China rushes to cap damage over suspected spy balloon as Blinken delays trip

Comment on this story Comment Beijing on Saturday offered a subdued rebuttal to Washington’s decision to delay a high-level visit after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was discovered hovering over the United States, derailing China’s recent efforts to repair its most important bilateral relationship. Hours before U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was to take … Read more

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Traumatized and afraid, Jenin residents are still reeling from Israeli raid | CNN

Jenin, West Bank CNN  —  Mohammed Abu al-Hayja was sleeping alongside his wife and two young daughters last month when loud gunfire woke them up. Minutes later, Israeli soldiers rammed down his door and burst through his apartment. “They spread through the house in seconds,” 29-year-old al-Hayja told CNN. “Two soldiers came up to me, … Read more

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Blinken tells China its spy balloon was ‘irresponsible’ after canceling Beijing trip

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken indefinitely postponed what was to be an already tense trip to China on Friday, citing a Chinese reconnaissance balloon moving east across the United States that posed a threat to national security. Blinken had been scheduled to depart for Beijing Friday night, on a trip that was … Read more

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Officials: 13-year-old killed by landmine in Yemen port city

Comment on this story Comment CAIRO — A landmine killed a 13-year-old boy in the contested Yemeni city of Hodeida, medical and security officials said Friday, the latest in a string of similar incidents in the war-torn country. It came a day after three children and one woman were critically injured in a landmine explosion, … Read more

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Kyiv presses criminal charges against Wagner group chief; Germany announces more tanks for Ukraine

NATO urges Russia to respect nuclear pact with the U.S. In image from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Oct. 26, 2022, a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is test-fired as part of Russia’s nuclear drills from a launch site in Plesetsk, northwestern Russia. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP NATO called … Read more

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Chinese restaurants, hotels see job demand surge as country re-opens

Chinese hotels and restaurants are seeking employees amid demand recovery in the services sector after the end of Beijing’s zero-COVID protocols, with a survey by a leading recruiter showing a surge in job openings in the hospitality industry. During the first six days of work after China’s Lunar New Year holiday, job openings in the … Read more

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US, EU, G7 and Australia announce new price cap on Russian petroleum products | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The US and allies are trying to further limit Russia’s ability to make money and finance its war efforts with new price limits on products like gasoline and fuel oil, a senior Treasury official announced Friday – adding to sanctions on Russian energy sales in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. “Our … Read more

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Treasury yields leap after much hotter jobs report than expected

U.S. Treasury yields rose Friday after jobs data came in much better than expected. The 10-year Treasury yield was up more than 12 basis points at 3.526%. The 2-year Treasury was up roughly 20 basis points to 4.299%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions and one basis point equals 0.01%. Nonfarm payrolls increased by … Read more

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Italy bans popular AI app from collecting users’ data

Italy’s Data Protection Agency said on Friday it was prohibiting artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot company Replika from using the personal data of Italian users, citing risks to minors and emotionally fragile people. Replika, a San Francisco startup launched in 2017, offers users customized avatars that talk and listen to them. It has led the way … Read more

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