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Will Smith says bottled rage led him to slap Chris Rock at the Oscars
Will Smith has said his "bottled" rage led him to slap comedian Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars in March.
Chinese tech firm Nexperia told to sell majority stake in UK microchip factory over 'national security risk'
Chinese owner ordered to reduce stake in Newport Wafer Fab semiconductor factory "putting the livelihoods of [workers] and their families, as well as more than £100m of taxpayers' money, completely unnecessarily at risk"
Elon Musk defends culling Twitter staff but insists commitment to moderation remains 'absolutely unchanged'
The job losses were widely expected, despite the company last month moving to reassure staff that there were no plans for mass redundancies after Mr Musk's $44bn takeover.
US interest rates see fourth 0.75 percentage point rise to tackle inflation
America is to continue its aggressive monetary tightening campaign to tackle inflation driving cost of living concerns, with economic hardship likely to result.
Shipping giant Maersk's ominous warning of 'dark clouds on horizon' indicates trade is slowing globally
The shipping industry is getting rather better at responding to prevailing economic conditions than it has been at times in the past
'#TrumpIsDead' trends on Twitter as users test Elon Musk's approach to fake news
Donald Trump is not dead, nor is he back on Twitter, but the former US president became a top trending topic as users set out to test the stance of the social media platform's new owner on disinformation.
The future of energy may lie with hydrogen, but the journey to get there won't be easy
Hydrogen could be a vital bridge in the transition to renewables but investment, vision and commitment are lacking at a government level.
Kanye West to buy 'free speech' social media platform Parler
Parler only made its return to the Google Play Store last month, having been removed after the Capitol riots in January 2021 for allowing posts that sought "to incite ongoing violence in the US".
Elon Musk's Twitter deal - what's going on, how did we get here and what happens next?
By 28 October, next Friday, Elon Musk will either own Twitter or be going to trial to attempt to force him to buy a company that he willingly made an offer for.
'The worst is yet to come': IMF says 2023 will 'feel like a recession'
More than a third of the global economy will contract in 2023, as the three largest economies - the US, the EU, and China—will continue to stall, the International Monetary Fund's analyses of global economic developments says.
US aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new rules
The host of measures could amount to the biggest shift in US policy on shipping technology to China since the 1990s and could set Chinese chip makers back by years.
Uber’s former security chief found guilty of hiding 2016 data breach
The Uber verdict marks a rare instance where a corporate information security officer was criminally charged with failing to disclose a hacking
NASA, SpaceX Crew-5 mission launches to space station
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft reached orbit after launching from Florida
Train firm rolls out water spray tech to tackle 'leaves on line' autumnal delays
Around 10 million trees border Britain's rail network dropping thousands of tonnes of leaves onto tracks every autumn, landing the industry with an estimated seasonal bill of £345m.
Cineworld files for bankruptcy protection in the US
The British group had pinned its hopes on blockbusters such as Top Gun: Maverick, The Batman, and Thor: Love And Thunder to aid its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but audience numbers were below expectations.
Facebook users report seeing 'random' posts to celebrities in their feed
One Twitter user said: "My feed is spammed with random people posting on celebrity pages?" While another wrote: "Hey @facebook, are you OK bro?"
Elon Musk subpoenas Twitter whistleblower and ex-chief executive to expose Twitter’s cheating regulators and shareholders
The Tesla chief - the richest man in the world - announced his plan to buy Twitter in April but is now battling to not buy it after finding out that Twitter faked the number of real users, mislead regulators and shareholders, and hiding ...
Germany to miss gas storage target amid warnings of winter shortages
Moscow has drastically cut flows to Europe via the Nord Stream pipeline since mid-June and is currently supplying only 20% of agreed volumes, blaming technical issues, but the move is widely seen as politically motivated in retaliation f...
Russia welcomes successor to Starbucks - with a logo some may find familiar...
Starbucks had 130 cafes in Russia and almost 2,000 employees; a new company is now reopening in the same locations.
US natural gas prices spike to 14-year high. Here's why
US natural gas prices have skyrocketed to levels unseen since 2008, a spike that threatens to offset the benefits of falling prices at the gas pump.
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