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China rocket debris likely plunged into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, says China's space agency
Debris from an out-of-control Chinese rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean, just west of the Maldives, on Saturday night ET, China's space agency said.
Ransomware Attackers Up Ante as White House Vows Crack Down
A series of major cyber-attacks in recent weeks has underscored the brazenness of the attackers and the challenges of tackling the problem of ransomware, just as the Biden administration announced plans to take on the issue.
TikTok Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba
Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd. into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and other incumbents on their own turf. His latest target: Alibaba.
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EU (446 million inhabitants) seals deal for up to 1.8 billion Pfizer jabs.
The European Commission has approved a new Covid vaccine contract with Pfizer and BioNTech - in addition to all the contract signed already with other vaccine producers- paving the way for as many as 1.8 billion doses for 2021-23, 4 time...
Private equity is targeting sports. Now fans and players are pushing back
In New Zealand, rugby isn't just a sport. It's a national obsession, a major cultural force and a huge source of pride.
Redefining Golden Hour with La Prairie x Frieze Art Fairs - Skincare Pure Gold Carla Chan
The luxury skincare labels latest collaboration with artist Carla Chan is equal parts environmentally thought-provoking and visually stunning.
“Emily in Paris” Season 2 Is Officially In Production: Everything We Know So Far
Calling all “Emily in Paris” fans! It has officially been confirmed that filming is underway for season 2.
The Obama family mourns the death of the family dog: "We have lost a dear friend"
Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese Water Dog, Dies. Former President Barack Obama said “Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives - happy to see us on our goo...
Bon Voyage: Norwegian Cruise Line May Skip Florida Ports Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Ban
On Monday, Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis signed SB 2006 - legislation which, in part, allows the governor to overrule local emergency rules. The Republican governor also signed executive orders that called for the immediate suspension...
Treasury Chief Yellen Walks Back Claim US Economy Could ‘Overheat’ This Summer
As vaccination rates steadily increase in several parts of the globe, economists have made increasingly optimistic economic growth predictions, with the latest saying the US economy could grow 7.6% in 2021, the steepest pace it’s seen si...
End of an era: LiveLeak self-destructs after 15 years of providing unmitigated gore & all things NSFW
The famously gruesome site, which has hosted the most offensive content online – and refused to budge in response to complaints about it – has finally given up the ghost. A tamer incarnation called ItemFix is replacing it.
A Dutch Couple Are the First Tenants of This Boulder-Shaped 3D-Printed Home
The Flintstones-style home in Eindhoven is the first legally habitable house in Europe with 3D-printed load-bearing walls.
Danske Bank Watchdog Calls for EU Debate on Client Secrecy Rules
The financial watchdog overseeing Danske Bank A/S says the European Union needs to re-examine the limits of client privacy if it’s serious about fighting money laundering and other forms of financial crime.
Pfizer’s obscene $900m profit from its Covid vaccine in just three months proves capitalism and public health are bad bedfellows
The US pharmaceutical giant cashing in on a pandemic that has killed 3.2m people while failing to help the world’s poor is morally indefensible, and illustrates the corrupt nature of monopoly medicine.
MPs urged to demand the names of Canadians behind offshore tax shelters
Five years ago, tax law expert André Lareau was blocked from giving testimony before the House of Commons finance committee by a last-minute gag order preventing witnesses from talking about a prominent accounting firm’s tax avoidance sc...
‘Durable Demand’: Pfizer CEO Expects $26B COVID-19 Vaccine Profits in 2021, Plans for Boosters
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is banking on COVID-19 being a major profit-driver for years to come as the company lines up vaccine delivery contracts for as far away as 2024. Corporate leaders have previously spoken of plans to dramaticall...
EU Reportedly Considering 'New Legal Tool' as Response to Biden's 'Buy American' Order
In late January, POTUS inked the so-called "Buy American" order, an executive action that Joe Biden said would help "rebuild the backbone of America: manufacturing, unions, and the middle class".
DeFi More Disruptive to Banks Than Bitcoin, Says ING
Netherlands-based ING Bank has been analyzing the risks and opportunities associated with the exploding decentralized finance (DeFi) space.
Pandora Will Sell 'Lab-Made' Diamonds, End Mined Sources in Ethical Push For Sustainable Gemstones
The world's largest jewellrymaker decided to end mined sources of the precious stone, citing ethical concerns. The news comes just a year after the Copenhagen-based firm announced it would stop sourcing mined gold and silver, reflecting ...
Berkshire Hathaway's Munger Blasts Bitcoin as 'Contrary to Interests of Civilization'
This year, the world's largest cryptocurrency experienced a meteoric rise, topping higher than $62,000 per coin in April, as companies ranging from Tesla to big Wall Street banks helped to introduce bitcoin to the mainstream, so now the ...
Shampoo is a Lie (for me...and maybe for you too??)
Why I haven't washed my hair in 5 years
Indian-American Congresswoman Appeals To Raise Funds For India Amid COVID-19 Surge
COVID-19 India: Describing the situation in India as dire, Ms Jayapal said hundreds of thousands of new COVID-19 cases are confirmed every day. "There are no hospital beds open. There is no oxygen supply left. People are dying before the...
