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Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

PARIS (France): Later this year, the Louvre in Paris will host an exhibition of masterpieces by the Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci to mark...

At least 10 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods, landslides

JAKARTA (Indonesia): At least 10 people are dead and eight are missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian...

Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of cherished China’s Belt and Road Initiative

KHORGOS (Kazakhstan): Traders travel freely through the bustling Khorgos special economic zone that straddles the Kazakhstan-China border, but signs on the Chinese side bear...

Oil industry feels heat to respond to climate change

PARIS: The oil industry, under mounting pressure from environmental activists to react more quickly to counter climate change, has begun to adapt its strategy...

China’s vast investment in Africa hits snag in Congo

PARIS: China’s investment strategy of throwing money at developing countries appears to have hit a snag in the Republic of Congo as the central...

Xi says more nations joining Belt and Road, $64 bln in deals

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday $64 billion in deals were signed at a summit on his Belt and Road Initiative and more...

Fed to hold fire despite White House call for rate cut

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve is poised to hold its fire this week, leaving benchmark US interest rates untouched as central bankers await firm indications...

China’s quest for clean, limitless energy heats up

HEFEI (China): A ground-breaking fusion reactor built by Chinese scientists is underscoring Beijing’s determination to be at the core of clean energy technology, as...

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