Kremlin accuses West of artificially whipping up Ukraine tensions

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Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) -The Kremlin on Sunday accused the West of artificially whipping up tensions around Ukraine with repeated statements suggesting Russia was poised to launch an attack on its neighbour and told Washington and its allies to stop a military build-up nearby. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Saturday his country has real concerns, widely shared with partners in Europe, over Russian activities at the Ukrainian border, after Ukraine said it feared Russia might be preparing an attack. U.S., NATO and Ukrainian officials have been making similar statements for nearly two we… Read More “Kremlin accuses West of artificially whipping up Ukraine tensions”

Washington 27, Panthers 21: Instant reaction as Carolina, Cam Newton falter late

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The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton accounted for three touchdowns, but it was Washington that played the better overall game Sundayand edged Carolina, 27-21, in Bank of America Stadium. Carolina (5-6) now hasn’t won a home game in more than two months. The Panthers’ vaunted defense let the team down too often in this one. No. 2 in the NFL in total yardage allowed coming in, the Panther D gave up three touchdown passes to Taylor Heinicke and couldn’t generate enough consistent pressure. Although Newton succeeded in spectacular fashion for much of the afternoon, he couldn’t in the… Read More “Washington 27, Panthers 21: Instant reaction as Carolina, Cam Newton falter late”

Chile’s Kast jumps to early lead in election, second-round likely

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Reuters

By Gram Slattery and Natalia A. Ramos Miranda SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Jose Antonio Kast, a right-wing former congressman who has promised a harsh crackdown on crime, jumped to an early lead on Sunday evening in Chile’s most divisive presidential election since the country’s 1990 return to democracy. With 10.89% of the vote counted, Kast had received 29.3% of ballots versus 23.61% for leftist Gabriel Boric, his main opponent. If that trend held it would mean the two candidates would head for a second-round run-off in December. Long lines developed at many polling stations amid coronavirus-related … Read More “Chile’s Kast jumps to early lead in election, second-round likely”

Tunisia intercepts over 200 migrants trying to reach Italian

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Al-Araby

Tunisian authorities said Sunday they had intercepted more than 200 migrants trying to reach the Italian coast, in nine separate operations. “In the context of the fight against irregular immigration, units from the northern, southern and central regions managed to thwart nine (sea crossing) attempts” overnight Saturday to Sunday, national guard spokesman Houssem Eddine Jebabli said. The interceptions took place both at sea and on the coast, assisting 223 migrants from different African countries, including 111 Tunisians, the national guard said. Late last month, Tunisia’s coastguard said it h… Read More “Tunisia intercepts over 200 migrants trying to reach Italian”

Chinese tennis star says she is safe in video call with Olympic official -IOC

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Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -Chinese tennis star Peng Shaui had a video call on Sunday with the president of the International Olympic Committee and told him she was safe and well, the IOC said in a statement. Photos and videos of Peng at a tournament in Beijing earlier on Sunday had done little to dampen international concerns, following a nearly three-week public absence after she alleged that a former senior Chinese official sexually assaulted her. In a statement, the IOC said that at the start of the 30-minute call with its president Thomas Bach, Peng had thanked the IOC for its concern about her we… Read More “Chinese tennis star says she is safe in video call with Olympic official -IOC”

Iran’s 14 pct growth exports to EU this year

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Azer News

By Trend According to statistics issued by Economic Surveys Deputy of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, during the first 9 months of the year 2021, compared with last year the same period, Iran’s exports to EU shows 14% growth, Trend reports citing IRNA. The Economic Surveys Deputy of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture has in its report announced that during the first nine months of the year 2021 Iran exported goods worth 632 million euros to the European Union, and during the same period imported goods worth two billion and 72 million euros from the same countries in Europe. … Read More “Iran’s 14 pct growth exports to EU this year”

7,155 doses of coronavirus vaccine given in Kyrgyzstan in past day

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Azer News

By Trend 7,155 doses of vaccine against coronavirus infection were administered in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday, Trend reports citing Kabar. The Republican Headquarters for Combating COVID-19 said that of these, 3,338 people were vaccinated with the first dose, while 3,817 Kyrgyzstanis received the second shot. A total of 1,070,464 doses of vaccine have been administered in Kyrgyzstan since the start of the vaccination campaign on March 29, 2020, and 851,071 people have received both doses. The country is inoculating i citizens with Sinopharm, Sputnik-V, Astra Zeneca and Pfizer vaccines. In addition, … Read More “7,155 doses of coronavirus vaccine given in Kyrgyzstan in past day”

New York Mets Announce Billy Eppler As New GM

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uSports.org

The New York Mets announced on Thursday that Billy Eppler is the team’s new general manager. Eppler became general manager of the Los Angeles Angels in 2015, with Los Angeles plucking him from the New York Yankees, where he was Brian Cashman’s, right-hand man. Eppler made some bold moves before being fired in 2020: signing New Jersey native Mike Trout to a 12-year, $430 million contract, giving the Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon a seven-year, $245 million contract and convincing two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to come to Los Angeles. Here is the Mets’ press release annou… Read More “New York Mets Announce Billy Eppler As New GM”

3 Ways Fintech Is Transforming The Insurance Industry

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ValueWalk

The conditions of the global pandemic accelerated the transformation of industries when it came to digitization, and the insurance industry was no exception. Ecommerce experienced a colossal boom, as more and more people took to their devices to shop instead of venturing out, and the chain of industry sectors in the retail space had to scramble to keep up. Emerging technologies have been creating change in virtually every industry for some time now. While COVID-19 accelerated the speed of that evolution, the change in consumer behaviors and expectations isn’t going anywhere. There is still a s… Read More “3 Ways Fintech Is Transforming The Insurance Industry”