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President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure
Trump left a note for his successor, Joe Biden, according to a person familiar with the matter — a modern Inauguration Day tradition for presidents leaving office. The contents of the note weren't immediately clear.
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WhatsApp introduces video and voice calls on desktop version
WhatsApp will be hoping the new feature rivals other such platforms that have boomed during the pandemic, such as Zoom.
COVID-19: Twitter expands 'warning labels' to target misleading vaccine posts
The social media platform is also starting a strike system that "determines when further enforcement action is necessary".
Historic South African Farm Restored to Original Splendor with Modern Comforts
A historic farm in the western Klein Karoo area of South Africa was rescued from ruin and transformed into an award-winning compound.
Nike VP Resigns After Son Bragged About Reselling Shoes in Business Interview
Joe Hebert, owner of West Coast Streetwear (WCS LLC.) and son of now-former Nike executive Ann Hebert, was featured last week in a Bloomberg Businessweek article. During the int...
Huawei's AppGallery Rivals Google, Apple With 530m Users, Major Growth in 2020 Despite US Trade Bans
The figures come a year after Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Business, launched the Chinese tech giant's plans to boost the platform at a major tech event, namel...
Marine Serre’s crescent moon print gets a fresh new look
The designer, much loved by Beyoncé and Dua Lipa, gave her iconic moon print a 2021 update during her Paris Fashion Week show
China Aims for Tech Independence Amid Looming Cut-Throat Race With US
China is moving swiftly to map out potential weaknesses in dozens of technological sectors and draft a sweeping plan to address areas that are exposed to external risks, Chinese...
New Zealand Issues Tsunami Evacuation Order After 7.8 Pacific Quake
"People near the coast in the following areas must move immediately to the nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible," the National ...
Ant Group Exec Tells Workers Firm to Go Public as State Regulators Slam 'Insufficient' Data Sharing
An internal post from a top executive responded to concerns from an employee over the company's future and talent retention strategy, and comes after major challenges following ...
Royal Row With Harry And Meghan Heats Up Before Oprah Interview
The explosive claim is the latest salvo in an increasingly heated public relations battle between the British institution and the US-based couple.
US to Rely on Russia for Oil Under Biden, Trump Says as He Predicts 'Energy Disaster' for America
Speaking at a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event in Orlando on Sunday, Donald Trump lashed out at President Joe Biden's recent move to return to the Paris Cli...
US state of Mississippi bans transgender girls from school and university sports
Mississippi will ban transgender girls from competing against their cisgender counterparts in school and college sports. The Southern State’s Senate Bill 2536 was passed by its ...
Deloitte to Pay Malaysia $80 Million in 1MDB-Related Settlement
Deloitte PLT agreed to a 324-million ringgit ($80 million) settlement with the Malaysian government to resolve all claims related to the firm’s audit of 1MDB and its former unit...
Banksy confirms escaping prisoner artwork at Reading Prison
Street artist Banksy has confirmed he was behind the artwork that appeared on the wall of Reading Prison on Monday.
Cyprus to lift veil of secrecy with register of company owners
Cyprus plans to launch a register in coming months identifying the owners of thousands of companies on the island, lifting a veil of secrecy on opaque and complex corporate stru...
Sen. Ted Cruz: Texas reopening will 'accelerate' California's mass exodus
Sen. Ted Cruz argued on Wednesday that the planned opening of Texas next week to "100%" will "accelerate” the mass exodus from California.
Coinbase Transactions Under Review by U.S. Sanctions Enforcer
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. said its services may have been used by individuals, entities or jurisdictions subject to U.S. sanctions regulations and has disclos...
White House cuts virtual event stream after Biden says he's "happy to take questions" from House Democrats
Malaysia investigating spouse of ex-central bank boss over 1MDB funds
Malaysian police said on Wednesday it was investigating the husband of the country’s former central bank head for allegedly receiving funds linked to 1MDB, a state fund at the c...
Fake COVID-19 vaccines shipped from China to South Africa: Interpol
South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks.
The Billionaire Behind the Biggest U.S. Tax Fraud Case Ever Filed
More than 20 years ago, a group of former salesmen for Houston software entrepreneur Robert Brockman sued their old boss, claiming in court that he had deprived them of commissi...
Clubhouse app: what is it and how do you get an invite to the exclusive audio app?
The exclusive invitation-only social networking app is a hybrid of conference calls, talkback radio and Houseparty
Venezuela sent gold to Mali, UAE for cash, opposition claims
Venezuela sent gold to Mali in 2020 via Russian-owned planes to exchange for euros and United States dollars that President Nicolas Maduro’s government used to remain afloat des...
Controversy as EU considers vaccine passports in time for summer travel
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital Covid-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the pea...
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