China becomes largest FDI recipient in 2020: UNCTAD report

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) plunged by 42 percent in 2020, a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed on Sunday, while China bucked…

Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa wins new term in socially distanced ballot

Portugal’s center-right President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won a second term on Sunday, exit polls showed, in an election marked by strict health and safety rules as the country battles…

Thousands displaced after Tropical Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique

HEAVY rains and flooding have forced thousands to flee their homes in Mozambique after Tropical Cyclone Eloise brought wind gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour (kph). Eloise struck…

Trump impeachment: Senate trial poised to start next week

DONALD Trump’s impeachment trial over his role in the deadly US Capitol riot is poised to begin next week in the Senate, according to Democrats. On Monday, the House of…

Chinese miners to remain trapped at least two more weeks

CHINESE rescue teams say it might be more than two weeks until they can save a group of miners trapped hundreds of metres underground. From the group of 11 miners…

Brazilian city of Manaus suspends vaccination drive for 24 hours

The Brazilian city of Manaus has suspended for 24 hours its vaccination campaign in order for the state of the Amazonas to review its distribution plan. The suspension “which meets…

UN welcomes US re-entry into Paris Agreement

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to working with new American President Joe Biden and his team as the U.S. “has a key leadership role to play,” Guterres’ spokesman said…

Argentina approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for over-60s

Argentina’s government said on Wednesday it has approved Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, for use in people over 60 after earlier green-lighting it for younger age groups, a boost for…

China’s telecom giants ask for Wall Street relisting

THREE Chinese telecom giants have asked the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to review its decision to delist them. The NYSE initially said it would delist China Unicom, China Mobile…

Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders

US President Joe Biden has begun to undo some of Donald Trump’s key policies, hours after being sworn in. “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling…