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European Commission to take Malta to court over golden passports
The EU body will file a legal challenge against Malta for the scheme that allows wealthy foreigners to buy citizenship.
Vatican disciplined Nobel-winning bishop over alleged abuse of minors
The Vatican on Thursday acknowledged that it had secretly disciplined East Timor bishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Carlos Ximenes Belo two years ago, responding to allegations that he sexually abused boys in East Timor decades before.
U.S. SEC fines Deloitte's China affiliate $20 million for auditing violations
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday fined the Chinese affiliate of Deloitte, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms, $20 million for letting some clients, including foreign companies listed on U.S. exchanges, conduct ...
SoftBank cuts about 150 staff globally -source
Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is cutting around 150 staff globally at its Vision Fund unit and SoftBank Group International, a person familiar with the matter said, as CEO Masayoshi Son retrenches following huge loss on his tech b...
Young non-smokers told not to take up vaping by experts
Young non-smokers are being advised not to take up vaping.
109-year-old Oxford woman 'has a bacon sandwich every day'
A woman who has turned 109 and was born while King George V was on the throne, still enjoys a bacon sandwich every day for breakfast.
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The hidden overwork that creeps into so many jobs
Many employees are completing under-the-radar tasks after hours to get ahead. This kind of overwork has become normalised – and while not all bad, there’s an insidious dark side.
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Liz Truss chief of staff Mark Fullbrook is paid through his lobbying company so he can evade personal taxes
This stinks. Boris Johnson has been kicked out despite being elected by the people, because he could not be trusted and questions about how he treated number 10 as a personal plaything. Here we go again with the unelected UK prime minist...
Iran’s President Disavows Twitter Account Everyone Followed
Mohammad-Mehdi Rahimi, head of Raisi’s public relations office said the president has no account on Twitter. The announcement has left many wondering about the identity of those behind the account thought to be the president's official a...
'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Ian Grows, Hits Florida
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center says the extremely dangerous hurricane named Ian has made landfall in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida.
Spanish Court Formally Sends Shakira to Trial for Tax Fraud
A Spanish court on Tuesday formally ordered Colombian superstar Shakira to stand trial on accusations that she failed to pay $14.31 million in income taxes, a court document released on Tuesday showed.
Robo-cop: EU wants firms to be held liable for harm done by AI
New liability regime would give victims of AI systems their day in court.
US Man Accidentally Buys 3 Lottery Tickets For Same Game, Ends Up Winning All
His winning numbers were based on his wife's birthday, the 5-1-3-5-9 number gifted him a jackpot.
Millions Urged To Evacuate Florida As Hurricane Ian Intensifies
Hurricane Ian plunged all of Cuba into darkness on Tuesday after battering the country's west as a Category 3 for more than five hours
Virgin Atlantic Scraps Gendered Uniform, Male Pilots Can Now Wear Skirts
The airlines said the move was to reflect the diversity of the workforce.
51 Relaxing Poolside Sitting Areas To Daydream About
Relaxing poolside sitting areas, featuring luxurious outdoor living spaces, conversation pits, outdoor dining rooms, outdoor lounge furniture & modern gardens.
Phil Oh’s Best Street Style Photos From the New York Fashion Week Spring 2023 Shows
This season New York Fashion Week has brought in a worldwide crowd of stars thanks to a packed season that even includes shows from international designers like Fendi and Marni.
Hurricane Ian: Florida fears catastrophic flooding as storm nears
Residents in Florida are anxiously bracing for life-threatening tidal surges, floods and winds as Hurricane Ian approaches.
Christmas With Cliff
If you are already dreading the sound of festive staples playing on a loop during outings to the high street, then your misery may soon be compounded. In a return to the musical frontline, 81-year-old Sir Cliff Richard has announced he i...
What's the risk of being hit by falling space debris?
The end of a satellite's journey usually results in a fiery descent to Earth. With more in space than ever before, predicting where and when they land will become a pressing challenge.
President Biden presented Sir Elton John with an award to acknowledge his philanthropy and artistic works. This is beautiful.
Elton John was visibly shocked when the US president, Joe Biden, presented him with the National Humanities Medal on Friday night at the White House. The award was presented to John after he had performed on the South Lawn.
This is not Bitcoin. This is not the Russian economy. This is my friends, the British Pound.
