President Xi Jinping pledged to open China’s service industries wider to foreign competitors as its first in-person trade fair since the coronavirus outbreak opened under intensive anti-disease controls.
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The Pentagon has just confirmed the successful elimination of the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Qud Force, General Qasem Soleimani.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was widely expected to win a second term, buoyed by the compassionate and yet decisive leadership style under the crisis brought by the pandemic this year.