Al Jazeera English headlinesInflation or pollution? Tough choice facing China steel industry
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:19:11 +0000
Beijing wants to curb heavily polluting steel output but that has sent prices surging, adding to inflation concerns.
Vessel owned by Israeli company attacked off UAE coast: Reports
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:14:16 +0000
Commercial ship owned by an Israeli firm was allegedly struck by Iran, Israeli media says, but no confirmation yet.
Minnesota protests continue over police killing of Black man
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:49:16 +0000
Hundreds of demonstrators face off with police in Brooklyn Center as officer resigns over Daunte Wright shooting.
US protesters rally for third night over killing of Black man
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:41:55 +0000
Third consecutive night of protests in Minneapolis after a 20-year-old Black man was fatally shot by police.
Global stocks hit record high as inflation fears ease
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 07:22:11 +0000
US consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in eight years in March, but investors believe inflation is under control.
India's daily COVID infections soar to a new high of 184,372
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:22:50 +0000
New infections reach a new record as most of the South Asian nation battles a second and more vicious surge in cases.
Japan faces major hurdles with 100 days until Tokyo Olympics
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:19:27 +0000
Resurgence in COVID-19 in Japan, as well as elsewhere in the world, is the latest challenge to the long-delayed event.
Learn to work with robots, South Korea's labour minister says
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:11:09 +0000
Lee Jae-kap says the government will need to help workers move to new economic sectors and raise women's participation.
Japan's economy can handle a change of plan for Olympics: IMF
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:09:18 +0000
Postponing or cancelling games set for July would have 'limited impact' on Japan's growth, says IMF official.
Bangladesh COVID shutdown triggers exodus from capital Dhaka
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:02:25 +0000
Thousands scramble to get the last trains, buses and ferries before a nationwide transport shutdown takes hold.
'Personal signal': US's Biden sends ex-officials to Taiwan
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:09:28 +0000
Visit marks 42nd anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act as China continues what it calls 'combat drills' near island.
Biden administration to proceed with $23bn arms sales to UAE
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:42:09 +0000
The sale of F-35s, drones and other advanced equipment pushed through by predecessor Donald Trump was being reviewed.
US, EU condemn move to extend Somalia president's term
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 01:49:41 +0000
Concern the decision, which president says will help prepare for elections in 2023, could further undermine stability.
St Vincent warns of water shortages as volcano eruptions continue
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:03:49 +0000
Caribbean island is blanketed with ash from La Soufriere volcano, ruining crops and contaminating water supplies.
Oil gains on strong China data, rally capped by vaccine concerns
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:53:23 +0000
Analysts worry that pauses on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could delay economic recovery and limit oil demand growth.
'It's one signature': Biden urged to raise refugee admissions now
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:02:09 +0000
Advocates say refugees are in limbo as US president has not signed order to increase refugee resettlement cap.
India's Maharashtra tightens COVID curbs as hospitals struggle
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:00:18 +0000
Maharashtra state and its capital Mumbai are the current epicentre of the country's infection spike.
Burkinabe ex-President Compaore charged in Thomas Sankara murder
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:29:55 +0000
Court indicts Burkina Faso's exiled former president for alleged complicity in 1987 murder of man he removed in coup.
'Hail Mary time' for Derek Chauvin's defence: Legal experts
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:59:12 +0000
All Chauvin's defence team must do is sow doubt in one juror, but lawyers say this could be an uphill battle.
Police chief, officer resign two days after Black motorist killed
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:45:14 +0000
Daunte Wright was shot during a traffic stop by an officer who says she mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her taser.
Schwab Corp mistakenly deposits $1.2M into US woman's account
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:39:24 +0000
When the bank attempted to take the money back, it was gone and Kelyn Spadoni wasn't answering her phone, the bank said.
Floyd family, lawyer, decry 'injustice' of Daunte Wright's death
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:16:11 +0000
Wright's family is offered support from civil rights lawyer Ben Crump and Floyd's family as officer who shot Wright resigns.
Pay up: US tax dodgers are costing US $1 trillion, IRS says
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:16:05 +0000
The head of the US Internal Revenue Service calculated that tax-evasion costs may total $1 trillion a year.
What's a SPAC and could Wall Street's hottest craze end in tears?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:11:08 +0000
On Tuesday, SPACS hit another milestone with Singapore's Grab agreeing to the biggest blank-cheque deal on record.
Benin's President Patrice Talon wins re-election with 86%
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:08:13 +0000
Electoral commission announces preliminary results of April 11 vote, says turnout stood at a little over 50 percent.
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