GABORONE. ... The stone was presented to President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday by Debswana DiamondCompany’s acting managing director Lynette Armstrong... “This is the largest diamond to be recovered by Debswana in its history of over 50 years in operation,” Armstrong said ... ....
A highly anticipated first summit meeting between PresidentJoe Biden and President Vladimir Putin of Russia ended early on Wednesday and was described by both sides as a series of polite but adamantly stated disagreements about which country is the greater force of global disruption.
‘MATTER OF SURVIVAL’. VicePremierLiu He is to lead the development of ‘third-generation’ chips, a field not yet dominated by any nation or company. Bloomberg ...Chinese Vice Premier Liu He holds up his hands while leaving trade talks with US officials in Washington on May 10, 2019 ... Even moonshot chip programs are in line for government funding ... .
By Alistair Smout and Tim Hepher. LONDON (Reuters) -Britain and United States agreed on Thursday to resolve a long-running trade dispute over Airbus and Boeing and turn their attention to tackling Chinese subsidies, echoing a five-year tariff truce announced by Washington and Brussels... Schneps Connects ... Subscribe..RSS iTunes Spotify Stitcher ... deal ... .
Under US law, Nasa cannot co-operate with China, meaning none of the 240 men and women of various nationalities who have been to the ISS was Chinese... That means in the 2030s China may be the only operator of a space station. Russia has increasingly been co-operating with China on space missions amid deteriorating political relations with the US.
Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month’s 11-day war after activists mobilised by the territory’s militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day ... Read More. Israel's new government is as complex as the problems it faces ... .
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Facing growing public disquiet over the slow rate of jabs, the conservative government also announced Thursday that a senior army officer, Lieutenant GeneralJohn Frewen, would lead the federal vaccine rollout, now dubbed operation "VaccineShield" ... (Source. AFP). Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses. ... .
The probe aims to establish if the design and materials were appropriate, if the construction was carried out in line with the design, and if the operation and repairs were factors in the crash ... In 2014, operations were suspended at 12 stations along the line for just over a year due to deterioration in the track, rail fastenings and ties.