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E.U. and China reach pact on business investment

European Council President Charles Michel at an E.U.-China leaders' video meeting (AN/E.U.)

(AN) — The European Union on Wednesday moved to clinch a major business investment deal with China that has been seven years in the making, despite concerns from the United States and human rights organizations.

U.S. currency dispute puts IMF role in spotlight

Statue of Albert Gallatin, the Swiss-American who headed the U.S. Treasury Department, in Washington (AN/John Heilprin)

(AN) — The International Monetary Fund was thrust into a dispute over currency manipulation on Wednesday as the United States formally accused Vietnam and Switzerland of improperly intervening in foreign exchange markets.

G-20 pledges global access to vaccines

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman speaks at the opening of the G-20 summit (AN/G-20 Saudi Arabia)

(AN) — Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies ended a summit hosted by Saudi Arabia on Sunday with a joint promise to make COVID-19 vaccines affordable and equally accessible for all and to support the U.N. health agency.

NASA launch to Space Station signals new era

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with four astronauts headed for the International Space Station (AN/Mike Vrbanic)

(AN) — The first privately owned and operated spacecraft certified by NASA to fly people launched successfully into orbit and docked with the International Space Station on Monday night, carrying four astronauts as part of a new business-supported era of space exploration.

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