China’s exports surged 60.6% over a year earlier in the first two months of 2021, after factories reopened and global demand started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Exporters benefited from the relatively early reopening of China’s economy after the ruling Communist Party declared victory over the disease last March while foreign competitors still face anti-virus controls. Forecasters say the Chinese export surge should decelerate as demand for masks and other medical supplies eases and overseas competitors return to global markets.
The first independent digital banking platform in the United Arab Emirates launched on Sunday, a neobank hoping to become a leader in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Dubai-based YAP does not have a banking licence itself but has partnered with RAK Bank which provides international bank account numbers for YAP users and secures their funds under its own banking licence. YAP, like other neobanks which do not have physical branches, does not offer traditional banking services like loans and mortgages, but offers spending and budgeting analytics, peer-to-peer payments and remittances services and bill payments.
Fans saw a game that pivoted on Ardie Savea's first half yellow card, with the Crusaders scoring three converted tries to take a commanding lead while the forward was off the field. The Hurricanes were dominant during the opening 15 minutes, taking a 6-0 lead through a pair of penalties from Jordie Barrett and the Wellington side were narrowly denied a try when Jackson Garden-Bashop was stopped millimetres from the try line.
Hein Yar Zar grimaced as a tattoo artist etched onto his chest the features of his first love, a young protester whose death has become a symbol of resistance against Myanmar's junta.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Thailand's capital Saturday evening, demanding the release of protest leaders jailed for calling on the country's Prime Minister to resign. Demonstrators defied a Friday ban on public gatherings in Bangkok, as they stood outside of a courthouse.Some burned photographs of Thailand's king, others held placards that said 'Abolish 112', which refers to a Thai law prohibiting anyone from insulting or defaming the king. Protester Pornsawan Pitaporn was among the crowd. "I'm here at the criminal court because I want to demand the release of my friends who got arrested because they expressed their political ideas which is basic human rights and it is legitimate."A youth-led protest movement began last year that called for reform to the powerful monarchy, and for Prime Minister and former junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down.Thai courts have denied recent requests to release some of those jailed on bail.The Royal Palace has declined to directly comment on the protests. For the first time last Sunday, police used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds. Ten protesters and 26 police were injured.
The messages were posted in 2012 but recently resurfaced on Twitter, prompting an apology from the 26-year-old U.S. international, who is on loan from Major League Soccer's DC United. "I am ashamed and apologize for the choice of offensive and discriminatory words I used in the tweets as they were not acceptable then or now," Arriola said in a statement on Twitter. Swansea said they had been made aware of the messages, which were posted before Arriola's arrival at the Welsh club.
Aljamain Sterling won the UFC bantamweight title when Petr Yan was disqualified for an illegal knee strike in the fourth round Saturday night in the first of three championship fights at UFC 259. Two-division champion Amanda Nunes also defended her featherweight belt with ease, beating Megan Anderson by submission 2:03 into the first round at the Apex gym on the UFC's corporate campus.
China's export growth jumped to the highest in over two decades, official data showed Sunday, with imports also surging in a sharp bounceback from the coronavirus outbreak that had brought activity to a near halt.
Liverpool waltzed to the Premier League title last season, but a campaign marred by injuries and poor form has left them in seventh on 43 points from 27 games, four points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea. But Klopp's side can qualify for the Champions League next season by winning this year's competition. "We are not in the next round so I can't think about winning the Champions League now," Klopp told a news conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League home game against Fulham.
Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state's push to build floating solar farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators have vowed big turnouts Sunday as the junta regime intensifies its crackdown, following overnight raids in parts of Yangon which targeted officials from Aung San Suu Kyi's political party.
NHS England has invited people aged 56 to 59 to book COVID-19 vaccinations in the coming week, with letters to 850,000 people in that age bracket landing on doorsteps from Saturday and another 850,000 due to land Monday. "The latest invites have been sent after more than eight in 10 people aged 65 to 69 took up the offer of a jab", the National Health Service said in an emailed statement on Sunday. "NHS staff have vaccinated more than 18 million people across England, meaning more than one third of the adult population have already received the life-saving jab."
It may have taken a cracked rib, but Bruno Giraud is now joining a growing number of French riders trying to challenge the business model of meal delivery platforms.
Arsenal, pushing for a winner after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's opener was cancelled out by Chris Wood, felt they should have had a penalty when the ball struck the arm of Burnley's Erik Pieters in the box after Nicolas Pepe tried to flick it past him. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was criticised after his dreadful defensive error led to Burnley's equaliser but Arteta said the Swiss was not to blame.
The French justice system has scored a series of major victories in high-profile corruption cases against right-wing politicians, but the successes have sparked claims of bias and verbal attacks on prosecutors and judges.
Less than three years after celebrating their fourth A-League success, the Melbourne club are looking at another disappointing campaign this season after finishing 10th last year. "I would say that the finger should be pointed at me as head coach of the football club," said Brebner, who has seen his side win just twice in 10 games so far this season. Brebner is in his first full season as head coach having worked as assistant last year, while the club recruited former Premier League players Callum McManaman and Rudy Gestede in the close season.
The 79-year-old, widely regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time, needed emergency surgery and spent several days in intensive care at Salford Royal Hospital in greater Manchester. "One of the first things I said the day after the operation when my family came to see me was (about) my memory," Ferguson told questioners at Glasgow film festival on Saturday after the premiere of a documentary about the Scotsman. Ferguson said he worked with a speech therapist and his voice returned after 10 days.
From flat battery to full charge in just five minutes -- an Israeli start-up has developed technology it says could eliminate the "range anxiety" associated with electric cars.
Five-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Ledecky closed out the Pro Swim Series in San Antonio with a dominant victory in the 800m freestyle on Saturday, her fourth win in as many days.
Tunisia's state-owned firms are in dire straits, facing a perfect storm of debt, mismanagement, the coronavirus pandemic and a decade of political instability that could push some to bankruptcy, experts say.