering, lies and hatred…” It’s rare to hear such words from a Russian official. In the three months since Vladimir Putin launched what he’s still calling his […]

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Ukraine crisis: Russia presses Donbas offensive as Polish leader visits Kyiv

Russia pressed its offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region Sunday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the outcome of the gruelling conflict would determine whether his country’s fate lies with the West or under Moscow’s domination. After declaring its full control of a sprawling seaside steel plant that was the last defence holdout in the […]

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WTA keeps rankings points for Nottingham, Birmingham & Eastbourne

The WTA has followed the ATP’s lead in deciding ranking points will be awarded for next month’s UK grass-court events. But Wimbledon could still be stripped of points in response to the All England Club and the LTA’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players following the invasion of Ukraine. The decision is said to be […]

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North Korea: Fighting Covid with traditional medicine

North Korea is grappling with the spread of Covid in an unvaccinated population, and without access to effective anti-viral drugs people are being advised to try alternative remedies such as drinking herbal tea and gargling salt water. In early 2020, the country sealed its borders to try to insulate itself from the pandemic. Its leadership […]

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Canada to ban China’s Huawei and ZTE from its 5G networks

Canada says it will ban two of China’s biggest telecoms equipment makers from working on its 5G phone networks. The restrictions against Huawei and ZTE were announced by the country’s industry minister on Thursday. Francois-Philippe Champagne says the move will improve Canada’s mobile internet services and “protect the safety and security of Canadians”. But Huawei […]

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Canada storms: Nearly a million homes lose power in high winds

Nearly 900,000 homes in southern Canada were left without power on Saturday after a severe storm hit the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Four people were killed by falling trees and a woman died when a boat capsized in the Ottawa River. Wind gusts reached 82 mph (132km/h) during the storm, according to Environment Canada. […]

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Monkeypox: Israel, Switzerland and Austria confirm cases

Israel, Switzerland and Austria are the latest countries to confirm cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of nations reporting outbreaks to 15. Israel and Switzerland both said they identified one infected person who had recently travelled abroad. Israel is investigating other suspected cases. Monkeypox does not tend to spread easily between people and the […]

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Dollar loses ground after U.S. inflation data

The dollar lost some ground on Friday after U.S. consumer prices increased roughly in line with expectations in November as investors, who had been bracing for much higher inflation, bet that the actual number would not change the pace of interest rate hikes. Labor Department data showed an increasing consumer price index (CPI) as cost […]

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