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China Evergrande Braces for Debt Deadline after Doubting Ability to Pay

HONG KONG — After lurching from deadline to deadline, China Evergrande Group is again on the brink of default, with pessimistic comments from the property developer raising expectations of direct state involvement and a managed debt restructuring.Havin…

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Posted in Science & Technology

Higher Education Secretary-General receives Sultan Qaboos University Assistant President

Manama, Secretary-General of the Higher Education Council and Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Higher Education Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa received Assistant Vice Chairperson for International Cooperation at Sultan Qaboos…

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Posted in Government Policy

RTV Slovenia Feels Political Heat Amid Program Shuffles

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA — Programming shifts at Slovenia’s public broadcaster could curb critical journalism and benefit the center-right government in next year’s elections, say journalists and free press advocates who sense politics behind the moves.The …

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Posted in Government Policy

RTV Slovenia Feels Political Heat Amid Program Shuffles

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA — Programming shifts at Slovenia’s public broadcaster could curb critical journalism and benefit the center-right government in next year’s elections, say journalists and free press advocates who sense politics behind the moves.The …

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Posted in Culture

Dictionary.com Anoints Allyship Word of the Year for 2021

NEW YORK — Allyship, an old noun made new again, is Dictionary.com’s word of the year.The look up site with 70 million monthly users took the unusual step of anointing a word it added just last month, though “allyship” first surfaced in the mid-1800s, …

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Posted in Culture

Dictionary.com Anoints Allyship Word of the Year for 2021

NEW YORK — Allyship, an old noun made new again, is Dictionary.com’s word of the year.The look up site with 70 million monthly users took the unusual step of anointing a word it added just last month, though “allyship” first surfaced in the mid-1800s, …

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Posted in Sports

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad receives National Cricket Team

Manama, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the General Sports Authority and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee has received at his office in Al Wadi Palace, Bahrai…

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Posted in Legal Judicial

Chilean Couple Ready to Tie the Knot After Same-Sex Marriage Approval

SANTIAGO — Chileans Javier Silva and Jaime Nazar, a couple for six years, have long wanted a wedding to complete their family and give them full legal status as parents, but conservative rules in the South American nation stymied the two men’s plans.No…

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Posted in Health Maintenance

UN Chief Isolating After COVID-19 Exposure

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was exposed to the coronavirus Tuesday by a U.N. official who already had COVID-19 and is isolating for the next few days, diplomatic sources said.Guterres, 72, has canceled his upcomin…

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Posted in General

Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, South African Anti-Apartheid Icon, Dies at 84

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, a former anti-apartheid fighter who, like the greats of the struggle he encountered, spent part of his life in Robben Island penitentiary in South Africa, died Monday at the age of 84.He died of a lo…

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