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China’s foreign minister calls for less U.S. ‘interference’ in domestic affairs

Finance
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a news conference after restoring diplomatic ties with Kiribati on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S. September 27, 2019.Mark Kauzlarich | ReutersBEIJING — The U.S. should reduce its "interference" in China's domestic affairs and development in order to improve relations between the two countries, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday.Wang also emphasized his hope for cooperation, while pointing out ways in which the U.S. could change its approach.The foreign minister was speaking to a group of U.S. business leaders via video on Monday, as the White House prepared for a transition of power. President Donald Trump has pursued a tough policy against China using methods such as tariffs and sanctions. Pres...
Domestic airfare cap to remain in place till November 24: Aviation Ministry

Domestic airfare cap to remain in place till November 24: Aviation Ministry

Finance
NEW DELHI: The upper and lower limits on domestic airfares have been extended till November 24, the Aviation Ministry said Friday. The ministry had on May 21 placed these limits till August 24. “As per the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the Central government...directs that the order shall remain in force till 2359 hrs on 24th November, 2020, or until further orders,” the Aviation Ministry said. Domestic passenger services resumed on May 25 after nearly two months of suspension to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The aviation regulator DGCA had on May 21 issued seven bands of ticket pricing with lower and upper fare limits. The first such band consists of flights that are of less than 40 minutes duration. The lower and the upper fare limits for the first band is Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, ...
Insurer launches overseas and domestic road trip coverage for pandemic-era travelers

Insurer launches overseas and domestic road trip coverage for pandemic-era travelers

Finance
ljubaphotoTravel insurer Seven Corners has started two new products  tailored to vacations in the age of coronavirus: one policy specifically covers medical expenses incurred due to Covid-19 infection while traveling overseas, and another helps motorists as road trips replace flights and cruises as the preferred means of summer and fall travel."Travel trends, in general, have changed," said Jeremy Murchland, president of the Indianapolis-based company, which sells both comprehensive travel insurance policies and medical coverage-only plans."A lot of people are electing to take road trips for the summer as opposed to air travel," he added. "We also took the opportunity [of the pandemic] to develop a 'plus' line of travel insurance that provides a specific coverage for Covid-19."Wh...
House defense committee chair demands clarity on potential domestic military use

House defense committee chair demands clarity on potential domestic military use

Business
June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., wants the Trump administration and the Pentagon to offer more detail about potential domestic deployments of the U.S. military in response to protest activity in the United States. Smith, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, on Tuesay told reporters he intends to hold a hearing and call Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mark Milley to clarify the Pentagon's intentions. Advertisement In particular, he said, he was concerned about Esper's comment in a call to U.S. governors, the recording of which was leaked to the New York Times on Monday. During the call, Esper said that National Guard forces need to "dominate the battlespace," referring to police brutality protests that have roiled U.S. cities over the past...
Supergirl star Melissa Benoist reveals she’s a ‘survivor of domestic violence’

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist reveals she’s a ‘survivor of domestic violence’

Entertainment
Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist has revealed she suffered domestic abuse at the hands of a former partner.The 31-year-old star of the CBS series, who is also a passionate domestic violence campaigner, shared a video on Instagram on Wednesday with the caption, "Life Isn't Always What It Seems". Benoist did not identify her abuser in the emotional clip, but revealed she is a "survivor of domestic violence". The actress, who married her Supergirl co-star Chris Wood in September, said of her former abusive partner: "He was a magnanimous person, who didn't really give you a choice not to be drawn to him."He could be charming, funny, manipulative, devious. He was younger than me, his maturity obvious. Advertisement ...