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Swiss police use rubber bullets, teargas and water cannons to disperse Bern protest against Covid passports
Police in Switzerland’s de facto capital of Bern fortified the parliament building and used water cannons, teargas and rubber bullets to forcibly disperse a crowd protesting against the government-mandated Covid-19 passports.
Bolivian Police rescue two babies sold by their mothers
Bolivian authorities are investigating both cases. Both babies are in good condition.
Myanmar Facing 'Alarming' Risk Of Escalating Civil War: UN Rights Chief
Myanmar has been in turmoil since Aung San Suu Kyi's government was ousted by the military in February, sparking a nationwide uprising that the junta has tried to crush.
Energy crisis, labour shortages and supply chain issues hitting the UK - here's what we're short of and the industries under threat
From "cancelled" Christmas dinners to numerous energy suppliers collapsing and items missing from supermarket shelves, many industry experts claim Britain is in crisis.
European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month
An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.
Energy crisis 'a worry' for UK car sector as it eyes shift to electric
An industry body expresses concerns for the competitiveness of the UK's auto manufacturing sector as it faces damage from multiple challenges including the rising cost of energy.
Bank of England ramps up inflation forecast again but takes no action to help cool prices
The Bank cuts its expectations for UK growth and sees a greater risk to inflation from next spring as increased energy costs filter through.
Way Out Of Crisis Over Submarine Deal Will Take Time: France Tells US
France's top diplomat told Antony Blinken that a phone call between the of presidents of US and France had been a "first step" towards repairing relations, according to a French foreign ministry statement.
Window Open For Iran Nuclear Talks, But Won't Be Forever, Says US
An US official declined to set a deadline, saying this depended on technical progress in Iran's nuclear program and a wider judgment by US and its partners on whether Iran was willing to revive the deal.
Look past the headlines and Bank of England's governor seems ready to flex his eyebrows
The Bank of England has announced that it's leaving interest rates and its quantitative easing programme unchanged. In practical terms, the Bank has done nothing to counter inflation. But that could soon change, says Ed Conway.
Delivery Robots Ease Shopping In UK Town
According to the robots' operators, the squat white machines came into their own when Britain locked down last year as coronavirus hit the country.
"Shooting" At US Army Base Was "Exercise", No Casualties: Official
An US official said the "shooting" incident was a planned exercise for such emergencies, after another official had confirmed the incident to AFP.
China Wants Sanctions On Afghanistan Lifted, Its Forex Reserves Released
Addressing the G20 Foreign Ministers, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi demanded the rushing of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan without any delay.
Nobel Prizes In Science, Literature To Be Awarded In Winners' Home Countries
Nobel Prizes 2021: The Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation said uncertainty about the course of the pandemic and international travel possibilities is the reason why the laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their ho...
Why are UK businesses being hit by shortages at the moment?
This summer, the economy has been hit by several factors including labour shortages, new immigration rules, and the lingering effects of the pandemic.
Taliban Unlikely To Participate In UN General Assembly: Report
A week ago, the currently accredited Afghan ambassador had written to the UN chief stating that he and other members of his team, still occupying the Afghan mission at the United Nations, will represent Afghanistan in UNGA.
Apple opposes European Union directive for all mobile phones to have universal charger
The bloc predicted the proposed law for a common charger port for all electronic devices could help save EU consumers €250m (£214m) a year.
A 1953 Frank Lloyd Wright With Views Over Lake Michigan Asks $1.9 Million
Meticulously cared for by its current owners and featuring a harmonious addition, the Wright-designed home in the town of St. Joseph is now up for grabs.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's Warning For Staff Who "Leak Confidential Information"
The Apple CEO’s email warning employees against leaking company information has also been leaked.
10 Chic Mary Janes to Shop This Fall
From sparkly block heels to classic black leather, everyone is jumping on one of this seasons hottest footwear trends.
British Airways scraps plans to reintroduce short-haul flights from Gatwick post-COVID
The carrier says it was "disappointed" about not securing a deal with pilots' union Balpa, which would enable it to form a short-haul subsidiary at the West Sussex airport.
Christmas tree shortage and price warning as sellers hit by labour and supply chain issues
Post-Brexit regulations and a stretched labour market could lead to shortages - since one-tenth of real Christmas trees sold in the UK are imported.
Ministers preparing for 'worst-case scenario' of persistently high gas costs beyond 'short spike'
Speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News, business minister Paul Scully says high wholesale gas costs are placing "pressure" on the energy price cap.
Energy crisis: What do you do if your energy supplier goes bust - and which companies have already folded?
Wholesale prices for gas have surged 250% since January, with a number of smaller firms entering insolvency - here is what to do if your energy firms goes bust.
