Pompeo’s attack on BDS is an assault on free speech
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo broke a long-standing taboo and became the first American secretary of state to visit an Israeli settlement. Then, Pompeo announced that the United States would recognize products made in West Bank settlements as “made in Israel,” thus erasing a key distinction between Israel within its internationally recognized borders and its settlements, which are illegal under international law.But even that wasn’t enough for Pompeo. Unprompted, the Secretary declared that the movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel, or BDS, is “antisemitic” and a “can...
FTSE 100 Index could extend its recovery
November 23, 2020 Update: The FTSE 100 Index has recovered sharply after holding onto the 61.8% retracement of its rally earlier this year at 5,515. It broke above its key downtrend and its 200-day average for the first time since February.Credit Suisse analysts said with positive news on Brexit growing, they expect the recovery in the FTSE 100 Index to extend. They the next resistance level at 6,342, which was the high at the end of June, and then at the key upper end resistance of the entire range that has been intact since May at 6,512 and 6,537.Credit Suisse analysts see support at 6,095, ...
King Salman’s G20 speech a roadmap for economic sustainability
King Salman’s speech at the G20 was a global document of reassurance. His speech ended with a sentence restoring hope to all people of the world. This came amid the fragile global economic situation and health crises that need reassurance.King Salman affirmed a commitment to work with the rest of the world to confront the pandemic, ensure economic recovery, and take proactive measures to face any such emergency in the future. In other words, the speech was a roadmap for Saudi Arabia and all its global allies. It has set the tone for the next G20 Summit in Italy in 2021, and the one in India sc...
Huawei 5G outlook
Hu Houkun, vice chairman of Huawei Technologies Co, delivers a speech at the 2020 Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum in East China's Shanghai Municipality on Thursday. Photo: Courtesy of HuaweiAt the 2020 Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum in East China's Shanghai Municipality on Thursday, Hu Houkun, vice chairman of Huawei Technologies Co, delivered a speech under on the topic of "crossing the commercial rift and creating new 5G value together."At this year's two-day forum, officials from 5G leader Huawei joined hands with representatives of global operators, regulatory agencies, partners...
Prince Charles evokes British-German friendship in Berlin speech
Britain's Prince Charles laid a poppy wreath at Berlin's Neue Wache memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship on Sunday before addressing parliament in both German and English about the close bond shared by the two countries.Along with the wreath, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son and heir to the throne left a card with a handwritten message that read: "In everlasting remembrance of all victims of conflict and tyranny. Charles."German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Buedenbender, were also in attendance at the ceremony, along with German Defence Minister Annegret Kram...
Saudi Aramco and China to bridge the climate gap
In the campaign to combat climate change, the biggest challenge is China. As the world’s most populous country and its biggest manufacturer, China’s indigenous energy resources are dominated by coal, the least environmentally friendly of the hydrocarbons.This all adds up to make China the world’s biggest polluter. If you reduce greenhouse gas emissions there, you take a big step toward meeting the Paris Agreement goals by 2050 and making the world a cleaner place.This is the essential background to a recent speech by Amin Nasser, CEO of Saudi Aramco, to the China Development Forum, which set o...
President's speech to SCO resonates, diplomat says
By ZHANG YUNBI | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-12 07:22President Xi Jinping's speech at the 20th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Tuesday helps chart a course for the next phase of the group's development and won positive feedback from various parties, a senior diplomat said.Xi's speech made via video has put forward a "China plan" for promoting the organization's moves, Vice-Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said in a news briefing on Wednesday.The speech further enriched the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, Le said, addin...
Bolsonaro tells Brazil not to deal with pandemic 'like fags'
Brasília (AFP) - President Jair Bolsonaro drew criticism Tuesday for telling Brazilians not to deal with Covid-19 like "a country of fags," the far-right leader's latest controversial outburst on the pandemic.Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the virus even as it has killed 163,000 people in Brazil -- the second-highest death toll worldwide, after the United States -- made the comment during a meandering speech at the presidential palace in which he also appeared to threaten US President-elect Joe Biden."All anyone talks about these days is the pandemic. We need to stop that," said Bo...
State of disaster extended to December 15: Read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s full speech
My fellow South Africans,We have not had our national family meeting for some time.It has been many months now since the outbreak of the coronavirus in South Africa.The pandemic has caused great hardship for all our people.After such a long time of uncertainty and worry, we all wish for a return to normal life.I know that many of us are suffering from coronavirus fatigue.The problem is that we have begun to forget that the virus is still present all around us.As I speak to you this evening, the Covid-19 pandemic is worsening across the globe.The world has just recorded its highest number of we...
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the 20th SCO Heads of State Council Meeting via video link
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech in Beijing at the 20th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), hosted via video link by Russia, which holds the rotating SCO presidency this year.Copyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.