Trump and Xi will coincide in virtual Asia-Pacific summit on the world economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of Asia-Pacific leaders on Friday to discuss the coronavirus and global economic recovery, and it is Lingering trade differences are likely to cloud the meeting.

An advertisement displays the flags of the United States and Papua New Guinea one day after the end of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. REUTERS / David Gray

Both leaders will lead the meeting of the leaders of the 21 nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, organized by Malaysia, just two weeks after Trump lost the US elections.

Asia-Pacific leaders have called for more open and multilateral trade to support economic recovery, and have warned against protectionist trade policies.

After coming to power in 2017, Trump slapped tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods, sparking a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

At the last APEC summit, in 2018, member countries failed to agree on a joint statement for the first time in the bloc’s history, as the United States and China disagreed on trade and investment.

In the run-up to Friday’s meeting, several APEC leaders warned against protectionism as the world grapples with the economic impact of the new coronavirus.

“As we face the greatest economic challenge of this generation, we must not repeat the mistakes of history by backtracking into protectionism,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said during her remarks at the APEC CEO Dialogues on Friday.

“APEC must continue to commit to keeping markets open and trade flowing.”

Xi, for his part, said Thursday that “increasing unilateralism, protectionism and intimidation, as well as the backlash against economic globalization” had increased risks and uncertainties in the world economy.

The president noted that China will remain committed to multilateralism, openness and cooperation.

Other leaders from the Asia-Pacific region have also expressed hope that the Joe Biden administration will support multilateral trade.

Japan aims to expand the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, which could satisfy the interest of China and the United Kingdom to join the agreement.

Information from Rozanna Latiff and A. Ananthalakshmi; additional information from Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park in Tokyo; edited by Sam Holmes; translation by Jorge Martínez


The COVID-19 pandemic puts a brake on the machinery of El Tri parties

The Mexican National Team averaged 19 games per year, but this 2020 at least three games have already been canceled due to COVID-19

MEXICO – The party machinery that represents the Mexican team suffered a sudden stop due to the pandemic of COVID-19.

The meeting of Mexico before South Korea is threatened after the four positives to Coronavirus of players of the Asian team and, in case of the cancellation of the duel, the Tricolor will have ended 2020 with four games played, if there are no inconveniences for the confrontation to be held against Japan next Tuesday.

The Mexican team has played a total of 99 matches, between official and friendly, since 2015. Until before the start of the pandemic, the Tricolor accumulated 96 matches, which translates into an average of 19 games per year, but the Coronavirus outbreak in the world stopped activities of all kinds, including sports.

2020 was marked for the Concacaf Nations League finals to be played, as well as the friendly matches that Mexico plays annually in the United States, but for the COVID-19 the number of meetings for this year will barely reach five, if the duel against South Korea is not conceded.

43 percent of the parties in the Mexican team in the last five years they have been friendly, especially in the United States to fulfill the commercial commitment that it holds with SUM, with a company that organizes at least five games in the neighboring country.

Mexico celebrates an average of eight friendly matches per year, but in 2020 it will be a long way from meeting that quota of matches, and that means millionaire income for the Mexican Soccer Federation from commercial commitments and television rights, which this year could not be fulfilled.

The years with the highest party activity for the Mexican team They were 2017 (25 games) and 2015 (23). Without counting 2020, the period with the fewest games for Tri was 2016, with 15 games in the year.


Censorship in the White House

Donald Trump he is not limiting himself only to propagating urbi et orbe that the elections that will remove him from power are fraudulent. As the hours pass, the States where the votes have been counted and recounted certify that the scrutinies have been correct. Meanwhile, the outgoing president continues to make decisions, dismissing officials and replacing them with others he fully trusts.

The Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo he seconded it by reiterating to the international community that the elections have not been resolved. In addition, Trump keeps the process for the transfer of powers paralyzed on January 20. He has prohibited those in charge of negotiating the transfer to speak with representatives of Biden. And what is more regrettable: he has given the order to block the congratulations and correspondence that are addressed to Biden in his capacity as president-elect.

The censorship imposed on correspondence keeps hundreds of congratulations from heads of state from around the world blocked. So far only four countries, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and China have refused to recognize him. Of course, Biden is not wasting his time. Is aware of the problems

he will inherit in the field of international relations and has already begun to maintain direct contacts.

