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China calls for the thaw of Afghan funds abroad

BEIJING – China says it maintains contact between its embassy in Afghanistan and the Taliban and calls for the unfreezing of Afghan government funds held abroad. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that the Chinese embassy in Kabul “was operating normally.” “We are ready to maintain communication with …

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Social security trust funds could run out by 2034

“Social Security and Medicare are more crucial than ever for older Americans. Social Security is the only guaranteed source of retirement income, and Medicare provides the essential health coverage that seniors rely on and need, ”said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins . “Reports from today’s directors show that both programs …

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Come back to their senses? – Manila Bulletin

GOVERNANCE MATTERS Former vice-president Jejomar Binay A senior government official has been quoted in media as defending the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) decision to ease quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila despite the alarming increase in the number of daily cases of COVID-19. He said it was not for lack of …

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