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CORRECTS – Ecuador secures historic deal with US development bank

January 15, 2021

Ecuador’s president announced Thursday that the country has secured an agreement with the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) for a $3.5 billion loan. The historic agreement was an effort initiated by Lenin Moreno, who is looking to replace the expensive oil-related debt the country holds with Asia and boost the economy, which has been […]

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Mexico has vaccinated nearly 330,000 people: Deputy health min

January 15, 2021

A massive coronavirus vaccination campaign is continuing in Mexico with 95,095 vaccines administered Thursday, taking the total nationwide to 329,983, said Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell. Speaking at a briefing, Lopez-Gatell said Mexico is in an “expansion phase” where large shipments of vaccines arrive in the country to be administered on a larger scale. He […]

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US likely to name Saudi embassy street after Khashoggi

January 15, 2021

A member of the Washington, D.C. City Council introduced a legislation on Thursday that proposes to name a street in the US capital after the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto, the youngest in the district’s history, introduced the “Jamal Khashoggi Way Designation Act of 2021,” although the initiative to name […]

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Gambia records 2 cases of COVID-19 UK variant

January 15, 2021

Gambia has registered two cases of the new COVID-19 variant discovered in the UK, the country’s director of health services told Anadolu Agency. Like Gambia’s first case of COVID-19, the two patients, a 34-year-old Gambian man and an 82-year-old Gambian woman, also travelled form the UK. “We are doing a test for a third suspected […]

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What does the future hold for bitcoin?

January 15, 2021

Bitcoin has grown tremendously since its invention in 2008, evolved into a prevailing investment made by famous billionaire investors, institutions, and retail investors alike. Anadolu Agency discussed the future of Bitcoin, which has reached record levels and has become one of the hot topics of global finance. Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency with “blockchain” technology, […]

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Turkey: Online shopping grows 85% in 2020

January 15, 2021

Online shopping expenditures increased 85% year-on-year in Turkey last year as the coronavirus pandemic has changed shopping habits of people, according to Association of E-Commerce Operators (ETID). “E-commerce volume is expected to reach $34 million in 2020”, Emre Ekmekci, chairman of the association, said on Friday. Posting a record high growth in 2020 with the […]

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Turkish Cypriot president 1st in country to get jab

January 15, 2021

Setting an example for the public, the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Friday was the first person in the country to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The first Sinovac vaccine was given to Ersin Tatar at the Nicosia Emergency Hospital in the capital Lefkosa, followed by Prime Minister Ersan Saner and […]

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Rwanda ready to receive vaccine amid COVID-19 spike

January 15, 2021

Rwanda is ready to receive, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines, an official said on Thursday, as the country recorded the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases. The East African country has witnessed a spike in new coronavirus cases, which health officials attribute to complacency during the festive days. The Health Ministry late Thursday reported 194 […]

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