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Britain's foreign minister headed to Southeast Asia on Monday on a three-nation visit as his country looks to promote closer ties and trade with the region following the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore comes the week after Britain announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal with Australia, the first the country has negotiated from scratch since it left the EU.
Bolivian opposition leader Carlos Mesa, who accuses former President Evo Morales of leading a political witch hunt against him, says he fears arrest and more broadly for democracy in his country amid a probe into controversial claims of a 2019 coup. Mesa, in an interview with Reuters after being called to the public prosecutor's office last week, said political opposition was being stifled and that Bolivia risked sliding down a dangerous path akin to Nicaragua, where the government is cracking down on the opposition and media. Morales, who led the Andean country for almost 14 years, remains influential as the head of the ruling Movement for Socialism party, which has made allegations against Mesa that he was involved in a purported coup in 2019.
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Latin America has got a new leftist star. Pedro Castillo, a socialist and son of peasant farmers, is on the cusp of winning Peru's presidential election after rising from obscurity to all but beat a conservative rival, the daughter of a former president. His rapid ascension may bode ill for conservatives across the region and herald a new 'pink tide' of leftist leaders, as raging poverty fanned by the coronavirus pandemic sways voters towards those who promise bigger government and higher social spending.
Spotify has debuted its Singles program in India with a new version of singer Dhee’s smash hit Tamil-language track “Enjoy Enjaami” by French record producer William Grigahcine, known by his stage name DJ Snake. DJ Snake has re-imagined the song, blending distinctive styles influenced by the sounds native to the south Indian state of Tamil […]
Taiwan criticised Hong Kong on Monday in an escalating row over China's sovereignty claims over Taiwan, prompting it to pull out officials from its representative office in the Chinese-run city. Taiwanese staff working at the island's representative office in Hong Kong started leaving the former British colony on Sunday, after Hong Kong's government demanded that the Taiwan officials sign a document supporting Beijing's "one China" claim to Taiwan.
Exclusive footage shows lorries transporting thousands of unused electrical items to a waste management centre and other products to a landfill site. The company could be destroying millions of brand new and barely used items each year, an ITV News investigation has revealed.
Taiwan says it will continue operating its de facto consulate in Hong Kong in spite of visa difficulties for its staffers while also providing consular services online. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong has been unable to get new visas for its staff after the Hong Kong government in 2018 began requiring that Taiwanese personnel at the office sign a statement accepting the “one-China principle,” Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said. The office currently has just one staffer left in Hong Kong whose visa is due to expire next month.
Only 141.1 overs have been bowled in the match so far, with rain washing out the entire opening day's play on Friday and interrupting play over the weekend. "Rain has delayed the start of day four of the #WTC21 Final in Southampton," the governing International Cricket Council said in a tweet on Monday. Captain Kane Williamson, batting on 12, and Ross Taylor, who is yet to score, will be looking to push for a significant first-innings lead when play starts.
Exclusive secret footage from inside Amazon's Dunfermline warehouse in Scotland shows brand new laptops, drones, hairdryers, face masks and thousands of other unsold products being destroyed. A former employee told ITV News that workers are asked to destroy around 130,000 items a week, with some of the products being dumped in landfill sites. .
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Certain restrictions still apply, such as a limit of fifty percent of venues' total capacity, the obligation to wear a mask inside, closing time at 3:30 a.m, and a register of attendees, which must be kept for a month to trace customers if there are cases of COVID-19.Marcel Bimbela, a spokesman for Barcelona's Pacha nightclub, told Reuters that the past fifteen months have been a 'really hard' struggle for the nightlife sector, which was the first to close and last to re-open.
A German trade union has called on workers at seven Amazon warehouses to go on strike on Monday (June 21).It would last several days and coincide with the global Prime Day promotion.The Verdi Union said it was organising the walk out as part of a long-running battle with the U.S. tech giant in Germany over better pay and working conditions.Germany is Amazon's biggest market after the United States.An Amazon spokesperson said the company offers excellent pay and benefits.And said that during past calls for strikes over 90% of employees in the logistic centres worked as normal.The e-commerce giant holds Prime Day to boost summer sales.The member-only discounts are an important way for Amazon to market Prime, a fast-shipping and media-streaming service.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a US private equity group attempting to take over one of the UK's biggest grocery chains.
The series will look back on the programme that was axed amid controversy in 2019.
Germany's unexpectedly flamboyant 4-2 victory over holders Portugal not only boosted their chances of a Euro 2020 knockout spot but also triggered belated enthusiasm among fans that they could actually battle for the title. "With the win over Portugal we arrived at the tournament," said Joachim Loew, whose side need a win against Hungary in their last Group F match on Wednesday to guarantee qualification.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his congratulations on Monday to Ebrahim Raisi on his election as Iran's president, saying their two countries were "comprehensive strategic partners", state media reported. Raisi, a hardliner and fierce critic of the West, won election on Friday. China has close energy and business ties with Iran but must tread carefully as it has also cultivated good relations with Iran's regional rival, Saudi Arabia.
Cryptocurrency prices have fluctuated wildly in recent weeks as China intensifies a crackdown on trading and mining operations.