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EU’s next food fight: regulating gene-edited crops

Extreme weather caused by climate change has damaged food production across Europe. Confronted with a deteriorating situation, divided European Union decision-makers are debating new rules for genetically modified crops. Last…

Lula says ‘upset’ at not meeting Zelensky

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday he was “upset” he and Volodymyr Zelensky did not meet at the G7 summit, adding his Ukrainian counterpart seemed uninterested in…

Montana to become first US state to ban TikTok 

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte on Wednesday signed legislation to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from operating in the state to protect residents from alleged intelligence gathering by China, making it the first…

California’s wet winter sparks a new gold rush

Albert Fausel has been scouring the rivers of Placerville, California for decades in search of gold. But the task has never been easier, nor the haul bigger, thanks to recent…

Chinese envoy Li Hui in Kyiv for peace talks  

A Chinese envoy is reported to be in Ukraine as part of a European trip Beijing wants to use to bolster President Xi Jinping’s credentials as a global peacemaker. It’s…

Oxford University removes Sackler name from buildings

The Sackler name will be removed from buildings at Oxford University, the UK institution said, after conducting a review into how the US family’s philanthropic donations are recognised. The removal…

Kazakhstan, Russia map out gas pipeline to China 

Kazakhstan and Russia have established the route for a future gas pipeline to support shipments between the two countries and to China, Kazakhstan’s energy minister said on Tuesday. The pipeline…

Germany calls on China to close illegal police outposts

Germany has called on China to close illegal overseas police stations that German authorities suspect are being used by the government in Beijing to control and intimidate Chinese expatriates living…

Six dead in New Zealand hostel fire 

A fire at a hostel in New Zealand killed at least six people on Tuesday and officials said they believe the toll could rise with 11 people still missing. The…

Russia denounces Macron over China comments 

Russian officials on Monday denounced comments by French President Emmanuel Macron that Moscow was becoming subservient to China, saying Western countries must get used to a world underpinned by the…

Turkey faces runoff election with Erdogan leading

Turkey headed for a runoff vote after President Tayyip Erdogan led over his opposition rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Sunday’s election but fell short of an outright majority to extend his…

New rules spur migrants to seek legal path to US

With tough new asylum rules in place, many migrants on the US-Mexico border were seeking legal routes to enter the United States on Saturday, despite warnings of a chaotic surge…

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