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IAEA head announces resumption of dialogue with Iran - 09/27/2022

IAEA director Rafael Grossi reported meeting with Iran's atomic energy organization chief Mohammad Eslami and announced resumption of talks on guarantees for a number of Iranian sites. IAEA chief Grossi stated previously during the June Board of Governors session that Iran had not yet provided the organization with an explanation about the provenance of uranium at three unreported facilities and...

Venezuela and Colombia open borders - 09/27/2022

The state border between Venezuela and Colombia is opened again three years after diplomatic contacts were broken, with Colombian President Gustavo Petro attending the ceremony. "Done! May the news of the border opening bring wealth to Colombia, Venezuela, and the entire America," the politician commented. In his remarks, Petro stated his certainty that the opening of the border will foster...

UK may relax visa requirements for foreign workers - 09/26/2022

In an effort to draw in foreign labor, the UK may cut visa rules. The Financial Times reports that Liz Truss intends to increase the range of occupations eligible for the simplified application process for work visas and may reportedly loosen the English proficiency standards for foreign specialists. According to the Financial Times, British Prime Minister Liz Truss wants to change the country's...

World leaders oppose food and fertilizer export bans - 09/21/2022

Participants in the meeting on global food security made the decision to forgo arbitrary export restrictions on food and fertilizer. The leaders of Spain, the United States, Germany, Colombia, Indonesia, and Nigeria, as well as the leaders of the African and European Unions, attended the summit on September 20th, reads a communiqué published on the website of the European Council. According to...

Argentina and IMF tentatively agree on new borrowings - 09/20/2022

According to a message by the IMF, the Argentinean government and IMF representatives have achieved a preliminary agreement to provide the country with a new tranche of financial aid totaling $3.9 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The second review under Argentina's 30-month extended funding term has been agreed upon at the level of the Argentine authorities, according to the statement....

U.N. hopes for productive continuation of China-U.S. relations - 09/20/2022

After Biden's remarks on Taiwan, the UN voiced optimism for the future of China-US relations. In response to a question concerning recent comments made by US President Joe Biden about "safeguarding" Taiwan, UN Secretary General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a briefing that the UN hopes China and US relations will continue to be fruitful. In a previous interview with CBS television,...

Suez Canal to make $700M more profit annually because of fee hikes - 09/19/2022

Due to a 15% rise in transit fees beginning in 2023, the Suez Canal will see an increase in income of nearly $700 million per year, said the Suez Canal Authority's Osama Rabie said. After transit prices increase, we anticipate revenue growth of $700 million yearly, Mr. Rabie stated in an interview with CNBC Arabia (quoted by Reuters). From January 2023, the cost of traveling through the Suez...

Fitch downgrades global economic growth forecast 2022 - 09/15/2022

According to a press statement from Fitch Ratings, the global GDP growth forecast for the current year has been lowered from 2.9% to 2.4%. The forecast for the upcoming year was likewise reduced by 1 basis point to 1.7%. "The economic outlook is being significantly impacted by the European gas crisis, high inflation, and a fast acceleration of global monetary tightening. Since publishing its...

WHO chief: End of coronavirus pandemic is near - 09/15/2022

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), stated at a news conference that the coronavirus pandemic is almost over. "The number of weekly reports of COVID-19 deaths dropped last week to its lowest level since March 2020. Never before have we had a better chance to put a stop to a pandemic, though the end is not yet in sight," he said. In...

Reuters: U.S.A is considering sanctions against China - 09/14/2022

The United States is evaluating alternatives for a package of sanctions against China over the possibility of an invasion of Taiwan, reports Reuters citing sources. According to a U.S. source and a Taiwanese official, Washington is currently considering ideas for a potential sanctions package against China. The goal is to prevent China from attempting to invade Taiwan. After Russia initiated...
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