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U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other countries as new Covid variant emerges

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People line up to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. Jerome Delay | AP WASHINGTON – The United States will restrict travel for non-U.S. citizens from South Africa......

South Africa health minister says travel bans are ‘unjustified,’ as world reacts to new Covid variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health Deputy Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, September 02, 2020 in Springs, South Africa. OJ Koloti | Gallo Images | Getty Images South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said Friday that other countries’ decisions to impose travel restrictions amid concerns over......

Berlin’s new leadership could mean NATO spending rises and U.S. missiles stay in Germany

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the German Bundeswehr prepare a Patriot missile launching system during a press day presentation at the Luftwaffe Warbelow training center on December 18, 2012 in Warbelow, Germany. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s new......

U.S. blacklists dozens of Chinese tech firms citing national security concerns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China November 16, 2021. Aly Song | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Biden administration added a dozen Chinese companies to its trade blacklist on Wednesday, citing national security as well......

Olaf Scholz replaces outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel as a new center-left coalition is announced

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and German Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz attend a cabinet meeting at the German chancellery on August 19, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images A coalition deal has been......

German coalition deal set to be announced as talks near completion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here German Minister of Finance and Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate for the federal elections Olaf Scholz. Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s next government is about to take another big step toward completion, with a coalition......

Biden says the U.S. is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. is considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing to protest China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority. Under a diplomatic boycott, American athletes would still......

The world is worried Putin is about to invade Ukraine. Here’s why

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin back in 2011. FABRICE COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images President Vladimir Putin is being watched closely by experts and officials who fear that Russia might be planning a military escalation with its neighbor Ukraine.......

The Biden-Xi meeting left one big question unanswered, says analyst

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. and China flags stand behind a microphone at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on April 9, 2009. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. and China have just emerged from a high-profile meeting between their......

Biden raises human rights with China’s Xi during four hour meeting

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels President BidenJoe BidenBiden restates commitment to ‘one China’ policy on Taiwan in call with Xi Biden raises human rights with China’s Xi during four hour meeting Biden, Xi hold ‘candid’ discussion amid high tensions MORE on Monday......

Taiwan in focus at Biden-Xi summit, as tariffs and supply chain issues take a back seat

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — Two issues that dominate the U.S.-China economic relationship, tariffs and supply chain woes, will take a backseat Monday to more pressing security concerns when President Joe Biden holds a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I do......

China and India will have to explain themselves on coal, COP26 president says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Britain’s President for COP26 Alok Sharma makes his opening speech at The Procedural Opening of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31, 2021, the first day of the conference. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS | AFP | Getty......

Biden-Xi virtual summit set for Monday evening amid rising China tensions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing December 4, 2013. Lintao Zhang | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will hold a highly anticipated virtual......

After threats to rip up the Brexit deal, UK and EU hold crunch talks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A European Union (EU) flies alongside a British Union flag, also known as a Union Jack in London. Jason Alden | Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images LONDON — The United Kingdom and the European Union are due to enter......

Drones and F-35 fighter jet deal in focus for the Dubai Air Show

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A pair of MQ-9 Reapers from the 46th Expeditionary Attack Squadron are parked on the flightline at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, June 9, 2020. Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz | U.S. Air Force DUBAI, United Arab Emirates —......

Xi is expected to invite Biden to the Beijing Winter Olympics, sources say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As the United States and China continue discussions on a virtual summit to be held between the countries’ two leaders next week, one thorny topic looms large: the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.  President Xi Jinping of China is likely to......

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Stephen Miller and other White House officials subpoenaed in Jan. 6 House probe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington, July 6, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The House committee probing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Tuesday subpoenaed former Trump White House press......

Trump’s former energy secretary claims Biden’s policies could lead to ‘disaster’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Donald Trump’s former energy secretary on Sunday attacked the Biden administration’s energy policies, linking them to inflation and claiming that restrictions on the U.S. oil industry and rising costs at home could lead to “disaster.” Energy prices have leaped globally......

The COP26 climate summit is drawing parallels to the disastrous Copenhagen meeting of 2009

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Delegates arrive to bright sunshine on Energy Day at the COP26 climate summit at the SEC on November 04, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images GLASGOW, Scotland — U.N.-brokered climate talks in Scotland’s......

OPEC+ agrees to stick to oil production plan, defying U.S. pressure

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Emirati man stands in front of a pipeline at the oil terminal of Fujairah during the inauguration ceremony of a dock for supertankers on September 21, 2016. Karim Sahib | AFP | Getty Images OPEC and its oil-producing allies......

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