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Saudi Arabia sees slump in Brazilian coffee imports, while poultry remains stable

MATT SMITH: Bumper government spending helped to ease Bahraini residents’ financial difficulties during the pandemic, but the kingdom faces a tough challenge to reduce its deficit and bolster state revenue without harming an economic recovery.Bahrain’s GDP shrank 4.9 percent in 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated, as the pandemic dampened domestic consumption and lowered…

Eugene Goodman, heralded as hero during Capitol riot, to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionTrump impeachment trial: Biggest moments from the fourth dayTrump’s lawyers ended arguments and the Q&A portion wrapped up on the fourth day of former President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial.staff video, USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The Senate on Friday unanimously passed legislation to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman with a Congressional…

Coronavirus updates | February 13, 2021

The population above 50 years of age, and people with co-morbidities in the 20 to 50 years age group are scheduled to start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from March onwards, said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria on Friday, while answering questions related to the COVID-19 vaccination drive. He was speaking…

China and SWIFT Partner to Take Digital Currency Global

TAIPEI – China’s central bank has partnered with SWIFT, the European-based global system for financial messaging and cross-border payments, to set up a joint venture — a move that observers say shows China’s ambitions to take the digital version of its currency, the yuan, global.Some analysts VOA spoke to add that the development may further…