29 July 2021 News

United States, China, Conflict, Environment, Nuclear were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 29 July 2021, but also: Afghanistan, Diplomacy, Turkey, France, Russia.

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News from 29/07/2021

Russia’s Nauka science module docks with ISS

Russia said it successfully docked the Nauka laboratory module with the International Space Station on Thursday -- though the troubled unit caused...

Peru’s Castillo chooses leftist party colleague as PM

Peru's President Pedro Castillo on Thursday named a prime minister from within his Marxist-Leninist Free Peru party -- 41-year-old Guido Bellido...

Top US, UN officials head to Ethiopia to press for Tigray aid

US aid head Samantha Power and the UN humanitarian chief will hold talks in Ethiopia to press for urgent access into conflict-battered Tigray...

US aid chief Power to visit Ethiopia to press for Tigray aid

US aid chief Samantha Power will visit Ethiopia next week to press for humanitarian access into conflict-battered Tigray as fears of famine grow,...

US economy reaches pre-pandemic size, but not as quickly as expected

The US economy returned to its pre-pandemic level in the second quarter, data released Thursday showed, giving President Joe Biden a political...

Forest fires rage near Turkish resorts, killing four

Four people were reported dead Thursday and more than 180 injured as thousands of firefighters battled huge blazes spreading across the Mediterranean...

Blinken says nuclear talks with Iran ‘cannot go on indefinitely’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran "cannot go on indefinitely" but that Washington was "fully...

Blinken says nuclear talks with Iran ‘cannot go on indefinitely’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran "cannot go on indefinitely" but that Washington was "fully...

China accuses BBC of ‘fake news’ over floods reporting

Beijing on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the BBC, accusing it of broadcasting "fake news" and saying the organisation was "naturally...

Paralympian escaped Bulgarian care home, but others not so lucky

Former Paralympian skier Elitsa Storey often wonders what her life would have been like had she not had the chance to escape from Bulgaria's...

France lashes out at ‘discriminatory’ England quarantine rule

France said on Thursday it failed to understand why it was exempt from a new rule allowing fully-vaccinated European Union citizens to enter...

‘We need more people’ : Exhausted firefighters battle Siberia blazes

As thick clouds of smoke billow across the vast Siberian region of Yakutia, Yegor Zakharov and his team are racing to stop its smouldering forests...

New coronavirus scare causes jitters on eve of Tokyo Olympics athletics

Australia's track and field team was briefly placed in isolation on Thursday as a coronavirus scare caused fresh jitters on the eve of the Tokyo...

Sydney police call for military to enforce lockdown

Police in Australia's largest city have requested military help to enforce a coronavirus lockdown as infections in Sydney reached a new record...

Cambodia imposes virus curbs along Thailand border over Delta fears

Cambodia imposed fresh coronavirus restrictions Thursday for eight provinces bordering Thailand, clamping down on the movement of millions of...

Malaysian PM digs in after royal rebuke sparks calls to quit

Malaysia's embattled leader defended his actions Thursday as he faced calls to quit after rare criticism from the king, who accused his government...

8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaskan peninsula, small tsunami

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, generating small waves...

Hong Kong radio host in first ‘sedition’ trial since China handover

A pro-democracy Hong Kong radio host went on trial Thursday for sedition in the first use of the colonial-era law since the city's handover to...

Turkey courts Biden with Kabul airport offer

Turkey is offering to protect Kabul's strategic airport after US forces leave in what experts view as a high-risk bid to improve Ankara's strained...

Delta variant drives virus spread to three China provinces

China Thursday reported small coronavirus outbreaks driven by the Delta variant in three provinces as a cluster linked to an eastern airport...

Dominican music legend Johnny Ventura dies aged 81

Legendary Dominican singer and songwriter Johnny Ventura, considered one of the greatest exponents of merengue, has died from a heart attack...

Japan court upholds jail sentences for US duo over Ghosn escape

A Tokyo court has upheld jail sentences for a US father-son duo who helped ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan, as the pair waived their...

Road to ruin : Double tax and bandits on the Pakistan-Afghan trade route

The Taliban's capture of a key Afghan-Pakistan border post has sent trucking costs soaring, with insurgents and government officials separately...

Dressel crowned sprint king as Chinese women smash world record

US superstar Caeleb Dressel flew faster than Kyle Chalmers to add the Olympic 100m freestyle crown to his two world titles Thursday, as China's...

Taliban surge poses ‘existential crisis’ : US watchdog

The Afghan government faces an "existential crisis" after the Taliban doubled their attacks following the February 2020 US deal with the insurgents,...

China tries to ease investor fears over crackdown : report

Beijing scrambled to calm investors after a crackdown on some of China's biggest firms rattled markets with regulators calling bankers in for...

China’s crackdown on its biggest companies

With market-trembling new rules and investigations, Beijing's crackdown on its most prominent companies has seeped into nearly every aspect of...

China names ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomat as new ambassador in Washington

One of China's most prominent "Wolf Warrior" diplomats was on Wednesday announced as his nation's new ambassador to the United States.

France’s 1960s nuclear tests in Algeria still poison ties

More than 60 years since France started its nuclear tests in Algeria, their legacy continues to poison relations between the North African nation...

From grey to green : world cities uprooting the urban jungle

From lettuces farmed on New York's skyline to thick corridors of trees occupying once desolate Colombian roadsides, green initiatives are running...

Tunisian presidency sacks head of national TV channel

The Tunisian presidency fired the head of the national television channel on Wednesday after two guests were briefly banned from entering its...

US Senate votes to advance huge infrastructure bill

The US Senate voted to advance a historic, trillion-dollar infrastructure package late Wednesday, a breakthrough after weeks of often-bitter...

Samsung reports 73.4% surge in profit in Q2 

Samsung Electronics' net profits surged more than 70 percent in the second quarter thanks to higher chip prices on the back of continuing pandemic-led...

UNESCO awards Gabon’s Ivindo park World Heritage status

Gabon's Ivindo National Park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Wednesday in recognition of the nation's success in defending biodiversity...