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US Examining Alibaba's Cloud Unit For National Security Risks: Report
The focus of the probe is on how the company stores US clients' data, including personal information and intellectual property. The potential for Beijing to disrupt access by US users to their information stored on Alibaba cloud is also ...
"Victims On Every Floor": 19 Dead In New York Apartment Fire
At least 200 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out just before 11:00 am (1600 GMT) on the second and third floors of a 19-story building on East 181st Street, several blocks west of the Bronx Zoo.
US Calls For End To Kazakhstan Shoot-To-Kill Order After Over 160 Died
"That is something that I absolutely reject. The shoot-to-kill order, to the extent it exists, is wrong and should be rescinded," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
164 Killed In A Week In Kazakhstan Protests Over Fuel Hikes: Reports
Officials previously said 26 protesters and 16 security officers died in the unrest that erupted over fuel hikes and escalated into clashes with law enforcement.
Future Queen: Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, Celebrates 40th Birthday
Since marrying into Britain's most famous family in 2011, the former Kate Middleton has emerged to become one of the most popular royals -- and a figure central to its future.
Vaccine-Sceptic French Lawmaker Dies After Contracting COVID-19
Jose Evrad had expressed support on social media for protesters against COVID-19 curbs and health measures.
US Supreme Court Appears Split Over Covid Vaccine Mandates
Unvaccinated employees would have to present weekly negative tests and wear face masks at work.
Why Iran will never forget US killing of Soleimani
Two years ago, the US ordered the assassination of an Iranian icon, Qassem Soleimani. Iran has since been calling for justice to be administered by the international community on the Americans responsible for this crime.
Biden Issued A Dire Warning: Democracy Is In Danger And Political Violence Is A Threat (but it’s ok if it’s in HK…)
"Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm?" President Joe Biden asked during a speech at the US Capitol.
Swedish Woman Enlisted Son, 12, To Fight In Syria, Say Prosecutors
The 49-year-old Swedish citizen, who returned from Syria in 2020, is the first person known to have been charged in Sweden with aiding the recruitment of her own minor son as a child soldier.
Dialogue Between US, Russia Serves Security in Central Europe, Hungarian Foreign Minister Says
Hungary welcomes the dialogue between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US leader Joe Biden on security and strategic issues, since it is a guarantee of security in Central Europe, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter...
Top Scientist Vows More Testing As Omicron Hammers US
Authorities have recorded an average of over 175,000 new daily cases over the recent period, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Christmas Weekend Sees Thousands Of Flights Scrapped Over Omicron Worries
Airline carriers globally scrapped 2,314 flights on Friday, which fell on Christmas Eve and is typically a heavy day for air travel, showed a tracking website.
UK Sets Record For 3rd Straight Day, Reports 1.22 Lakh Cases In 24 Hours
The government reported 122,186 new cases in the last 24 hours, more than 2,000 higher than Thursday's figure.
Russia Still Building Up Forces Near Ukraine, Show Satellite Images
The Kremlin reiterated on Friday that it reserves the right to move its own forces on Russian territory as it sees fit and that Western countries were carrying out provocative military manoeuvres near its borders.
Chinese Officials Punished Over Covid Outbreak In Locked Down City
China, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019, is on high alert for new infections as it prepares to hold the Winter Olympics in February in the capital Beijing.
In This Part Of China, Special Loans To Urge Couples To Have Babies
Jilin province will support banks to provide up to 200,000 yuan of "marriage and birth consumer loans" to couples, according to an official blueprint
Saudi Who Claims Crown Prince Wants Him Killed Wins A Legal Step
Over decades of service in the Saudi government, Aljabri said in the suit, he became privy to sensitive information about Prince Mohammed's "covert political scheming within the Royal Court"
AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study
The findings drawn from datasets in Brazil and Scotland suggest that booster programmes are needed to help maintain protection from severe disease in those vaccinated with AstraZeneca, known as Covishield in India.
Medics, People Over 60 To Get 4th Covid Jab In Israel Amid Omicron Fears
Covid In Israel: Israel struggles to contain the spread of the Omicron variant, imposing travel and other restrictions while avoiding a domestic lockdown.
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