Gates Divorce Shakes World's Biggest Family Philanthropy Engine
The news of Bill and Melinda Gates divorce has sent a shock wave through the world of philanthropy.
5 Of The Most Expensive Divorces Before Bill-Melinda Gates Split
With an estimated $130 billion in assets, Bill and Melinda Gates will surely be among the top contenders for the costliest divorces ever
Phillips to Accept Cryptocurrency for a Physical Artwork for the First Time in Company History with Banksy's 'Laugh Now Panel A'
Phillips is pleased to announce it will accept cryptocurrency as an optional payment method for Banksy's Laugh Now Panel A (Estimate:HK$22,000,000 – 32,000,000/ US$ 2,820,000 - 4,100,000), to be offered in the 20th Century & Contemporary...
Behind Warner Bros.’ Search for a Black Superman
After enlisting Ta-Nehisi Coates to write the latest feature on the superhero, the studio is searching for its director and star as it kick-starts the next phase of its DC universe.
EBay is open to accepting cryptocurrencies and selling NFTs
The surge of cryptocurrencies and the emergence of NFTs is something eBay is keeping an eye on, its CEO said on Monday.
Charles 'has met Archie twice and doesn't have recent photo of them together
Prince Charles has only met his grandson Archie twice and couldn’t find an up-to-date photo to use for his birthday message, according to reports.
What is the difference between digital currency and cryptocurrency?
From the Bahamas to Britain, the world's biggest banks are issuing digital currencies to fend off the threat of cryptocurrencies. But how are they different?
Billionaire divorce club: the most expensive splits of all time
Super settlements and high-powered lawyers - Bill and Melinda Gates have joined the world’s most exclusive set, says Suzannah Ramsdale
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab
EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in its biggest vaccine contract so far
Does 'Global Britain' care about the poorest?: UK's moral authority reduced by 'short-sighted' cuts, says academic
As charities accuse the UK government of delivering a ‘tragic blow’ to the world’s poorest, Michael Alexander speaks to Professor John Briggs – chairman of the Perth-based Royal Scottish Geographical Society – who wants more e to help th...
Florida man steals police car, flees, then steals another police car
A man stopped after stealing a police car managed to get away a second time – by stealing another one. The 33-year-old’s first getaway came after officers in Volusia County, Florida, stopped to speak with him after reports he had been wa...
Federal Judge Laurence Silberman slams media, accusing it of being a “trumpet” for the Democratic Party
A federal appeals court judge in his dissenting opinion in a defamation case on Friday accused The New York Times and The Washington Post of being “Democratic Party broadsheets.”
What’s Wrong with the Way We Work
People are told to give their all - time, labor, and passion - to their jobs. But do their jobs give enough back?
Elon Musk: DOGE and Crypto Are The Future, Here's Why
Technoking of Tesla Elon Musk gets ready for his big day as host of popular American comedy show Saturday Night Live. Dogecoin (DOGE) investors expect a massive pump on Saturday 8th when Musk is supposed to present a sketch called “The D...
Stellar To Power VISA’s New Partnership, XLM Price Climbs
Stellar follows the general market sentiment with green indicators across the board. XLM’s price seems to be positively reacting to the increase in USD Coin (USDC) liquidity on top of its blockchain. Additionally, the Stellar Development...
Nearly ALL of Britain's biggest 50 firms plan flexible work-from-home model
The companies plan on using a "hybrid" model of work, allowing staff to work from home two or three days a week post-pandemic.
A Revamped Penthouse Loft Hits the Market in Boston, MA
Perched in a converted warehouse downtown, the sun-filled pad boasts 17 windows and six skylights.
Louis Vuitton’s Stephen Sprouse Collaboration Turns 20-And Is Still One of the Best Logo Hacks Around
Logomania, collaborations, and “hacking”-Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and Stephen Sprouse started it all.
Bitcoin and housing market collide as home sellers increasingly accept crypto
Last month, there were 71 listings that mentioned crypto or bitcoin in their descriptions on the real estate listing site. That's 14.3 listings per 100,000 homes, or the highest rate on record.
Grand Beak, Big D***: Japanese Scientists Say Men With Large Noses Tend to Have Longer Penises
In 2011, a study conducted by South Korean researchers revealed a correlation between the size of a penis and the ratio of the ring finger to index finger – the longer a man’s ring finger was compared to his index finger, the bigger was ...
WHO Tells G7 Vaccine Inequity "Unacceptable"
World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the uneven distribution of vaccines among rich and poor nations would not help to end the coronavirus pandemic.
US Urges Its Citizens To Return Home From India Through Available Flights
The United Airlines and Air India are continuing to operate numerous direct flights weekly from India to the US, a State Department health alert said.
US, Russia, China Poke Each Other At UN Security Council
Russia, China, the United States, France and Britain are the permanent, veto-wielding powers of the 15-member council.
World's Largest Cargo Plane Leaves For India With 3 Oxygen Plants From UK
Each of the three oxygen generation units - the size of 40 foot freight containers - produces 500 litres of oxygen per minute, enough for 50 people to use at a time.
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