russia
Economy

Russia’s central bank cuts key interest rate

The Russian Central Bank cut its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to 11 percent on Friday, bowing to the pressure of businesses to make lending more accessible.

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beijing
Sports

Beijing celebrates winning the 2022 Winter Olympics

Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted Friday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics.

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