Society

Forced labour, possible 'enslavement' in China's Xinjiang

Minorities have been drafted into forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region in sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, a report by an independent UN expert has concluded, in what it said could amount to “enslavement as a crime against…
Economy

UK inflation hits new 40-year high as food prices rocket

British inflation surged to a new 40-year high in July on soaring food prices, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a cost-of-living crisis as the country faces the prospect of recession. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) accelerated to 10.1 percent last month from 9.4…
Politics

End of break: North Korea fires two cruise missiles

“Early this morning, we detected that North Korea fired two cruise missiles into the West Sea off Onchon, South Pyongan province,” a ministry official told AFP. “U.S. and South Korean military officials are looking into detailed specifications such as…
Economy

Eurozone registers trade deficit of 24.6 billion euros in June

In June, the euro zone recorded a deficit of 24.6 billion euros in the trade balance of goods, while in the European Union as a whole the deficit reached 34 billion euros, Eurostat reports this Tuesday. According to the European Union (EU) statistical service, the deficit…
ChinaPolitics

China announces family benefits to restore birth rate

China announced on Tuesday (16) a series of benefits for families to have more children, due to the fall in the birth rate (an historic low) and the possibility that the population will decrease in 2025, according to the authorities. Policy guidelines released on Tuesday…
Society

Fire blows up Russian army ammunition depot in Crimea

In the statement, the ministry said that the fire that caused the explosion of the warehouse and whose causes are unknown occurred at 03:15 in a military unit located near the city of Maiskoe, in Crimea, a peninsula annexed in 2014 by Russia. Crimea Governor Sergey…
Politics

Trump accuses FBI of stealing three passports

Again classifying the intervention of the authorities as a political attack, Trump used the network most appreciated by the American far right, “Truth Social”, to ask for the return of documents, seeming to want to use the network as a form of official communication with…
CultureSociety

Rushdie maintains 'sense of humour'

A day after Hadi Matar, the 24-year-old American of Lebanese origin who stabbed him on Friday, said he was “not guilty” of attempted murder, the first good news emerged about the state of health of Salman Rushdie. While his attacker awaits a new court hearing in…
Politics

North Korea ends mandatory mask use

North Korea on Saturday decreed the end of the mandatory use of masks in almost all public places, days after leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the fight against Covid-19. “Mask wearing requirements have been lifted everywhere except frontline areas and border…