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Younger children most affected by Covid lockdowns, new research finds
Educational progress and social development of four- and five-year-olds suffered severely
Elon Musk slams Biden: 'The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter'
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose purchase of Twitter remains ongoing, slammed President Biden as an empty suit in a podcast interview Monday and warned that if the government continues printing money, inflation will get worse and the U.S. migh...
$5 gas could become widespread as prices hit another record
Prices at the pump continue to shatter records ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
Britain must do more to tackle corruption in politics and finance, lawmaker says
Britain has lost its moral compass and must act to tackle "dirty money" and protect the integrity of its democracy, a senior opposition lawmaker said in a report published on Monday by King's College London.
Convicted killer turned tech whiz confronts his sordid past
When he was 20 years old, Harel Hershtik planned and executed a murder, shooting his victim in the head and burying the body in a crime that a quarter of a century later is still widely remembered for its grisly details.
China gives up 2023 Asian Cup hosting right
China has relinquished its rights to host the 2023 Asian Cup finals due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Saturday.
Only 7% of 5-11s in England have had Covid jab as parents hesitate
Six weeks after start of vaccine rollout, fraction of young children have had first dose as parents question usefulness
Nigel Hugill: the man building houses for the work-from-home revolution
The head of Urban&Civic transformed east London for the Olympics. Now he is aiming to create homes in huge numbers beyond the capital
Queen’s platinum jubilee: the royals must span the social divides
Brexit, Covid and Black Lives Matter have highlighted divisions in society. But we have more in common than we sometimes realise
North Korea announces first COVID death with 350,000 treated for fever spreading 'explosively', state media says
Kim Jong Un visited the emergency epidemic prevention headquarters on Thursday and criticised officials for failing to prevent "a vulnerable point in the epidemic prevention system", state media says.
COVID-19: Kim Jong Un warns of 'great turmoil' for North Korea as country announces 21 'fever-related' deaths
The outbreak could have very serious consequences as the 26 million population is believed to be mostly unvaccinated.
Republicans Need a New Leader. They’re Looking to Florida.
Two weeks ago, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida appeared with the Fox News host Laura Ingraham for a town hall that lasted the full hour of her prime-time show. That kind of airtime tends to be reserved only for Donald Trump, but Mr. DeSanti...
Pandemic takes toll on family wellbeing
One in five families considers themselves unhappy, with mothers typically suffering from negative emotions more than fathers during a fifth wave when only the more intrepid dared venture outdoors, a survey has found.
Aramco eclipses Apple to once again become the world's most valuable company
Saudi Arabian Oil Company Aramco has overtaken Apple as the world's most valuable company, underscoring the recent surge in oil prices that have boosted the energy giant this year.
Bitcoin plunges to 2020 low as investors run from growing global recession fears
The recent flight from risky assets is persisting with cryptocurrencies seeing a deep, broad-based sell-off because of investor turmoil over global economic prospects.
US Doctors Reflect On Fatigue, Pain Of One Million Covid Deaths
Health care workers who have served on the frontlines continue to shoulder a heavy burden, even as the rest of society has moved on.
$3 Billion Pledged In New Funding During Virtual Global Covid Summit
The United States crossed a grim milestone as the summit began, with the White House announcing that more than one million Americans have now died due to Covid
People in performing arts twice as likely to have depression, Equity finds
Performing arts practitioners’ union says Covid exacerbated contributory factors such as job insecurity and low pay
Police issue 50 more fines over Covid-rule breaking in Downing Street
The Metropolitan Police have issued more than 50 new fines for breaches of Covid rules in Downing Street and other government buildings.
World's biggest contract catering company Compass sees 'significant new business opportunities' ahead
Before COVID-19 struck, Compass Group was serving 5.5 billion meals a year around the world but, as governments around the world introduced lockdowns, it faced a calamitous collapse in business as workers and students were sent home.
PM to reveal plans to revive struggling town centres in Queen's Speech
Councils would be given extra powers to help rid high streets of derelict shopfronts and restore "neighbourhood pride".
Amazon fires two employees with ties to NY grassroots union
The Staten Island labour union recently claimed the first successful US organising effort in the retail giant’s history.
How remote work could nix the sick day
Sick days used to mean resting, not working. Now, however, more employees are logging in from home as they fight illness – after all, if people are remote already, why take time off?
PwC hits back at Lord Sugar in 'lazy gits' row
PwC has hit back at comments by Lord Alan Sugar in which he branded its staff "lazy gits", after the accountancy giant said workers could take Friday afternoons off over summer.
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