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Chinese state newspaper lashes out at BBC for ‘fabricating stories’ about journalists ‘attacked’ while covering floods
The Chinese Global Times newspaper has accused the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) of “twisting facts” and “fabricating stories” after the BBC claimed journalists had been “attacked” while covering floods in China.
PayPal to research transactions that fund hate groups, extremists
PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal ac...
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial
The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants.
US Lawmakers Are Worried About China Being Ahead of US With CBDC
Lawmakers raise concerns that the U.S. is behind China regarding central bank digital currency (CBDC) development, and they want to know what catching up would mean for the dollar.
UK MPs warn of collapse of country’s ‘hollowed out’ justice system due to stagnant pay & years of government cuts in legal aid
A UK parliamentary committee has warned that the country’s “hollowed out” justice system is at risk of failure because of poor pay for public defence lawyers, for many of whom a career in legal aid has become “less attractive.”
Finra Investigates Robinhood's Registration Violation
The online broker Robinhood, disclosed on Tuesday's regulatory filings that the company is facing an investigation over CEO Vlad Tenev’s failure to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, one of Wall Street’s top regul...
Covid pandemic in UK ‘could largely be over by October’
The Covid-19 pandemic in Britain will largely be over within three months, a leading epidemiologist predicted on Tuesday.
Mastercard's New Program Helps Crypto Startups To Scale Innovation
Mastercard, the global payment titan, announced the launched of a new worldwide program for crypto startups. Seven crypto companies have already joined the program, which together with Mastercard, can work to “expand and accelerate innov...
Covid: Alert over inaccurate thermometers bought in UK
There has been a rise in the sale of unreliable infrared thermometers in the UK, say regulators who are advising people to check before they buy.
Moderna warns of Covid-19 vaccine delivery delays for customers outside US
Drugmaker Moderna has warned of temporary delays in Covid vaccine shipments for its customers outside the US. The issue is linked to a testing operation by manufacturing partners and is expected to briefly slow down deliveries.
‘Weird and gimmicky’: police chiefs condemn Boris Johnson’s crime plan
PM’s attempt to grip agenda flounders amid criticism he has ignored evidence on stop-and-search
Wayne Dupree: Have we really become a society where free thought and dialogue are feared rather than embraced?
The greatest threat to the US is the progressive left’s radical Marxism. These programs, supported by government and ‘woke’ private business, are trying to instill in children values that only bring violence, vitriol and division.
One MILLION pupils out of English schools at end of term amid pingdemic chaos
A MILLION school pupils were at home at the end of term as pingdemic chaos swept through England, new figures show.
A Mountainside Aerie Near Red Lodge, Montana
This home integrates materials that speak to the surroundings, and nature takes center stage
Extreme weather: What causes flash flooding?
Flash flooding affects cities across the world and has become more common because of climate change.
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Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
UK doubles number of people from minority ethnic backgrounds in prominent roles
Campaigners praise improvement since 2017, but warn that some sectors show zero progress or ‘glacial’ change
Going Somewhere? Shop the Best Luggage Brands On the Market
To travel smart is to select a suitcase from any one of these 18 luggage-makers.
‘Endlessly on people’s legs’: Boris Johnson bemoans his pooch's ‘romantic urges’ on visit with police dog handlers
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed he’s struggling with his pet dog’s “romantic urges” and said the high-profile canine has been known to “endlessly” hump people’s legs in Downing Street.
Vaccine shortage holds back developing world as rich economies roar ahead
The economic outlook for rich countries is getting better while developing economies are falling behind.
10 countries could be added to UK green list
Germany, Canada and Austria are among countries that could be added to the government’s green travel list in a bid to boost summer holiday options, a leading travel expert has said.
Tesla profit surge driven by record car deliveries
Tesla has reported surging profits, despite shortages of semiconductor chips and congestion at ports hampering production.
Majority of Covid patients in hospital may have been admitted for OTHER ailments before testing positive, leaked NHS data suggests
Over 50% of Covid patients in England tested positive only after being hospitalised – likely for other reasons – leaked NHS data has suggested, raising questions about the true impact the virus is having on the healthcare system.
Iran's secret cyber files on how cargo ships and petrol stations could be attacked
Classified documents, allegedly from Iran, reveal secret research into how a cyber attack could be used to sink a cargo ship or blow up a fuel pump at a petrol station.
