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Electric jet startup announces $1B deal with Brazilian commercial airliner

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Electric jet startup Lilium announced a plan Monday for a $1 billion commercial deal and partnership with Brazilian airline Azul. Under the deal, the German startup making electric jets that take off and land vertically...

South Korean presidential candidate’s feminism remarks generate controversy

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A South Korean presidential front-runner is under fire for comments about feminism after he suggested the movement is responsible for low birth rates. Yoon Seok-youl, 60, said Monday at a meeting of the main opposition...

For hungry young sea turtles, plastic at ocean’s surface is ‘evolutionary trap’

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- After hatching, young sea turtles spend their early years traveling currents in open ocean and feeding near the surface -- where new research shows they inadvertently eat plastic waste. Researchers from the University of Exeter...

Death toll in China’s Henan Province at 302 after flash floods

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- More than 300 people are dead and 50 others missing in the aftermath of catastrophic flooding in central China, according to authorities in Henan Province. The new toll released Monday accounted for deaths in 150...

YouTube testing more affordable Premium Lite in European nations

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Google is testing a "lite" version of its YouTube Premium service in several European countries, the company said. YouTube is mainly a free, ad-supported video-sharing platform, but it does offer some premium subscriptions -- including...

Firefighters among the dead in Turkey as crews battle major wildfires

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- More than 100 wildfires that have burned across Turkey have led to the deaths of several people -- including a couple of firefighters, officials said. The fires started last week and authorities said some are...

Britain allows in vaccinated U.S., EU travelers without restrictions

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Britain on Monday again started allowing fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and European Union to cross its borders without restrictions or the need to quarantine. British officials said last week that lifting the...

North Korea warns of torrential rain after weeks of drought

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- North Korea said the country must prepare for typhoons and potential flooding in August after weeks of record-high temperatures that may have damaged crops. North Korean meteorologist Ri Song Min said in an interview with...

Chinese boat detained by authorities after suspected North Korea activity

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- South Korean authorities handed over to the Chinese coast guard a Chinese fishing vessel suspected of operating illegally in North Korean waters. Seoul's Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said Monday that the apprehended ship...
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Ghana’s public debt stands at 77.1 per cent

Ghana’s total public debt stock as a percentage of Growth Domestic Production (GDP) as of June stands at...
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