A GRAVE MISTAKE: Family Finds Out They've Been Visiting The Wrong Grave For Over 43 Years
Sylvia Ross was left stunned to be told the grave she believed her dad John was buried in actually held another coffin. She was told about the same recently when she called Durham County Council about putting a memorial up on their doubl...
WhatsApp Testing Group Call For Up To 32 People
The new feature is expected to increase the competition among the video calling and conferencing apps.
Why ‘digital literacy’ is now a workplace non-negotiable
Digital skills once meant having a basic grasp of computers. Now, it means being able to work adaptably and strategically across tools, devices and platforms.
Canadian High school defends transgender teacher with large prosthetic breasts
The Canadian high school teacher has sparked controversy after pictures emerged of her wearing large breast prosthetics while teaching students. Kayla Lemieux, a Manufacturing Technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in On...
Hillary compares Trump’s rallies to Hitler speeches
Hillary compares the Make America Great Again republican rallies to Hitler speeches and claims that young men have their “arms raised” like Nazis at pro Trump events. Video. God bless America.
Elon Musk opening up Starlink in Iran
SpaceX founder Elon Musk appeared to confirm Friday that he will make Starlink available in Iran.
Elon Musk faces skepticism as Tesla plans to deploy humanoid robots
Tesla is getting ready to unveil thousands of humanoid robots, aka Tesla Bot or Optimus, within its factories
Senate committee passes bill giving news organizations more power against Big Tech
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve legislation allowing news organizations to join together to negotiate with Google, Facebook and other dominant platforms to win more revenue.
Meta and Google are cutting staff. Just don’t mention layoffs.
Facebook parent is looking to reduce costs by at least 10%, people familiar with the plans said, while Google has required some employees to apply for new jobs.
Google CEO says employees shouldn't 'equate fun with money’
Google's employees say the company is 'nickel-and-diming' them
Electric-car demand pushes lithium prices to records
Driven by a surge in Chinese electric-vehicles sales, the sharp rise in a key commodity for batteries could slow adoption of EVs globally.
Google co-founder Larry Page's flying car company Kittyhawk shutting down
Larry Page-founded flying car company says 'we're still working on the details of what's next'
Bermuda weathers Hurricane Fiona as storm moves towards Canada
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico continues to grapple with widespread power outages in the aftermath of the deadly hurricane.
Bermuda braces for Fiona as Biden pledges support for Puerto Rico
Hurricane warning remains in effect for all of Bermuda as Puerto Rico struggles to restore power in the storm’s aftermath.
Kia And Hyundai Face Lawsuit In US After TikTok Challenge Triggered Car Thefts
According to the lawsuit, Kia and Hyundai previously looked into the efficacy of building with engine immobilisers and decided against it.
Pakistan PM's Leaked Audio Clip Up For Auction On Dark Web
Meanwhile, Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that PM Sharif has taken notice of audio leaks and an inquiry has been initiated.
Storm Ian delays launch of NASA's Artemis I Moon rocket
The launch of NASA's most-powerful ever rocket has been delayed due to a tropical storm which could become a hurricane.
How to confront a parent's dementia
When science writer Sue Nelson discovered that her father had dementia, her world came crashing down. But new research reveals ways to support those affected.
Do the congress members work in the Bank of America or is the Bank of America subject to the congress regulations?
Well, in a truly wild moment yesterday from the House Financial Services Committee, where they laugh about something that all the American people crying about, the revolving door from Congress to the banks.
Russian detainees expose Moscow police officer who tortured them
On 6 March, huge anti-war demonstrations across Russia saw more than 5,000 protesters arrested. 29 were taken to Moscow's Brateyevo Police Station for questioning. There, an unnamed police officer wearing black subjected at least 11 you...
World Bank chief walks back on climate skepticism in note to staff
David Malpass caused an uproar after dodging questions about climate change at an event.
First signs of new COVID-19 wave seen in colder countries
Cases and hospitalizations are rising in Belgium, the UK and Denmark.
The real threat to Italy’s election: Home-grown social media lies
Local politicians and social media influencers, not the Kremlin, are the main peddlers of falsehoods ahead of this weekend’s vote.
Berlusconi says Putin invaded Ukraine to put ‘decent people’ in Kyiv
Berlusconi has struggled to stay on message when it comes to the war in Ukraine and his Russian friend.
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