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SINGAPORE: Panic buying. Safe distancing. Working from home. Closure of schools and non-essential businesses. Singapore’s worst-ever recession since independence. For years, we have talked about the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world – a combination of qualities that characterise the chaotic world we live in. If ever the phrase felt appropriate, it’s now in
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FILE PHOTO: French Junior Economy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher poses after an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – France wants to launch its planned auction of 5G frequencies in September so that the fifth generation mobile network can be deployed by year-end, junior economy minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said
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(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, has Trump speaking in the background. Floyd’s death
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China’s government has destroyed much of Kashgar’s Old City in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) precisely because of its cultural significance for Uyghurs, according to a new report, which called the campaign key to understanding how Beijing seeks to control the ethnic group. In its new report, entitled “Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and
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A mysterious American young woman and darling of the current establishment has made explosive allegations against senior leaders of the Opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Cynthia D. Ritchie has claimed that Rehman Malik, then Pakistani interior minister, raped her after lacing her drink with sedatives in 2011. She also accused former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza
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FILE PHOTO: 3D-printed objects representing 5G are put on a motherboard in this picture illustration taken April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic /Illustration/File Photo OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada has postponed its 3500MHz spectrum auction process by six months to allow telecoms companies to focus on providing essential services during COVID-19 pandemic, the innovation ministry said in
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FILE PHOTO: Commuters use their mobile phones as they wait at a bus stop with an advertisement of Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) late on Friday said U.S. private equity fund Silver Lake and its co-investors will invest
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LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists halted a major drug trial on Friday after it found that the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine, touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential “game changer” in the pandemic, was “useless” at treating COVID-19 patients. FILE PHOTO: The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months
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