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Address by Prime Minister Gaston Browne at UN Security Council Open Debate on Climate Change

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (‘AOSIS’)…

PM Browne calls for political ceasefire as Government fights COVID-19 Virus

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 20th February, 2021……Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Saturday, during his weekly appearance on a radio programme on 99.1 Pointe FM has called on his political opponents to observe a ceasefire and join his government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “I am going to commit myself from today that I will aspire to have nothing…

Bitcoin ticks back in Asia after Musk tweet sent price down 17%

By Kevin Buckland and Alun John TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bitcoin rebounded to about $50,000 in Asian trading on Thursday after plunging as much as 17% after Elon Musk tweeted Tesla Inc had stopped accepting bitcoin to purchase its vehicles due to climate concerns....

35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as violence escalates

By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Rami Ayyub and Stephen Farrell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated on Wednesday, with at least 35 killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years. Israel carried out...

Smartphone shipments in China in April fall 33.9% – CAICT

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shipments of smartphones within China fell 33.9% year-on-year to 26.97 million handsets in April, the China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT) reported on Tuesday. The figures suggest that the handset industry has returned to...

Palestinian rocket fire, Israeli strikes in Gaza run into second day

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians fired uninterrupted barrages of rockets into Israel, as its military pounded Gaza with air strikes through the early hours of Tuesday, in a dramatic escalation of clashes in Jerusalem. Explosions shook buildings throughout Gaza...

EU court to rule May 12 on Amazon, Engie appeals against tax orders

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's second-highest court will rule on May 12 on Amazon.com Inc's appeal of an EU order to pay about 250 million euros ($300.5 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg. The European Commission in its 2017 decision said the Grand Duchy spared the...