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Tunisia's Saied to limit 'luxury items' amid crisis

The New Arab 2022-09-27

Tunisia's president Kais Saied has called on the government to restrict importing "luxury items" amid the economic crisis in the country. On Monday, Saied lambasted the ongoing imports of "luxury items" such as cosmetic products, perfumes, and animal food, amid the lack of essential products in the Tunisian markets. "How can one explain the supply...

Apple Inc. will manufacture iPhone 14 in India

Asahi News 2022-09-27

NEW DELHI--Apple Inc. will make its iPhone 14 in India, the company said on Monday, as manufacturers shift production from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions that have disrupted supply chains for many industries. “The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces groundbreaking new technologies and important safety capabilities. We’re...

Canada ending all COVID-19 restrictions at border as of Oct. 1

The Hill 2022-09-26

Canada is lifting its testing, quarantine and vaccination requirements at the border, a step in rolling back pandemic restrictions designed to stave off the spread of COVID-19, the government announced Monday. Starting Oct. 1, international travelers will be able to enter Canada without providing proof of vaccination, taking a pre-arrival test or...

Japan to reopen to tourists after more than two years of Covid border restrictions

The Guardian 2022-09-23

Japan, along with China, has been a holdout in continuing tough curbs on visitors amid the pandemic See all our coronavirus coverage Japan has announced it will lift tough Covid restrictions on foreign tourists, reopening the borders after two-and-a-half years. The prime minister, Fumio Kishida,...

United Airlines seeks to resume U.S. flights to Cuba

Reuters 2022-09-22

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Wednesday it is working to resume flights to Cuba later this year that it suspended in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chicago-based U.S. airline said it has been working for months to relaunch service but faces hurdles. It asked the U.S. Transportation Department...

Marcos hat in hand in US while keeping China close

Asiatimes 2022-09-20

MANILA – This week, President FerdinandBongbong” Marcos Jr became the first Filipino leader to visit the United States in more than half a decade. His Beijing-friendly predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, refused to visit even a single Western capital throughout his six years in office. The last time a Filipino president visited the US was in 2015, when...

EDITORIAL: Border reopening needs planning

Taipei Times 2022-09-17

After months of queries, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday finally confirmed that more COVID-19 border control measures would soon be lifted, along with quarantine requirements for international travelers. As the tourism industry pushes for the removal of entry quarantine and the ban on group tours, as well as increasing the cap...

UK retail sales plunge, underlining risk of recession

Reuters 2022-09-16

Summary Companies UK retail sales drop 1.6% m/m in August vs 0.5% forecastONS says all retail sectors affected by declineData underline recession risk in UKPrimark, ASOS and Ocado have all warned on profit this month LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - British retail sales fell much more than expected in August, in another sign that the economy is sliding...

Japan set to waive some visa requirements in October to boost tourism- Nikkei

Reuters 2022-09-15

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Japan is expected to waive visa requirements for certain tourists and remove a limit on daily arrivals in October as it aims to benefit from a rebound in global tourism, Nikkei reported on Thursday. Following the...

The Hill’s Morning Report — Graham steals GOP’s inflation thunder with abortion ban

The Hill 2022-09-14

Inflation, inflation, inflation. That’s the message Republicans have been begging and pleading to talk about for months. But don’t tell that to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Graham stole the spotlight from the biggest news in GOP circles — that the consumer price index report showed that inflation rose 0.1 percent in August — by rolling out...

Chinese president lands in Kazakhstan, 1st time out of China since January 2020

Anadolu Agency 2022-09-14

China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday landed in Nur Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, on a state visit. Xi is traveling abroad for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak caused border closures in January 2020. He was received by his Kazakh counterpart Qasym-Jomart Toqayev at the airport. After bilateral meetings, the two sides are...

China crime gangs use cyberslaves across SE Asia

Asiatimes 2022-09-14

This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Tens of thousands of people from across Asia have been coerced into defrauding people in America and around the world out of millions of dollars. Those who resist are facing beatings, food deprivation or worse. The ads on the Telegram messaging...

Vaccination among pregnant women well below national average: NACI

True North 2022-09-13

A recent study by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) found that pregnant mothers were more reluctant to get the Covid-19 vaccine. According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the unpublished study titled Updated Guidance On Covid-19 Vaccines for Individuals Who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding found that expectant mothers were well below...

Return of Iran to boost global oil output by 1-2bpd; lower prices

Khaleejtimes 2022-09-12

Crude oil production by Opec+ in August surged to its highest since April 2020’s price war as analysts predicted that should the Iranian nuclear deal be revived, 1-2 million barrels per day of extra oil could hit the market in a comparatively short period of time, driving prices further down to $65 per barrel in the second half of 2023. The August...

India’s rice export curbs paralyse trade in Asia as prices rise

Dawn 2022-09-12

India’s restrictions on rice exports have paralysed trading in Asia, with buyers scouring for alternative supplies from Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar where seller are holding off on deals as prices rise, industry officials said. India, the world’s biggest exporter of the grain, banned shipments of broken rice and imposed a 20 per cent duty on...

Elon Musk warns the Fed could send prices spiraling downward if it hikes interest rates ...

Business Insider 2022-09-12

Elon Musk. Patrick Pleul/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk cautioned that a major rate hike by the Federal Reserve could spark deflation. Musk bemoaned cost pressures at Tesla and SpaceX in March, but recently argued inflation has peaked. Cathie Wood, Michael Burry, and other commentators have also flagged deflation as a possibility. If the...

What Were Lockdowns REALLY About?

WorldNews.com 2022-09-12

What impact did Covid lockdowns have in countering the global uprisings of 2018 and 2019, and with protests again occurring across the world, did the restrictions only delay the inevitable? I spoke with Max Blumenthal from The Grayzone (link below) about government reposes to the pandemic and the opportunities it presented them. #covid #lockdown...

Crude Oil Price Update – Choppy Trade as Investors Switch to Demand Concerns

FX Empire 2022-09-12

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are edging lower early Monday with traders once again expressing concerns over demand due to renewed COVID-19 restrictions in China and expectations of aggressive interest rate hikes in the United States and Europe. At 06:08 GMT, October WTI crude oil futures are trading $85.72, down $1.07 or -1.23%....

Queen Elizabeth II under medical care as family gathers

The Day 2022-09-08

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at her summer residence in Scotland after doctors raised concerns about the 96-year-old monarch’s health, Buckingham Palace said Thursday, as members of the royal family rushed to be at her side. The announcement by the palace came a day after the queen canceled a virtual meeting of her...

Justin Trudeau's Chilling Speech Threatens People Who Don't Do This | Direct Message | Rubin Report

WorldNews.com 2022-09-08

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks about Justin Trudeau’s use of subtle threats of new COVID restrictions for anyone who doesn’t get the up-to-date vaccine. Trudeau is demanding that 90% of Canadian citizens get a COVID booster for the Omicron variant; Dr. Anthony Fauci now admitting that there will be an annual COVID vaccine; Dr. Ashish Jha...