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NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”
THOMAS FRIEDMAN, NYT
Thomas Friedman claims in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now were controlled by only the USA . He sees the Chinese regime as “brutal” because th...
The UK has more new Covid-19 cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined
Last December, as the first of several worrying Covid-19 variants ripped through the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the unwelcome decision to cancel Christmas plans for millions of Brits.
The True Cost of Upgrading Your Phone
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, once compared buying an iPhone for $1,000 to buying a cup of coffee a day over a year. No big deal, right? But financial advisers see this differently. By some estimates, an investment of $1,000 in a retirement acc...
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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Hacker is blocked after tweeting evidence of having the personal details of almost EVERY Argentinian via attack on govt database
A hacker who has reportedly stolen the personal data of nearly all 45 million Argentinian citizens after breaking into a government ID database, and who shared the evidence on Twitter, has been suspended from the platform.
Alibaba's Jack Ma Spotted In Spain In Rare Trip Abroad After China Scrutiny: Report
The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticised China's regulatory system in a speech last year.
UK govt must crack down on apps promoting extremism, Labour leader Starmer says, taking special aim at Telegram
The UK government must do more to crack down on platforms that fail to tackle violent content online, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said, taking special aim at messenger app Telegram.
G20 Leaders To Address Climate Challenge Ahead Of COP26: Italy
At the summit of Group of 20 advanced economies meeting on October 30 and 31, "we will anticipate some of the negotiations that take place during COP26 in Glasgow", the Italian premier told lawmakers.
Pinterest shares soar on reports PayPal may buy it
Pinterest's stock surged on Wednesday following a report that digital payments company PayPal is looking to potentially buy the bookmarking website.
‘Alien’ mosquitos from East Asia taking over Italy could be vector for viruses – study
An invasive species of mosquito from East Asia is slowly spreading throughout Italy and could serve as a vector for viruses, according to a new scientific report.
Fake Edward Snowden Account Removed From Telegram After Whistleblower's Outburst
Snowden previously reposted a comment saying that he had become the target of a scam network trying to promote a questionable cryptocurrency.
Moscow orders unvaccinated over-60s to stay home for 4 months
Millions of Russians face strict new Covid-19 restrictions from this week after a slow vaccination drive, an overwhelmed health care system and widespread mistrust in government combined to plunge the country into its most deadly phase o...
The first bitcoin ETF finally begins trading
Cryptocurrency investors finally got what they've been clamoring for as the first bitcoin-linked, exchange-traded fund launched Tuesday.
Top Color Beauty Trends From the Fall/Winter 2021 Runways
Citrusy, sparkly, bold, and loud; these are fall's favorite beauty colors.
UK competition watchdog slaps Facebook with £50 million fine for information breach
Facebook has been fined £50.5 million by the British government for breaching an order imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority concerning the tech giant’s purchase of video database company Giphy.
China Vows To open Up Market, But US Sees No Change
China has been fighting a trade war with US over accusations that it does not play fair.
Snowden Criticises Telegram for Not Deleting His Fake Account
Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Edward Snowden on Monday criticized the instant messaging app Telegram for not taking down a fake account that published inappropriate content using his identity.
Co-Own a Charming Villa in the French Riviera With a Pool and Outdoor Kitchen
French provincial touches make this remodeled villa an indoor/outdoor haven.
Why we place too much trust in machines
While many people might claim to be sceptical of autonomous technology, we may have a deep ingrained trust of machines that traces back to our evolutionary past.
Britain's Lloyds Bank to close another 48 branches
Lloyds Banking Group will close a further 48 branches across England and Wales, the British lender said on Wednesday, as it seeks to further cut costs by trimming its physical network.
Facebook ‘to change its name as part of rebrand’
Facebook is planning to change its name as part of a dramatic company rebrand, according to reports.
Employers May Have To "Pay More" Amid Labour Shortage, Says Top US Official: Report
US earnings have moved up only gradually in recent years, although they have begun to move upward as the economy reopens following the pandemic shutdown. But inflation also has gathered speed, undermining much of the gains.
Bitcoin Breaks New All-Time High $66,930
The spot price of bitcoin recorded new all-time high (ATH), almost touching $67,000 per unit, in the aftermath of the launch of the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) n the United States. BTC's previous ATH was six months ago on Ap...
"Guilty Of Nothing": Jair Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Senate Panel's Pandemic Charges
The 66-year-old leader quickly rejected the accusations, insisting he was "guilty of nothing." Brazil is one of the world's hardest hit countries with more than 600,000 deaths from the pandemic.
Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name
Mark Zuckerberg wants to be known for building the metaverse
Brazil Senate Report Drops Call For Homicide Charge Against President Jair Bolsonaro
The draft report still needs to be voted on by the Senate commission and could be vetoed and altered.
Inside Jennifer Gates’ $2m “fairytale” wedding
The Microsoft heiress married her Olympian boyfriend at their 142-acre New York estate this weekend. Katie Strick takes a look behind the lavish three-day event
US Nominee For Ambassador To China Burns Says Xinjiang "Genocide" Must Stop
Human rights advocates and the US government have termed China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims in its Xinjiang region "genocide".
Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them
Childhood vaccines are important in protecting children and the population. All are safe and are to be given at specific ages.
7 Tips for Practicing Self-Love After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Show yourself some extra kindness as you navigate this life altering experience.
First Bitcoin Futures ETF ‘BITO’ Tops $1B Trading Volume – BTC Close to All-Time High
The first ever Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) launched in the United States and already broke records on Tuesday, capturing close to $1 billion in total volume.
Coinbase Becomes Official Crypto Platform Partner For The NBA
Coinbase announced on Tuesday, October 19, that it has become the official crypto platform of American professional basketball league National Basketball Association (NBA).
Facebook Receives Warnings from U.S. Senators After Novi Wallet Launch
Facebook launched its Novi wallet in a limited pilot program, according to a press release. After the launch of Novi, Facebook received immediately warnings from by Elizabeth Warren and other U.S. senators.
10 Fashion Trends from the Spring/Summer 2022 Runways
Between corsets, sequins, and sculptural silhouettes up to morphsuits, fringes and majestic drapes, here are the best trends from the Spring/Summer 2022 shows.
A London Terrace House Gets a Luminous Expansion
Amos Goldreich Architecture remodels Almington Street House in London on a budget, pairing open shelving with modified IKEA cabinets in the kitchen.
US Vows To Help Free Missionaries Kidnapped In Haiti After Ransom Demand
A gang known as 400 Mawozo has been identified as behind the kidnapping of the group of 17 Missionaries in Haiti. The kidnappers have demanded $1 million for each of the group.
First Bitcoin-linked ETF has launched. But what is it?
What is an EFT and can it convince Bitcoin fans who want to cut out the middleman when it comes to trading?
Czech president’s aides under investigation for not informing officials or public that leader was extremely ill
Czech police have opened an investigation into whether President Milos Zeman’s aides committed a crime by not telling other officials or the public that the country’s leader was not fit to carry out his duties.
Japanese man arrested after using deepfake technology to uncensor & resell porn videos in first AI case
A Japanese man who removed mandatory censorship from pornography using artificial intelligence and resold the images was arrested on Monday for violating laws on copyright and obscenity.
Apple launches faster chips, MacBook Pros and Airpods
Apple launches faster chips, MacBook Pro laptops and cheaper Airpods. Here's what the new products looks like.
Boeing Aims For Unmanned Starliner Test Flight In First Half Of 2022
Boeing's Starliner capsule was scheduled to fly to the ISS on August 3 but the flight was aborted hours before the launch due to problems with propulsion system valves.
Russian film director who shot space movie sets sights on Mars
After spending 12 days in space shooting scenes for a film called "The Challenge," Russian director Klim Shipenko is looking further afield.
Haiti Gang Seeks $17 Million For Releasing Kidnapped US Missionaries
A Haitian minister said talks were underway with kidnappers to seek the release of the 17 missionaries kidnapped over the weekend by a gang called 400 Mawozo.
Privacy concerns raised over UK schools using facial recognition
Nine schools in North Ayrshire in Scotland say using the technology is quicker and more hygienic for pupils paying for their lunches.
Brazil's Bolsonaro Must Face Homicide Charge For Covid Errors: Senate Report
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the probe as politically motivated. A day earlier, he told supporters the probe was a "joke" and that he was not concerned about it.
Facebook bets big on the metaverse - but what is it?
'Metaverse' refers to the merging of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space. Facebook thinks it's the future of the internet.
Gita Gopinath To Leave IMF, Return To Harvard University In January
Harvard University had extended Gita Gopinath's leave of absence on an exceptional basis by one year, which allowed her to serve at the IMF for three years, according to a statement by the IMF.
Ontario premier won’t apologize after telling immigrants to ‘go somewhere else’ if they want to ‘sit around & do nothing’
Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford has refused to apologize amid backlash over “demeaning” and “racist” comments about immigrants, having told Canada’s newcomers “go somewhere else” if they plan to “collect the dole and sit around.”
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