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Ex-World Bank boss warns against fighting ‘cold war’ with China amid ‘critical challenges’

Ex-World Bank boss warns against fighting ‘cold war’ with China amid ‘critical challenges’ Former vice-president of the World Bank, Ian Goldin, said animosity between the West and Beijing would only make the current global crises more difficult to overcome. He told the Australian Diggers & Dealers mining forum such a conflict would “lead to excuses for protectionism and nationalism – ...

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World holds breath as US ship ‘hijacked’ off coast of UAE – Iran tensions sky-rocket

World holds breath as US ship ‘hijacked’ off coast of UAE – Iran tensions sky-rocket A group of eight or nine armed people are believed to have boarded the vessel amid reports a tanker has been seized. UK Maritime Trade Operations described the incident as a “potential hijack”. A security source told Sky News there was an “unauthorised” boarding in ...

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‘The game of chess begins!’ John Curtice issues Boris warning as Sturgeon woos Greens

‘The game of chess begins!’ John Curtice issues Boris warning as Sturgeon woos Greens Although Westminster has insisted any referendum cannot be held in the midst of a pandemic, Sir John warned the arguments from the Prime Minister will now begin to wash away with the UK moving towards the end of the pandemic. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Sir John warned the ...

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Supermarket crisis as driver shortage could lead to empty shelves for MONTHS

Supermarket crisis as driver shortage could lead to empty shelves for MONTHS Empty shelves in supermarkets are likely to continue for many months unless the Government does more to tackle the worker shortages hitting haulage firms, suppliers have warned. Several logistic organisations have said that August is a pinch point in the labour crisis as employees take summer breaks. On ...

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Met Office warnings: Lightning storms alert issued as torrential rain to lash UK – MAP

Met Office warnings: Lightning storms alert issued as torrential rain to lash UK – MAP Met Office forecasters have issued another weather warning for thunderstorms, following weeks of heavy rain. With many Brits hoping for a return of heatwave conditions, the forecast for the week ahead is not looking good. Lightning storms and slow-moving rain is forecast to wreak havoc ...

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Afghanistan LIVE: Taliban ‘massacre civilians’ as revenge killings mount after withdrawal

Afghanistan LIVE: Taliban ‘massacre civilians’ as revenge killings mount after withdrawal The London Embassy and Washington Embassy said in tweets on Monday: “The Taliban massacred dozens of civilians in revenge killings. These murders could constitute war crimes. “The Taliban’s leadership must be held responsible for the crimes of their fighters. If you cannot control your fighters now, you have no ...

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