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China’s new home prices fall for the first time since December

Average new home prices in 70 major cities fall 0.2 percent on a month-on-month basis after flatlining in March.China’s new home prices in April fell for the first time month-on-month since December, official data showed on Wednesday, depressed by stri...

‘Someone in cockpit’ behind China Eastern plane crash: Report

Boeing 737-800 plunged inexplicably from its cruising altitude into the ground in March, killing all 132 people on board.US investigators believe someone in the cockpit deliberately crashed a China Eastern flight that suddenly plunged to the ground in ...

Japan’s Q1 GDP shrinks as Ukraine, cost of living cloud outlook

World’s No 3 economy shrinks at an annualised rate of 1 percent in January-March from the previous quarter.Japan’s economy shrank for the first time in two quarters in the initial three months of the year as COVID-19 curbs hit the service sector, and t...

Uganda to withdraw soldiers fighting ADF in DR Congo this month

The Allied Democratic Forces, which began as an uprising in Uganda but has been based in Congo since the late 1990s, pledged allegiance to ISIL (ISIS) in mid-2019.Uganda will pull troops from neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo in two weeks, ...

UK sets out new law to change post-Brexit Northern Ireland trade

The United Kingdom has set out steps to try to break the deadlock with the European Union on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland, lining up a new law that would effectively override parts of a deal and further inflame ties with Brussels.In a statem...

Putin: Europe’s Russia sanctions tantamount to ‘economic suicide’

By seeking to phase out Russian energy supplies, Europe will only hurt itself, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned.Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the oil sector was undergoing a “tectonic change”, but claimed Europe would be commi...

US says it conducted a successful hypersonic weapon test

Speed and manoeuvrability of hypersonic weapons make them difficult to track and intercept.The United States Air Force says it has conducted a successful test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound. The test was conducted o...

China’s economy slows sharply as ‘zero COVID’ pummels activity

China’s economy slowed sharply in April as Beijing’s ultra-strict “dynamic zero COVID” strategy dragged consumption and industrial production to their lowest levels since early 2020.The deteriorating economic picture comes as authorities have imposed f...

N Korean leader sends in military to help tackle COVID outbreak

Kim Jong Un orders the military to stabilise the supply of medicines in Pyongyang amid the outbreak of COVID-19, KCNA reports.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the military to stabilise the supply of medicines in Pyongyang days after announci...

Finland announces ‘historic’ NATO bid, Sweden expected to follow

Sweden is also expected to follow Finland’s application to join the NATO military alliance.The Finnish government has officially announced its intention to join NATO, as Sweden’s ruling party held a decisive meeting that could pave the way for a joint ...

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‘Someone in cockpit’ behind China Eastern plane crash: Report

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