LONDON – As more candidates have announced their bids to replace Boris Johnson as Britain’s new prime minister, Britain’s interim government is set for a period of “relative calm”, a political expert told Xinhua.
“What will actually happen is that there will be a period of relative calm in British politics, during which the caretaker government will hold power rather than doing anything imaginative or original,” Professor Iain Bagg of the London School of Economics and About It in Saturday’s the Political Science Agency (LSE) reported the interview to Xinhua. (Prime Minister of Great Britain)
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BAGHDAD — Five years after being liberated from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, life has returned to normal in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul.
The old, painful picture of Mosul has changed: the rubble and ruins left by fierce battles with IS militants are gradually being replaced by a booming commercial activity in many parts of the city, where many of its famous traditional markets are now overflowing with a variety of products. and shoppers could walk freely without fear. (Iraq-IS-Mosul Reconstruction)
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LISBON — Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced Saturday that the government has spent 1.682 billion euros (1.713 billion U.S. dollars) this year on measures to curb inflation.
According to him, the money was used for “fiscal measures to contain price growth and support production cost containment,” as well as measures to help “the most vulnerable families and the most energy-dependent types of economic activity.” (Portugal-Economy-Inflation)
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BALI, Indonesia – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong here on Friday, and both sides agreed to remove obstacles and get bilateral ties back on track.
They met on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) foreign ministers’ meeting held in Bali, Indonesia. (China-Australia-Communications)
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YAOUNDE – At least 13 people have died after a truck collided with a bus in southwestern Cameroon, local police said.
The accident happened on Saturday morning on the Kumba-Muyuka highway in the southwestern region of the country. (Cameroon-traffic accident)