China’s foreign trade beats market expectations amid pandemic: GAC

Amid increasing uncertainties in world markets, China’s foreign trade has beaten analysts’ expectations in recent months. Total foreign trade volume rose by 6.5 percent year on year in July, with exports and imports up by 10.4 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively. “It’s fair to say that China’s foreign trade has greatly beaten market expectations, which … Read more China’s foreign trade beats market expectations amid pandemic: GAC

China vs. India: World War III? – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Newsvoice. Download Newsvoice for free: https://newsvoice.com/visualpolitik Let’s fix the news. Together. China and India account for more than a third of the world’s population. That’s why it’s so worrying that these two titans get along so badly. In June this year, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a skirmish on … Read more China vs. India: World War III? – VisualPolitik EN

Will the Beirut explosions cause a humanitarian disaster? | Inside Story

Lebanon was in a dire state even before Tuesday’s explosions in Beirut. The government is bankrupt, millions of Lebanese are jobless, and the country is hosting 1.5 Syrian refugees. The huge blast made things worse by destroying the main port for a nation heavily reliant on food imports. 300,000 homeless people Beirut have received little … Read more Will the Beirut explosions cause a humanitarian disaster? | Inside Story

Trump reimposes 10 pct tariff on raw Canadian aluminum, says needs to defend U.S. industry

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday moved to reimpose a 10-percent tariff on certain aluminum imports from Canada, according to a newly released presidential proclamation. During a wide-ranging speech at a Whirlpool Corp washing machine factory in Ohio to tout his “America First” trade agenda, Trump said he signed a proclamation reimposing the “Section 232” … Read more Trump reimposes 10 pct tariff on raw Canadian aluminum, says needs to defend U.S. industry

Concerns fresh flower imports pose biosecurity threat to Australia | ABC News

It might surprise you to learn that at least half of the flowers sold in Australia are grown overseas. Fresh flower imports have more than tripled over the past decade. But local growers and farming groups say they’ve become a major biosecurity threat. National regional affairs reporter Lucy Barbour has more. For more from ABC … Read more Concerns fresh flower imports pose biosecurity threat to Australia | ABC News

Beirut Blast: France’s Macron Visits Lebanon Promising Aid Yet Urging Reform

France’s President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Lebanon on Thursday with a message of solidarity for a country reeling from a devastating explosion, but warned that the country must reform its corrupt ways. Macron said he wants to quickly organize a conference to raise funds for the former French protectorate, while pointedly noting that international assistance “will go … Read more Beirut Blast: France’s Macron Visits Lebanon Promising Aid Yet Urging Reform

How can Lebanon survive this latest catastrophe? | ITV News

Beirut, once known as the Paris of the Middle East, once again looks like a war zone after Monday’s blast that destroyed the city’s port and much of the surrounding area. The United Nations says the world now needs to help the Lebanese people who have for years helped Palestinian and Syrian refugees. The has … Read more How can Lebanon survive this latest catastrophe? | ITV News

Efforts to rescue those trapped in rubble in Beirut

The Governor of Beirut has said that 300,000 people have been left homeless after an enormous explosion tore across the city, killing at least a hundred people and wounding thousands. Marwan Abboud added that around half of the city had been damaged by the explosion, amid warnings that the death toll was likely to raise … Read more Efforts to rescue those trapped in rubble in Beirut

Beirut before and after: drone footage shows devastation caused by explosion

Guardian News shared this drone footage of Beirut, Lebanon, from before and after the devastating explosions which rocked the city on Tuesday 4 August 2020. Beirut’s port district was left a tangled wreck following a warehouse explosion on Tuesday that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands. The port area is the country’s main … Read more Beirut before and after: drone footage shows devastation caused by explosion

Messy business: diaper firm struggles without dollars

Nigerian diaper company Wemy’s is struggling, like other businesses, amid a shortage of dollars – which are crucial for imports that form the bedrock of Africa’s biggest economy. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the … Read more Messy business: diaper firm struggles without dollars

Yemen: Risk of escalation, spread of virus & economic decline -Security Council Briefing

Briefing by Mr. Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Yemen during the 8753rd Security Council Meeting. UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said he continues to hope that the Joint Declaration negotiations will turn the tide towards peace in the country but warned of the risk that they “will slip away, and … Read more Yemen: Risk of escalation, spread of virus & economic decline -Security Council Briefing

Trump signs 4 executive orders on lowering drug prices

President Donald Trump is moving on his own to allow imports of prescription medicines as he was unable to land a deal with Congress to lower drug costs. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc

“1.6 million Yemenis could be affected by a damaged oil tanker” – Humanitarian Chief

Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock today (15 Jul) told the Security Council that if a spill were to occur from the FSO Safer, a damaged oil tanker moored off the coast of Hodeidah governorate in the Red Sea, “1.6 million Yemenis would be directly affected” and “every fishing community along Yemen’s west coast would see their … Read more “1.6 million Yemenis could be affected by a damaged oil tanker” – Humanitarian Chief

PM Trudeau Speaks to Trump on Trade Issues

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he spoke to his American counterpart Monday about trade issues and the continuing closed border between the two countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau told reporters that as the North American economy gets back up to speed, Canada’s aluminum production is returning to normal and that undercuts the … Read more PM Trudeau Speaks to Trump on Trade Issues

China Says Samples of Imported Shrimp Tested Positive for Coronavirus

China said samples of imported shrimp tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions again over whether the pathogen can spread through food or frozen products. The virus tested positive on both the inside and outside of the shrimp packaging, said China’s General Administration of Customs. The samples were from three Ecuadorian plants, and imports from … Read more China Says Samples of Imported Shrimp Tested Positive for Coronavirus