FORD TO INVEST $316M TO MAKE ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARTS AT UK PLANT

Mon 18 October 2021: Ford, one of the leading American carmaker announced on Monday that it will invest $316 million (£230 million) in its UK manufacturing plant to produce its first electric vehicle components in Europe. “Ford’s vehicle transmission facility at Halewood on Merseyside [in the north UK] to be transformed to build electric power […]

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THE RED PLANET’S SMALL SIZE COMPLICATES ITS HABITABILITY

Mon 18 October 2021: U.S. National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have formed a hypothesis about the absence of liquid water on the surface of Mars. The team’s findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that Mars doesn’t have enough mass to retain large amounts of water.  Evidence indicates that at […]

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EXPORT RESUME FROM AFGHANISTAN TO US AND EU COUNTRIES

Mon 18 October 2021: “After a long delay, Afghan exports from Afghanistan through Central Asia to Australia, the United States and European countries have resumed,” said Emaruddin Stanekzai, head of international transit and transport. According to Stanekzai, the export package includes hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of agricultural products, dried and fresh fruits and […]

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“ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM”: UK’S RAAB SLAMS HATE SPEECH AGAINST MPS

Mon 18 October 2021: On Monday, UK Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said that the amount of online hate speech directed at members of parliament is “out of control,” and he called for an end to the vilification of lawmakers. Conservative congressman David Amess was stabbed to death in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, last Friday during a […]

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VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN INDIA SLOWS AS VACCINE STOCKPILE GROWS

Mon 18 October 2021: Despite amassing record vaccine stocks, India’s vaccination campaign has slowed, according to health ministry data released today, as authorities maintain a wider-than-usual gap between doses in a plan that has increased coverage. Krishna N Das reports from New Delhi for Reuters that domestic production of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which accounts for […]

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MYANMAR JUNTA TO RELEASE OVER 5,600 PROTESTERS TO END TURMOIL AFTER COUP

Mon 18 October 2021: Myanmar’s junta head announced Monday that more than 5,000 individuals who were imprisoned for protesting against a February coup that overthrew the democratic government will be released. To honor the Thadingyut holiday later in October, a total of 5,636 detainees would be released, according to Min Aung Hlaing, who was excluded […]

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S. KOREAN NETFLIX DRAMA ‘SQUID GAME’ ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH $900M

Mon 18 October 2021: Bloomberg News reported late Saturday that Netflix’s biggest original series launch, “Squid Game,” is valued at than $900 million, citing statistics from an internal Netflix document. After launching last month, the nine-episode drama, in which cash-strapped participants play childhood games with deadly consequences in the hopes of winning 45.6 billion won […]

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