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Chinese President Xi Jinping called for global cooperation in scientific and technological innovation at the Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing on Friday.
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Drone footage released on Friday, September 24 shows the impact of the eruption on La Palma as the Cumbre Vieja volcano blew open new vents that spewed lava and other material onto the island.The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) measured an increase in explosive activity on Friday afternoon. The agency later confirmed that new vents emitting volcanic material had opened.Citing increased dangers posed by the volcano on Friday, authorities in the Canary Islands expanded evacuation zones on La Palma.This footage, released by the Spanish Ministry of Defence on Friday, shows the impact of the volcanic eruptions on the island. Credit: Ministerio Defensa via Storyful
Two Canadians who had been arrested on spying charges in China have been released from jail. That comes just hours after news became public that Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou reached an agreement with U.S. prosecutors to end the bank fraud case against her. Meng spoke outside a Vancouver courtroom shortly before flying home to China. "Over the past three years, my life has been turned upside down.""But I believe every cloud has a silver lining."Beijing has repeatedly denied the two cases were linked, though Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of engaging in 'hostage diplomacy'. Businessman Michael Spavor and diplomat Michael Kovrig were arrested shortly after Meng was in 2018.They were held in Chinese jails for more than a thousand days. In August, Spavor was sentenced to 11 years in prison. But on Friday Trudeau confirmed the pair's release by Beijing, though it was unclear whether a bilateral deal had been struck."The aircraft carrying Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor left Chinese airspace and they're on their way home.""These two men have gone through an unbelievably difficult ordeal. For the past thousand days, they have shown strength, perseverance, resilience and grace, and we are all inspired by that."The years-long extradition saga has been a source of increasing tension in Sino-U.S. relations.Meng was arrested on bank and wire fraud charges and placed on house arrest in Vancouver, where she had been fighting extradition to the U.S. ever since. Chinese officials had signalled that Meng's case needed to be dropped to help end a diplomatic stalemate. On Friday, Reuters exclusively learned that Washington had reached a deferred prosecution agreement with Meng - effective until 2022.The charges will then be dropped as long as she doesn't break the law. But Friday's deal only pertains to Meng.The Department of Justice said it will continue to prepare for trial against Huawei.A spokeswoman for Huawei declined to comment, while China's Foreign Ministry could not be reached for one.
A Hong Kong group that organises an annual vigil on June 4 to remember protesters killed in China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown will disband, it said on Saturday, after facing national security charges. "I believe Hong Kong people, no matter their capacity, will continue to commemorate June 4 as before," Richard Tsoi, the secretary of the group, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, told reporters. A vote on Saturday to disband was supported by 41 of its members with four opposed, Tsoi said.
Voters in Switzerland are set to decide on Sunday whether to allow same-sex marriages
JPMorgan today announced an aggressive move into Britain’s retail banking market with best-in-class cash back and savings offerings aimed at luring customers from established rivals. Chase, JPMorgan’s new digital bank, officially launches in the UK today. The bank will offer customers 1% cashback on debit card spending for the first year.
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One man said he counted 55 corpses as he escaped from his town in northern Ethiopia, stepping over bodies scattered in the streets. The allegations from the town of Kobo are the latest against Tigray forces as they push through the neighboring Amhara region, in what they call an attempt to pressure Ethiopia’s government to end a 10-month war and lift a deadly blockade on their own home. Both Amhara and Tigrayan civilians have joined the fight, and calls by the United States and others for peace have had little effect as war spreads in one of Africa’s most powerful countries.
A shortage of drivers disrupts supply chains and fuel deliveries, as vehicles queue for petrol.
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Providers have seen a surge in interest in online purchases of abortion pills since the state's near-total ban on abortions went into effect.
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TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's Princess Mako is set to forego a one-off, $1-million payment for giving up her royal status to wed a college classmate, reports said on Saturday, clearing the way for a marriage delayed for years by controversy over her fiance. The 29-year-old grand-daughter of then-Emperor Akihito and her former college classmate, Kei Komuro, announced their engagement in 2017. The princess had previously expressed her desire to give up the payment, worth up to 150 million yen ($1.35 million), given public criticism about her fiance, and the government decided to accept her wishes, said public broadcaster NHK and others.