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China registers lowest economic growth in 29 years

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

BEIJING (AA): China’s economy grew 6.1% in 2019 registering the lowest growth in the last 29 years, according to official data revealed Friday. China’s National Bureau of Statistics released figures for last year saying the government’s annual target was 6 to 6.5%, Xinhua news agency reported. The figure showed the country faced slowdown from 2018…

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Syria truce fails as Idlib civilians killed daily: U.N.

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

GENEVA (Reuters): United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province, saying the latest ceasefire attempt had yet again failed to protect civilians. Turkey, which for years has backed Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad, agreed a truce with Russia that…

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Ukrainian premier resigns following media leak

By The Frontier Post | January 17, 2020

KIEV (AA): Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk announced his resignation on Friday, following a media leak, claiming he criticized the country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. On Thursday, Ukrainian media published an audio recording, where people with the voices similar to those of the prime minister and some other ministers are castigating Zelensky as incompetent in economic…

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