Category: News

Vietnam President Says 2019 Growth May Beat Official Estimate

(Bloomberg) — Vietnam’s economic expansion this year may exceed the higher end of an official estimate, President Nguyen Phu Trong said. Growth may be more than 6.8%, and gross domestic product may surpass $266 billion, Trong said in a government statement on Sunday. That compares with the official 6.6% to 6.8% range forecast. Vietnam’s 2019…

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The Latest: Man charged in New Hampshire church shooting

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a New Hampshire church (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says a man has been charged in a shooting that took place during a wedding ceremony. Thirty-seven-year-old Dale Holloway has been charged on Saturday with purposely and knowingly causing bodily…

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Activision Blizzard Shortens Suspension, Restores Prize Money to Pro Gamer Who Expressed Support for Hong Kong

In a partial reversal, video game giant Activision Blizzard reduced the suspension length of a professional gamer after he expressed support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, and it has restored previously revoked winnings to the player. On Tuesday, the company suspended Chung Ng Wai for a year and revoked all his winnings — approximately $3,000…

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Greta Thunberg's fans are upset she didn't win the Nobel Prize, but a peace expert says she should have never been a contender

Anders Hellberg Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Sweden, has become the face of climate-change activism. Thunberg launched the Fridays For Future movement — or School Strike for Climate — last year. It encourages students to skip school to demand action on climate change from their governments. The teenager was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace…

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The Latest: Ex-diplomat's testimony ends after 9-plus hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and the House impeachment probe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has finished her testimony to House impeachment investigators after more than nine hours of questioning behind closed doors. Yovanovitch said in an opening statement obtained by…

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BEHOLD: Is China's DF-26 Missile a Real Threat to U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers?

Key point: America has a range problem. Last year, Chinese state media reported that a new brigade of Beijing’s most advanced intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has been “activated.” The newly commissioned brigade is armed with the Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM. According to the Diplomat, “Video footage carried in Chinese state media showed at least 22 integrated six-axle…

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