Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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North Korea facing ‘harsh lean period’, says UN food body

North Korea is projected to produce a 'near-average level' of 5.6 million tonnes of grain this year, around 1.1 million tonnes short of the amount needed to feed its entire population.

Facing pressure at home, Chinese tech giants expand in Singapore

The tech firms are shifting their focus to booming Southeast Asian markets as authorities tighten the screws at home amid concerns about the platforms' growing power.

Venezuela president offers oil for vaccines as Covid-19 bites

Venezuela, which is under economic sanctions affecting the oil sector in particular, is facing a second wave of coronavirus.

China bans British MPs in tit-for-tat sanctions

From the moment the UK imposed its first ever sanctions on Chinese officials earlier in the week, a response from Beijing was inevitable.

China, Russia foreign ministers meet in show of unity against West

In the last century Moscow and Beijing were Cold War communist rivals but they are now forging extensive economic, military and scientific ties.

Syria and the price of resistance

The truth about how sanctions, war and terrorism have contributed to the immense suffering of the Syrian people and the current humanitarian crisis has not been highlighted in the media but it is a reality that the Syrians are painfully aware of.

US tightens export controls to Myanmar after protesters killed

Myanmar was reclassified into the same group as US adversaries Russia and China in the level of scrutiny for any sensitive technology or materials, with restrictions on any exports that could be put to military use.

White House imposes sanctions on Moscow for poisoning opposition leader Navalny

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has always denied poisoning Navalny, saying if his security services had done the job Navalny would not have survived.

Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after sanctions, mass protest

Three anti-coup protesters have been killed in demonstrations so far, while a man patrolling his Yangon neighbourhood against night arrests was also shot dead on the weekend.

Huawei fighting to survive ‘nonstop US aggression’

Chinese giant may have enough chips to last into 2021.

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