US lifts sanctions on firms linked to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska
28 January 2019 | 11:35 am
The US has lifted sanctions on aluminum giant Rusal and two other firms linked to billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who had ties to former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort. The move came despite objections from Congress.
8 Mar 2021
The NPC is China's biggest annual political event. On the agenda this year are the economy's "green transformation" and the nation's continued rise as a global power.
14 Mar 2021
Mexico's lower house of Congress has passed legislation that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Proponents believe the bill could help lessen the influence of the country's powerful drug cartels.
11 Mar 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the approval in Congress of a $1.9 trillion relief package, as the floor erupts into cheer and applause. The bill, which cleared the Senate last weekend, now heads to the White House, where Biden -- who made the American Rescue Plan his top legislative priority -- said he plans to sign the measure into law on Friday.
25 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden calls for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urges Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado. "I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future," says Biden in an address from the White House.
8 Apr 2021
The cosmetics and shapewear businesswoman, who launched her career off the reality TV series "Keeping Up with The Kardashians," was included on Tuesday for the first time on Forbes magazine's list of the world's billionaires.
12 Apr 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
13 Apr 2021
Taofeek Arapaja has emerged chairman of the People's Democratic Party in Southwest after defeating his closest rival, Eddy Olafeso.
4 May 2021
Swiss paper Le Temps warns of a "Syrian-style civil war" in Myanmar as civilians opposed to the military coup join forces with minority ethnic militia groups. We also look at calls to reinvestigate whether the coronavirus could have accidentally come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. And Microsoft billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates may be divorcing after 27 years, but we also look at a potential new beginning: a marriage proposal written in a field in eastern France.
20 May 2021
The legislation is backed by President Joe Biden. It comes amid a rise in attacks, including murders, against Asian Americans during the COVID pandemic.
23 Jun 2021
A plan to privatize South America's largest state-owned energy provider has been approved by Brazilian lawmakers. Critics warn that privatization will increase energy costs.
6 Jul 2021
People in costume gather during the UFO Festival and AlienFest in Roswell, New Mexico, a week after US Congress released a highly-awaited report on UFO sightings.
29 Jul 2021
Sun Dawu, a farming magnate and a vocal government critic, was embroiled in a land dispute with a state-run competitor. His legal team argued the trial was unfair owing to the length of the hearing and its secrecy.
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Zimbabwe loses 260,000 hectares of forest annually. Once a year, the group Friends of the Environment organizes a multi-day walk across the country, planting trees along the way.
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Several armored vehicles of the presidential fleet, stained with blood and riddled with bullets, could be seen near the president's residence on Monday morning after reports emerged that Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore had been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers. It was not immediately clear if Kabore was in the vehicle when the attack took place but residents of the president's neighborhood reported heavy gunfire overnight.
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For two years, Bulgaria has blocked North Macedonia's bid to open accession talks with the EU because of a historical row. But with new governments in Skopje and Sofia, there is hope that compromise can be reached.
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South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong was joined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday to open a vaccine facility aimed at tackling a dearth of manufacturing capacity on the African continent
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After the violent unrest of early January, calm has returned to Kazakhstan. Many people, however, have complained of excesses during the state of emergency — including illegal arrests and searches.