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South Korea falls into recession after COVID-19 crisis - 07/24/2020

South Korea, one of the few countries that managed to stop the spread of COVID-19 at an early stage and avoided the introduction of a national confinement, nevertheless faced an economic recession. According to the results of the second quarter of this year, the decline amounted to 2.9% in annual terms. The reason for this was the sharp drop in exports, on which the South Korean economy largely...

London to start UK citizenship program for Hong Kong residents in 2021 - 07/23/2020

From January 2021, the British government will launch a program to accept immigrants from Hong Kong, who, after a certain period of residence and work in the kingdom, will be able to obtain the full citizenship. The details of the plan were presented by British Interior Minister Priti Patel. Hong Kong residents holding a British Overseas Passport (British Overseas Citizenship) and their immediate...

India, US are close to concluding trade agreement - 07/22/2020

India and the United States are close to a trade agreement after two years of negotiations, Indian Trade Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. “In the long term, I believe we have a trade deal that includes some outstanding issues that have piled up over the past couple of years that we need to quickly address. We are almost there,” Goyal said at the US-India Business Council Ideas Summit, which...

US polls show Biden's overwhelming advantage over Trump - 07/21/2020

The American presidential race is gradually losing its intrigue. According to the latest polls, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is more than 10% ahead of the second-term Republican President Donald Trump. The main complaint of voters against Рead of the White House is the deplorable situation with the coronavirus in the country. The newcomer to the presidential race, rapper Kanye West, is unlikely...

EU sets to build hydrogen transport networks worth €64B - 07/20/2020

A group of 11 gas transmission operators from nine EU countries presented a plan for the development of a pan-European gas transport infrastructure, most of which is planned to be built on the basis of existing gas pipelines. The companies expect that from the mid-2020s, a network will gradually begin to emerge, which will take shape by 2030 into an initial system of 6,800 km of gas pipelines...

China's GDP shows 3.2% growth in Q2 - 07/17/2020

The National Bureau of Statistics of the PRC published a portion of data for June and GDP for the second quarter: the indicator increased by 3.2% in annual terms after falling by 6.8% in January-April. The acceleration was primarily driven by an increase in industrial production, while retail sales in June showed a decline again. However, experts point out that such rates of recovery will not...

UK scientists: Second wave of coronavirus will be more severe than first - 07/16/2020

The second wave of COVID-19 coronavirus in the UK may be more severe than the first, scientists warned. According to their calculations, the disease will take the lives of up to 120,000 people unless the country prepares for the second wave. A possible second wave of coronavirus infection in the UK could be more severe than the first, according to a study by the British Academy of Medical...

Google, Amazon, Microsoft refuse to open users personal data to Hong Kong authorities - 07/15/2020

The US technology companies Google, Amazon and Microsoft are refusing to provide financial data of their customers to Hong Kong authorities for fear of retaliatory restrictions in the United States, the Financial Times writes citing sources. "Google, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft refused to agree to an offer that would allow Hong Kong regulators to access customer banking data," the...

UNICEF forecasts 840M hungry people by 2030 - 07/14/2020

Number of people suffering from hunger is growing every year. Results of 2019 show that their number was 690 million, according to UNICEF’s press release to the annual report “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World”. Over the year, this figure has increased by 10 million, and over the past five years - by 60 million people. If the trend continues, the number of people starving on...

Global coffee consumption may decline for the first time in nearly 10 years - 07/13/2020

People began to drink less coffee as restaurants and cafes remained closed during the pandemic. According to the year’s results, consumption of the drink in the world can be reduced for the first time in almost 10 years. The consumption of coffee in the world this year will be reduced for the first time since 2011. This forecast was made by the US Department of Agriculture, reports Bloomberg....
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