The round was started with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudoau, followed by the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macrón and “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He has also spoken with the heads of government of Japan, Australia and South Korea. There is no precedent for an elected president to be subjected to such censorship.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Biden’s Win Drives Stocks to New Record; dollar remains weak

A market trader looks at monitors with the Nikkei index and the news about the US elections at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan. November 9, 2020. REUTERS / Issei Kato

MILAN / SYDNEY, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Global stocks hit a new record on Monday and the dollar remained weak, as expectations for improved global trade ties and more monetary stimulus under a US presidency of Joe Biden they supported the appetite for risk.

* The MSCI World Stock Index, which includes stocks from 49 countries, improved 0.5%, hitting a new record in the early hours of European trading. On Friday he had posted his best weekly profit in almost seven months.

* On Wall Street, E-mini futures on the S&P 500 index jumped more than 1.4%, while those on the Nasdaq rose more than 2%, on the verge of a new all-time high.

* MSCI’s broader index of Asia Pacific equities excluding Japan soared 1.3% after hitting its highest level since January 2018. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 1.5% at 0846 GMT, hitting highs. of one month.

* “Why so much excitement? Hopes for less trade and diplomatic distress and a lower dollar help a global rebalancing, ”Chris Bailey, Europe strategist at Raymond James in London, said in a note. “Much hope (…) but there are more than two months to take office!”

* Crude prices rose nearly 2.5% as investors celebrated the prospect of a Biden victory, forgetting their concerns about poor demand amid a surge in coronavirus cases globally.

* The dollar index, which compares the greenback to a basket of six leading currencies, was trading just slightly above its 10-week low, up 0.1%.

* The euro, which rose 1.9% last week, was stable, as was the British pound, at a time when the focus is on the Brexit trade talks, which will reach a critical point with the summit of the European Union of November 15.

Edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano


Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.


In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.


▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

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Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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▷ Pregnant? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a secret kept for “confidential reason”


October 30 2020, 11:28 am

Royal families do not usually have few members, so Meghan Markle and the prince harry They could be gearing up for the announcement of the arrival of a new royal baby.

According to British media reports, the Duchess of Sussex; who won a motion to delay the court battle with the British tabloid for a “confidential” reason, is pregnant and will confirm soon.

According to the report, the judge Mark Warby granted the delay after Meghan’s team gave a “confidential reason” for doing so.

With information from El Farandi

Shortly after the judge’s comments, royal fans began speculating about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy; as he won the bid for a confidential reason that was shared by his legal team in court.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became parents to their first child Archie Harrison in May 2019. It has never been confirmed whether the couple will attempt to have children again. But nevertheless; The former ‘Suits’ star is speculated to be pregnant and will confirm soon.

The tabloid, citing a source, stated: “It seems certain that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join your family.”

Meghan would surely be delighted when she emerged victorious in her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed for about nine months until next fall.

The trial was to begin in London in January 2021.

Prince Harry’s wife is suing Associated Newspapers by articles in the Mail on Sunday which included parts of a handwritten letter he had sent to his father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. “My conclusion is that the correct decision in all circumstances is to grant the request”, said the judge. “That means that the test date of January 11, 2021 will become vacant and the test will be rescheduled for a new date in the fall.”


Why is it getting harder and harder for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to spend Christmas in England?


October 29 2020, 2:02 pm

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It will soon be a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left for the United States never to return. They announced it on January 18 after spending more than a month on vacation in Los Angeles, where they spent Christmas with Meghan’s mother instead of with the Royal Family, as had been tradition.

By Vanity Fair

Of course, before formally abandoning their life as royals, the Sussexes returned to the UK in March to say goodbye and finalize the deals for their long-awaited freedom, which was finally granted by Queen Elizabeth II in April. And since then, they have never seen each other again in person.

That is why all the British people were anxious to know how the next Christmas would go when Harry and Meghan had to return yes or yes to England. Although not for pleasure, but because on January 11 the trial that the dukes are holding against Associated Newspaper, which owns several tabloids, is scheduled to be held in London, which they accuse of publishing false information about them.

A legal battle that demands that the couple be present in the courtroom, something that in order to comply with it forces them to travel to England two weeks before the date of the trial to keep the corresponding quarantine that the British government requires of those who enter the country from United States.

But according to what has just been learned, finally that Christmas return could not take place. Well, the judge in charge of the case accepted the formal request that Harry and Meghan’s lawyers have sent to delay this meeting in court for several months.

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