Luxury goods in demand: Fashion firms enjoy strong sales growth
LVMH has become the latest luxury goods firm to cheer high demand and sales growth, as the sector bounces back from the difficulties seen during the pandemic, writes Joanna Bourke.
Robinhood reveals new investigation hours before its IPO
Regulators are investigating the fact that Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev is not licensed by FINRA, Wall Street's powerful self-regulator, the online trading platform announced Tuesday.
‘Most’ of Britain’s coronavirus pandemic may be over by autumn, ‘Professor Lockdown’ claims
Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson has claimed that the “bulk” of the UK’s coronavirus pandemic may be over by October, noting that high vaccination rates have significantly lowered hospital admissions and deaths in the country.
Pegasus spyware owner Novalpina to be liquidated after failure to resolve internal bust-up
The London-headquartered private equity firm is to be wound up following a months-long dispute between its three principals and controversy over its ownership of the surveillance technology provider NSO Group, Sky News learns.
Hundreds of children sexually abused over several decades in London council's care on a scale ‘hard to comprehend’
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found that more than 700 children in the care of London's Lambeth Council were abused for several decades as part of a “toxic power game.”
Instagram makes under-16s' accounts private by default
Instagram has made new under-16s' accounts private by default so only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment.
Scottish government will ask staff to put gender pronouns in emails, despite overwhelming opposition
The Scottish government is reportedly preparing to ask civil servants to put their gender pronouns at the end of emails in an effort to boost inclusivity – despite the majority of employees opposing the idea.
Former Glencore trader pleads guilty in New York over Nigerian oil bribery scheme
A former U.K.-based trader for Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) pleaded guilty on Monday over what U.S. prosecutors called his role in a scheme to bribe officials in Nigeria in exchange for favorable contracts from that country’s state-owned oil co...
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. Billions of dollars from the poorest peopl...
The Galileo Project: Harvard researchers to search for signs of alien technology
Professor Avi Loeb - a controversial popular science author who claimed the Oumuamua interstellar object was an alien spacecraft - is leading the new project.
Tether Executives Said to Face Criminal Probe Into Bank Fraud
A U.S. probe into Tether is homing in on whether executives behind the digital token committed bank fraud, a potential criminal case that would have broad implications for the cryptocurrency market.
5 reasons money launderers won’t worry about EU crackdown
The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled a massive package of anti-money laundering initiatives to drive dirty money out of the bloc after repeated failures in supervision.
US Handed Over Seven Facilities To Afghan Military
"The US has officially handed over seven facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defense," CENTCOM said, adding that the US has completed more than 95 per cent of the entire withdrawal process.
British Museum To Restore Artefacts Damaged In Beirut Port Blast
The glass vessels were shattered after 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut's port caused a blast that devastated the city on August 4, 2020.
European Union Says 70% Of Its Adults Received At Least One Shot
The European Commission president has also sounded a warning over the "very dangerous" Delta variant of the virus that has increasingly taken hold on the continent and seen infection rates begin to tick up again.
Twitter User Cracked A Joke On Jeff Bezos And We Caught Elon Musk Laughing
Elon Musk left a laughter emoticon in the comments section.
Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.
She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.
Amazon Denies Anonymous Source Rumors: No Plans Yet to Accept Bitcoin
Amazon spokesperson commented that the previous reports of the company planning to accept Bitcoin this year are not true.
Sen. Ron Johnson demands answers from Biden on administration's work with Big Tech to censor online posts
Sen. Johnson called the Biden administration's 'flagging' of social media posts 'a dangerous assault on freedom of speech'
Gold rush! Britain lands three top medals in five hours at Olympics
Britain won three gold medals in under five hours on an astonishing morning at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
Family vows to resist US government attempt to keep intelligence work of woman accused of killing teen a secret
The parents of a British teenager killed in 2019 said Monday that they will strenuously oppose an attempt by the US government to keep secret the employment details of the woman accused in the traffic death.
UK on alert for new versions of highly contagious Delta variant, says Covid-19 coding expert after country lifts restrictions
Britain’s chief Covid-19 genome sequencing expert has said surveillance for new variants and international co-ordination must be a priority going forward, adding that the UK is on alert for any mutations of the Delta variant.
Amazon Bitcoin job ad boosts cryptocurrency surge
The price of some cryptocurrencies has surged, after retailer Amazon revealed it was hiring an expert in the field.
Doctors warn over increasing number of young people with Covid in ICU
A senior intensive care registrar urges youths to get jab saying Covid patients are ‘getting younger and younger’
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