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Late winter works for your house
Among all the winter holidays it is important to start thinking about the work to be done at home to improve those small aspects that, however, will make the difference during t...
'Very nice!': Kazakhstan adopts Borat's catchphrase in new tourism campaign
An official said the phrase, popularised by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, sums up the vast tourism potential of the nation in a ‘short, memorable way’
Trump taunts Biden over ‘George’ stumble
Social media lights up with claims that Joe Biden confused Donald Trump with a previous occupant of the Oval Office. But many posts omit a critical detail.
Canadian officer feared Meng Wanzhou ‘would put up a fight’ during arrest
The officer said Meng was not arrested on-board a plane when she arrived at Vancouver’s airport because of concerns about ‘what she was capable of’.
Jack Ma Wealth Surges Above Walmart Heirs’ With Record Ant IPO
Jack Ma, the former English teacher who co-founded Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. with $60,000, is poised to become the world’s 11th richest person after Ant Group Co. priced shares...
Merkel says Germany faces ‘difficult months ahead’ in Covid fight
Chancellor says country is on verge of losing control as Europe death toll passes 250k
Digital yuan will not compete with WeChat Pay or Alipay
China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.
China wooing investors to Shanghai, with HSBC, Goldman answering
Central bank chief Yi Gang tells Bund Summit that the country’s focus on domestic economy does not mean it is shutting the door on the rest of the world.
Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed To Supreme Court, Takes Constitutional Oath
The 48-year-old judge solidifies the court's conservative majority, filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat just about a week before Election Day.
Airline industry carnage hits families but billionaires are sitting pretty
Billionaires’ wealth has increased during the pandemic while the aviation industry is mired in crisis. The thousands employed at Hong Kong airport and in tourism appear set for ...
Wife of Ukrainian footballer ‘could face 3 years in prison’ for flashing underwear while singing national anthem, lawyer says
The wife of Ukrainian international footballer Mykola Moroziuk could be threatened with jail for abuse of state symbols after she sang Ukraine’s national anthem while showing he...
Man BURNS ballot box in Boston, gets arrested, as authorities insist most of the votes inside were fine
A Boston man was arrested for allegedly using an incendiary device to torch a ballot dropbox after he was spotted in the vicinity hours after the votes caught fire. State offici...
'I was born for that': Hillary Clinton says she'd handle Covid-19 better, but Trump & Russian media 'stole' election from her
Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is claiming Trump “basically stole the election" from her four years after her loss, a statement that is earning her plenty of...
Bolivian court drops ‘terrorism’ charges against ex-President Evo Morales, withdraws arrest warrant – judge
Bolivia’s regional court in La Paz has dismissed “terrorism” charges and dropped the arrest warrant issued against former President Evo Morales, arguing that his rights were vio...
Parents defend UK headmistress after she was forced to apologize for lesson on Black History Month, but won’t give their names
Parents have stepped up to defend the head teacher of a Kent boarding school after her groveling apology for offending students by tracing the roots of the UK’s Black History Mo...
‘We’re not there yet’: British health minister dashes hopes AstraZeneca vaccine could be ready before Christmas
The British minister of health has rebuffed claims that a UK vaccine could be widely distributed in 2020, adding that his “central expectation” is for roll-out in the first half...
Amazon gets on ‘secretive’ UK government panel on post-Brexit supply rules while benefiting financially from own ‘advice’ – report
Online retail giant Amazon is ensuring a lucrative future in UK government contracts, guiding a “secretive” Cabinet Office panel on making policy on post-Brexit procurement of g...
China moves to legalise digital yuan, ban competitors with new draft law
Head of the central bank’s digital currency research institute acknowledges potential problems with digital yuan, but says these reinforce the need for central bank oversight.
Zoom Deleted Events Discussing... Zoom-Censorship
The action follows the company canceling an event at San Francisco State University where Leila Khalid was meant to give a talk.
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