• Monster traffic jams amid chaotic start to curfew

    KUWAIT: As Kuwait entered the first day of a 5 pm to 5 am partial lockdown yesterday, the country was in total paralysis with unprecedented traffic jams that continued way after the deadline. 

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  • Students complain after being called to school for exams

    KUWAIT: Students from several Indian schools in Kuwait have contacted Kuwait Times to complain that they are being compelled by their schools to attend on-campus exams in the upcoming exam period. 

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  • Space-starved Singapore builds floating solar farms

    SINGAPORE: Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state’s push to build floating solar farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions. 

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  • China exports spike to highest in decades after COVID-19 hit

    BEIJING: China’s export growth jumped to the highest in over two decades, official data showed yesterday, with imports also surging in a sharp bounceback from the coronavirus outbreak that had brought activity to a near halt. 

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  • Tunisia’s debt-laden public companies edge toward ruin

    TUNIS: Tunisia’s state-owned firms are in dire straits, facing a perfect storm of debt, mismanagement, the coronavirus pandemic and a decade of political instability that could push some to bankruptcy, experts say. 

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  • Lebanese dread end to subsidies as crisis bites

    BEIRUT: To feed her family, Lebanese mother Sandra Al-Tawil sold her fridge and washing machine. Now she fears the cash-strapped state will scrap food subsidies, plunging them deeper into poverty. Lebanon is locked in its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war, with no end in sight. The value of the Lebanese pound has plunged, driving up the price of crucial imports like food and fuel and triggering small but angry protests.

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  • Biden plan grinds toward Senate approval

    WASHINGTON: US Democrats were on track yesterday for a final vote on President Joe Biden’s massive COVID-19 relief package after agreeing to scale back unemployment benefits, with passage increasingly likely in the evenly divided Senate. 

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  • Amid pandemic, Americans are saving more, especially the wealthy

    WASHINGTON: The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out millions of jobs in the United States, but it’s had the unexpected effect of increasing savings rates among Americans, especially wealthy people stuck at home and forced to give up travel and entertainment. 

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  • Kuwait lists further 1,318 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths

    KUWAIT: Kuwait said 1,318 people were tested positive for coronavirus with seven related deaths reported on Saturday taking the total cases up to 199,428 as deaths rose to 1,120 respectively, according to the health ministry. 

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