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China doing everything it can to be 'sole superpower' warns FBI chief

The Chinese Communist Party is engaging in a “malign foreign influence campaign” to ensure that China becomes the “world’s only superpower,” US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing's national security office

Beijing’s national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China’s central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view as a further deterioration of freedoms promised to the former British colony.

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Hong Kong's new business and cultural normal

Hong Kong is open for business. Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, its economy and cultural activity have continued, thanks to quick action to control the virus’ spread, and a lot of adaptation.

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Why shrimps are being turned into batteries to store renewable energy

Storing renewable energy is very important. The sun and the wind are not predictable sources of power because they rely on weather conditions in order to work. That’s why batteries, usually made with lithium, are increasingly used to store the energy created by renewables until it is needed.

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Charge filed against white woman who called police on black birdwatcher in Central Park

A white woman who called 911 on a black man after he asked her to put her dog on a lead in New York’s Central Park is facing a criminal charge.

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Which countries in Europe have opened their borders ahead of the summer holiday season?

Across Europe, governments have started to open their borders after weeks of closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The science behind reliable COVID-19 testing

Scientists from the Joint Research Centre say they have developed so-called reference material to make sure coronavirus tests don’t incorrectly give a negative result for someone who is actually infected with COVID-19.

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Coronavirus statistics: Latest data on COVID-19 infections and deaths

Here is the latest data on COVID-19. If you’re having trouble viewing the data, please click here.The statistics include:

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Which firms have been included alongside power plants in list of EU's top polluters?

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has risen above Ryanair and two power plants in a ranking of the EU’s biggest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters in 2019.

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Tracking the spread of a pandemic

As part of a episode focused on the evolution of the coronavirus and how experts are developing accurate testing for the disease, Futuris spoke to Alessandro Annunziato, Head of the European Crisis Management Laboratory at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra Italy.

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