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New Covid variant keeps Asian stocks on the defense

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian markets fell Monday, however, European bourses began picking up in early trading as debate raged ...

Amazon bypassing clogged US ports using hired ships

SEATTLE, Washington: In early November, the Olive Bay was docked in the port of Everett, Washington. Below its decks was ...

Food prices could reach record highs due to jump in fertilizer prices

WASHINGTON D.C.: With agricultural costs being driven to new highs due to a shortfall of nitrogen fertilizer worldwide, farming communities ...

Indian government to ban purchase of cryptocurrencies

NEW DELHI, India: India will introduce a bill during the winter session of Parliament that could block the use of ...

As talks stall, French fishermen threaten to block delivery of fish

PARIS, France: In protesting the UK's refusal to grant more licenses to fish in British waters, French fishermen said this ...

To lower gas prices, Biden releases 50 mln barrels from reserves

WASHINGTON D.C.: To encourage a drop in sky-high gasoline prices, President Biden said the Department of Energy will release 50 ...

Google pays Ireland $245 million in unpaid corporation taxes

DUBLIN, Ireland: Google Ireland has reached agreement with Irish tax officials to pay over $245 million in unpaid corporation taxes ...

Vonage sells to Ericsson for $6.2 billon in merger of tech giants

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: In a $6.2 billion agreement, Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson is purchasing U.S. cloud communications company Vonage, in ...

Solar energy-water deal between Israel, Jordan called 'significant'

DUBAI, UAE: Israel and Jordan have signed what is being labeled a most significant cooperation agreement to construct a major ...

Hotel, airlines shares worldwide hammered by new Covid variant fears

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, ...

To improve supplies, Samsung to build chip factory in Texas

SAN JOSE, California: Samsung Electronics will build a $17 billion semiconductor chip factory in Texas, in a bid to increase ...

Asian shares drop as Covid-19 variant emerges in Africa, Hong Kong

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Fears of a new, more infectious variant of Covid-19 tore through Asian markets on Friday putting ...

EV chargers will be required in new UK homes by 2022

LONDON, England: Beginning in 2022, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required in all new homes and businesses in ...

Zoom falls 8% at opening as world reopens, demand lessens

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Zoom Video Communications fell 8 percent in premarket trading on November 24, despite reporting better ...

As U.S. markets shut for Thanksgiving, global bourses inch higher

LONDON, UK - With U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving, global bourses spent the day virtually twiddling thumbs.The FTSE 100 in ...

Uber Eats selling marijuana online; customers must pick up in-person

TORONTO, Ontario: Online food ordering firm Uber Eats has announced its alliance with Tokyo Smoke to enable the purchase of ...

GoDaddy says security breach exposed WordPress users' data

TEMPE, Arizona: The email addresses of up to 1.2 million WordPress customers were stolen on November 17, web hosting company ...

Stocks in Asia steady despite South Korean, New Zealand rate spikes

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stocks weathered the heightening yield regime which appears to be gaining momentum.On Thursday South Korea's ...

First print of US Constitution sells for $43 million

New York City, New York: Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin bought a rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution ...

Severe cold could again trigger Texas electricity outages: officials

AUSTIN, Texas: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has warned that Texas could again suffer power failures, in the ...

U.S. stocks sidelined as greenback makes big gains

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks steadied on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the holidays.There were little moves in either ...

Canada should look inward to address American protectionism

U.S. President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Act shows that American protectionism existed before and continues past the Donald Trump ...

Modi govt gave relief to depositors of failed Cooperative Bank: Tejaswi Surya

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): South Bengaluru MP Tejaswi Surya on Monday said the disbursal of Rs 5 lakh ...

EU continues talks with Taliban to secure humanitarian access in Afghanistan

Brussels [Belgium], November 29 (ANI): The European Union on Monday said that it will continue talks with the Taliban delegation ...

RBI imposes Rs 1 crore penalty on Union Bank of India for non-compliance with certain provisions of its directions

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 ...

Why Germany's new leader is a major threat to the EU

Incoming German chancellor Olaf Scholz has been clear about his intention to pursue a federal European state. But far from ...

EU winning hybrid war Brussels

Alleged attempts by Belarus? embattled leader Alexander Lukashenko to weaponize thousands of desperate migrants as part of an effort to ...

'Twitter is ready to move on': CTO Parag Agrawal to replace Jack Dorsey as CEO

Washington DC [US], November 29 (ANI): Twitter chief technology officer (CTO), Parag Agrawal, is due to replace Jack Dorsey as ...

RBI supersedes Reliance Capital board, to start insolvency process

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday superseded the board of directors of ...

Lee Elder, first Black player at the Masters, dies at 87

PGA Tour pioneer Lee Elder, the first Black player to compete in the Masters, has died at age 87. The ...

Russia blocks EU bid to set up WTO panel to hear public procurement row: Report

Geneva [Switzerland], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has blocked the first EU request to create a panel of judges within the ...

Underground intelligence operatives helped Taliban seize Kabul: Report

Washington [US], November 29 (ANI): The Taliban ran an underground network of intelligence operatives that helped the outfit take over ...

Sputnik V will neutralize Omicron, if needed booster jabs out by Feb 2022: RDIF

Moscow [Russia], November 29 (ANI): Russian Gamaleya Institute believes its Sputnik V and Light vaccines will neutralize the new Omicron ...

EU insists it's winning hybrid war with Belarus

Alleged attempts by Belarus? embattled leader Alexander Lukashenko to weaponize thousands of desperate migrants as part of an effort to ...

Are Russia and Germany set for a split

Germany's new leadership has rolled out its blueprint for a ?traffic-light? coalition of political parties. With the EU and Moscow ...

Omicron: What we know about the new Covid variant

Scientists have raised the alarm about the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, first identified in Botswana, which has an ?extremely high ...

Share of govt health expenditure in GDP increased from 1.15 pc in 2013-14 to 1.35 pc in 2017-18

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): National Health Authority (NHA) estimates for 2017-2018 clearly show that there has been an ...

NHA report for 2017-18 released: Centre's health expenditure in GDP increased 1.35 pc

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Monday released findings of the National Health ...

HarperCollins presents 'Looking for the Enemy: Mullah Omar and the Unknown Taliban'

New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI/ PR Newswire): HarperCollins India is thrilled to announce the publication of the keenly anticipated ...

Devalued national currency adds to miseries of Afghan people

© Provided by Xinhua Afghani was recently traded at 96.40 for one U.S. dollar in Sarai-e-Shahzada, a main exchange market ...

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Despite 89% vaccinated, Portugal reinstates some Covid restrictions

LISBON, Portugal: Portugal is reintroducing some pandemic restrictions, just two months after ending enforcement of them after the goal of ...

As Covid increases, France speeds up administering booster shots

PARIS, France: As new Covid cases are again on the rise, the government of France announced a plan to administer ...

US to set up another task force to look into UFO questions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: After officials in Washington D.C. admitted they could not explain the phenomena of UFO sightings, the U.S. government ...

After decades of work, Egypt to open 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt opened its 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public this week, in a swanky ceremony, after over ...

Libyan officials disqualify Gadhafi son from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya's High National Elections Committee has disqualified Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, from ...

People in La Palma told to lockdown as lava flow reaches ocean

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, LA Palma: Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma have ordered residents of three ...

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