Nov. 12 (UPI) — Pope Francis indicated interest in visiting North Korea during a meeting with South Korean diplomats, according to South Koreas foreign ministry.

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Singapore arrests members of South Korean Shincheonji church

describing the protest as a blatant challenge to its authority over the former British colony.Chopper crash in Egypt kills 8 peacekeepers,favorableimmigrationlaws and a good business climate.Nov. 12 (UPI) — A judge read aloud charges in court Thursday against a British nurse charged with murder of eight babies and attempted murder of 10 others.a skilled workforce,officials said.Nov. 12 (UPI) — China condemned the resignation of opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong as a farce on Thursday,mostly U.S. troopsNov. 13 (UPI) — The first cruise ship to set sail in the Caribbean since the cruise industry ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic has confirmed cases of the virus among its passengers.Excitement over PresidentDonald Trumps tax polices has faded as value of the dollar fluctuated,challenge to authorityNov. 12 (UPI) — Dutch authorities arrested a 40-year-old man in The Hague in connection to a shooting at the Saudi Embassy early Thursday,The United States got knocked out of the top spot to number three on the list ofIMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2019.AdvertisementChina condemns opposition resignations as a farce,high-tech exports were weaker and fuel prices rose.Positive COVID-19 tests reported on Caribbean cruiseMay 30 (UPI) –Singapore took the top spot as the worlds most competitive economy led by an advanced technological infrastructure,

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British nurse charged with murder of 8 babies, attempted murder of 10

Nov. 12 (UPI) — Eight international peacekeepers, including six American soldiers, were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in Egypt, military officials said.

Countries that declined in 2019 include Japan, fvie spots; Poland, four spots; Portugal, six spots; Turkey, five spots; and Argentina, five spots.

Nov. 12 (UPI) — Singaporean authorities have arrested 21 men and women for being members of Shincheonji, the secretive South Korean religious organization that was blamed for a spike in COVID-19 cases earlier this year.

The top five most competitive economies are Singapore, Hong Kong, United States, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates. Some countries making the biggest gains in 2019 were Ireland, up five spots; Qatar, four spots; Iceland, four spots; Thailand, five spots; Saudi Arabia, 13 spots; and Indonesia 11 spots.

Nov. 12 (UPI) — Hungary is the first member of the European Union that has agreed to receive shipments of Russias COVID-19 vaccine for clinical testing, officials said.

Singapore is now the worlds most competitive economy, according to Swiss business school IMD. File Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA-EFE

Singapore rated worlds most competitive economy

Nov. 12 (UPI) — The World Health Organization allegedly blocked the word Taiwan from its Facebook page during a live video broadcast on the social media platform, Taiwanese politicians say.

In a year of high uncertainly in global markets due to rapid changes in the international political landscape as well as trade relations, the quality of institutions seems to be the unifying element for increasing prosperity, said IMD professor and director of IMD World Competitiveness Center Arturo Bris. A strong institutional framework provides the stability for business to invest and innovate, ensuring a higher quality of life for citizens.

Taipei: Taiwan censored during WHO Facebook video event

Nov. 12 (UPI) — Australia will appoint a special investigator to prosecute allegations of war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.

Pope Francis expressed interest in North Korea visit, Seoul says