China tells world to ignore Mike Pence ‘lectures’

MUNICH — European leaders should disregard “lectures” from Vice President Mike Pence and other U.S. officials about Chinese encroachment into Europe, a top diplomat from the communist nation said Saturday. Pence — amplifying warnings by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — told the Munich Security Conference that Huawei, a Chinese multinational telecom company, posed a […]

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How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent

“The meeting this year is about ‘Science Transcending Boundaries’ — the idea for the session is to highlight research that is transcending scientific and knowledge boundaries, with the ultimate goal to transcend geographic boundaries and reach smallholder farmers in Africa,” said Lisa Ainsworth, a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) […]

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Nigeria postpones election just hours before polls due to open

Nigeria’s electoral commission has delayed the presidential election until 23 February, making the announcement just five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday. It cited unspecified “challenges” amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country. “This was a difficult decision to take but necessary for successful […]

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