PayPal Allows UK Clients to Buy, Hold, Sell Cryptocurrencies
International payment gateway PayPal announced on Friday that its UK clients can now purchase, hold and sell cryptocurrencies.
China to Sell Over 7 Million Barrels of State Reserve Crude Oil in First-Ever Auction
Beijing's intention to sell its crude oil was unveiled earlier in September by the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, but without providing any details on the time or the amount of barrels to be sold.
India to Tax Cryptocurrency Trades, Modi Cabinet to Take Up Bill Soon: Report
The Indian government is expected to consider a bill prohibiting all private cryptocurrencies and allowing an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) very soon, as the latter had flagged serious concerns...
Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction Fully Completed
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a joint venture between Russia’s Gazprom and five European partners, aims to carry Russian natural gas to Germany across the Baltic Sea.
Wall Street Falls as Pandemic-Era Low in US Jobless Claims Triggers Fed's Taper Fears
US stocks fell broadly for a fourth day in a row on Thursday after another Federal Reserve official advocated this week for a prompt taper of the central bank’s long-running economic stimulus.
Bill Gates' Investment Company Agrees to Buy Controlling Share of Four Seasons Hotels
Cascade Investment, an investment and holding company controlled by Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in the Four Seasons hotels chain, according to a statement released by the ho...
EU, US Push For 'Working Together' to Counter Threat of Being 'Overtaken' by Autocracies
Leaders from across Europe and other countries gathered at the Tallinn Digital Summit to discuss the implementation of digital technologies, cybersecurity investments, and more effective digital government services.
As El Salvador Makes Cryptocurrency Legal Tender is It the Beginning of the End for Dollar Hegemony?
The idea of cryptocurrency was first conceived in the 1980s but it was not until 2009 that the first open-sourced software, Bitcoin, was released. There are now dozens of blockchains but they have until not been regarded as legal tender.
Iraq Inks $27 Billion Investment Deal With TotalEnergies - Baghdad
The Iraqi government and French oil and gas company TotalEnergies have signed a $27 billion investment deal to develop the country's oil and gas fields, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi said on Sunday.
UBS Warns Investors Against Hopes of ‘Reset’ in US-China Relations Under Biden
US-China relations soured under the administration of president Donald Trump, marred by escalating trade tensions and tit-for-tat sanctions. Since the present president, Joe Biden, was sworn in, political and business stakeholders have s...
Why French start-ups had a record year despite COVID
Only 11 per cent of CEOs for French start-ups were women, a new report by EY shows.
Xiaomi slams Lithuania report that says its devices censor users
Lithuania advised people to throw away their Xiaomi smartphones after a report found one of their mobiles had built-in censorship capabilities.
What is a crypto wallet? You could soon get one with Robinhood
Customers of Robinhood, which benefited from a boom in retail trading during the COVID pandemic, have long asked for crypto wallets.
Evergrande to pay interest on small part of €250 billion debts
Traders are anxiously waiting to see if Beijing will rescue the private group if Evergrande and lenders can’t agree on how to handle its debts.
Ireland’s health service using 30,000 outdated PCs after cyberattack
Six months after the HSE’s entire IT system was compromised, Irish lawmakers are demanding to know why it is still using outdated computers.
Sen. Cruz rips Biden over impact of political decisions as US special envoy to Haiti resigns over deportations
US Special Envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote resigns from his post citing 'inhumane' Haitian deportations
Bitcoin for beginners: Here's what to know before you invest in crypto
Let's be honest, the advice to "invest in what you know" is hard to heed when you're trying to build a diverse portfolio.
Europe will require USB-C chargers. Apple isn't happy
The European Union proposed new rules on Thursday that will make USB-C ports standard on smartphones, tablets, cameras, phones, portable speakers and handheld video game systems.
Analysis: Europe is paying record prices for energy. A winter crisis looms
Energy prices are skyrocketing, and as winter approaches, Europe is getting worried.
Apple threatened Facebook ban over slavery posts on Instagram
Apple threatened to remove Facebook's products from its App Store, after the BBC found domestic "slaves" for sale on apps, including Instagram, in 2019.
Changing China: Xi Jinping's effort to return to socialism
For decades life in China had evolved around its home-grown version of let-it-rip capitalism.
China Makes Preparations for Evergrande’s Demise
Beijing, reluctant to bail out the country’s most heavily indebted property developer, is asking local officials across the country to prepare for a “possible storm.”
New Report Estimates Bitcoin Mining To Be 0.9% Of Global Emissions in 2030
According to NYDIG research paper, Bitcoin mining will represent less than 0.5% of global electricity consumption over the next ten years.
Football Legend Tom Brady Wants Part Of His Salary in BTC, ETH Or SOL
Tom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl winner believes that the future belongs to digital assets. He would prefer to get some of his salary in a mix of three crypto coins.
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