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UK economy shrinks by record 9.9% in 2020 pandemic
The biggest fall in national income for 311 years. That is the startling economic cost revealed today of a year of restrictions and lockdowns.
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I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Latin America turns to Russia for Covid-19 vaccines
Russia's Sputnik V has seen rising popularity across Latin America as more countries announce shipments and deals to purchase the Covid-19 vaccine.
People (in UK, not N. Korea!) must prove valid reason for travel abroad from Monday - or face £200 fine
The Department for Transport said from Monday, people traveling abroad from England will need to complete and carry a declaration to travel document. "Going on holiday is not a ...
As the world vies for vaccines, Cuba's making its own
Cuba may be on the verge of a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough and not a moment too soon, as deaths and cases spike on the communist-run island.
There’s No Real Reason to Eat 3 Meals a Day
Your weird pandemic eating habits are probably fine.
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases near the 29 milli...
Issey Miyake Brings Geometry to Nature for Fall/Winter 2021 Collection - Issey Miyake Fall Winter 2021 Collection
The new collection brings structure to the untamed earth through signature techniques and patterns.
Billionaire MacKenzie Scott remarries, tying the knot with a Seattle schoolteacher
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, one of the world's richest people, has re-married after her 2019 divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
The Skinniest House in London
At just six feet wide, the 1000-square-foot apartment is widely known as London’s thinnest home.
Businessmen accused of Ukraine money laundering gave millions to New York charities
Dozens of New York’s Jewish organizations have had their bottom lines bolstered by two businessmen accused of laundering billions for a Burisma-connected Ukrainian oligarch, pub...
The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter
Yes, all of the COVID-19 vaccines are very good. No, they’re not all the same.
Millions vanish into crypto world in high-yield bond scam
Sophisticated British criminals exploited vulnerabilities in Australia’s search engine and cryptocurrency infrastructure to dupe small investors, lured by the promise of high-yi...
Meghan Markle Won’t Be Silenced
The Oprah interview proved that the duchess has escaped royal control. But can she change the subject?
Bitcoin Storm Brewing Over Trump’s Anti-Money Laundering Push
The Biden administration will soon have to settle a Bitcoin fight it didn’t even start, and its decision could have far-reaching implications for the virtual currency industry.
Meet the youngest person to travel to every country in the world
For International Women’s Day, we catch up with Lexie Alford, the youngest woman to travel to every country in the world.
Tesla loses a third of its value for the third time in a year
Tesla Inc’s stock extended losses on Monday and is now down by a third from its January record high, making it the third time in about a year that the electric car maker’s share...
GameStop shares surge 53%, other 'meme stocks' rally on stimulus hopes
Shares of GameStop jumped more than 40% on Monday and other so-called meme stocks rallied, lifted by news from the video game retailer and expectations that investors may plow f...
Flu-like illness an expected side-effect of Covid vaccines, says WHO, with symptoms including fever and headache
An influenza-like illness is a likely side effect of being inoculated against Covid-19, the World Health Organization's global advisory committee on vaccine safety said in a sta...
Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers
When Elon Musk’s Tesla became the biggest name to reveal it had added bitcoin to its coffers last month, many pundits were swift to call a corporate rush towards the booming cry...
Hong Kong authorities probe death, hospitalizations that occurred days after people received Sinovac Covid jab
Hong Kong officials are investigating a death and two medical episodes reported days after individuals were given China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. So far no links have been est...
Tesla loses more than $244 billion in a month as rally fizzles
Shares of Tesla Inc closed lower for a fifth consecutive session on Monday, caught in a tech-led selloff that has wiped more than $277 billion off the company’s market value ove...
Gender equality at BioNTech made the impossible possible, founder says
Dr Ozlem Tureci told a WHO briefing that gender equality helped the company act with such speed in developing a Covid-19 vaccine.
EU's von der Leyen threatens further Covid vaccine export controls, says AstraZeneca supplied less than 10% of agreed jabs
The EU will prevent future exports of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines leaving the bloc unless the drugmaker significantly steps up its supply efforts, European Commission chief Ur...
New York state senate majority leader calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is now calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- a sign of escalating pressure from members of his own par...
Harley borrows Detroit's used-car playbook to pursue younger riders
Harley-Davidson Inc has decided the best way to get younger customers to buy a new motorcycle is to sell them a used one first.
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