A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes the north of Japan

Japan: A Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Shakes the North of the Country

EARTHQUAKE: No human or material damage was immediately reported. Authorities have not issued a tsunami warning either. A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Japan on Sunday, according to the US Geological Institute (USGS), with no apparent damage or casualties or triggering a tsunami warning from authorities. The earthquake struck 123 kilometres deep at 6:55 p.m. local time (0955 […]

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Fukushima Reactor No.1, with contaminated water stored in more than 1,000 tanks

Japan to Dump Fukushima Water into Sea after Treatment

The decision by Japan, announced on Tuesday, was denounced by many Asian neighbours, especially because the Fukushima water contains tritium, which is dangerous to health in very high doses. This is the equivalent of more than 400 Olympic swimming pools. Japan will discharge into the sea, after treatment, water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, Prime […]

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Singapore’s DBS bank becomes first in Asia to offer crypto exchange

Singapore’s DBS Bank Becomes First in Asia to Offer Crypto Exchange

As bitcoin and other digital assets go mainstream, traditional banks want a piece of the action. Singapore’s crypto-friendly regulations are paving the way. Institutional interest in cryptocurrencies and digital assets has increased exponentially in recent months, and in a sign of growing mainstream adoption of this nascent asset class, traditional banks are now joining in […]

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First death from Covid-19 in China for eight months

Coronavirus: First Death from Covid-19 in China for Eight Months

RESURGENCE: According to the official report, 4,635 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in China This is news that falls just as a team from the World Health Organization begins its investigation in Wuhan into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. China recorded the first death from Covid-19 in its territory in eight months, health authorities announced Thursday. Several cities subject to […]

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Tokyo Haneda International Airport (Japan) December 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Japan Closes its Borders to Non-Resident Foreigners

CORONAVIRUS:  Japan will close its borders to non-resident foreigners from Monday and will last until the end of January because of the coronavirus epidemic Japan will put an end to all new arrivals of non-resident foreigners on its territory from Monday and until late January, authorities said Saturday as the country reported its first case of contamination by the […]

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More than half of the population in China is overweight

China: More than Half of Chinese now Overweight, Report Finds

HEALTH: Overweight also affects children and adolescents in China: 20% of 6-17 year olds are affected by this public health problem which causes a large number of pathologies. It is also an effect of confinement: the lack of movement and physical activity may increase obesity problems around the world. More than half of Chinese adults are now overweight, according […]

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China is showing growth in the economy in Q3

Coronavirus: China Records Growth Rebounds to 4.9% in Q3

REPRISE: In the first quarter the GDP of China had collapsed by 6.8% While the economic crisis, a consequence of the coronavirus, shakes all the countries of the world, the figures from China give hope to the prospects of a rapid return to normal. The Chinese economy indeed experienced a rebound of 4.9% over one year in the third quarter, […]

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Japan has gone into recession after the coronavirus pandemic

Japan: The Country in Recession, the Worst Yet to Come

JAPAN: The Japanese economy, already in bad shape at the end of 2019, began in the first quarter of 2020 to suffer the shock of the coronavirus, from which it should continue to suffer. The recession is back in Japan, which experienced a second straight quarter of contraction in the gross domestic product (GDP) between January and the end […]

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Members of the special forces disinfect the ground in front of security guards on April 10, 2020 in Colombo, during the containment established in Sri Lanka to fight against the coronavirus.

100,000 Worldwide Deaths by Coronavirus Soon to be Crossed

More than 94,000 people have already died from the coronavirus pandemic worldwide, while a food crisis is hitting some countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With the symbolic bar of 100,000 coronavirus deaths approaching, the international community is seeking economic and diplomatic responses to the pandemic, which threatens a world largely confined to a global recession. More than 94,000 […]

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