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Crude Oil Rebounds to Near 20-Week High

… economy and largest consumer of crude oil. The US Energy Information … the first drop in crude oil inventory data in four … .5 million barrels. US refineries continue to operate at a … demand summer for gasoline. China crude oil imports reflected an increase in … July 5, …

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Beijing’s Soft Diplomacy In West Asia In Times Of COVID-19 – Analysis

By Nagapushpa Devendra* The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that emerged from Wuhan in China in December 2019 has engulfed almost every country in the world. Critics accuse the Chinese Government of hiding information and mishandling the deadly virus. Some countries, led by the United States (US), have even called it the …

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Should Professional Athletes Be More Worried About Coronavirus Or Lightning? – OpEd

Znamya Truda, a Russian professional soccer team, has announced that Ivan Zaborovsky, a goalkeeper for the team, went to intensive care after being struck by lightning during training. People being seriously harmed or killed by lightning strikes is rare. In America, the United States government’s National Weather Service relays that, in the ten years …

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UN: Takfiri Daesh Terrorists Kill Two Civilians In Nigeria Attack

Takfiri Daesh terrorists have killed two civilians, including a five-year-old, in an attack in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations (UN) says. Edward Kallon, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said in a statement on Saturday that the fatalities took place during an attack by the so-called West Africa Province (ISWAP) …

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Croatia: Conservatives Win Election, First Results Show

In a shock result that polls did not predict, the governing conservative Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, has taken a convincing lead in the parliamentary elections held on Sunday, according to the preliminary results. By Anja Vladisavljevic The first results in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Croatia published by the State Election …

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North Macedonia Unveils Plan To Battle Coronavirus Economic Malaise: Keep Shoppers ‘Home’ – Analysis

By Marija Tumanovska and Andy Heil* (RFE/RL) — North Macedonia has unveiled a payment card to soften the blow of the coronavirus crisis and entice people to spend millions of free euros on local products, just before voters go to the polls in a national election. The country’s finance minister announced …

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Ethiopia: At Least 150 Killed In Clashes Following Death Of Outspoken Singer

At least 150 people have been killed in the Oromia region of Ethiopia as riots following the killing of a popular singer continue.  Known for his political songs, popular singer Hachalu Hundessa’s death has heightened ethnic tensions in Ethiopia, as the protests spread to the Oromia region, where Hundessa was …

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Science Fiction Becomes Fact: Teleportation Helps To Create Live Musical Performance

Teleportation is most commonly the stuff of science fiction and, for many, would conjure up the immortal phrase “Beam me up Scotty”. However, a new study has described how its status in science fact could actually be employed as another, and perhaps unlikely, form of entertainment – live music. Dr …

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Getting A Grasp On India’s Malaria Burden

A new approach could illuminate a critical stage in the life cycle of one of the most common malaria parasites. The approach was developed by scientists at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan and published in the Malaria Journal. “The Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite can stay dormant …

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Israel Must Question Itself Over Bid To Erase Arab Identity – OpEd

By Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib* The streets of Tel Aviv have seen a series of recent protests aimed at stopping a project by the municipality. The project in Jaffa consists of excavating historic Muslim graves in order to build a homeless shelter for Jewish Israelis. It is part of a …

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