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Chile hails ‘game-changer’ Sinovac data [Video]

China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine is 67% effective in preventing symptomatic infection, data from a huge real-world study in Chile shows. #News #Reuters #Chile #China #COVID #SinovacSubscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribeReuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled.Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en

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Biden talks partnership plans with Japan [Video]

President Joe Biden unveiled a series of commitments he has agreed to with the Prime Minister of Japan. (April 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/​You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8576290672f24e4fbc8708d7ed20eae0

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Russia-Ukraine tensions, US Afghanistan withdrawal, China & Hong Kong, Notre Dame’s deadline [Video]

What could possibly go wrong? Russia insisting that the 83-thousand troops its land and sea maneouvres at the Ukranian border are routine. Ukraine responding with military drills of its own with diplomatic lobbying in overdrive. Latest stop for president Volodimir Zelesnkiy Paris where lunch at the presidential palace came with a phone call to German leader Angela Merkel. Tensions were dialled up further on Wednesday with the expected arrival of two US warships. The Russians then decided to stage live fire naval exercises. Only in the end, those two warships never came.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Market Report: FTSE jumps past 7000 as China’s economy surges 18.3% and cryptocurrency fever begins [Video]

The Market Report with Katie Pilbeam. FTSE 100 crossed the 7,000 mark at open, buoyed by optimism in Asia after China’s economy surged 18.3% in the first quarter. London’s main index jumped 35 points to 7,018 in early trading.Cryptocurrency fever is breaking out everywhere following the listing of exchange Coinbase this week.  Dogecoin, which reportedly was started as joke, jumped 91% in value overnight as Elon Musk posted another obscure tweet about the crypto.NFT Investments PLC (LON:NFT) made a strong start to life as a listed company as its shares began trading on the Aquis Exchange. The company is the first exclusively focused on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to launch on a stock market in a major jurisdiction.In the mainstream, fund manager Ashmore PLC (LON:ASHM) reported a tough period for debt and fixed income products in the three months to end-March. Assets under management fell by US$3.1bn to US$89.9bn.Health Secretary Matt Hancock owns shares in a company that won a £300,000 contract with the NHS this year, it has emerged. His sister Emily Gilruth also owns a stake and is a director of the firm, called Topwood.ANGLE PLC (LON:AGL) has secured its first large-scale pharma services contract for cancer cell collection system Parsortix. The customer, said to be a pharma company with several cancer drugs under development, will use Parsortix in three separate global clinical trials.Galantas Gold Corp (LON:GAL) highlighted favourable results from the restart of underground mining in Northern Ireland. Blasting resumed in March and, as expected, the development of the Kearney vein has produced a feed of higher gold grade ore for processing.

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Media tycoon Jimmy Lai among five Hong Kong democracy activists jailed [Video]

#HongKong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 14 months on Friday along with four other veteran #democracy activists for their roles in protests that helped trigger a sweeping #crackdown on dissent by #China.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Mining industry set to reap benefits of China’s roaring post-Covid-19 growth says Alastair Ford [Video]

Mining Capital’s Alastair Ford explores what impact China’s latest growth figure is likely to have on the entire metal industry. China’s economy surged 18.3% in the first quarter, giving hope of a resurgence for the world economy. He says ‘the message is clear, China’s economy is back in full growth mode, full steam ahead and there are huge implications for the global political balance and from an economic point of view, hugely positive for miners’.