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Cubans to vote on new constitution

More than eight million Cubans are expected to go to the polls this Sunday, to vote on a new constitution for the first time since 1976. That could reshape the country’s economic, social and political future.

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China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

The United States has not, however, released evidence to support its accusations that Huawei and other Chinese tech companies allow the Chinese government to spy through their systems. That has prompted some industry analysts to suggest Washington is trying to use security concerns to handicap Chinese competitors.

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Spring Festival rush boosted business for pet service companies

The annual Spring Festival travel rush doesn’t just mean going home for China’s ever-increasing number of pet owners. What does one do with his furry friends while going on vacation It turns out booking holiday space for pets can be just as big a job as buying tickets and getting through the throngs of travelers. 

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2019 Grammys: Women behind the music

2019 Grammys: Women behind the music

Women may seem like they are running the Grammys this year. Alongside the female host, five of the eight nominees for the album of the year award are female, and six of the eight musicians competing for best new artist are also women, but the biggest gender disparity in music is behind the scene.

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The pig takes center stage at New York City merchants

U.S. retailers are rolling out their Lunar New Year items featuring the pig, a symbol of good fortune and abundance. At the same time, merchants in Chinatown have had trouble getting their items in store on time for their biggest sales event of the year.

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US universities distancing themselves from Huawei

As Chinese tech giant Huawei faces allegations of theft and fraud, some US universities also find themselves in an awkward situation. Under the National Defense Authorization Act signed by US President Donald Trump in August, both Chinese equipment and partnerships with Chinese tech companies are under scrutiny.

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Venezuela migration crisis leaves ghost towns behind

Venezuela migration crisis leaves ghost towns behind

Almost one-tenth of Venezuela’s population has fled the country’s economic crisis. Real estate groups say the Caracas rental market is operating at 5 percent of its potential, some said cities across the country are on the verge of becoming ghost towns.

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