The developments follow a decision from the key Chinese chipmaker to delist from the New York Stock Exchange amid the ongoing US trade war with China, where President Donald Trump passed measures in May to block US tech firms from supplying numerous technologies to mainland tech companies, citing national security concerns.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As the number of COVID-19 cases approaches the one million mark in India, the country has accelerated its efforts to roll out a vaccine against Coronavirus. Recently, two potential vaccines against the virus, produced by Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila, were approved for human trials.
Downstream states Egypt and Sudan both object to the construction of a giant dam on the River Nile in upstream Ethiopia, saying the project threatens the flow of the river, on which all three countries depend heavily.
The oil-rich eastern Syrian provinces of al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor have been rife with tensions in recent months amid competing claims for control by the Damascus government, the US-allied majority Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Turkey-backed militants, and remnants of the Daesh (ISIS)* terrorist group.
In June 1708, during the raging War of the Spanish Succession, Spanish galleon San José went down to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean after its gunpowder exploded, burying a mind-boggling treasure of gold, silver and jewels from Peruvian mines worth up to $20bln.
Former husband of Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, is suing the publisher of British newspaper The Sun over a 2018 article referring to the actor as a “wife-beater”. The UK’s High Court is currently hearing the arguments from both sides, with the publisher trying to prove that Heard’s claims are valid.
South Africa-born actress Charlize Theron became famous after starring in such legendary films as “The Devil's Advocate” and “Monster”; but it was her stunt work in such action pictures as “Mad Max: Fury Road” that managed to impress not only picky Hollywood lovers, but also professional wrestlers.
The second wave of the COVID-19 could do additional damage throughout the world, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday, warning specifically of more job losses and bankruptcies.