Single Chinese women over 30 get ‘love leave’ to find partner – media
Feb26

Single Chinese women over 30 get ‘love leave’ to find partner – media

Unmarried women over 30 have been offered extra time off by their employers in eastern China, during one of the longest public holiday periods, in order to give them an opportunity to date, according to local media reports. Two companies operating one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region, Songcheng theme park in Hangzhou, which is dedicated to the heritage of the Song dynasty, made an unusual “present” for its single...

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Russian economy remains stable despite potential US sanctions — minister
Nov15

Russian economy remains stable despite potential US sanctions — minister

The macroeconomic situation in Russia remains stable despite the possibility of new US sanctions, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin told reporters on the sidelines of the Russia-ASEAN forum. “For the last several years, our goal was to build a macroeconomic system, which will be resistant to external shocks. Oil prices have plunged by 25%, but the situation remains stable,” he commented on how strained the situation in...

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Putin says he DID talk with Trump despite last-minute Elysee seating change
Nov12

Putin says he DID talk with Trump despite last-minute Elysee seating change

A last-minute seating change did not prevent Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump from exchanging words at the Elysee Palace lunch, the Russian president told reporters. The French hosts earlier objected to their meeting in Paris. When asked if he had a chance to talk to Trump, Putin responded “Yes,” adding that the chat was “good.” This is despite Putin’s spokesman saying earlier that the presidents didn’t have time to talk at the table...

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US sanctions are ‘an irritant but don’t bite, doomed to fail in Iran, Turkey and Russia’
Oct10

US sanctions are ‘an irritant but don’t bite, doomed to fail in Iran, Turkey and Russia’

There is no ethical basis for US sanctions anywhere as they are aimed to serve US interests wherever it is needed, international oil economist and professor, Mamdouh Salameh told RT. Donald Trump’s efforts to punish Russia for its alleged election meddling could end up hitting US consumers in the pocket because aluminum imports are about to get more expensive. Since the US Treasury’s imposition of sanctions on the Moscow-based...

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OPEC snubs Trump’s demand to up production at meeting of major oil producers
Sep24

OPEC snubs Trump’s demand to up production at meeting of major oil producers

A possible boost in oil production was not discussed at a recent meeting between OPEC and other major oil producing nations, following earlier demands by US President Donald Trump that oil output be increased to bring prices down. Hosted in Algiers, Sunday’s meeting was a gathering of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of members from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil...

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