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Solomon Islands students to move to China after diplomatic break with Taiwan

Solomon Islands students to move to China after diplomatic break with TaiwanMore than 100 Solomon Islands students will be transferred to China from self-ruled Taiwan early next year, after the South Pacific nation switched diplomatic ties to Beijing, the Solomons leader said on Friday. Kiribati followed the Solomon Islands this month in shifting ties to China, giving it two wins in the bid to strip allies from what it considers a wayward province with no right to state-to-state ties.



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Italian region offers €8,000 a year to newcomers prepared to move to dying villages

Italian region offers €8,000 a year to newcomers prepared to move to dying villagesOne of Italy’s smallest and least famous regions is offering newcomers a bounty of €8,000 a year to settle in villages that are in danger of dying out. The offer has been made by Molise, which is squeezed between the mountainous Abruzzo region and Puglia – the heel of the Italian boot. It is so little known that there is a joke among Italians that “Molise non esiste” – Molise does not exist. It used to be joined with Abruzzo but was carved off as an independent entity in 1963. The region wants to reverse the effects of decades of depopulation, which has left many villages bereft of inhabitants. There are conditions attached – the offer applies to settlements with a population of less than 2,000, and newcomers must set up and run a new business for at least five years. The coastal town of Termoli in Molise Credit: Alamy There is no shortage of places to choose from – of the region’s 136 villages, more than 100 now have populations of less than 2,000. The initiative will be funded with €1 million from Italy’s ministry of economic development. Approved by the regional government, details will be published in an official gazette on September 16. Prospective candidates will then have 60 days in which to apply. The initiative was dreamt up by Antonio Tedeschi, a member of the centre-Right regional government. “Our villages offer an excellent quality of life from an environmental and social point of view,” said Mr Tedeschi. “You can live well here for a lot less than you would have to spend in the city.” He wants to help villages like Pizzone, which is now down to just 300 inhabitants. All the shops have closed, leaving just a bar where locals can buy bread and milk along with their morning espresso or cappuccino. “Everyone is leaving. There is no future. The only businesses that are left are small agricultural enterprises that people inherited from their great-grandparents,” Anna Laura D’Amico, whose family are from the village, told Corriere della Sera newspaper. “We really hope the project will work. This region deserves a lot better.” Molise is Italy’s second smallest region after Valle d’Aosta in the northwest, an Alpine pocket on the border with France. Around 40 per cent of Molise is mountainous, offering great hiking opportunities, and there are Roman ruins as well as villages that were settled by refugees from Albania in the 14th century. A medieval tower in Campobasso, Molise Credit: De Agostini Editorial Large parts of Italy struggle with the effects of depopulation, and villages have come up with a number of initiatives to try to address the problem. Some offer abandoned houses for a nominal price of one euro, on condition that buyers restore them to their former splendour, while others have invited migrants and refugees to settle to counter the effects of an ageing population. Across the country, the number of babies being born is at its lowest ebb since the unification of Italy in 1861. Emigration has also had a dramatic effect – there are an estimated 600,000 Italians living in the UK alone.



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Here are the Apple products affected by Trump's latest move in the trade war with China (AAPL)

Here are the Apple products affected by Trump's latest move in the trade war with China (AAPL)Trump's tariff on Chinese imports goes into effect on September 1, impacting Apple products like AirPods and the Apple Watch.



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Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to BorneoIndonesia’s president says the country’s capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans. President Joko Widodo said Monday intense studies over the past three years had resulted in the choice of the location on the eastern side of Borneo island. The new capital city, which has not yet been named, will be in the middle of the vast archipelago nation and already has relatively complete infrastructure because it is near the cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda, Widodo said.



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UPDATE 1-Turkey says it will not move military observation post in Syria

UPDATE 1-Turkey says it will not move military observation post in SyriaTurkey will not move the military observation post in northwest Syria that a Turkish convoy was trying to reach when it came under attack during an offensive by the Syrian army, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. An air strike on the Turkish military convoy on Monday killed three civilians as it was heading south towards the observation point, Turkey’s defence ministry said. The observation point was one of 12 set up by Turkey in northwest Syria under an agreement with Russia and Iran aimed at reducing fighting in Syria’s northwest.



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Iran says U.S. move on north Syria safe zone is "provocative"

Iran says U.S. move on north Syria safe zone is "provocative"A U.S. agreement to set up a safe zone in northern Syria, a close ally of Iran, is “provocative and worrisome”, the Iranian foreign ministry was reported to have said by the semi-official Fars news agency. The United States and Turkey last week agreed to set up a joint operations center for a proposed zone along Syria’s northeast border.



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US lawmaker barred by Israel calls move 'chilling' insult

US lawmaker barred by Israel calls move 'chilling' insultHouse Democrat Ilhan Omar called Israel’s decision Thursday to ban her from visiting the country “chilling,” saying it was an “insult to democratic values” to deny entry to sitting members of the US Congress. “It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu, under pressure from President (Donald) Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the US government,” Omar, who is Muslim, said in a sharply worded statement.



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The Latest: Trump defends Israel move to bar 2 congresswomen

The Latest: Trump defends Israel move to bar 2 congresswomenPresident Donald Trump is defending Israel’s decision to bar two Democratic members of Congress from visiting the country, even as he claims he didn’t “encourage or discourage” the move. Israel announced earlier Thursday that it had taken the unprecedented move of barring a visit by Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota over their criticism of the country. Trump had tweeted before the announcement that it would “show great weakness” to let them in.



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Spend more on defence or we move troops to Poland, U.S. envoy tells Germany

Spend more on defence or we move troops to Poland, U.S. envoy tells GermanyAn envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s unwillingness to boost defence spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland. The comments by Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, signal Trump’s impatience with Merkel’s failure to raise defence spending to 2% of economic output as mandated by the NATO military alliance.



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'We Have Taken an Historic Decision.' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Kashmir Move

'We Have Taken an Historic Decision.' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Kashmir MoveIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation after his government revoked Kashmir's constitutionally-enshrined special status



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