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  • China's President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party's Central Committee have laid out a plan in which the party has better control over private business in China.
    Chinese Communist Party announces plan to take control of private sector
    All regions and departments in the country have been told to follow the new guidelines, given in a statement. The ultimate goal is for the party to have ideological leadership of private enterprise, Asia Times Financial reported.The statement seeks to improve the CCP's control over private enterprise and entrepreneurs, through 'United Front Work', to better focus the wisdom and strengthen of the private business people on the goal and mission to realise the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation .Overall, there are more than 100 measures, including guidance on selection of personnel to implement the measures. We must also see that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, (as) the scale of the private economy has continued to expand, risks and challenges have increased significantly, the values and interests of the...
  • Berlin protesters say EU must let in migrants before bloc outlines plans Berlin protesters say EU must let in migrants before bloc outlines plans

    Protesters called on European Union states to allow in migrants stuck in Greek camps at a demonstration in Berlin on Sunday before the EU sets out proposals this week on how to help after a fire in...

  • Japan's PM Suga says agreed to coordinate closely with Trump after first talks Japan's PM Suga says agreed to coordinate closely with Trump after first talks

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the importance of their countries’ alliance in phone talks on Sunday, their first since Suga took over as Japan’s new...

  • Italians vote in regional elections, referendum in test for coalition Italians vote in regional elections, referendum in test for coalition

    Italians began voting on Sunday in a raft of local ballots and a referendum, with the ruling coalition under pressure in its first electoral test since the coronavirus crisis.

  • India extends USD 250 million in financial support to Maldives to overcome impact of COVID-19 India extends USD 250 million in financial support to Maldives to overcome impact of COVID-19

    The grant, provided under the most favourable terms possible, was in response to the request made by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to overcome the difficult economic...

  • Witnesses: Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians Witnesses: Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians

    The two witnesses contacted by the AP said that most of those killed in Saturday's airstrikes, which struck the village of Sayed Ramazan in northern Kunduz province, were civilians.

  • Letter containing poison addressed to Trump at WH Letter containing poison addressed to Trump at WH

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Secret Service are investigating where the package came from and whether others have been sent through the US postal system.

  • Follow Covid-19 rules or they will get tougher: Hancock Follow Covid-19 rules or they will get tougher: Hancock

    The new legal duty requires people to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus, or are traced as a close contact.

  • 4,776 IEDs defused in Afghanistan in past 6 months 4,776 IEDs defused in Afghanistan in past 6 months

    In a statement, the Ministry said the IEDs had been planted by the Taliban on public roads, in residential areas and on highways.

  • US unilaterally claims restoration of UN sanctions against Iran US unilaterally claims restoration of UN sanctions against Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the sanctions were being re-imposed according to the snapback mechanism under UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.