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Europe pretend to crack down money laundering elsewhere, but many EU countries lauder money themselves, daily
Business as usual: It's always the ones with the dirty hands pointing the fingers.
‘No Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,’ SpaceX plan
SpaceX will not recognise international law on Mars, according to the Terms of Service of its Starlink internet project. “It will ‘make its own laws on Mars'. With 7 billion sup...
This asteroid could be worth US$10,000 quadrillion
Scientists say the asteroid ‘16 Psyche’ could be made entirely of iron and nickel.
A 5-story building in Shanghai 'walks' to a new location
Shanghai residents passing through the city's eastern Huangpu district earlier this month might have stumbled upon an unusual sight: a "walking" building.
What it reveals when senators repeatedly mispronounce the names of Kamala Harris and Sundar Pichai
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you live in the US and have a non-English name, someone at some point is bound to butcher the pronunciation.
Here’s why the Covid ‘new normal’ won’t last
Is the ‘new normal’ here to stay? Many people assume so. Working from home will become the default, people will go on fewer holidays and business trips will become a thing of th...
Billionaire Richard Branson's childhood home hits the market
The seller is asking 4 million British pounds, or about $5.195 million for the 1.4-acre Tanyards Farm property outside Shamley Green, a village southwest of London.
U.S. judge blocks Commerce Department TikTok order
U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Pennsylvania on Friday blocked a U.S. Commerce Department order barring key technical transactions with TikTok set to take effect Nov. 12.
Apple shares fall as iPhone sales dip weighs on record quarterly results
Apple shares fell nearly 5% in premarket trading after the world's most valuable public company reported a steep fall in iPhone sales in China, hurt by the release of the much m...
Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over Biden cover up
Prize-winning journalist who broke Edward Snowden story accuses news outlet he founded of censorship after it refuses to publish his factual piece about Biden’s corruption.
Samsung patriarch’s death spurs calls to reform South Korea’s chaebol
The death of Lee Kun-hee has focused attention on the darker aspects of his legacy, and rekindled long-standing calls for reform of family-run conglomerates.
Why China doesn’t mind citizens watching democracy at work in US election
While ‘the Great Firewall’ stops much foreign Trump vs Biden coverage from reaching China, social media posts mocking the candidates are available – and popular. Wary of accusat...
US Rejection Throws World Trade Body Leadership Race Into Confusion
Just six days before the US. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which US President Donald Trump has described as "horrible" and b...
Ireland: Ex solicitors had 60 fake identities to defraud banks.
A married couple who are former solicitors created 60 false identities, donned disguises and paid homeless people for their PPS numbers in order to defraud banks and credit unio...
Philippine President Orders a National Corruption Probe
Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has ordered his country’s Department of Justice to pursue a government-wide probe of corruption.
These Stars Get Paid Obscene Amounts of Money To Post One Picture
Major celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez can make a killing off a single Instagram post. But stars from reality TV shows like “The Bachelor” and the “The Real Housew...
Ambani vs Bezos: Reliance's retail ambitions hit Amazon roadblock
Reliance Industries' aggressive expansion, fueled by investments from big global names, has hit a speed bump with Jeff Bezos's Amazon.com winning an interim injunction on an imp...
CEOs of Google, Twitter and Facebook grilled in Senate hearing
Ted Cruz yelled. His Democratic colleague Brian Schatz called the hearing in which he was speaking "a sham." Committee chair Roger Wicker couldn't pronounce the last name of Goo...
Now available: McDonald’s adds 3 items to its menu
After the craze produced by McDonald’s Spicy Chicken McNuggets, the fast-food giant is turning to its sweet tooth with its latest menu offerings.
Social Security Seemed Like a Future Problem. The Virus Changed That.
Even before the pandemic, Social Security’s finances were under growing pressure. The next president and Congress will play a crucial role in what happens next.
Facebook, Twitter CEOs struggle to name a single liberal who has been censored on their platforms
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey struggled to name a single liberal person or entity who has been censored by their social media platforms on Wednesday d...
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