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Interview: Mexico, China to explore more mutually beneficial routes in 2021, says senior official

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Mexico and China will explore more mutually beneficial routes in 2021, particularly through trade and investment, a senior Mexican official has said.China was the only

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UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks postponed due to pandemic: Cypriot FM

NICOSIA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The launching of a new Cyprus peace effort by the United Nations scheduled for early March seems to have been postponed because of the global coronavirus pandemic, Cyprus'

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One-third of global lakes shift color since 2000: study

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- More than one-third of hundreds of 25-square-km and above lakes in the world have become clearer over the past 20 years, according to a new study published online in the j

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Sri Lanka records 1,682 tourist arrivals after airports re-open in January

COLOMBO, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka recorded 1,682 tourist arrivals in January, after receiving no tourists within the past nine months due to the closure of its international airports since March

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Foreign investments in Israel from offset deals hit record high

JERUSALEM, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Foreign investments in Israel, as a result of offset agreements, reached a record of 4.28 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, according to an annual report issued by the state

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Travelers face jail terms of up to 10 years for breaking quarantine rules: UK health secretary

LONDON, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Tuesday announced tough fines and jail terms up to 10 years for those breaking quarantine rules designed to prevent new coronavirus vari

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Honda lowers global auto sales outlook due to global chip shortage

TOKYO, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Honda Motor Co. on Tuesday announced that it had lowered its global auto sales projection for the January to March quarter by 100,000 vehicles owing to a worldwide semicondu